Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Select Service and Chef Kelvin nominated for the 2011 Cambridge Times Readers' Choice Awards!

 The nominations are in and Select Service Caterers and Chef Kelvin are up again this year for bragging rights to the best of the best in Cambridge.  Select Service has been nominated for Best Catering Company, and Chef Kelvin has been nominated for Best People -Best Chef.  Voting starts tonight at midnight and runs until October 2nd at midnight.  Registering to vote just requires an email address and a few minutes - register and vote here at the Cambridge Times Readers' Choice site, and watch for the winners announcements later in October.

Don't forget to vote!

KidsAbility thank you reception at Rainbow Lake

A perfect day for an outdoor event, on Sunday September 11, 2011 Select Service donated their time for a thank you reception for KidsAbility.  Guests were invited to browse about a dozen local restaurants and vendors who had prepared one-bite items for the reception.  Select prepared a cube of watermelon with balsamic orange reduction and pistachios - a twist on a classic fruit skewer. 


Modern station buffet wedding at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery

 Congratulations to Philip and Iain!  Their September 10, 2011 wedding reception was intimate with a small group of 60 guests at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery.  Taking advantage of the contemporary decor, Philip and Iain chose an art deco theme for their wedding, with bright popping red as an accent colour to the sleek modern space. 
The menu featured three food stations - salads, pasta/potato, and meat.  We prefer to break up a buffet whenever possible to avoid the dreaded buffet line at weddings.  Guests are free to start at any station they like, and the evening takes on a more relaxed and casual feel.

Guests find their seats and wait for the grand entrance of the wedding couple

 Josie greets guests as they arrive to the Gallery from the nearby Grist Mill where the ceremony was held.  The welcome table featured a light and refreshing non-alcoholic strawberry "champagne" punch

 The head table - we love weddings at the Gallery, no need to decorate, the exhibits take care of it for you!

Imogen working on salads for the buffet stations.
The salad station set-up.  We used a round table to allow guests to access the platters from all sides

The potato and pasta station, featuring individual scalloped potatoes, rosemary and garlic roasted baby potatoes, and finished-in-front-of-you rotini pasta with tomato and grilled vegetable sauce

The meat station, featuring ricotta and sage stuffed chicken breast in a white wine sauce and Wellesley apple butter glazed pork tenderloin.