Cater4Cans: Gathering goods and giving back
When we received the invitation to join Cater4Cans, a massive community food drive with 16 Puget Sound catering companies, we thought only one thing: YES!
Seattle’s struggle with hunger and homelessness is an issue that rests heavy on our collective hearts. As a business, On Safari Foods makes donations to charitable organizations around Seattle, and we also make regular food donations to Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission in Pioneer Square. This being said..
We are always searching for ways in which we can contribute more.
Owner Teresa Carew (left) standing with artist Melissa Evans (right)
As some of you might already know, Cafe Artemis, the newest member of the On Safari Family is now open for operation – serving hungry professionals in Lower Queen Anne breakfast, lunch, and espresso every week day from 7:00am-3:00pm.
What you might not know is that Cafe Artemis will also be showcasing the artwork and photography of Seattle creatives on a quarterly rotating basis. This means that every four months, patrons of Cafe Artemis will get the chance to ponder the artistic vision of a new local talent.
In addition, we will also be hosting a complimentary open house every quarter to celebrate the arrival of each new artist. So be sure to keep up to date via our Facebook for Open House dates and times.
Hosted after hours in the world-famous Pike Place Market, this fabulous event is a food lovers paradise, and provides a truly unique glimpse into one of Seattle’s historic treasures.
It’s also one of our all-time favorite annual events!
Featuring gourmet goods from over 70 local artisan vendors, spanning the entire gamut from sweet to savory, cider to beer, and wine to craft liquor – Arcade Lights truly does have something for everyone.
Even better than getting to sample all the amazing food and drink, is the fact that the proceeds from this event go towards supporting the Market’s social endeavors – such as the Pike Market Senior Center and the Pike Market Food Bank.
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Please check back again next year 🙂
Good news! The luck of the Irish is with you this year!
In light of huge demand, we are again offering our rich and delicious St. Patrick’s Day lunch special! This menu is available for staffed events, drop-off deliveries, and for pick-up at our main shop in SoDo.
Place your order soon, as this menu is available now and quantities are limited! Don’t let your luck run out though – the last day to order is Monday, March 13.
This February 14th, dazzle your special someone with an extra special Valentine’s Day gift!
Beautiful, elegant and wholly unique – our dazzling Valentine’s Day gift boxes are sure to surprise and delight!
Every box is decorated by hand, and a variety of colors are available.
Each gift set includes:
2 187ml bottles of glittering Prosecco
2 homemade and hand-decorated frosted shortbread heart cookies
4 chocolate ganache and Dulce de Leche tartlets
1 blank card for a personalized note (optional)
Happy New Year Seattle!!
Like most people, the beginning of a New Year gets us thinking about the one that just passed. Though the world seems to be in a somewhat constant state of turmoil, we take comfort in the fact that no matter the circumstance – food has the power to transcend boundaries and bring people together.
As a company, we took back at 2016 and remember the pleasure of working with some amazing clients, the excitement of expanding our kitchen in SoDo, the humble honor of winning Best of Western Washington’s Wedding Caterer of 2016, and the true joy of improving our craft and experimenting with new flavors and cuisines.
Bombarded as we are by upheavals worldwide and widespread negativity in the media, we believe that now, more than ever, it is important to remember those truly remarkable things that happen everyday. Keeping that in mind, we’ve compiled below a short montage of our favorite food moments of 2016.
Last week we set up shop for an all day meet, greet, and share at the Seattle Northwest Event Show. Held in the Seattle Convention Center, this fun event is a veritable cornucopia of gourmet food, sweet treats, event rentals, and stunning venue booths.
We love attending because it gives us the chance to meet up with old friends in the business, get a read on the latest and greatest in high-end event planning, and make connections with Seattle’s best and brightest event planners.
This year we decided to keep it simple, yet delicious.
For the “entree” we opted for four delectable varieties of gourmet grilled cheese: arugula pesto with pear, Beecher’s and bacon, ham & cheddar with mango chutney, plus a light and delicious Caprese with thinly sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.
Our favorite was definitely the Beecher’s and bacon, but if we may say – they were all quite delicious.
Last week we made the spontaneous decision to host a pop-up happy hour at our SoDo Espresso Bar.
Located across from the Home Plate entrance of Safeco Field (a bit of a coffee shop dead zone), our building was sparsely populated for quite some time.
In fact, at the very beginning it was just our baristas and a few loyal fans!
However, with the start of 2016, everything changed.
Most floors in our building filled up, we saw massive growth, and those not-so-busy times seem like a distant memory.
As more and more businesses have moved into the building, we’ve extended our hours, bulked up our menu, and hired more staff (Thomas, and Adriene – we love them!). Most importantly, we’ve really gotten to know our growing community of coffee lovers, and we thought it might be nice to throw a small celebratory mixer.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming soon, and we have prepared a fabulous special menu.
Want to sweeten up your pantry?
Stop by our Cafe in SODO to grab a jar of Chef Maria’s house-made liquor infused cherries!
We start with fresh and juicy Washington Rainier cherries, then preserve them in one of four liquors (Grappa, Brandy, Tequila, or Kirsch). With an authentic recipe straight from Italy – these cherries are sure to please friends and family alike.
Add them to a cheese platter for a burst of unique flavor. Serve them in ice cream, or as a topping on vanilla or chocolate cake. Or even add them to classic, Speakeasy style cocktails such as a Manhattan.
For an extra special occasion, Chef Maria personally suggests dipping them in chocolate for a dessert that is equal parts romance and decadence. These cherries are best enjoyed with good company and are sure to be great talking point at your next gathering.
Stop by the On Safari Café in SODO to grab a jar!
(3317 3rd Ave South, Seattle, WA 98134)
$12 per jar