Sunday, January 9, 2011

Anniversary Extravaganza

This had to be one of my all time favorite events in 2010. Not only were we helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary of some of our best clients, but all of our beautiful food was highlighted by the colorful decor  provided by Brent Waldoch and David Ross. They even brought in a Hollywood set designer!
The original plan was to have the food served outside to give the feel of a mercado, but once we had it all set up outside it started to rain! Not good for paper flowers or food, so we quickly struck the station and re-built them in the ample tent. 

I loved this Margarita Bar featuring Cactus Pear Margaritas, Mango, Lime Margaritas and Classic Margaritas garnished with magenta orchids.
Carnitas Gorditas and Smoked Chicken Quesadillas

This was the Mercado set-up before the rains began.

The clouds moved in fast ... it was quite dramatic!
Shrimp Campechanna Cocktails along with Layered Tex-Mex Dip with Tortilla Chips

This was a Photo Booth which was personalized with photos of the honorees.
This cute Paletta cart was used to dispense bottled Mexican Beer.

Mini Baja Fish Tacos

This displaced New Orleans band was brought in as a special surprise. The original plan was for them to arrive on a trailer/stage on the  River below the event site. Due to the rain, they came in thru the kitchen tent.
Dessert was our Famous Pecan Pralines and Mini Bunuelos

Lisa and Tyler's Wedding

It was such an honor to cater Lisa & Tyler's Wedding at the beautiful
Pearl Stable in San Antonio. The Bride and Groom had both worked for
us at CarteWheels so we were very excited when they chose us for their
special day.

The Vertical Crudities in the foyer worked well,
leaving more space for the guests to mix and mingle.
 Bruschetta Bar

The Pan Asian Station was a fabulous way to display all of the tasty
Peppered Tuna, Pan-Asian Noodle Salad and Pot Stickers.

One of Lisa's favorites from events that she helped us cater was the
Shrimp and Grits Martini Station. Yum!
We also served Chef Carved Steamship Round of Beef with our
Housemade Dinner Rolls and Horseradish Sauce.

Fall Garden Salad Station

Gorditas and Smoked Chicken Quesadillas

How about the precious Hand Crafted Bride and Groom on the Groom's Cake?
It even included the couple's three legged dog, he is wearing a life jacket.
The cakes were done by a very talented family member.All of that
scrollwork was hand done and mirrored the pattern on the table runners.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Anne & JB Wedding at Hoffman Haus

Check out this beautiful Bride in Boots! Better Images on the link.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

At-Home Brunch Reception

At-Home Brunch Reception

I had a great time creating the food for this photo shoot. I am always proud to be associated with Tricia Hamil of Viridian Designs and I am thrilled to know Wendy Poole, Denise Cornell,of Thompson Poole Photography and Sandy of PaperRoot.Please follow the link (At Home Brunch Reception) at the top of this post and make a comment to help us win!

Katie & Chris

We had a wonderful weekend catering the Rehearsal Dinner and the Wedding for Chris and Katie. The Rehearsal was held at Zanzenberg which is in a historical building located in Center Point. This is a lovely venue for small groups (100-125) with a great outside space as well.

Viridian Designs provided quaint arrangements in ball jars and wooden boxes that were perfect for this venue.

In addition to Smoked Brisket we served Cornbread Salad, King Ranch Macaroni & Cheese, Assorted Relishes and Cole Slaw with Peach Cobbler Martinis with Vanilla Ice Cream for dessert.

The Wedding was at Riven Rock Ranch in Comfort. The bride chose a chocolate brown accented with green and white for an understated elegant palette.CarteWheels served a plated meal of Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers, Jalapeno Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Baby Green Beans with Pancetta, and Dinner Rolls & Herb Butter.

The classic florals were of course from Viridian Designs and the cakes from Sophie's Choice Bakery.
Katie baked her famous Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies and offered Diet Coke and Lime as a parting gift for her guests.
Thirst quenchers included Peach Champagne, Sangria and Arnold Palmers all presented in glass barrels.

The Happy Couple

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

CarteWheels Caterers' Open House

We celebrated completeing our 20th year in business with an Open House on March 27, 2010. With the help of Tricia Hamil of Viridian Design Studio our store was transformed into four main themes. Our Pretty in Pink Sweets Table featured a beautiful wedding cake by Sophie Lochte of Sophie's Choice Bakery along with pink and tan candies, housemade pink Marshmallows and French Nutella Macarons. This table also offered a Cactus Pear Lemonade in adorable small bottles with straws.

We had an Asian Station featuring Momofuku's Steamed Buns with Pulled Pork and Cucumber Pickle, a Pan Asian Salad served in Pink Takeout Boxes with Chopsticks, Coconut Chicken in China Spoons and Lemongrass Beef in Lettuce Leaves with Sticky Peanut Sauce.
At the Latin Station we served Beef and Sweet Potato Skewers w/ Chimichurri Sauce, Blac Bean and Corn Salad in Chile Lime Cones with Guacamole and Chile Pearls, and Shrimp Campechana in Martini Glasses.

My personal favorite of the evening was the Paris Cafe Station where we served a Wild Hibiuscus Champagne Cocktail, Frisse Salad with Lardons,Tiny Croutons and Quail Egg, Watermelon Cube with Feta Cheese and Balsamic Syrup, and Gaufrettes topped with Smoked Pork Tenderloin and Carrot Salad.