A Little About Me

After growing up making all the sweets at every family gathering and holiday, I fell in love with desserts. I chose to attend the Culinary Arts program at Brigham Young University Idaho. After graduating I have worked at various jobs making cakes and other goodies. The most recent being the Pastry Chef for the Oxford University Club, Taylor Grocery Special Events Catering in Oxford, Mississippi, and now my mom's farm-Fiddlin Rooster Farm- in Water Valley, MS. I have many family recipes and several of my own that I enjoy making and would love to make them for you.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Banquet's for MSMA

This past weekend we had a Friday, Saturday, Sunday event for the MSMA at the Oxford conference center. We served breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day for 2oo people along with a few small events in between those times. I have a few pictures of the desserts Me and my crew made. I ran a kitchen with about 10 people or more. I did most of the baking Wednesday and Thursday with my mom and sister Christie. And then all the finale details (cutting, icing, plating, etc...) the day of the event with the kitchen and serving staff. It was so much fun and I'm so grateful for all the help! I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did. I don't have pictures of everything, but as soon as I get the ones butch took I will post them.
Gourmet cheese cake with strawberries and whip cream,
we served this Saturday night and one lunch that afternoon.

This was the breakfast buffet we set up each morning. It had blueberry muffins, apple cinnamon muffins, banana bread, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, 3 types of danishes (of which Christie made), bagels, biscuits, sausage, bacon, and gravy.

This was the dessert buffet served Friday afternoon. It included: German chocolate cake, strawberry cake, caramel cake, coconut meringue pie, chocolate meringue pie, and apple pie. The lady that ran the entire event collects glass cake stands and brought several of hers to display the desserts on. It was so pretty! This picture just doesn't do it justice.
Here I am making a face at one of the servers! I finally had an excuse to wear my new chef coat!

The strawberry cake was so moist that it began to fall. We had to plate one whole cake
German chocolate cake! My favorite, I'm such a chocoholic!
The inside and top have the German icing. And the outside is iced in a rich chocolate icing.
The coconut and chocolate pie look very similar. The only difference is the coconut on top and the chocolate chips on the other! You can see the caramel cake in the back of this picture. I didn't have a recipe for the icing. I had to make one up that morning. It actually turned out great!

I wish I had more pictures to show now. Unfortunately I spent most of my time in the kitchen and had to get someone else to take the few that I got.

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