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Catering Fresh Wins 2nd Place for Their Bootleg Cider Chili!

Taylor Holland and Gail Blair (center) of Catering Fresh along with team members Tina (left) and Colleen (right)

Chili Cook Off Award

Bootleg Cider Chili

Catering Fresh Serves up Their Winning Bootleg Cider Chili at the Allen Rotary Club’s Annual Chili Cook Off!!

Saturday, October 8th, 2011 Catering Fresh entered and took home prizes from the Allen Rotary Club’s Annual Chili Cook Off located at the Village of Allen and Fairview. This was a great day for all contestants and the public. The booths were decorated with fun themes, all different flavors of chili, and fun camaraderie from everyone around.

Catering Fresh Started at six in the morning loading their truck down with all sorts of antique decor and packing all of their ingredients to prepare five gallons of Bootleg Cider Chili. This was their first year to enter and it most definitely won’t be their last…so watch out next year competition because they’re going for 1st next time!! Twenty plus contestants set up their booths that morning with smiles on their faces for all of the exciting awards to be announced later including hottest chili and best decorated booth. everyone worked hard and had a wonderful time meeting one another on such a gorgeous October day. Thanks to all of Catering Fresh’s team members they walked away with two awards!! Catering Fresh was awarded second place overall chili and best decorated booth! They are very much looking forward to entering next years competition and looking to see what else they can get into.

First Place: Joey Allette
Second Place: Catering Fresh
Third Place: Davidson Auto Care

Congratulations to all of this years winners!! See you all next year!!!

Taylor of Catering Fresh Serving Up the Winning Bootleg Cider Chili

The Guys Having a Good Ol' Time at The Chili Cook Off

Happy Taylor of Catering Fresh

Tina, Catering Fresh Team Member for Chili Cook Off


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Dinner for Two! “MommaChef’s” meet Chef Matthew Melton!

"MommaChef Winners"
Meet Chef Matthew Melton!

The Story and the Update:

“MommaChefs” is a competition that was held between the Alley’s House students of Dallas. Catering Fresh’s Gail Blair and Taylor Holland have been teaching hands on cooking classes for the students with an emphasis on eating healthy, yummy, and on a budget. As they like to call it “Budget Healthy”. These young moms and soon to be mothers have willingly joined Alley’s House to better improve their future and on their own free will they have also been participating in the once a month cooking class with Catering Fresh to learn more about cooking better for themselves and their children without breaking the bank.
The girls come to the class ready to learn. The class allows them to cook hands on, learn neat tips, take home new recipes, and fill their heads with food knowledge. Oh, and lets not forget, EAT!!! After many classes Gail decided that it was time for a cookoff! The goal was to see who could cook the best dish with the healthiest ingredients. Let us just say that the judging was way too hard!! All of the dishes featured many of the lessons taught with eye appealing style. They all won!
The winners had won a free cooking class from some of the country’s top Chefs! Market Street in Mckinney,Tx and Stephanie Gandy from the Dallas Agape Clinic gladly donated these courses so that the students/winners from Alley’s House could further their knowledge and stay inspired! A great big hats off!!
These photos are of Charmaine and Valerie’s trip to the culinary kitchen of Market Street in Mckinney,TX. They attending the class of Executive Chef Matthew Melton, Lawry’s The Prime Rib. This was an amazing course for the girls to attend. Chef Matthew Melton made the class fun, funny, inspiring, interesting, captivating, and delicious. He took the time out to address the girls during the class making them feel 100% involved. He also stayed after to talk with them, take photos, and sign a copy of his class menu. Many thanks to him for making this day memorable for them and the rest of the attending class and volunteer staff.

Chef Matthew Melton signs copies of his class menu for the girls of Alley's House

“Our “MommaChef” winners, Valerie and Charmaine had a blast with Matthew Melton from Lawry’s tonight at Market Street in Mckinney. They had front row seats to see the master chef in action. Matt is a very funny guy and had the whole room in stitches. THANKS MATT! for showing the girls such a good time. They can’t wait to come back!” -Gail Blair-

Front Row Seats!!

“This was amazing! I was so impressed with Chef Matthew Melton’s fun and kind personality. He had a wonderful way of making everyone feel like he was just one of your friends. This was a wonderful class for the girls to attend” -Taylor Holland-


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Alley’s Cooking Class Competition!!!!!

Alley's House Cookin' it Up!!

Alley’s House and Catering Fresh announces “MommaChef” (our version of Masterchef).  The contestants (Alley’s mothers) will be competing for a chance to learn from the best.   The Grand Prize will be a cooking class taught by a world-wide renown chef (to be announced).  All entries must be made from scratch and will be judged for presentation and nutrition by a panel of their peers and mentors.  Go Girls!  All recipes must be submitted by Friday August 1st. to be judged on Monday August 4th, 12:00 non at Grace United Methodist Church.  Thanks Reverend Reedy for stopping by today and for allowing us in your amazing kitchen!  I can’t believe how far we have come – you girls are amazing and make us smile!

P.S.  Hey Kaylee – this is Gail talking.   Good job on the whole grain, fat-free, sugar-free cornbread today.   Better than mine!!!!! Love Ya’ll!!

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Market Street Cooking Class

We will be at Market Street in Mckinney on September 10th!! Come join our cooking class! This class is great for any range of cooking skills. The class menu will be gluten, diabetic, and vegan friendly. Carnivore approved!!

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