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Lisa Ware
October 15, 2020

Thanksgiving Traditions

October 15, 2020

Thanksgiving Traditions

Lisa Ware

It is so hard to believe that we are halfway through October and already thinking of Thanksgiving. One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is all the traditions and memories associated with the holiday. My job as a kid was to set the Thanksgiving table. I took this job very seriously. When I was about 7, I made salt dough turkey cut-outs and then hand-painted them with my sister and cousin. My mom still uses them at every place setting to this day. As I got older, I was in the kitchen with my mom all week leading up to the big day and those are some of my favorite memories cooking all day with my mom.

Salt Dough Turkey

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John Caruso
September 14, 2020

We Are All Together For Yom Kippur

September 14, 2020

We Are All Together For Yom Kippur

John Caruso

One of our favorite things about Catering by Michaels is the different cultures and religions on our team. Many members of our team are not familiar with the Jewish holidays when they join our company. Since these holidays are a big part of our business, we always take the time every year to teach the traditions and cuisine of each holiday.

On Yom Kippur, people will come together for fasting and prayer from before sundown on the previous night until after sundown on the day of the fast. This means no food or drink is consumed for 24 hours. Foods that are comforting, filling, and requiring minimal preparation are the perfect foods to eat after a day of fasting.

Food and Tradition

Bagel and Kugel

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John Caruso
September 8, 2020

Rosh Hashanah: A New Year for Us All

September 8, 2020

Rosh Hashanah: A New Year for Us All

John Caruso

This year, Rosh Hashanah is particularly meaningful. The holiday marks the beginning of a new year in the Jewish calendar. And beginnings are an opportunity to look toward the future while acknowledging the past which brought us here.

Rosh Hashanah is a time to reflect on family, happiness, and humility. During these times of the COVID-19 pandemic and political/social uncertainty, all of us at Catering by Michaels believe family, happiness, and humility are the perfect antidotes to the extraordinary circumstances of 2020.

We read an amazing article in The Jerusalem Post about celebrating Rosh Hashanah during COVID-19. Andy Slavitt, a former Obama administration official who ran Medicare and Medicaid, says, “This is a year for maximum creativity! When I say use creativity, don’t lose the spirit of what makes the holiday special!” We couldn’t agree more and can help be your creative partner.

Rosh Hashanah

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Lisa Ware
August 27, 2020

Summer Weekends & Labor Day

August 27, 2020

Summer Weekends & Labor Day

Lisa Ware

I don’t know about you, but I always like to have something to look forward to, especially now, during this global pandemic. I cannot even believe that September is almost here, and the end of summer is near. I always loved Labor Day weekend as a kid – it normally meant summer days full of pool swimming, lake house weekends, and delicious backyard barbecues with friends and family. As an adult, Labor Day weekend normally means a weekend full of events or on the rare occasion we have the weekend off, a road trip, or a short flight somewhere for a long weekend with adventures, great food, and time with my husband, friends, and family. This year definitely looks a little different, but that doesn’t mean it can’t still be full of your favorite things!

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Lisa Ware
August 5, 2020

What Will You Take With You?

August 5, 2020

What Will You Take With You?

Lisa Ware

It’s been a minute since I have written a blog. We opened back up and the business of being open and operating during COVID-19 took over. That is another blog entirely and I will get to it, but that is not what I want to talk about today. I read yet another fantastic MIBE (Make It Better Everyday) message from my friend and mentor, Anthony Lambatos, from Footers Catering in Denver, Colorado. Seriously – sign up for his weekly MIBE message, his words are gold and always thought-provoking. I read his MIBE message from last week (the inspiration for this post) and knew that I needed to do this same activity with our team. We brought our sales team back into the office this week on an alternating A/B schedule. This is the first time any of them have been at their desks or inside our doors since March 16th. I have a few tears in my eyes just thinking about the journey we have been on thus far.

Our Wonderful Sales Team

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