Friday, August 19, 2016

Where have we been...? { 2016 Summer update}

     Hello friends!  While we have  not blogged or posted photos from our 2016 weddings and events, we have definitely been busy both on and off the wedding scene. We have had the privilege of catering several times this summer at Doghouse Studios in Napanee, The Base in Petawawa where we proudly served at a Military Wedding, We also served at several backyard weddings with lavish tented areas, The Wexford House in Picton, and will soon return to The Mill House in Picton as well.  What a joy it has been to serve you all!

    Back in the winter month of February, we were approached by a large Christian Facility called "Silver Lake Wesleyan Camp."  We were asked if my husband would apply for the position of Executive Director.  Long story short- we took the job. This left us with a move to a beautiful cottage on the Lake within a month, and the very quick leaning curve of such a large responsibility. (Paul as the ED, and myself as the Guest Services Director.) It also meant during camp season, we would be preparing menu's, food, lodging and activities along with our staff- for thousands of guests, cottagers and campers, as WELL as giving full and complete attention to each of our booked wedding clients. What a summer this has been! After much thought and consideration, and at the request of many of you (and our incredibly supportive Venue owners!) we have decided to continue offering our catering services during the off season months. Each and every event that we serve at...we think..."how can we ever not do this"??

    So, we are continuing to accept bookings only in the off season weddings and events.  This means Mid October through until April of the following year.  We are regretfully not able to carry the load of weddings and the guests here at the camp during the summer months.

We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for considering us for  your event!

Paul and Aimee

Monday, December 21, 2015

A beautiful Cottage wedding in Verona...

          This sweet couple was a joy to work with and serve. The setting at a beautiful cottage on Desert Lake, in Verona, was so great to work in.  On one of the hottest days of the summer, we greatly enjoyed refreshing air conditioning...and an actual kitchen to work in! (A true rarity.) This photographer whom we were privileged to work with for two weeks in a row sent me these photos below.  I have to say, this next photo is my personal favorite of the summer! :) Thanks to Garrett Elliott for sharing- please visit his website listed on the photos to inquire of his services.

 This was a guest count of 130, many being Military guests. (This Couple serves together in the Military.) What a great day this was!  The polite family members of the Bride and Groom were getting themselves ready in the Cottage that we used to prepare the food items. Everything was nice and tidy upon our arrival, and they provided us the privacy and preparation space that we needed, with no interruptions. The reception meal was served outdoors in a beautifully decorated and set-up tent. Many thanks go to wedding planner Cindy Cainlough, of You said Yes events.

Appetizers included:

Freshly homemade Pretzel Bites with homemade Honey Mustard sauce, and Spicy Cheese sauce
Curried Chicken Pitas
Spinach & Cheese Squares
Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers with Balsamic Reduction
Assorted Cheese & Crackers

The Entree Included:

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad
Tri-Color Pasta Salad
Broccoli Salad
Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken & Vegetable Skewers
Grilled Steak & Vegetable Skewers
Grilled Kefta Kabobs (oh my...these were amazing...)
Roasted Garlic & Herb Baby Potatoes
Garlic Sauce
Rolls & Butter
Dills & Olives

Thank you for having us serve with you Justin and Alayna, and many blessings on your marriage!

Here are some great photos from the wedding, you can see the Asian touches that made this comfortably welcoming, yet classy.

Calendar of availability...

     We will keep this list updated as our dates are firmly booked.  If you see a date not booked, please inquire as we may be temporarily holding the date for a potential Client while working through the quote process.


We welcome any inquiries for the season ONLY from Mid- October through until April of each year.
**Please note that we are currently not taking bookings between the months of May-Early October.
~Many inquiries for these months currently underway.  Please contact us early for your prefered date to be available.

2016 Booked Dates

January 12, 19, 20, 25
February 9, 16, 17, 22
March 8, 15, 16, 21
April 7, 12, 19, 20, 25, 30
May 6, 7, 8, 10, 17, 18, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29
June 3, 4, 5, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26- All Saturdays booked
July- 9
August 6, 13, 20, 27- All Saturdays booked
September 13, 17, 20, 21, 24, 26, 30
October 1, 2
November 8, 15, 16, 21

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A beautiful wedding at Treasure Island Marina, Kingston...

   Another day of blue skies and warm, fresh air.  The view was spectacular.  This was one of the most beautiful days we had for a summer wedding, not too hot with a welcoming breeze. This Bride and Groom were a breath of fresh air pleasant and easy to work with!  Thank you so much Liam and Ingrid for having us~ we were so glad to be a part of your wedding day!

     Treasure Island Marina is home to a restaurant called "Driftwood", but they also have a lovely Banquet Hall set aside from the restaurant, offering guests a lovely Venue with which to host a gathering. The vastly windowed room offers views all around of the harbor, also being surrounded by a wrap around deck which guests were welcomed to relax and enjoy the sunshine.  We literally brought this amazing meal together while set up outdoors in their parking lot, under the shade of our canopy/tent.

 Here are are a few of our servers preparing to deliver appetizers to the guests. 

For Appetizers we served:

Zucchini & Cheese Squares
Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce
Individual Vegetable cups with our Herbed Curry dip
Rice Crackers with Cream Cheese & Red Pepper Jelly

This Entree was delicious, colorful, healthy- and steaming hot (as you will see in these lovely photos the photographer sent for me! Thank you to Garrett Elliot for taking these and sharing. You will see more of his work as he was also the photographer at the wedding following this one!) For more information please contact him through his website listed on the photos.

For the Entree we served:

SHC Marinated & BBQ'd Canadian AAA Strip Loin Steak
Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Roasted Garlic & Herb Baby Potatoes
Grilled Herbed Skewered Vegetables
Garlic Sauce
SHC Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Bean and Corn Salad
Caesar Salad
Dills & Olives
Rolls & Butter

Thank you to the owners Dean and Alison for allowing us to work on your premises, and for providing a most beautiful location for us to work in. Thanks also to Judy- a tremendous help the day of the wedding and more!

Blessings on your marriage Liam and Ingrid!!

Paul, Aimee and SHC Staff...Reg, Marnie, Randy, Hilary, Sharon and Amy.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

November ~ December & Christmas Catering...

Christmas Self Catering

Its the most wonderful time of the year...

I know this may seem early-not even to the end of October yet, but we are already filling up November and December with Winter weddings, personal & staff Christmas parties, and Galas.  We are booking weekends and weekdays, days and evenings.

While Turkey is the most popular Celebration food in the month of December, we are more then happy to provide a non-turkey Entree.  Prime Rib, Chicken Divan or Chicken Cordon Bleu are also nice additions.

We ask for a minimum of 30 guests, we require oven and kitchen use as everything is prepared fresh, and your meal serving requirements. (Plated, family style or buffet.)

Will you want appetizers served to your guests, or stationed at a table?  Are you interested in freshly prepared dessert items?

Lastly, we do not supply Christmas dinner on December 25th :)

I look forward to hearing from you to secure your date early.