Monday, September 14, 2015

A beautiful wedding at The Mill House, Picton...

     What a lovely time we and our staff had with this wedding. The setting was lovely, the menu was delicious, the Bride and Groom were so well prepared- and everything went perfectly. The only slightly negative aspect would have been the heat!! It was an overly hot September day- definitely far from the norm.  Thankfully, indoors at the Mill House where most of our work was being done, we were able to enjoy the air conditioning.  We greatly enjoyed this Venue, and are in fact already booked to return there to cater a wedding next August, of 2016. We are looking forward to more bookings at this location,

This is another Venue that I would highly recommend.

This Bride's job often requires her to plan and be a part of large events.  This was helpful to us, as she was both prepared and organized.  In fact, one of her Bridesmaids literally measured the distance between each item placed on the table...we didn't dare move anything!
This meal was served family style- our staff had to come up with some creative placement as we added many items to the tables to be passed around.  Thankfully, it all worked out in the end! 

The couple choose to have the bartenders serve a small appetizer selection, then we served both the Entree and dessert.  We served to each table-

Starter salad (plated and served)- SHC Maple Balsamic Salad

Upon clearing of the salads, we served:

Canadian AAA Strip Loin Steaks
Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Roasted Baby Potato & Sweet Potato medley
Marinated BBQ'd Vegetable Skewers
Garlic Sauce
Bean and Corn Salad
Rolls & Butter

For Dessert, we served a selection of homemade pie: Lemon Meringue, Strawberry Rhubarb, Dutch Apple, and Pumpkin- topped with fresh whipped cream and ice cream (and on some plates- both!) The guests raved and raved about this. I know one gentlemen that had 4 pieces- one of each, before he determined he had room for 1 more...but without whipped cream...I think he said he was going to roll out at the end of the night!

This was a lovely day.  Great people, a great Venue..what else would we rather do on a Saturday??

Thanks so much for having us Katie and Chris, and our thanks to the owners and staff from the Mill House.  We look forward to working with you all again!

Blessings!  Paul, Aimee, Marnie, Reg, Randy, Leah, Hilary, Sharon, Tory & Steve.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Catering a lovely wedding at Century Barn Weddings...

     We were back in Cavan, at Century Barn Weddings for another gorgeous day-to celebrate a beautiful Bride and Groom. (I admit, I am well over a month behind on our wedding has been sooo busy with all the weddings we have had!!) Yet again, the time and effort that went into this day was amazing.

This is a photo I took while standing in the loft.  Quite a view!

This is a photo of a sitting area, just in the wing doors of the barn.  Couples often set their seating charts here, or guests books.

We served appetizers under a shade tree, which was welcomed with the warm afternoon sun.

 For appetizers we served:    
   Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
    Fresh Fruit Platter with Vanilla Dip  
Zucchini and Cheese Squares
      Assorted cold Meats, Cheeses and Crackers
        Hummus and Naan Bread
Guacamole Pizza...see photo below.  This was my first time serving this at a wedding, and let me tell you- the guests raved about them!! Cream cheese blended with fresh guacamole, topped with onions, bacon and olives...and other secret ingredients as well.... ;)

For the Entree we served:
SHC Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad
Bean and Corn Salad
Pasta Salad
Grilled Canadian AAA Strip Loin Steaks
Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
Marinated Vegetable Skewers
Roasted Garlic and Herb Baby Potatoes
Garlic Sauce
Rolls & Butter
Dills & Olives

This was a delicious and filling meal that was greatly enjoyed by all.  We finished the evening with cutting the wedding cake, and serving it to their guests.

Another wonderful day at the Stewart Farm.  We are so honored to work with this lovely couple- and look forward to returning in 2016! Congratulations Marta and Mike. Blessings on your marriage!

Paul, Aimee, Marnie, Reg, Nathan, Randy, Leah, Hilary,

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A lovely wedding in Verona...

     This was one of those rare rainy days, where "Plan B" came suddenly into execution!  The Bridal party, family members, and wedding decorator had everything set up beautifully on the carefully manicured property of the Brides parents. The plan was for an outdoor "under the stars" reception, both welcoming and classy.  We received a phone call from the Father of the Bride mid-morning re-directing us to the Free Methodist Church for a buffet meal to be served there.  This was (sorry Katie!) sweet for us, as we suddenly had the use of a full kitchen including ovens, burners and refrigeration! Not to mention the fans...and air conditioning... ;)

While the amenities were a blessing, the work load was heavy!  Items were quickly moved to the Church, and a TON of decorations had to be set up- including an amazing backdrop to the head table. We had some of our staff in the kitchen, and several helping with set up.  In the end it was absolutely beautiful, and you would be none-the-wiser if you didn't know the original plan.

Great job Katie and Josh, it was a truly beautiful day.

I will show the few photos I have from their day.  In all honesty, we really didn't have time to take more!

Thank you so much for choosing us to serve at your wedding Josh and Katie.  The blessing was ours! And thanks for your excellent review, both here and on the Weddingwire!

Paul, Aimee & SHC staff~ The amazing group you see in the photo above :)

Friday, August 14, 2015

Catering A Vintage Wedding at Century Barn Weddings, Cavan...

     A  breezy sunny afternoon, a beautiful Century Barn, a group of friends and family... and a wedding? 
What a glorious day to celebrate the wedding of Aislinn and Ryan!

This was a wedding day where not everything matched, yet everything was tied together perfectly. The tables were overlaid with lace tablecloths purchased from the bride and groom, the napkins were all fabric, vintage and lovely. I was impressed!  The first thing you thought when you walked in the barn was "WOW".  Even with a guest count of 130, it felt intimate and personal.The groom handmade each of the flower boxes centered on the tables, and together they grew the flowers for the centerpieces.  A lot of work went into this DIY wedding, and it showed...

We served appetizers in the Courtyard alongside the bar which offered refreshments, and the guests own glassware which also listed their table number.

For appetizers we served:
SHC Spinach & cheese squares
Assorted fruit platters with vanilla dip
Assorted vegetable platter with curried herb dip
Soft and hard cheese, crackers and various salami slices

We had a special platter prepared for the Bridal Party, and ended up following them down a long country path where their photos were being taken.  One of our staff set up and stayed to ensure all went well!

For the Entree we served:
Grilled Honey Garlic chicken breasts
Marinated Vegetable skewers- peppers, mushrooms, red onions, zucchini
Roasted garlic herbed baby potatoes
Tabouli Salad
Bean and Corn Salad
SHC Maple Balsamic Salad
Garlic Sauce
Rolls & butter
Dills & Olives

Dessert consisted of items brought by friends and family members.  

This wedding was a joy to serve.  We love working at Century Barn Weddings, and greatly appreciate the hard work and upgrades Dave and Susan are offering.

We are back again next week here at Century Barn Weddings...more photos to follow!

Thank you so much for choosing us to provide your catering service.  
Blessings on your marriage Aislinn and Ryan!

Paul, Aimee, Nathan, Marnie, Reg, Randy, Joe, Leah & Hilary.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Catering a beautiful wedding at Doghouse Studios in Napanee, Ontario...

          We are very excited about this Venue! What an absolutely lovely day for this outdoor wedding and reception, held at beautiful Doghouse Studios.  This Venue is receiving a lot of attention.  We can see why.  Not only is the building itself steeped in History (see my "blurb" copied from their website below), but the Venue itself  brings a feeling of warmth, both welcoming and charming at the same time. The building and decor lends itself well to very formal- to country casual.

 The Owners and staff at Doghouse Studios are great to work with.  They are professional, courteous, and accommodating. Thank you so much for having us; we look forward to returning in the future :)

We are at many Venue's throughout the wedding seasons.  This one has some really great features that are a bonus to us as Caterers, and to you as well.  For instance, Doghouse Studios includes in your rental fee: all of your tables, chairs, linens & dishware.  For us, we greatly enjoy the use of a kitchen, complete with both a regular and convection oven, as well as refrigeration and sinks. While we are able to travel to many unconventional locations and Venue's, this is a definite plus for us!

We highly recommend this Venue.

We served our Bride and Groom and their guests stationed appetizers which included: Fresh fruit and homemade vanilla dip, Vegetable platter with our curried herb dip, assorted cheese and crackers (including smoked and regular Cheddar, Marble & Boursin.) And assorted Cold meat rounds.

For the Entree, served buffet Style, we offered:

Marinated BBQ'd Striploin Skewers
Grilled Honey Garlic Chicken Skewers
Roasted Garlic & Herb baby Potatoes
Oven roasted Corn on the cob
Green beans with Sauteed peppers and red onion
SHC Maple Balsamic Salad
SHC Caesar Salad
Pasta Salad
Garlic sauce
Rolls & Butter
Dills & Olives

For dessert, we added our Pumpkin gingerbread cheesecake bars and brownies to the Cupcakes. (Provided through a friend of the Bride.)

 This is an excerpt taken from the Doghouse Studio Website-

"The name reflects the building's history as a major employer in the early 1900s. Incorporated on 10-08-1925 and in operation until 1978, the Ross-Miller Biscuit Company, headed by George Miller, "was a pioneer in the manufacture of food for fur-bearing animals."

After the plant closed, the building was purchased by the Gibbard Furniture Company for use as a warehouse. Gibbard employees affectionately nicknamed it "the Doghouse" as short-hand for distinguishing among the company's various buildings."

 Figuratively speaking, we are located just over a half an hour North from this Venue...which feels like it is pretty much in our own backyard!  We often travel hours to our events. We really enjoyed being within our community!

Thank you Emma and Carl for using our services.  Blessings on your marriage!

Paul, Aimee, Nathan, Reg, Marnie, Leah and Randy.

To contact the owners of Doghouse Studios, find their website at:

Phone: 613-484-0863

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