Product Endorsement

 

I love finding a good product. I love the efficiency and the outcome. Sometimes it’s after months and months of searching and testing that I finally find the one brand that meets my high standards. Then from there on out it’s hard to get me to change. This goes for appliances/tools and food products. One such product is plastic wrap from Polyvinyl Films.

It might be silly but for years I’ve struggled with plastic wrap at home. I started out buying generic brands because I was cheap. Those didn’t work; it just fell right off. Time to change my plan. “So,” I thought, “name brands will have it figured it out.” Saran-wrap and Glad did not stand up to my tests; it would not hold anything. Meanwhile my food was getting dry and I had to be creative if I ever wanted to transport something in a big bowl. My plastic wrap had failed me.

Then I thought, it must be in the method, I’m doing it all wrong. I’ll wrap plastic around the whole thing and then it can stick together because plastic wrap is supposed to stick to itself. Nope, nothing. It seemed that no one could make a good product and I was doomed to a life of sub-par plastic wrap for my kitchen needs.

It wasn’t until the company really started to get going before I bought plastic wrap in bulk at Costco. You could hear angels singing the first time I used it. Truly, this plastic wrap is the one and only. Sam’s Club’s plastic wrap is cumbersome, and even myrestaurant food supplier’s plastic wrap doesn’t meet my standards.

Now that I’ve found this plastic wrap, all my troubles have gone away.

 

 

Meshing Elegant and Vintage

 

In July we catered a wedding where the bride did an excellent job in meshing vintage and elegant styles. She worked off a color palate of creams, pinks, tan, and accents of teal and gold which helped connect the two styles.

 

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Refined Rustic Details

When a bride asks for rustic, we like to think of it as rustic refined.
We love rustic because it reminds us of home. We don’t particularly like country kitsch. 
Here’s how Savory does Rustic without boring :)



TEXTURES! Rustic to us means bringing in lots of varied textures.
Burlap, fresh maple leaves, moss, florals, coffee beans (plus it makes it smell so delicious), flax seeds, pumpkin seeds in apothecary jars.

 We hollowed out artichokes to use as candle-holders. Stay tuned this week for this super easy DIY!

Whenever possible we love to use fruit as accent to the buffet decor. Recall this wedding, with lemons as decorations?

Bark tree vases with dried florals.

Rustic herb flavored water: just a little bit of flavoring so it is not too overpowering :). Delicious and refreshing.

Chalkboard labels with twine.

Behind The Scenes

A few photos from our kitchen:
vanilla parfaits and risotto cups ready to be re-filled.

Adding the raspberries on parfaits

adding the “steam” on the edible chocolate tea cups

making a quick batch of real whipped cream

blackened beef right off the grill

another delicious salad. This one is is a spring berry with gorgonzola cheese and pistachios 

home-made rolls!

risotto cups with fresh rosemary

assembling the sliders with garlic aoli

parfaits, almost assembled, just need a raspberry on top!

milk chocolate mousse

layers of potatoes in our savory napoleon

these brats are hot!! steam from the bratwurst skewers with red and green bell peppers

adding the apricot glaze to fruit tarts

Event Preparation

a BIG Thank you to my wonderful crew and my wonderful employees! Thanks to my family also, I wouldn’t be able to have this fantastic career without you.

Below are some preparation shots of the work that goes into an event.

fruit tart assembly line

“What are we going to do? We were promised the event center would provide more buffet tables?”
A lot of catering is about problem-solving last moment. No worries, the buffet turned out beautifully! I’ll post some finished shots later this week.

Salad prep

finishing touches on the blackened beef tenderloin sliders 

parfait assembly line

I truly love this, It doesn’t feel like a job. I am blessed to have such a supportive team!

Savory Potato Napoleons: with 4 cheeses and fresh herbs