Antipasti Plate

  We were called upon to put together a nice set of appetizers for a little get together at Chip Cassanos. We just couldnt resist going the extra mile for our friend.  So instead of a traditional Antipasti platter, we opted for the GALACTICALLY ANTIPASTI PLATTER. What treasures inhabit this ginormous platter you ask:  fine […]

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Cutting Board in the Scratch Food Kitchen

As a Wedding Caterer, the foods I prepare are the whim of my Clients.  If my clients say “We want Grilled Cheese Sandwiches”, I say “do you want them texas toast or regular ? american or cheddar ?  smushed or intact ? To a large extent, my repertoire is dictated by the market and does not […]

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Wedding Tasting

Another taste test down… I have never really questioned whether or not taste tests are standard practice in the industry – I have simply always offered them.  They way I see it, why wouldn’t a “bride to be” not want to taste the food that they are going to serve to 300 of their closest […]

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Molecular Gastronomy Ice Cream

Yes, making Ice Cream with Liquid Nitrogen is a brazen method of preparation – certainly flashy. With that said, it is undeniably the fastest way to your rich and frosty end. On this segment of WDTN’s Living Dayton segment, I illustrate how it is done.  You simply make a traditional vanilla ice cream base, refrigerate, […]

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Scratch Event Catering was honored to provide an advanced menu of Hors d’oeuvres for the Boonshoft’s inauguration of The Dome, the latest in digital Planetarium technology in the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater of The Boonshoft. What did we serve you ask ?   Dim Sum style Mini Pot Stickers passed in Steamer Basket Gougeres | Puff Daddy’s Small, […]

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Scratch German Chocolate Cake

After having produced my first, from scratch, German Chocolate Cake – I couldn’t help from imagining my own storefront of the future adorned with all sorts of cakes from a bygone era – when baking prowess was a thing to be respected, honored and envied. I sincerely hope that this particular vignette comes to pass […]

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Loose meat sandwiches by any other name. Created in the 1920’s in Urbandale, Iowa by an butcher named Fred Angell. The style of car hop service provided by their first restaurant was new to the world and shortly after was emulated by all ! Needless to say, they’re awesome and you can grab one at […]

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Kitchen

It is with great expectation that I bring to you my own personal culinary rant.  A midst all the cross talk regarding the current state of the economy; the occupy movement; public opinion bearing on our present commander in chief –  I gladly offer up subject matter that does not engage you from afar.  Food is something that […]

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