Author Archives: Norm

Wedding Catering

I’m back at it with the blogging, sorry about the huge lay-off. So we did a wedding yesterday, good food, good times, lousy planning on the part of the planners.. We did BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, oven roasted chicken with … Continue reading

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Catering on a sheet of ice

Last Friday I catered a lunch for an ice driving class on a frozen lake in the mountains. Simple food, lasagne and a salad, but an adventure none the less. As I was pulling into the parking lot, what looked … Continue reading

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Charcuterie follow up

Well, the time has come to taste the Pancetta and the Guanciale (pig cheek).  Drum roll please….the Guanciale is AWESOME! Salty, but not overwhelming, meaty, minerally, wonderful.  There were three cheeks, and they’re just about gone.  We’ve been slicing them … Continue reading

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Catering in sub-zero weather…BRRRR….

As is most of the country, here in Denver we are in the midst of a stretch of brutally cold weather. Yesterday’s high was -2, seriously. But, alas, the people need to eat, so we had to fire up the … Continue reading

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Birthday Parties and Food

I catered a 40th birthday party this weekend, wonderful host and hostess, wonderful attendees, beautiful home…The only problem, as with ALL in-home parties, the crowd tends to linger in the kitchen…The guests were on top of me almost from the … Continue reading

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Charcuterie, my new favorite word

Recently I have been reading ‘Charcuterie‘ by Brian Polcyn and Micheal Ruhlman, and I find myself mesmorized by the contents… I’ve done Duck Breast Prosciutto and Duck Confit. Both turned out well for my first try, although the prosciutto was … Continue reading

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Ah, the holidays

Sorry I’ve been gone so long, the holidays aren’t easy around here, what with the business, the family, football, well, you get the idea… As for the food, well, that’s why we’re here, no? We’ll dive right in with the … Continue reading

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Catering for the Masses

I did a party this weekend, it was supposed to be for 70 people, then 50, final head count….38. That’s just how it goes, I suppose. Luckily we don’t order product until we have a firm headcount. The lady that … Continue reading

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Turkey Day is upon us!

I hope you all had a wondeful thanksgiving holiday, I know we did.  As important as the holidays are for gathering family and friends, they are even more important in terms of cooking, no?  I deep fried my bird this … Continue reading

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Burger Night

We did burger’s at the house this weekend, but not just any burgers, I knew I had to step it up. The challenge was thrown down by a wine collector friend of mine to pair a burger with 2001 Caymus … Continue reading

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