sun valley catering

Planning a Seasonally Fresh Party Menu

One of the reasons Rasberrys Catering does not create standard catering menus is because 1. every client is different and 2. we always use local, organic fresh and in-season whenever and wherever possible.  When you give Rasberrys creative freedom to just make good food, you will be amazed with the results.  Our food is fresh, flavorful and hearty. 

Here are some suggestions on ways to incorporate fresh seasonal produce in your party planning with (or without) Rasberrys Catering in Sun Valley.  Whether its a dinner for 8, rehearsal dinner, wedding or corporate summer picnic, a fresh menu always gets applause.

Winter Fruits & Vegetables

Beets, Pumpkins, Carrots, Shallots, Garlic, Spinach, Quince, Winter Squash, Winter Greens (in hoop house or boxes), Dandelion Greens, Jerusalem Artichoke, Potatoes, Kale, Dry Beans, Mache

Spring Fruits & Vegetables

Chard, Carrots, Radishes, Peas, Kale, Tarragon, Turnips, Lettuce, Chives, Spring Onions, Bok Choy, Beets, Rhubarb, Mache, Strawberries, Arugula, Spinach

Summer Fruits & Vegetables

Eggplant, Peppers, Onions, Arugula, New Potatoes, Rhubarb, Peas, Green Garlic, Asparagus, Cilantro, Apples, Bok Choy, Corn, Apricots, Blackberries, Garlic, Carrots, Plum Cots, Summer Squash, Nectarines, Beets, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Peaches, Tomatoes, Pears, Blueberries, Favas, Basil, Raspberries, Strawberries

Fall Fruits & Vegetables

Pears, Melon, Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Blackberries, Apples, Strawberries, Plums, Peaches, Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Basil, Radish, Bok Choy, Potatoes, Eggplant, Dill, Summer Squash, Lettuce, Beans, Turnips, Beets, Kale, Chard, Peppers, Leeks, Winter Squash, Cilantro

Source: Edible Idaho

5 Things your Kitchen Needs Now

Our kitchens may have enjoyed their summer break, but with holiday season fast approaching they will be busy once again!  Whether you are the chef or one comes to visit (like Rasberrys Catering!), here are a few items that will make meal prep much easier.

1. Tongs - small tongs, not big grill-size utensils

2. Spatulas - plastic or rubber, you can never have too many

3. Toaster Oven - easy to reheat small items without starting the oven

4. Microplane - perfect for grating cheese or nutmeg and zesting citrus

5. Whisk - way more efficient than a spoon for mixing

Questions to ask your Sun Valley wedding caterer

Congratulations to all the newly engaged couples, during the 2016 holiday season.  One of the biggest decisions you will make (besides the dress!) is your caterer.  The food and beverage served at a wedding celebration is one of the ways couples share their taste and style with guests.  Be sure to ask the right questions, to ensure your special day will be just how you envisioned.  The Knot shares questions to ask the pros, before you sign your wedding catering contract.