Month: August 2015

News: Gift Certificates and Joy Ride

A word about Gift Certificates from Laurey’s Catering:

We have been trying to handle a number of inquiries regarding customers who have Laurey’s Catering Gift Certificates and want to redeem them at our business.  Because of the path we had to take to get this company up and running, our business is a completely new entity and a new corporation.  We have no legal association with Laurey’s Catering.  While these are the cold facts, we do understand people’s eagerness to redeem coupons that they feel they are owed.  We have been dealing with these issues as fairly as we can and on a case by case basis.  Many people with outdated Certificates who had plenty of time to redeem them while Laurey’s was still in operation are not going to receive much help.  We want to both satisfy customer requests while still putting our business in a position to succeed.  Given that we are now approaching the 3 month mark for the opening of 67 Biltmore, we would like to put a time limit on these requests.  We will accept inquiries from any outstanding Laurey’s Catering Gift Certificates until the end of August.  This gives folks 2 more full weeks to get in touch with us.  We would like to personally handle these inquiries, so please be sure to ask for Adam and/or Emily.  We will do our best to respond to these requests in a timely manner.  Thanks for understanding.

Obviously, we also have our own 67 Biltmore Downtown Eatery + Catering Gift Certificates that are available for purchase at the front.  We are happy to mail them with personalized notes as well!

 

joy rideMost of you know that we try to honor Laurey Masterton in many ways.  She was such a spirit of Joy for us and our community.  During her last years of her illness she found a lot of support in the Livestrong Program at the YMCA.  After her completion of the program she wanted to be more involved as she often did when she truly believed in something.  Laurey wanted to help raise money to fund the training for instructors so more Livestrong classes could be offered.  She also wanted to help raise money to help the folks on the Livestrong waiting list get into the program faster.  You see, the Livestrong Program is free to participants and their families.

One of Laurey’s huge projects in the last years of her life was the JOYride.   Sadly she was only able to witness and participate in the first year.  With the help of the YMCA, Laurey’s legacy of the JOYride and raising money for this amazing program lives on.  The 3rd annual JOYRide will take place on September 12.  We know how much the program helped Laurey.  She told us again and again.  We know that this program gave her back her Joy after a hard and lengthy treatment.  We are happy to continue to help the YMCA raise money for the Livestrong Program and we hope you will too.

As always, we love to hear from you.  Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]

August Catering Events!

Greetings and happy late Summer to everyone.  We’ve had lots of catering jobs the last few weeks.

Below is a platter we did for our friends at Noble Cider.  They’ve just opened a brand new tasting room and are expanding their operation.  Congrats to Trevor and JoAnna!

Oh, and this Ploughman’s type of lunch platter isn’t really on our catering menu.  We have a very nice Local Artisan Cheese platter already, but this is a step up and heartier with cured meats, pickles, chutneys, breads (not pictured) and other condiments.   They sure enjoyed it.  In fact, they enjoyed it so much that they suggested we add it to our menu.  Not a bad idea!

67 Biltmore in Asheville features a great Ploughman's Lunch
Our Ploughman’s Lunch features great local cheeses, cured meats, toasty baguette, nuts, fruits, and chutneys!

Our BIG week for Penland

Ever cooked for 540 people?  Well, we just did.  Two days in a row!  And for the most part things went relatively smooth.  Admittingly any event in the neighborhood of 500 just about maxes us out.  Storage and refrigeration are the biggest hurdles for us to overcome.  The Penland School of Crafts annual auction occurs every August and we were excited to cook for them this year.  This was a big fundraising event for them so of course they wanted things to be “just right” for their ticket holders.  We rallied our staff, kept them highly caffeinated and then prepped and chopped and cooked ’til we got it all done.  The menus this year were full of tasty summer delights.  We served slow cooked brisket with peach salsa, blue cheese slaw, local lettuce salad and warm apple crisp with caramel drizzle.  Hungry yet?  That was just Friday’s dinner.  Saturday we grilled Ahi Tuna & radicchio with arugula & oranges.  We also served chicken nicoise, fingerling potato salad with herb dijonaisse, crisp sugar snap peas, watermelon with blackberries and fresh mint all followed by fruit hand pies with whipped cream. Yowzers!  See pictures below to continue the mouth watering…