Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chef Alexa on new wedding trends

Last week, Chef Alexa was asked to speak to a meeting of the Association of Bridal Consultants on emerging wedding trends. Here are some notes on her presnetation.

2010: A Year of Contradictions
Local with an international touch.
Presented by Alexa Lemley, Executive Chef of Lemleys’ Catering

Event Trends
More intimate events
More events with a tight budget
More guests from further away

Service Trends
Agua fresca stations
Brazilian churrasco
Fondue stations
S’more stations
Absinthe bars
Hors d’oeuvres
Smaller Portions

Food Trends
Haute Local
Artisan products
Heirloom vegetables and meats
Locally produced ingredients
Latin influences
Indian flavors

Popular flavors
Sweet Potato

Friday, January 29, 2010

Valentine Marshmallow Special

Treat your guests to 240SWEET Artisan Marshmallows
*Wedding Favors *Party Treats *Dessert Trays

Order our Valentine Special Flavors in nine packs for only $5.00. Save $3.00 each.

Valentine Special Flavors

Chocolate Chip
Very Vanilla Bean marshmallows topped with mini chips

Very Vanilla Bean
Made with organic vanilla beans and our own vanilla extract

Triple Berry
Crafted from a blend of strawberries, blackberries and blueberries

Chocolate Chocolate Chip
Double the deliciousness

Dark Chocolate
Need we say more?

Chef Alexa brews extra strong dark roast for these puffs

With lemon zest and freshly squeezed juice

Zingy with peppermint oil

Peppermint Chip
Peppermint and chocolate delights

Chai Spice
Chef Alexa’s own blend of tea brewed just for these puffs

Orders must be finalized on or before February 28, 2010. Delivery or pickup must be on or before December 31, 2010.
Call our office at 812.372.9898 to order.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

February Event Booking Special

February Booking Special

*Extra hour of service ($60 value)

*Free rental of food tables and 10x10 tent ($150 value)

*Free 240SWEET Artisan Marshmallow platter ($50 value)

*Price lock of menu

Hoosier Buffet Menu


Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya

Fried Chicken

Barbecue Chicken Pieces

Shredded Chicken BBQ

Pulled Pork BBQ with Buns

Bratwurst with Buns

Hot Dogs with Buns

Quarter Pound Hamburgers with Buns

Hearty Lasagna

Garden Burgers with Buns

Vegetable Lasagna

Grilled Sirloin Steaks*

Handmade Additions

Fixin’s Bar

Seven Layer Salad

Pasta Salad

Asian Noodle Salad

Creamy Cole Slaw

Green Bean Casserole

Carrot and Celery Display with Ranch

Freshly Baked Bread with Butter

Garlic Red Potatoes

Creamy Potato Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Whipped Potatoes

Confetti Corn

Sweet Potato Casserole

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Three Bean Salad

Country Green Beans

Western Baked Beans

Corn Bread


Freshly from the Garden Salad

Cake Service

Potato Chip Brownies

Cookie Assortment

Artisan Marshmallow Assortment

Sweet Tea and Fruited Water Station

Includes Styrofoam plates, plastic eating utensils, and professional service staff (one hour service time)

One entrée and two sides: 10.00 each guest

Two entrées and two sides: 11.00 each guest

Add extra sides: 1.00 each guest

Add extra entrée: 2.00 each guest

Upgrade to luxury hard plastic plates, flatware and deluxe paper napkins: 6.00 each guest.

*Add 5.00 each guest; includes upgrade to hard plastic plates and flatware

Menu is valid for events with 50 or more guests. $50 service charge for events with less than 50 guests. Events more than 30 miles from our commissary will incur travel charges. Offer valid for events booked on or before February 27, 2010 with the Hoosier Buffet Menu. Event must be held on or before December 31, 2010. Not valid for ITEX or Simmons Winery events. Subject to date availability.