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.

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, 11, 18, 19, 24
November 8, 15, 16, 21
December 13, 20, 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.


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.