SHOWING POSTS TAGGED: Kitchen Stories
April 5, 2012 -
There are few professions that top the physical and mental stresses of cooking in a professional kitchen. That’s probably why plenty of TV shows have been dedicated to the glamour, guts and glory of the field. But when it comes to accolades and appreciation, catering cooks always get the short end of the stick. Maybe it’s because most people associate catering with troughs of chicken marsala and crusty mac & cheese, (both are very much missing from our custom menus, BTW), or maybe it’s because reviewers can’t simply walk through a door on any given day and start Yelping. Having recently been named Scene Magazine’s Best Caterer last week, we thought it was high time to explain exactly why we here at Spice of Life Catering Co. are so proud of our staff – and respectful of all caterers everywhere. Consider the average day in the life of a catering cook … READ MORE
Posted in: Spice of Life Catering Co.
Tags: Chef Ben Bebenroth, Kitchen Stories, Plated Landscapes, Spice Staff
March 16, 2012 -
Chef Ben Bebenroth has a very picky palate. As he should. He’s dined at the some of the world’s best restaurants. He rarely eats anything not made from scratch. And he’s been known to keep certain dishes in a constant state of development for weeks before they hit the menu (yeah, we’re talking to you, Andouille Burger). While this attribute is common to any successful chef/owner, it can be annoying sometimes, especially when it comes to choosing a place to eat on date night. (psst. honey, there’s more than one restaurant in town. love, your wife). So when Ben’s reviewing the St. Pat’s specials and says, (quote) “This could be one of the best f*ing sandwiches I’ve ever had, ever. Seriously. It’s damn delicious.” we all sit up and take note. Kudos to Chef Brandon Walukus for inspiring this rare response. Here’s the story behind Brandon’s Corn Beef + Porkstrami Sandwich, … READ MORE