Chef Richard and Chef Katie

Food Love

In At Home, At Work, Catering on February 3, 2012 at 4:18 pm

One of the things that we love best about our job is working with people during their extra special moments in life. Oddly, when we started this business that reality hadn’t occurred to us. Instead, it was always more of a focus on the food; what we’d make, how we’d build our style of food and what our plating would look like. Funny enough, we forgot to envision who it was that would actually be eating our food and why, not to mention the close connections we’d make along the way.

It wasn’t until our little business got up and running and we started meeting with clients that the whole picture came into focus and this entire concept hadn’t even occurred to me until this past weekend when we catered an in-home engagement dinner. It all started with an email that ended up being a lengthy conversation and elaborate plan to have us surprise his girlfriend with an in-house cooking class/catered meal that would culminate in a proposal. To be a part of something so important in two people’s lives creates an inexplicable sense of pride. On one of the most important nights in their lives, they ate our food and it would always be a part of their memory of that evening.

We hadn’t necessarily set out to be wedding caterers but somehow that happened and we’ve been thrilled to pieces with the excitement that goes along with that. Last year we catered a wedding in Maine for a couple and again felt that instant bond with them because we were involved in something so special.  This year we are booked for two weddings and have two more currently in the works. These events are major undertakings for us but we love them. There’s just something about working with a couple for months until the big day arrives and then just like that, it’s over, but the pictures and memories are left with us. It’s such a personal experience and one that we feel so lucky to be a part of.

In addition to weddings, we’ve been getting a lot of requests lately for intimate dinner parties, usually for a birthday, anniversary or sometimes just for fun. These sorts of events are really fun for us too, there’s something so personal about talking or meeting with someone and working with them from start to finish; creating the menu, preparing the food and plating it. Food is usually the focus of a get together and we’ve been honored to work with and cook for so many people during a special time.

While 2012 is still so new and we have 11 more months of it, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us. Who we’re going to meet, what we’re going to make and for what event. At the end of the day, we’re both so happy that we can say that we love our job and we couldn’t imagine doing anything else and for that we feel so lucky. Thanks to all that we’ve worked with and we’re looking forward to meeting new people and doing what we do best, make people happy through the food we make.

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