Roast Lamb Dinner

This past weekend I catered a birthday dinner in Waterloo. I had the pleasure of cooking in a beautiful kitchen with Granite counter tops and stunning china. It was destined to be a great night.

As guests arrive, they sipped on red wine and nibbled on an antipasti platter. The platter included; cured italian meats, aged canadian cheeses, red pepper tapenade, marinated mushrooms and collusive green and black olives.

As the evening progressed more wine was sipped, conversation was flowing and dinner was served.

The Menu

Arugula & Prosciutto Salad 

Shaved fennel & red onion, crispy prosciutto, Reggiano cheese with lemon vinaigrette

Dijon and Rosemary crusted Lamb

Served with sweet potato pave and Roast asparagus and Balsamic jus

 Sea Salted Chocolate-Caramel Tart

 A light butter crust filled with rich caramel, topped with dark chocolate and course sea salt.

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 It was my pleasure to cater for this wonderful birthday event!

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Appetizers

A month ago I catered a local company’s Christmas party. The group of 20 women gathered for an array of cold appetizers while they celebrated the Christmas season.

Appetizers are a great thing to have in your recipe box. Select your favourites and whip them together anytime someone stops by or you just want a quick snack. The possibilities are endless. Hot, cold, sweet, savoury, simple, fancy, and the list goes on.

Here is a list of the appetizers that I catered.

The appetizers were small in size, yet great in flavour.

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A Christmas Celebration

I recently had the opportunity to cater and serve a turkey dinner to 150 people. The dinner was hosted and served at my home church, Creekside Church. The event was a Christmas celebration for the Celebrate recovery group.

For more information about this program based on fellowship and God’s healing, click on this link:  http://www.creeksidechurch.ca/pages.php?p=84

I worked in the church kitchen for 3 days leading up to the event. Roasted countless turkeys, sautéd onions for stuffing and made gravy. It was a wonderful environment to work in. Visits from pastors and mission leaders put a smile on my face as I worked away. Before long the whole church smelled of turkey.

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The event was a great success. Tables were dressed with white linens, red candles and Lindor chocolates. The auditorium filled with couples, families, the youth full and the elderly. The sense of love and warmth filled the church as everyone ate there dinner and joined in fellowship.

Thank you Creekside for giving me this opportunity to serve with you and for you. It was such a blessing to me and a memorable evening.

Merry Christmas to all!


Christmas Dinner

This past weekend I had the pleasure of catering a Christmas dinner for over 30 people. The house was beautifully decorated with tinsel and candles. As the evening went on, more and more family members arrived. The atmosphere grew cozy and warm. There was a great sense of joy as the family mingled and nibble on appetizers as the kids played mini golf and watched movies in the basement.

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Wedding Bells

Although it was a cool, dark and rainy evening, it turned out to be a wonderful night. I had the opportunity to cater a wedding rehearsal dinner for 30 people in a magnificent home in Heidelberg.

The tables were set with white plates and linen napkins, autumn scented candles were burning throughout the house and the kitchen was warming as the final touches where being added to the meal.

As guests arrived the wine was served, hor’dourves were passed and garnishes were added to the rows of plated salads. While the meal was served and enjoyed the house began to smell of sweet apple crisp as it baked in the oven.

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A Baby Shower!

Celebrating a beautiful mama-to-be, I catered a mexican inspired baby shower.

I had the luxury of catering out of a beautiful open concept kitchen. The house was decorated with light pink roses and the table was set with polished silver and floral tea cups.

Ladies mingled, sipped on wine and squealed over the excitement of the upcoming baby. When dinner was served everyone sat around the house at various tables and enjoyed a variety salads and meats,  all with a mexican flare.

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