February 22nd marked the return of our annual open house.
The best words to describe this event:
Wow, this place is packed.
We love this event because it allows us a chance to mingle with friends, thank our long-time clients, and demonstrate the full breadth of our culinary capacity.
Featuring a full spread of international cuisine, refreshing craft cocktails, and a dessert table that’ll make you wish you’d skipped dinner – we pulled out all the stops.
This year was particularly fun because it marked the celebration of our 25th year in business.
Little known secret: Our 25th birthday was actually in 2017, but as we didn’t get the chance to celebrate we decided this party should be a nod to that milestone.
On Safari Foods started as a sausage making company in the home of our owner Teresa Carew. So when we look back at the beginning and consider how far we’ve come, we are overcome with a deep and profound appreciation for everyone who has been a part of this journey.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who attended this year, and a sincere invitation to everyone reading this – we hope to see you next time!
Trick or treat! The Best Halloween Cookies of 2017
Though we enjoy all holidays, there is something extra special about Halloween. Creative costumes, tasty treats, spooky stories… There’s so much fun to be had!
As you can imagine, it’s the tasty treats that intrigue us most.
Every year around the second week of October, our bakery starts to overflow with a magical myriad of delicious Halloween cookies and cakes.
Our business revolves around one simple idea:
Be good to our clients, kind to the earth, and fair to our employees.
We try to implement this concept throughout all levels of the business, but it becomes of the utmost importance when considering our ingredients. We feel strongly that our responsibilities extend far beyond creating meals with the best flavors and highest quality.
We are not only a producer of food, but a consumer of raw ingredients. We purchase thousands of dollars worth of raw ingredients each week, and those decisions affect, not just our clients, but the larger food service economy as a whole.
With this thought in mind, we make extensive efforts to not only buy local whenever possible, but to ensure that each one of our producers uses farming and production methods that are in line with our commitment to sustainability.
The King’s Garden is one such producer, and today we would like to shine the community spotlight on their beautiful produce, farmed organically and sustainably.
Mexican Street Corn Recipes (Elotes)
Overall Time: 20 minutes
Active Prep Time: 10 minutes
6 corns of the cobb with the husk on
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup Mexican crema or sour cream
1 tsp ancho chile powder
2 small gloves of garlic, or one large one
3/4 crumbled Cotija cheese
1/2 cilantro leaves
1-2 limes cuts into wedges
It’s the time of year again… Time for the sun-soaked, fun-filled, wine-fueled Chateau St. Michelle summer concert series in Woodinville, Washington.
This is our third year participating in the series as an onsite vendor, and we couldn’t be more excited for this summer’s all-star line-up.
With heavy hitters like John Legend, Santana, Blondie, Diana Krall, and the Goo Goo Dolls, this year promises to be even more spectacular than the last.
Hot Cross Buns Recipe
Marked with a symbolic puff pastry cross, Hot Cross Buns are a special treat and frequent fixture at many Easter Sunday meals. Though they are quite tasty plain, they are especially delicious when split and then served with a liberal layer of butter and fresh marmalade.
Yield: 24 buns
Time: Approximately 3 hours
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.
This menu is no longer available!
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.
I Do SoDo – Seattle’s newest wedding show – is an event unlike any other.
Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, once a strict warehouse district, is in the midst of a wonderfully chic transformation! Steadily filling with tasty restaurants and hip bars, SoDo is now home to some of Seattle’s best hidden gems.
With a scintillating blend of old and new, steel, concrete, and wood, the neighborhood boasts an edgy elegance that redefines the traditional norms of beauty and style.
I Do SoDo, Seattle’s hippest new wedding show, was born of a desire to showcase all the wonderful options this varied and often overlooked neighborhood has to offer.
With over 100 talented vendors, spread out across 8 amazing SoDo venues – I Do SoDo flawlessly combines all the fun elements of this unique neighborhood into a one-of-a-kind, industrial chic, wedding event.