Monday, June 6, 2011

Wedded Bliss

Well, I did it. I can now say that I have checked just one more thing off my culinary bucket list. I catered one of the neatest (if not the neatest) weddings I have ever attended. We served over 200 people at three different food stations. The bride was incredible to work with. We collaborated to come up with a Mexican food station, a Pasta Station and a Coney Station. What fun mixed with elegance and class. They set up a photo booth for their guest book and had pictures taken of each and every person that attended. The song that introduced them as Mr. and Mrs. was 'Thunder' by ACDC (I thought that was clever). Because they are so different, the theme of the wedding was fire and ice. I so enjoyed serving everyone and I have to say I am so proud of myself and my staff; we pulled it off.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Four Course Gourmet is Back!

Much has changed since my last post. I catered up until the 18th of March and had my second son Henry on the 30th of that month. I took about four weeks off (not nearly long enough) and am slowly working my way back up. I am starting my four course gourmet dinners back up this month at both Full Circle Venue in Grand Island and Moonlight Ridge Vineyard just five minutes north of GI. In June, I will also be serving at the Hargis Mansion (aka Grand Island Women's Club) on a couple Thursday nights. I am just so grateful for the following I've had. My clients are some of the most loyal, thoughtful and hungry eaters I know. I appreciate each and every one of them because they are the reason I get to do what I love and still have time to be with my family. Here's wishing you all a full belly and a peaceful soul.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Another Abrupt Ending

I am certain that God puts situations into our lives to teach us something. However, I often wonder why it happens so frequently with me. Perhaps because I'm not a huge fan of change. The Stolley House was doing INCREDIBLY well, with nearly full reservation lists with each dinner that I put on. It was, in fact, doing too well. I was told that I had too many people in the house, even though I thought the point of my being there was to get people in the house. The Historical Society Board was contacted by the city (who actually owns the house) and they found a clause in their contract with the city that states "no one can be in the house for profit". So, I'm out.
It's been so much fun and I just love what I do but this too, is coming to an end. As I am eight months pregnant, it's a good time for me to take a hiatus. So, in the meantime, I am looking for a new venue to share my meals. I will be at Full Circle Venue two Thursdays a month, starting in May, but I am also looking for a smaller venue with a quiet atmosphere. So, if any of you out there know of anywhere like that, perhaps a business owner who might like to sublet their space at night, let me know.