Vegetarian, pescatarian, cage-free, vegan, gluten-free, organic, dairy-free, kosher, hormone-free, cage-free, locally grown… As awareness grows about the impact of our dietary choices, there has been a surge in interest in the way we perceive and enjoy food — especially when we’re celebrating!
At Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, we are more than happy to step up to the plate (so to speak!), to meet those needs ethically, resourcefully and creatively. There are all kinds of ways we are asked to prepare meals for our guests – sometimes several different types of food for an individual event.
Here are some of the tasty, customer-requested foods we’ve recently served:
Protein-rich foods such as lentils, beans, and seitan are being used more in meals and as appetizers. They can be a tasty vegan fuel source.
Nut-based cheeses, such as almond, cashew, and macadamia, are gaining in popularity. Great creamy texture and wonderful taste.
Grain-free and gluten-free
The Health-conscious and those with allergies are looking for tortillas, breads, rolls and pastries made without wheat or corn.
Fermented foods we have served recently include tempeh, kimchi, and sauerkraut. There’s a renewed interest in these for their health benefits as well as delightful flavors.
We’ve served gorgeous vegan pastries, cakes, ice creams, and even chocolates!
Says owner Jacquie Bols, “Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering took an early interest in sustainability and offering a variety of healthy food options, expertly prepared. It just makes sense to us, our customers, and environmental health.”