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.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Taylor Grocery Meet and Greet!

On July 14th we held a meet and greet reception at The Taylor Grocery restaurant. It was to share with some of the event planners in oxford some of the new things we are doing. Most people associate Taylor Grocery with catfish only; however, we do much more!

This is me with my mom Rhonda Webb. She helped me with the groom's cake and took all the pictures that night. We made the groom's cake look like the ole miss football stadium.
Here the owner, catering manager, and myself are getting our picture taken for the Oxford Invitation magazine!

This is me and the catering manager Butch Scott.
I think the cake turned out great!

The theme was rustic to match the store and we used chocolate brown and yellow linens with sunflowers for decorations. So I decided to design the wedding cake around that theme.
I used a chocolate fondant to cover the cake and piped on some sunflowers. The ribbon is made out of fondant that is painted with a sunflower orange edible powder.

I made the fruit arrangement with grapes, blueberries, and strawberries.
We served pecan tassies, and fruit cups as some of the desserts.

These are key lime tassies.
We also served hors d'oeuvres.
These are our chicken salad cucumber bites and tomato salad cups.
My pictures are a little out of order. Here are some more desserts. We made chocolate bites, some in white chocolate and some in milk.
I'm a little sad the some of the pictures looked great on the camera but when we put them on the computer they were fuzzy. I had to include some though because I still think they look OK even with the fuzz.

Everyone raved over my fruit dip garnished with some fresh mint from my mom's garden.
We served this raspberry lemon punch for our non alcohol guests such as myself.
All in all I think it was a great evening and we have gotten a few events from it, so I think it was well worth the work. For those who came or helped in anyway thank you so much. And I hope all those who missed out can book there next event with us and enjoy some of the same wonderful food!

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