Looking For a Caterer? Seasonings Chef Ready to Serve
Chef Chris Bracken said they are prepared to serve fresh goodies to up to 200 people.
Are you hosting a luncheon this summer? Or planning a bridal shower or a family get together?
If you have the guest list ready, Seasonings, a cafe in Oakland Township, is available and ready to whip up enough food to satisfy the crowd.
Seasonings Owner Dinah Brinson said that catering was in the plans from the beginning, but she was waiting to start up the catering portion of her business until she found the right chef to launch that counterpart. Since opening in January, three chefs have come and gone from Seasonings. Brinson believes that lucky number four, current Chef Chris Bracken, is there to stay.
"He's creative, clever and quick witted," Brinson said, noting that they work well together.
Bracken, 38, has been cooking fresh and quality meals for 25 years and said he is trying to put his own unique spin on the menu items at the cafe. He started working at Seasonings a couple months ago and said he enjoys the family-friendly cafe setting.
"I'm a very passionate foodie," said Bracken. "My favorite thing is when someone takes a bite and says, 'oh man that's awesome'; it's gratifying."
Now that Seasonings has received numerous catering requests and Brinson believes they are equipped with the best chef to tackle the feat, both Bracken and Brinson are looking forward to a summer full of catering, in addition to serving their regulars at the cafe.
The duo decided to craft menus for events, but Bracken said they can meet the needs of anyone. In addition to being flexible with menu items, Bracken said that catering costs are flexible and depend on the number of people served, food prepared and the customer's budget. Bracken said they can serve anywhere from four to 200 people and that if need be they would hire extra people to accommodate the added business.
"Just come in and tell me what you're looking for; we will definitely work with your budget, work with what you have and tell you what we can do for you," Bracken said.
Along with creating catering menus, Bracken said that they would be looking at tweaking the cafe's menu a bit as well. Currently Bracken is having fun making a variety of his own daily specials such as quiche.
Brinson and Bracken have been brainstorming other ways to get involved in the community as well. Rib and chili cook-offs are currently in the works for the future and the pair plan to donate 10 percent of the proceeds from the events to local charities.
For more information about Seasonings' catering services call (248) 652-7933.