Life as a Caterer

After I completed Professional Cooking course, I worked at the Esterhazy Motor Hotel where I fell in love with banquet style food service. I love the hustle and bustle of this type of food service. It requires careful planning, organization, and imagination. Granted if I just wanted the ‘rush’ from cooking, any given Sunday at the ‘Motor’ would suffice 🙂 Oh those were the days!! As life took its many directions, I always knew I would return to my love of cooking. I have decorated cakes for many years, and made several of my relatives Wedding Cakes. I attended my first Cooking Competition while in cooking school, where I entered the ‘Gateaux’ classification. This is just a fancy name for cake, anyway, to my surprise and my instructors surprise I won a SILVER medal for the wedding cake I submitted! Since then I have been too ‘afraid’ to enter again as I do not like to lose…just ask my family!

Well it has taken me almost 12 years to ‘bite the bullet’ and start catering. For many years I have tossed around the idea of catering as I LOVE cooking for others. My late mother was very influential in my learning to cook. She worked at several restaurants in Esterhazy while growing up. At home she always went above and beyond for family gatherings and Christmas dinners. Something I did not appreciate when I was young. My mom was also influential in my learning Cake Decorating. She had an affinity for this and a natural talent. I spent hours watching her cook and decorate cakes.

I hope to use this blog to provide you with recipies, instruction and some humor! if you have any suggestions, drop me a message!! I want to thank my right hand man, Tyler, for all he does to support me and help make my dream a reality!

Have an awesome day!!


Published by Laura

I am a Red Seal Chef, born and raised in Esterhazy. I recieved my formal cooking education through SIAST, now Sask Polytec. I have indepth experience in banquet service and I am an avid baker.

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