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Wedding Season Is Upon Us

“After all this time the one thing we have learned is that the only thing weddings have in common is that they are all different.” Kathleen White.
Yes, that is so very true. People often ask us for pricing on a wedding. I want to reply by asking them how much it costs to buy a car. Each question is totally ambiguous seeing at the variables are so vast. We do not have a cookie cutter approach to catering. We do not offer the same package to bride A as we would to bride B. Why? Because they are different people with different dreams and desires and our goal is to help each bride have the wedding of her dreams. Why would we offer the same menu to one as we would to the other? At JACM we consider ourselves a service company with great food. We are not a drop off group, no aluminum trays, no plastic bowls. For the same low price you get our full attention and service with every order. We after that same attention to detail to our brides. We include buffet decor with each wedding set up that will incorporate your wedding colors. We will personalize the buffet decor to announce proudly to the world who you are. We will make your wedding day unique and special so that there is no confusion about who’s special day this might be. If you are looking for a fairly priced wedding caterer that will care about your needs, give us a call. We can set up a tasting and show you what we can do.

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I Ain’t No Friggin’ Gourmet

Hello All,
We are launching a new endeavor here at JACM with our new blog, “I Ain’t No Figgin’ Gourmet” . The purpose of this blog will be to help lighten the load for all of you who work, raise a family and still love to entertain. How do you get home from work at 6 and serve dinner to guests at 7:30, all while dealing with the kids, homework etc? Well, we can help. For years I have watched Kathleen do this very thing. I wish I could tell you how many time I have walked through the door and said, “Oh by the way, I invited my folks over for dinner. Do you mind?” Sweetheart that she is, she always managed to pull it off. (Of course there have been times when she would just look at me and say, “Really? Who’s cooking?” At which point I call my folks and say that we have to reschedule.)
But, when she is in the mood she strolls to the fridge, pulls out a few things, (which mostly look to me like a can of mushroom soup and a cork screw) and the next thing I know we are eating a terrific fetticini al fredo w chicken.
Each week we will offer some tips on how to prepare and serve a delicious meal in a short amount of time. Suggestion will be coming from Kathleen, our executive chef, Paloma and other staff members. We hope that you find this useful and that you enjoy your new found freedom.
Tom
(Not One Of The Moms)

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Holiday Hurdles

As many of you know, we are in the midst of moving our operation from the north side to the basement of the Nectar Tasting Room. I cannot tell you how great a move this will be for us. In addition to having a much more central location we are also going to be offering a food option at Nectar. Food Flights will be available with your wine selections and they are wonderful. A tremendous option for everyone. We are also now the exclusive caterer for the nectar Tasting Room and we are honored to be part of this great operation. However, moving a business can cause a lot of issues and challenges. Dealing with the city, the health department, the building and planning department can be a challenge but when you add in an unscrupulous contractor it blows up. I have now jumped over so many hurdles I feel qualified to run in the Olympics in the 400 meter high hurdles. But we shall persevere. Thinking of the upside and all the good things that will come from this move more than outweigh the challenges. So, please join us every Thursday – Saturday at Nectar, Main and Stevens and have a taste. You will not be disappointed.

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Maybe Spring is here for real?

I don’t know about you but the tease that Spring has been for the last few weeks has driven me crazy. I keep wanting Tom to bring up the patio furniture and he keeps saying that it will just taunt the snow to return. I think it may be time though. The sparrows have started to nest in the little birdhouse that hangs outside our bedroom window and if they are up for it, so am I. Spring salads and fresh fruit await! Happy Spring everyone and have a great weekend.

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And let the wedding season begin!

We catered our first wedding of the season yesterday. It was a lovely affair and a ton of fun. We can always tell if the wedding is going to be fun or not by the first glimpse we have of the bride. If she is happy, having fun and smiling then we know we are going to be in for a fun day. If she is uptight, a nervous wreck and on the war path look out. I can honestly say that the bride sets the tone for the entire day. If she’s happy and enjoying herself then so will everyone else. If she is not, it drags the entire affair to the ground. My advice to all of my brides is simple, remember why you are there. It’s not about the party, it’s not about the food, it’s about marrying the man that you love. As long as that happens the day will be tremendous. Now, from our side, of course it’s all about the party and all about the food and it’s our job to take those worries away from the bride and the families. That is what we pride ourselves on and that is what we strive to accomplish with each and every wedding that we do.

Happy life together to Stephanie and Rob!

Kathleen