We recently had the pleasure of catering a fundraiser for a local temple in Phoenix.  Fundraisers are always a fun time ~ the atmosphere is upbeat and electric, the entertainment entertaining, and it’s nice to be a part of a good cause ~ and Saturday night was certainly no exception!

The evening started with a silent auction and cocktail hour in the courtyard. We served light butler-passed hors d’oeuvres while the guests bid on items and enjoyed a simply beautiful evening. 

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Seared Ahi on Cucumber with Wasabi and Pickled Ginger


Cucumber Rounds Topped with Rice Wine Marinated Pan Seared Fresh Ahi Tuna, Avocado Puree and Candied Ginger

 Toasted Baguettes Topped with Grilled Plum Tomatoes and Aged Balsamic Reduction

Miniature Chicken Tartlets Topped with Fresh Pineapple and Homemade Lemon Basil Pesto

Belgian Endive Boats Filled with Fresh Herbed Tomato Concasse & Crispy Flash Fried Basil

After the silent auction, the guests were ushered into the dining room. The salad course and challah rolls were pre-set for the guests to enjoy during the presentations and speeches. For 250 people, we set up two double-sided buffet tables on opposite sides so the guests could be served quickly.


Freshly Baked Challah Dinner Rolls Served with Parve Margarine Rosettes (served pre-plated)

Freshly Baked Whole Grain Dinner Rolls Served with Parve Margarine (displayed on buffet)

Baby Field Greens Salad with Red & Yellow Cherry Tomatoes, Jicama, Toasted Walnuts and Fresh Strawberries Served with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Seared Roulades of Chicken Filled with Shaved Almonds and Homemade Sweet Potato Puree Drizzled with Fresh Sage Butternut Squash Sauce

Vegetarian Option: Roasted Acorn Squash Filled with Israeli Cous Cous, Pine Nuts, Cranberries, Lentils and Minced Bell Peppers

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Fresh Rosemary and Garlic

                                                                  Sautéed Fresh Balsamic Glazed Asparagus


After the exciting live auction and dance duo, the band (an awesome party band ~ so much fun!) sang Happy Birthday to the Rabbi and a gorgeous birthday cake and dessert was served.

Chocolate Tulip Cups with Fresh BerriesDESSERT AND COFFEE PRESENTATION

Mini Cocktail Pastries Including Flourless Dark Chocolate Triangles, Apple Caramel Tartlets, Honey Pecan Diamonds & Chocolate Cups with Seasonal Berries & Chambord Reduction

Freshly Baked Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Mousse Filling with Inscription

                    Regular and Decaf Colombian Coffee with Crystallized Sugars, Whipped Topping & Chocolate Shavings


We look forward to catering this fundraising event again next year!