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Heather Haviland + Andy Strizak: A wedding story

When well-known chefs Heather Haviland (owner of Lucky’s Café) and Andy Strizak (Director of Operations at Spice of Life) wed on a Monday (that’s a Saturday in chef-time) in the fall of 2010, it was a sensational pairing. Add Spice of Life Catering Co. to the mix and you have yourself one very delicious occasion. With the enlisted help of Chef Ben Bebenroth and his crew (Andy was not yet with Spice at the time), the party went off without a hitch. Below, we talk to Chef Heather Haviland about her big day and her experience working with Ben and Jess. Q. Why did you choose Spice of Life Catering Co. to cater your wedding? A. We really didn’t contemplate anybody else. It was mostly a matter of trying to sell Ben on the concept of executing an event that was conceptualized by Andy and I first. I’m a control … READ MORE

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Q+A with Our Resident Culinary Visionary, Andy Strizak

As Director of Operations for Spice of Life, Chef Andy Strizak is taking a step out of the kitchen and into the role of leading a business he believes in, right alongside his good friend and longtime colleague, Chef Ben Bebenroth. The two go back to the days of high school and worked together in the kitchen at Parker’s Bistro. Some years later, Spice of Life Catering Co. was catering Andy’s wedding to pastry chef and owner of Lucky’s Café, Heather Haviland, another force behind the local food movement. Wouldn’t you just love to spend Thanksgiving with these two, or any day for that matter? After a long run preparing some of Cleveland’s most delectable dishes, Andy is excited about the transition. Read on for the Q&A with the man whose spice collection we envy. Q. You recently left a highly coveted chef position and joined forces with Ben. What … READ MORE

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