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If you are planning a party at your own private location, please make sure you are aware of all the different things you are responsible for, being the host. Visit sites such as http://www.alwaystakingcare.ca/responsible-hosting.html which is hosted by the LCBO and provides tons of information on how to host a party responsibly. There is a lot to consider when hosting a party such as special occasion permits, parking arrangements, to even choosing a designated driver for all your guests. This site also includes decorating ideas specific to your location, as well as, food and beverage options.
Another good site is https://www.palcanada.com/en/ which gives you a clear listing of all the different liabilities that you should be aware of before hosting your own party. If you feel you want a caterer to do a lot of the planning for you, then check out different catering websites. They will tell you what they are and are not responsible for and how they can help you with other items, than just the food, such as licensing and providing staff to serve at your event. A good caterer with a great reputation can really alleviate a lot of the stress of planning a home party with their knowledge and years of expertise in this industry.
The party scene is definitely changing. Home events such as backyard BBQ’s and cocktail parties are even being planned for weddings instead of traditional full receptions. There is always a good reason to host an event at your home from a birthday party to a neighbourhood get-to-know-you party. The many benefits of home entertaining include the comfort of known surroundings, a more personal style of decorating and your complete control over the party timeline. A responsibly planned event means a relaxed event, which in turn, means an enjoyable event for both you as the host and your guests. Isn’t that what it’s all about? Happy times with family and friends J
Just because summer is almost over (you would never know with the temperature so high), it does not mean that BBQ’S have to come to an end too. The Red BBQ Co. is going to try and Light Your Fire right through to Christmas this year. In order to do that, we are adding a Holiday BBQ Menu to our already varied selection.
How does a Turkey Burger with some Cranberry Chutney or Caramelized Onions sound? My mouth is starting to water already. Our salad selection will now also include your choice of Festive Coleslaw or Warm Potato Salad on the side.
If you prefer a more traditional bbq fare, then you can select our new Herb & Garlic Chicken Breast. This menu comes with your choice of our previously mentioned new salads or you can stick with one of your tried but true favourites on our regular menu. As well, you can have your choice of Sage Dressing or German Bread Dumplings (Semmelknoedel) with chicken gravy on the side. You may even choose to opt for the Warm Potato Salad instead. All options come with our delightful cranberry sauce to keep the festive feeling going.
Or if you prefer a completely different option, why not try our Tandoori Chicken. Who said you need a tandoor oven to cook Tandoori Chicken? Well, we have figured it out and it is a winner. On this new bbq menu option we will provide you with Rice Pilaf (Indian Style – basmati with peas), Tossed Salad, as well as, warm Naan Bread and a tasty home-grown Mint Chutney.
It all sounds so good. It will be very difficult to make a final selection. These menus will be available for Thanksgiving through to Christmas. Maybe, you’ll have to book two bbq’s to try all of the new menu options. Just a thought.
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving Dinner is just around the corner. It’s true, the heat is just not getting to my head. Labour Day Weekend is now over, so, you will have to start thinking about ordering your fresh turkey from the butcher’s, picking a frozen one up at your local grocery store or even ordering one from a caterer.
TURKEY. Love to eat it but don’t love to cook it! When will they invent the technique to cook large turkeys in under 2 hours. I am so tired of having bags under my eyes the whole day from getting up so early to prep and start cooking this beloved bird.
That’s where Silver Thyme Events and Catering comes in. We are offering our,
Traditional Roast Turkey Meal which includes:
Roast Ontario Turkey with a bacon water chestnut fennel stuffing, turkey au jus gravy and cranberry sauce
Oven Baked Scalloped Potatoes
Medley of Green Beans with lemon thyme butter
Tossed Garden Salad with house dressing
Fresh Baked Dinner Rolls and Butter
Miniature Assorted Finger Desserts
Eco-friendly Paper Plates, Cutlery, Serving Utensils and Paper Napkins
All for $ 19.50 p.p. + taxes and delivery. (minimum 10 people)
I don’t know about you but if that means all I have to do is put a few decorations on my dining table, pour some wine and open the lids to a few chafers, I’m all in.
Here is your new word for the day – Chafing dish – an apparatus consisting of a metal dish with a heating appliance beneath it, keeping it hot at the buffet table
These are really an incredible invention because you know when you take dinner out of the oven, if you don’t start eating it within the next 10 minutes, everything will be luke-warm. Chafers allow the food to stay hot for at least 2 hours. So, when your guests want to go up for seconds, they are guaranteed to have hot food waiting there for them.
I am going to place my own order shortly. No, really, I am and you should too.
April 29, 2016
Not breakfast, not lunch but rather somewhere in between.
Is it based on the when or what is being served?
Ask anyone what they consider to be brunch and you will always get a relatively vague but confident answer that will include terms like “in and around” or “more or less”. It is a mysteriously appetizing suggestion that is always taken into consideration when proposed. I’ve noticed there is one day a year that seems to be directly linked to a huge spike in family organized brunches – Mother’s Day.
Now, I have never given it much thought but once I did, I quickly realized why brunch will forever be the “Mother’s Day Meal”. There are several reasons from what I can tell, so if you have ever wondered, or if I’ve just piqued your interest, here are some of the things I’ve noticed over the years and how they’ve influenced the idea of Mother’s Day Brunch.
First and foremost is the day of the week Mother’s Day is on, Sunday. This is widely viewed as a day of rest and relaxation, though it may not always feel that way. Since we were young, weekends have been the glory of the calendar. Now, it’s no secret that Friday and Saturday tend to steal Sunday’s thunder with their night life and lack of responsibility required the following morning, but Sunday has always been great in a different kind of way. With regards to Mother’s Day, everyone is available and it doesn’t take away from the prime socializing hours of Friday & Saturday. Plus everyone else will be doing Mother’s Day stuff anyway so it’s really a win-win.
Now that we see Sunday makes everyone available to attend, let’s look at the timing of a brunch and see how that provides the best opportunity for families to get together. So, when is brunch? Nobody really knows the answer to that. To be safe and cover any potential time frames suggested, I will say it falls between 10:00am & 1:00pm. Breakfast would be too early for most people to function in this kind of situation. On Mother’s Day we want to portray the best representation of ourselves to reassure them they’ve raised us right and that we love them very much. Plus- it takes off the pressure of having to get up so early on a Sunday!
Breakfast is too early and lunch can throw off an entire day, leave you wondering what to do with your last few hours. By the time dinner rolls around you’re going to want to fall asleep shortly after but you can’t because you’ve still gotta get home. In short, the timing of brunch is the most forgiving and understanding of all the meals, and provides a setting in which your family can be in its best form while all together. Much like our mothers have done for us all along.
A meal isn’t a meal until there is food served, so let’s talk about the diversity a brunch brings to the table. The possibilities at a brunch are endless. If you’re like me and enjoy a nice big breakfast, go ahead and order your bacon and eggs with some toast and jam. Of course, at this time of day most places have also made their soups, salads, sandwiches and other hearty lunch options available as well. So there is no need to worry that someone won’t be able to find something they’ll enjoy.
Once again everyone wins. Everyone maintains their positivity towards the day and Mom is left feeling appreciated and thankful for having such a wonderful family to share this life with. Just remember to pick up the bill before she even thinks of reaching for her handbag. Also, if you didn’t know, the first one to offer to pay is her favourite for the day and probably will be until next time around, so be quick.
At the end of all this I realize that it doesn’t truly matter at what time of day or menu you have to order from. It’s the idea of coming together and showing our appreciation for who, to each of us, is often the most incredible human being we have ever met. All the breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners and midnight snacks would not even begin to measure up to the love and care most of us received from that person.
On that note, I would like to thank all the mothers in the world, without you, nothing would be possible.
Enjoy your meals everyone!
Our whole team is thrilled to announce that the Alemilia Hospitality Group is having an Open House on Thursday March 10th, 2016 at the newly refinished Teatro Conference & Event Centre in Milton, ON. Everyone from corporate representatives looking to book conferences or seminars to individuals from the community who need a place to celebrate, are welcomed to come in and see the most recent changes to a building with a long standing history in the Town of Milton. Teatro Conference & Event Centre has been Milton’s premier venue for social and corporate events alike for the past 6 years, with an additional 5 years experience in event catering before moving in.
Before this unique space was available to clients for such things as weddings, seminars & trade shows, it served the community as Milton’s movie theatre from 1981 to 1997. Some local clients share memories of when they were much younger and used to head up here for a Friday night show with friends and family. Others remind us of times they spent in the local bar that it became once the movie theatre split. We are glad to continue the tradition of using this building to service the community and to know that new memories are still being made within these walls.
This open house will give people the opportunity to taste some of the amazingly delicious food we offer, wash it down with some complimentary refreshments and meet the team that brings all the wonderful events, big or small, to life! On top of free food and drinks the day of the open house, anyone who attends is welcome to enter the draw for free 25 person barbecue event to be held in the 2016 season! So please, do yourselves a favour and join in the fun on March 10th and head on over to Teatro Conference & Event Centre and see what Milton’s Premier Conference & Event Centre has to offer!
Teatro Conference & Event Centre has been the venue of countless community events. Teatro has been involved with The Region of Halton, Milton District Hospital and not for profit organizations to put on fundraisers and events of all types and sizes. Not to mention all of the weddings, anniversaries, birthdays and bridal/baby showers that go on as well. It seems to be in the structures DNA to bring people together and have them share an experience they will remember for a long time to come. See you there, Thursday March 10th from 3-6pm, to add to this structure’s history!
December 15, 2015
It’s the holiday season and anyone with an oven is calling themselves a catering company. So, if you are the beautiful person who has taken on the responsibility of planning a year-end holiday party there are some things you may want to know when it comes to deciding who you want catering for you. At Alemilia Hospitality Group we want to make sure you are armed and ready to weed out the seasonal caterers trying to make a buck at you and your guest’s expense. We aren’t trying to scare you; we are trying to help you. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself from the subpar catering services that seem to only appear when they know people will need them most. Allow us to bring into focus some of the key elements that separate a professional establishment from someone attempting to run a business out of their home kitchen.
Regional Health Department Inspections
Every food premise that is operating as a legitimate business is required to have a health inspection at least once a year. However this excludes private residences, which some smaller businesses operate out of. For the health and safety of you and your guests, take the time to go online and find their most recent inspection rating. This information is accessible to the public and for good reason. It’s all right here.
Food Handling Certified Staff
Food handlers training is another sign of a company you can trust. You want to be able to trust that the people making your food know what they’re doing and are following safe practices in the kitchen. There are Regional Food Handling Certificate programs that any professional kitchen staff should have completed. If they haven’t perhaps you should question why they felt it isn’t necessary. There is no good reason they can give you.
Workplace Safety & Insurance Board
A clear sign that a company takes itself seriously and cares about what their business as much as their employees is that they are registered with WSIB. For employers, WSIB provides no-fault collective liability insurance and access to industry-specific health and safety information. For workers, they provide loss of earnings benefits and health care coverage. To see the difference this makes to any company check outwww.wsib.on.ca
Full Time Chef
We all know people who are excellent cooks, this does not mean they can run a professional kitchen and lead a team of kitchen and service staff. The experience and knowledge a professionally trained chef has are hard to culminate and make a world of difference in any kitchen. Ask about a company’s chef and their team to ensure you are putting your health and taste buds in good hands. Your guests will surely appreciate that you did.
Company Vehicles & Catering Equipment
A quality catering company will have dedicated company vehicles to execute their deliveries and safe transportation of your food goes beyond a reliable vehicle. There should at least be a stable and secure rack for your food to rest on/in for the journey from the kitchen to your location. Furthermore professional grade insulated boxes (hot or cold boxes) are something that should be used in order to ensure your food maintains its temperature and doesn’t lose quality.
A Facebook page and a Twitter account do not make a legitimate company. However, those things, in addition to a professional website, with regularly updated information are an indication of a reputable business. Do your research before letting somebody cook for you and your guests. A truly legitimate and trustworthy catering company will be able to provide you with information on all of these things you’ve just read about. If they can’t then they are hiding something.
Educate yourself and head into the holiday season knowing you and your guests will be taken care of and served professional quality food that you can trust!