Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Greetings...

     To our clients of past and future, we want to say:

Merry Christmas! 

As Christians, this Season is very special to us- and we hope that you find great joy in Celebrating with your family and loved ones.  We know that Christmas brings many engagements- and we congratulate you, and rejoice with you!
May you find rest and comfort this Christmas as you Celebrate the birth of Jesus!

This is what it's all about...

We look forward to speaking with many of you in the near future.  Until then, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

Paul and Aimee

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Catering your Christmas Party...

It's that time of year again! The joyous, engaging time when we love to get together with family and friends.  Unlike other Holiday's, this season begins much earlier then the actual date.  We are in the midst of booking Christmas parties, often work related.  We are more then happy to do the work for you! Call soon to reserve your time and date. 
 Mid-week events as well as weekends are booking quickly.

Our Turkey dinners consist of:

Ham & Pineapple (an additional cost)
Homemade stuffing
Fresh homemade gravy
Creamy mashed potatoes
Rutabaga/sweet potato medley
Choice of vegetable
Homemade cranberry sauce
Rolls & Butter
Dills & Olives

Tea and coffee service included at no charge.
Dessert extra.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Professional food pictures...

What a treat it is to receive photos from one of the Wedding Photographers!  So often we try to get out to take "food pictures", but the same moment that the food is ready, our Customers are also ready!
We dislike the idea of bringing out our food steaming hot, guests coming to the line as we say "Wait!" and quickly proceed to snap some pictures. All Credit to these lovely photographs go to Melinda Carriere from Studio Booth Photography. 
 Contact her at :613-217-9314

These Photos were from September of 2014, while we were at Maplehurst Manor. We served the meal outdoors under a covered tent. While the new owners of Maplehurst will now provide their own catering, it was a privilege to have been there three times this last wedding season.
Our becoming-famous Signature SHC Maple Balsamic Salad

Down the buffet line you see: Prime Rib, Chicken Divan, Creamy garlic mashed potatoes, Orange glazed baby carrots, rolls and butter, and Dills and olives & our freshly prepared salad.  This is one of our most popular meal combinations when a kitchen is available to us.

Thank you Melinda for sharing these with us. 

Until Next time, happy wedding planning!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

A beautiful backyard wedding and reception...

I tend to start my posts off commenting on the sunny weather of our catering events. 
 But not so this time!! This was a dark, cold, dreary, wet & rainy day!!
Honestly the worst wedding weather we have encountered yet.
 the ceremony and reception were so beautifully done, that the rainy outdoors didn't matter a bit!

I will add that this couple planned their wedding at the Bride's mom's home just outside of Carleton Place, while they are living out West.  This can be a very difficult task- but they handled it well.  It doesn't hurt that the Bride's mom- who by the way made most of the items you see in these photos, is an interior decorator.
The family brought the outdoors in with this beautifully decorated covered tent.

While not the clearest photo, I wanted you to see the lights hanging from the ceiling. In the evening as the sun went down, this provided a beautiful backdrop to the couples reception.

The Bride and Groom provided their own appetizers, while we supplied the Entrée, and part of dessert.

  For Dinner we served:

Marinated steak
Marinated Chicken breast
 BBQ'd salmon steaks for a couple of Vegetarian guests
Roasted baby potatoes
Green beans
Homemade garlic herb sauce
SHC Maple Balsamic Salad
Rolls & Butter
Dills & Olives

We also provided the tea and coffee service, along with Pumpkin Gingerbread Bars.

We prepared this wedding meal based on the use of the family home.  This was a lovely family- and we felt quite welcomed and taken care of- they went out of their way to be sure we had the room and fridge space we needed.

Thanks for having us Mitch and Jenna!  Congratulations on your marriage!

Paul, Aimee and SHC Staff

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Cocktail style wedding at Market Hall in Peterborough...

This event was definitely a first in many ways! The lovely Bride and Groom had been married for a week or two by the time this reception was held. The happy couple had grown up in the area and had many fond memories of this Venue, having attended many theater events over their college years.
Being an evening gathering- guests arrived around 7:00 pm having already had dinner. 
We served a lovely and delicious assortment of Appetizers, our staff walked around serving guests one or two options at a time.

A friend of the Bride made this beautiful dessert table as a favour.  We could (and do) provide all of the lovely options you see pictured here.

Here is what we served:

Assorted rice crackers with a homemade cream cheese mixture and red pepper jelly
Shrimp and Cocktail sauce
Cheese and grape skewers
Greek salad skewer with herb drizzle
Cheese, summer sausage and baby tomato skewer
Watermelon, feta and mint skewer with balsamic reduction drizzle

Dessert included assorted cupcakes, cookie dough truffles, meringue cookies, sugar cookies, and chocolates.

Shrimp and cocktail sauce

Greek salad skewer- Baby tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, green olives with a herb drizzle.

Watermelon feta & mint skewer with balsamic reduction drizzle

Chunked authentic cloth bag summer sausage with mozzarella cheese and baby tomatoes. My personal favourite!

The set up at Market Hall made preparing a full scale meal very difficult.  While there is a small kitchen, there is no stove-not could we BBQ on the main street of downtown!  The Bride and Groom opted for a different set-up then the traditional reception.  For instance, being a theatre, they choose to have guests use the seating rather then renting tables and chairs.  They provided four or five cocktail tables that were set up on the stage- that each sat 4 guests, and the remainder ate their food in the lounge, theatre seats, or while standing. After the food was served, speeches were held and then the dance party began. 
 By that time, our job was complete, we were cleaned up and ready to head home! 

Congratulations Beth and Chris-thank you so much for having us!

Blessings, Paul and Aimee