5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Work

Why celebrate Thanksgiving at work?

Because embracing love, good food, and gratitude shouldn’t stop at the front door of your home.

Also, Thankgiving is always one of those holidays that seems to fly by too quicly. One minute you’re carving the turkey, the next you’re eating Thankgiving leftovers sandwiches at work. 

Not that those sandwiches aren’t amazing (because they are), but this year we wanted to explore a few special ways you can spread seasonal cheer beyond the family table.

After all, there is more to the holiday than simply devouring a delicious meal.

With that in mind, read on to find our top five simple tips for celebrating Thanksgiving at work. 

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9 Spooktacular Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is easily one of our favorite holidays – creepy costumes, delightful decorations, and dangerously delicious desserts.

It’s that last one though that tends to get us in trouble.

When it comes to desserts we definitely don’t discriminate – brownies, cake, candy – we love it all! So when Halloween comes around, it’s always a struggle not to go overboard with the sugar.

With that in mind, this year we decided to be proactive and put together a quick, simple guide aimed at helping everyone stay healthy during this spooky holiday season.

Check it out and enjoy a happy, healthy Halloween!

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Rainy Day Activities: 7 Things to Do in Your Kitchen

Fall has officially fallen in Seattle, and it’s time to consider a few rainy day activities – how best can we use all that time cooped up indoors? Though there’s a wide range of things you could do on a rainy day, our interests lie – as you might imagine – on things to do in the kitchen.

Of course, as a caterer we are a bit biased, but in our minds the kitchen is the centerpiece of any home. It is a place to create culinary masterpieces, converse with loved ones, and gather with friends.

So when we came up with the idea for a rainy day activities post, we figured: Why not center everything around the kitchen? Heaven knows, there’s plenty to do there.

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Classy Comfort Food at the Seattle Northwest Event Show

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.

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5 Activities You’ll Love For Labor Day Weekend in Seattle

Labor Day Weekend in Seattle is here and we’re still cooking away – the thing about holidays is that, as a caterer, they’re actually our busiest time!

But just because we’re hard at work, doesn’t mean you have to be!

In terms of fun activities, beautiful getaways, and unique events – Seattle is definitely a cosmopolitan heavy hitter. And since many of you might have Monday off, you’ll get the chance to enjoy your weekend even more.

More time for adventures, more time for fun with friends and family, more time to explore this beautiful city of ours.

With the three day timeline in mind, we’ve crafted a list of activities and trips that are sure to make this Labor Day Weekend one for the scrapbooks… or Facebooks…. whichever you prefer!

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Surprise Happy Hour: An Espresso Bar Pop-Up

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.

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Summer Party Perfection: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

When the sun starts shining and the weather gets warm, we always find ourselves thinking about our favorite warm weather activity – getting outside and throwing the perfect summer party!

Picture it…

Sun shining through the trees, the gentle clink of champagne flutes and silverware, the rich aromas of meat on the grill, and the happy murmur of friends and family alike – celebrating the simple act of being alive.

Light. Laughter. Love.

Can you imagine a more perfect summer day?

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37 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Wedding Caterer

You’re getting married!

The perfect dress is ready and waiting in your closet, you’ve signed the contract for your ideal venue, and of course – the love of your life is standing by your side.

But wait!

What about the food?

Picking the right wedding caterer is a big decision – your choice effects not only you and your fiancé, but all of your guests as well!

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Seattle Wedding Show 2016: A Bastion of Bridal Bliss

Picture a bridal paradise.

Sumptuous and sweetly scented floral arrangements, shabby chic displays with pastel paints and glowing fairy lights, richly beautiful gowns of fine silk, organza, and lace, and then of course – there’s the food.

Towering displays of tiny cupcakes, warm fruit pies in every flavor you can imagine (and some that you can’t), thin slices of rich and sumptuous wedding cakes – chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, and champagne – and the mouthwatering smell of Mom’s kitchen wafting from various savory bites.

This is the Seattle Wedding Show.

Seattle Wedding Show 2016

A massive, decadent, beautiful event we attended on January 16th and 17th at the Convention Center in Downtown Seattle. With hundreds of vendors and only two days to see them all, there’s definitely a lot of ground to cover – but everyone we spoke with (and there were quite a few!) had a smile on their face and a twinkle in their eyes.

It’s hard not to smile when surrounded by so many lovely, elegant, and wholly tantalizing options.

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