Category Archives: Spice of Life Catering Co.
May 14, 2014 -
Chef Ben first met Monique of Muddy Fork Farm more than 7 years ago at the Shaker Square Farmers Market and have since put on several (as in too many to count for Monica!) Plated Landscape Dinners at the colorful farm teeming with wildlife. On June 1st, they’ll host one of many more dinners highlighting Monica’s favorite vegetable of the season. Read on to learn more about this sustainable farm that’s tucked along the Mohican River in Wooster, Ohio and how Monica is doing her part to bring local produce and agriculture to consumers in Wooster and beyond. Q. Muddy Fork Farm, what’s the story behind the name? A. Our farm overlooks the beautiful valley of the Muddy Fork of the Mohican River. Also, forks and food just go together. Q. Did the farm life choose you, or did you choose the farm life? A. I’d say both. I grew … READ MORE
Posted in: Spice of Life Catering Co.
Tags: Farmers, Plated Landscapes
April 3, 2014 -
We had the good fortune of traveling to both coasts in March – Northern California and Southern North Carolina. While we try to get away on short trips often, this was a 2-week “working vacation” with the specific purpose of gaining new perspectives on taste of place across fresh culinary cultures. Here are some inspiring ideas we found in California that may find their way into some Spice venture somewhere, sometime… Food is All Around Us. For a refreshing splash in our vodka tonics, our Pacific Grove hostess walked two houses down to grab a half dozen Meyer lemons from her neighbor’s tree. And every day, Ben couldn’t resist a little foraging on land and water. This makes local sourcing a breeze…and a given. Farmers’ Markets are Well Stocked & Well Merchandised. Prepared and coordinated foods were a constant, making it easy to spend, spend, spend on dried fruits, pickled peppers, and … READ MORE
Posted in: Spice Acres, Spice Kitchen+Bar, Spice of Life Catering Co.
Tags: Chef Ben Bebenroth, Chef Travels
March 13, 2014 -
To us, a table is a stage. Once the stage is set and the curtain rises, the fun begins. Conversation is piqued with the first course. Meaningful dialogue flows heavy with wine. Laughter becomes louder and candles burn brighter. These entertaining evenings can happen anywhere. But they’re made even more magical when the setting is in the middle of a farm field at one of our Plated Landscapes events. The 2014 calendar will be announced to our mailing list on the first day of Spring – March 20th! Sign up for advance notice and guarantee your spot at one (or more!) of these fine dining productions: