posted on by Noelle P.

Q+A with Spice Office Boss, Liz Andjeski

Four years ago, Liz Andjeski helped her sister Jess with a Spice of Life catering gig. It was then that her whole perspective on finding happiness in the workplace changed. As a former logistics coordinator for a design firm, Liz spent most of her days emailing folks who live on other continents. As Spice of Life’s Office Manager, she now works directly with individuals in our community – farmers and their families, small businesses, and Pastor Cilantro too! No more big box stores for this girl. Liz now embraces the philosophy that life is better on a local level. Q. What’s a typical day like behind the scenes at Spice? A. This question is difficult because every day is different. I never know what’s going to happen when I walk through the door. There’s a lot more to this job than a typical office manager position. Some days I’m dealing … READ MORE

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posted on by Jackie Bebenroth

Let’s give it up for the caterer!

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

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posted on by Noelle P.

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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