One of your first tasks when planning a wedding is booking the venue. Luckily, West Michigan has a wide variety of options. One of our favorites is Post Family Farms in Hudsonville. We love this venue for its charming farm setting and beautiful, natural landscape.
Michigan in the summer is the best for many reasons, but one is our variety of fresh summer produce! Our farmers’ markets come alive with color and local farms even allow you to pick your own fruits. From strawberries at the start of summer to cherries in July to blueberries in August, you can pick […]
It’s May, which means graduation season is almost here! And with that comes graduation parties. Planning an open house for your graduate can be a lot of fun, but also a little stressful. One search on Pinterest brings up a never-ending page of ideas and to-do’s. It’s a lot. So, we combed through all of this […]
Janell is our in-house chef extraordinaire and creator of flavor-bursting dishes. We popped into the kitchen while she was making lunch–cajun shrimp over zoodles–to talk to her about menu inspiration, what foods she’s craving now and just how many cookbooks she owns. Catered Creations: When did you begin cooking? Janell: I remember baking cookies for […]
We recently shared how to make a delicious charcuterie board. A key piece to creating a beautiful spread is the platter. So, we gathered some of our faves that won’t break the bank. A wooden board is always a classic, but you can also mix things up with slate, marble, iron and porcelain. Happy shopping!
Charcute-what? Charcuterie (SHärˈko͞odərē) is a delicatessen-style cured meat with origins in French cuisine, including favorites like ham, bacon, sausage, and pâté. Charcuterie is most often served with breads, cheeses, fruits, and pickled vegetables, creating an elegant party starter. Charcuterie boards are perfect platters for your get-together because you can make them ahead of time (read: […]
This month we catered the AON client appreciation party at the stately Gerald R. Ford Museum. The menu was a mix of southeast Asian and Mediterranean fare. Servers passed spring rolls and crispy shrimp shooters while guests sipped the evening’s drink-of-choice, a Singapore Sling. This gin-based cocktail is a heady concoction of citrus and cherry—flavors that […]
Looking for Valentine’s Day plans with your date? Rather than going through the stress of trying to score reservations at an over-crowded restaurant, cuddle up at home (the snow isn’t stopping anytime soon) and cook a meal together. Our chef, Janell, recommends this classic risotto recipe as the perfect romantic dinner for two. Risotto may […]
With New Year’s resolutions still fresh in the mind of most people, it’s a great time to apply some fresh thinking to your upcoming affair and make sure it’s a healthy catered event. “Most times, all you have to do is ask,” said Patti Zylstra, owner of Catered Creations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “For a […]
When Allie Zylstra and Ryan Mowery decided to tie the knot in late 2017, they didn’t have to look far for an experienced wedding caterer. “Hey mom! Can you cater our wedding reception?” asked Allie. “I’d be honored,” said her mother Patti Zylstra, owner of Catered Creations in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “I may even give […]