Catering By Michaels
May 3, 2018

Treat Mom to the Gift of Relaxation with Mother’s Day Brunch Catering

May 3, 2018

Treat Mom to the Gift of Relaxation with Mother’s Day Brunch Catering

Catering By Michaels

Moms do so much for us. They’re always willing to give advice (solicited or not!), always have a shoulder to cry on when things get tough, and best of all—they love us no matter what. Then there’s the fact that they’re the reason why we’re here in the first place!

With all of these things in mind, it only seems fair to give back on Mother’s Day. Moms give so much every day of the year—the least we can do is give them a day of relaxation and appreciation!

One way to show mom just how much she means to you is by organizing a Mother’s Day brunch in her honor. And just so mom doesn’t feel any pressure to cook or clean up on her special day, consider ordering a delicious delivered brunch from Catering by Michaels.

Below are a few brunch ideas, but as always, we can customize a menu based on mom’s favorites:

SWEET STARTERS/BUFFET SELECTION

MINIATURE SWEETS DU JOUR

Assorted quickbreads, scones, muffins, danish and croissants.

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY & COCONUT GRANOLA BARS

FRENCH TOAST KEBOBS

Glazed with a caramel Grand Marnier sauce with fresh grilled pineapple and strawberry.

APPETIZERS AND SIDES

DEVILED EGGS WITH SMOKED SALMON & TOBIKKO

SPRINGTIME SALAD 

Mesclun greens, romaine, red leaf lettuce and spinach, celery, scallions, mandarin oranges, strawberries and glazed sliced almonds in our homemade strawberry vinaigrette.

Mother's day salad

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Catering By Michaels
March 7, 2018

New Game Time Menu: Just in Time for March Madness

March 7, 2018

New Game Time Menu: Just in Time for March Madness

Catering By Michaels

It seems like not a week goes by without something exciting happening in the sports world. Whether it’s a new season, an exciting play, or even a little drama—it’s certainly never boring!

Sports fans are starting to think about their brackets for March Madness (also known as the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament), where the best of the best in college basketball (68 teams to be exact) go head to head for a shot at winning it all and becoming national champions. 

Let the insanity begin!

At Catering by Michaels, we’re just as excited (ok, if not more…) for the opportunity to relax our diets a bit in the name of the game. While the Super Bowl may be the single day of the year where Americans, on average, consume the most calories in one sitting (yes, even more than Thanksgiving!), we’re willing to bet that the series of events that make up March Madness could give it a run for its money!

[But don’t feel too bad—January is for dieting. March is for basketball and time with friends!]

Catering by Michaels Game Time Catering Menu

Alongside our many delicious catering menu options, we’re excited to announce our Game Time menu. It’s stuffed to the brim with delectable (and yes, indulgent) treats to satisfy any basketball fan. 

Score a game worthy spread while you cheer on your favorite teams. Here are some of the highlights, including many favorite game-time foods:

  • Pregame festivities: Dips, wings, and other totally snackable appetizers. You can even order a Bloody Mary bar kit. We’re just warming up!
  • Sideline salads: Though watching March Madness games offers the perfect excuse to indulge, our salads offer a great balance so you don’t have to feel too guilty at the end of the day. The Fajita Steak salad is a nice mix of healthy and tasty.
  • And the final score is…: It’s all about dessert! Options like our Bourbon Pecan Pie Bread Pudding Muffins will be enjoyed most by partygoers with a more mature palate (though there’s plenty there for the kids, as well).

Bloody Mary Skewers & Bloody Mary Condiment PackageChili Con Carne Chipotle Chicken Mini Sandwich

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Catering By Michaels
June 5, 2017

A Special Father’s Day Menu

June 5, 2017

A Special Father’s Day Menu

Catering By Michaels

Now that Mother’s Day is over, it’s time to give Dad’s day the attention it deserves. Last year, we shared a Father’s Day menu that we catered for the holiday. This year, we’re serving up another special menu we created just for Father’s Day, along with a shrimp pico de gallo recipe that Dad is sure to love — and you can make anytime!

BOURBON MAPLE SMASH

Bourbon, maple syrup, fresh orange juice,
angostura bitters, sparkling water, orange garnish.

SOUTHWESTERN SHRIMP PICO DE GALLO 

Baby shrimp, avocado, onion, tomato and cilantro,
served with homemade 
lime yellow corn tortilla chips.

MINIATURE SIRLOIN & SLAW SANDWICHES

Marinated sirloin, wasabi mayonnaise, sesame slaw
and red cabbage on a miniature pretzel round.

SMOKED GOUDA MACARONI & CHEESE

Cavatappi noodles tossed with smoked Gouda cheese sauce,
topped with panko bread
crumbs and Parmesan cheese,
and baked until golden brown.

ROCKY ROAD COOKIES 

Topped with mini marshmallows, pecans and chocolate drizzle.

Our Bourbon Maple Smash drink is perfect for the Dad that enjoys the finer things in life, but appreciates a new take on an old classic. We’re willing to bet that even the most Bourbon-averse person at the party won’t be able to resist a sip.


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Emily Proia
September 20, 2016

Yom Kippur

September 20, 2016

Yom Kippur

Emily Proia

Yom Kippur is considered to be one of the most important and holiest holidays in the Jewish calendar. “Yom Kippur” means “Day of Atonement,” which refers to the yearly Jewish observance of fasting, prayer and repentance. This Jewish holiday is part of the High Holidays – which also includes Rosh Hashanah.

Yom Kippur falls at the 10th day of Tishri, and this year, it begins the evening of October 11 and ends the evening of October 12.

Here’s everything you need to know about Yom Kippur.

Fasting

Fasting is an act of fulfilling the biblical commandment to “practice self-denial.” The fast enables putting aside physical desires to instead focus on spiritual needs. These spiritual needs are actualized through prayer, repentance, and self-improvement.

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Emily Proia
September 13, 2016

Event Catering Chicago + Rosh Hashanah

September 13, 2016

Event Catering Chicago + Rosh Hashanah

Emily Proia

Rosh Hashanah is a religious festival which literally means “Head of the New Year.” This festival marks the beginning of the Jewish New Year, as well as the start of a 10 day period of prayer, self-examination and repentance. For people who practice Judaism, it also marks the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve.

The Jewish Year

Rosh Hashanah is celebrated for two days, beginning in the Hebrew month of Tishrei. Because of the difference between the solar and lunar calendar, the occasion doesn’t fall on a static date each year, but usually happens in September or October in the secular calendar.

This year (2016), Rosh Hashanah will start the evening of October 2 and will end the evening of October 4.

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