November 10, 2022

Thanksgiving Traditons

November 10, 2022

Thanksgiving Traditons

Thanksgiving. There is no word that perfectly melds “family,” “friends,” and “food.” It’s a holiday that celebrates togetherness while honoring the plenty of the harvest table. Like many families, our Catering by Michaels family takes pleasure in the traditions surrounding the holiday. Through traditions, we enrich our connections to those who mean so much to us.

Our Delivery Event Coordinators wanted to share a few of their time-honored observances that make Thanksgiving Thanksgiving!

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September 12, 2022

Jewish New Year Traditions: Rosh Hashanah

September 12, 2022

Jewish New Year Traditions: Rosh Hashanah

The Jewish New Year traditionally kicks off in Fall with Rosh Hashanah, which translates from Hebrew to “Head of the New Year.” Marking the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve, Rosh Hashanah comprises the first two days of a 10-day period of prayer, repentance, and charity in Judaism.

The holiday takes place at the beginning of the Hebrew month of Tishrei. Because the Hebrew calendar measures months based on the lunar cycle and years in correspondence to the solar cycle, the celebrations slide around on the secular calendar but usually occur between September and October.

This year (2022) it will start on September 25 at sundown and concludes Tuesday, September 27 at sundown..

Rosh Hashanah serves as the first of the “Ten Days of Repentance”, which marks man’s first sin and his repentance. The Ten Days of Repentance begin with Rosh Hashanah and end in celebration with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

Some of the customs that take place during Rosh Hashanah include:

  • Sounding the shofar, which is to alert listeners of the coming judgment
  • Eating a round challah, which symbolizes the circle of life
  • Eating apples dipped in honey to usher in a sweet New Year
  • Eating of pomegranate to bring a year full of mitzvot and good deeds

Rosh Hashanah apples dipped in honey

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May 20, 2022

Summertime, and the Eatin’ is Easy: A Chef Curated Summer Awaits!

May 20, 2022

Summertime, and the Eatin’ is Easy: A Chef Curated Summer Awaits!

Summer is upon us. Lazy days. Picnics. BBQs. Eating fresh. Gone for now are the heavy, comfort foods of autumn and winter, replaced by lighter fare.

Just as the seasons change, so do our Catering by Michaels menus. And like the first butterfly of the season or that first whiff of Sunday charcoal, the arrival of our Summer menus signals the arrival of longer days, warmer temperatures, and happy gatherings with friends and family.

Catering by Michaels Summer Menu

A Chef Curated Summer: The Day Begins

From morning to late night, our chefs have crafted a menu to satisfy every moment of your summer.

Catering by Michaels Summer Menu

Looking for an effort-free breakfast or brunch? We have you covered with everything from chia pudding and berry parfaits to frittatas & quiches to chicken or tuna salads to our new—and new favorite—French Toast Kebobs. Don’t forget the thick-cut bacon, chicken breakfast sausage, and new crispy hash brown cakes!

A Chef Curated Summer: Dips & Displays

Summer is all about relaxing. And with our dips and displays, you can have easy, delicious fare delivered straight to your door. Fresh vegetable crudites with spinach scallion dip will please the noshing crowd. Our summer skewer display (with grilled adobo chipotle beef sirloin skewers, Greek marinated lamb skewers, cilantro lime-marinated grilled shrimp skews, and cilantro lime-marinated grilled Brussels sprout skewers are sure to please myriad pallets. You can mix ’n match maki. Serve a show-stopping summer shrimp sampler or market charcuterie & cheese display or surf & turf display, and see your guest’s eyes light up!

Catering by Michaels Summer Menu

Want an alternative to run-of-the-mill chips and dip? Try mixing and matching Catering by Michaels chips and dips. Choose from seven different dips, and pair them with five delicious varieties of chips to create your own snack buffet.

A Chef Curated Summer: Appetizers & Mini Sandwiches

Your summer food festival is just getting started! Delight your guests by serving crowd-favorites such as petite pups en croute (pigs in a blanket!), puled BBQ Chicken quesadillas, and sweet or savory beggar’s purses. House-made empanadas, egg rolls, and potstickers, all wrap summer up in tasty packages.

And don’t forget Serbando’s famous nut mix!

Catering by Michaels Summer Menu

Our mini sandwich selections covers so many flavors, inspirations, and dietary considerations, from traditional to innovative, from vegan and vegetarian to delights from land and sea…all between freshly baked bread.

A Chef Curated Summer: Entrees

Summer entrees…what beautiful words! A smoked paprika flank steak display, a sliced beef tenderloin display, Szechwan chicken lettuce wraps, a taco bar…you can wow your guests without the work.

Looking for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options? We can accommodate with grilled whitefish, orange herb grilled salmon, soba noodle salad with tofu, zucchini spaghetti & vegan ragout, and even the ever-popular white cheddar macaroni & cheese!

But what’s that? You say you want to be a little more hands-on and a little more traditional? We are here for you! We have a variety of pre-grilled items you finish cooking in your oven for the easiest backyard grilling party without the grill! Hamburgers, hot dogs, skirt steak, and chicken are all available for you to feed the entire crowd.

A Chef Curated Summer: Salads & Sides

Salads and sides complete a meal, and we have them in abundance. Sumer chopped salad, Chinese chicken salad, watermelon & feta salad…these are just the start of an extensive array!

Add in elote corn salad, grilled corn cobbettes, asparagus with Meyer lemon aioli, and Michaels homemade baked beans, and you are still just scratching the surface. Our summer menu has a full listing for your perusal!

A Chef Curated Summer: Dessert

Catering by Michaels Summer Menu

You did save room for dessert, didn’t you? Classic favorites (think homemade Twinkies, gourmet Rice Krispy treat assortments, bundt cakes, and a sundae bar) shine alongside new classics such as confetti cookie dough lollipops, key lime pie push pops, and lemon semolina cookies.

We have fruit kebobs. We have dessert bars (traditional and gluten-free). We even have a berry bar featuring blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries served with creme Anglaise, brown sugar, and whipped cream.

How to Order Your Chef Curated Summer

For personalized menu suggestions, or to order your own chef curated summer, contact us and we will be more than happy to work with you.

Order Online – WWW.CATERINGBYMICHAELS.COM/ORDERCATERING
Contact us via email at EVENTS@CATERINGBYMICHAELS.COM
Or give us a call at (847) 966-6555


April 5, 2022

So Much More than Eggs!

April 5, 2022

So Much More than Eggs!

The glint of foil-wrapped chocolate rabbits, the tang of egg-dye vinegar, the artificial grass you will continue to find under the chair until the Fourth of July…these can all mean just one thing: Easter is coming!

Easter. It’s a time of renewal and rebirth. It’s a time to celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of brighter days. It’s a time to gather with family and friends. And it’s also a time to enjoy the fresh flavors of Spring! Catering by Michaels is here to help you capture all the promise of the new season on every plate you serve!

Catering by Michaels Easter

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March 10, 2022

A Passover Primer

March 10, 2022

A Passover Primer

Passover is an important holiday filled with celebration, family, and, of course, delicious food. Hosting Passover can require a lot of preparation and time in the kitchen. And extra time is a precious commodity that few of us have. Instead of stressing over the menu and spending all day prepping and cooking, let us take care of this celebratory meal for you!

Catering by Michaels Passover

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