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Holiday Family Feast

Posted Friday, December 06, 2013 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

It is officially the most wonderful time of year, and things just got even better! Our chefs have put together a beautiful holiday catering package for your family to enjoy this December. Make your celebration even more memorable (and delicious!) by ordering one of our holiday family feast dinners for 10, available for pick-up or delivery the day before Christmas Eve (Mon, 12/23 from 10am-1pm). The delight-filled menu is below...This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to book your family's meal! No matter what holiday you are celebrating, let us help you make it even more special.

Holiday Family Feast Dinner Package For 10: $225

Artisinal Cheese Plate (imported & domestic cheeses + quince paste + vanilla-pear chutney + sliced baguettes + gourmet crackers)

Winter Greens Salad (seasonal greens + toasted walnuts + Pt. Reyes bleu cheese + cinnamon-poached pears + dried cherries + maple-balsamic vinaigrette)

Roasted Chestnut Stuffing (caramelized onions + fresh thyme)

Seasonal Baby Vegetable Medley (cauliflower + zucchini + carrots + mixed squash + garlic + fresh herbs)

Home Town Twice Baked Potatoes (boursin cheese + golden crisp)

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls + butter

Chocolate Bundt Cake (Nutella glaze + festive sugar cookies)

Family Feast for 10 - $225 (+Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib - $120/serves 10)

(+Macintosh Apple & Cherry Stuffed Pork Loin - $70/serves 10) (+Delivery - $45)

Includes: reheating instructions // items displayed on black plastic platters & aluminum pans // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // 858.527.0226

Thanksgiving Catering

Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

Imagine celebrating the year's most scrumptious holiday without all of the stress and mess! The Wild Thyme Company deliciously offers super tasty, homemade Thanksgiving dinner packages for 10, available for pick-up or delivery the day before Turkey Fest (Wednesday, 11/27 from 10am-2pm). This year's menu is as follows...This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to book your family's meal! Eat, drink, and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

“Everything but the Bird” Dinner Package for 10 : $185

Harvest Spinach Salad - baby spinach, dried figs & cranberries, poached pear, manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds, & Spanish sherry vinaigrette

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Soufflé with praline crust

Seasonal Baby Vegetable Medley - roasted carrots, squash, red & golden beets, garlic, & fresh herbs

Traditional Stuffing - herbs, celery & shallots

Cranberry-Orange Compote

Homemade Turkey Gravy

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls with butter

Pumpkin-Caramel Bundt Cake with pecan turtle chocolate crunch

 

(+ Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey Breast - $70/serves 10) (+ Honey-Ginger Glazed Ham - $60/serves 10) (+ Delivery - $45)

Includes: reheating instructions // Items displayed on black plastic platters & aluminum pans //  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  // 858.527.0226

Holiday Family Feast

Posted Sunday, December 02, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

It is officially the most wonderful time of year, and things just got even better! Our chefs have put together a beautiful holiday catering package for your family to enjoy this December. Make your celebration even more memorable (and delicious!) by ordering one of our holiday family feast dinners for 10, available for pick-up or delivery the day before Christmas Eve (Mon, 12/23 from 10am-1pm). The delight-filled menu is below... This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_self">contact us today to book your family's meal! No matter what holiday you are celebrating, let us help you make it even more special.

Holiday Family Feast - Dinner Package for 10

 

Artisinal Cheese Plate (imported & domestic cheeses + quince paste + vanilla-pear chutney + sliced baguettes + gourmet crackers)

Winter Greens Salad (seasonal greens + toasted walnuts + Pt. Reyes bleu cheese + cinnamon-poached pears + dried cherries + maple-balsamic vinaigrette)

Roasted Chestnut Stuffing (caramelized onions + fresh thyme)

Seasonal Baby Vegetable Medley (cauliflower + zucchini + carrots + mixed squash + garlic + fresh herbs)

Home Town Twice Baked Potatoes (boursin cheese + golden crisp)

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls + butter

Chocolate Bundt Cake (Nutella glaze + festive sugar cookies)

 

Family Feast for 10 - $225 (+Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib - $120/serves 10)

(+Macintosh Apple & Cherry Stuffed Pork Loin - $70/serves 10) (+Delivery - $45)

Includes: reheating instructions // items displayed on black plastic platters & aluminum pans // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // 858.527.0226

Thanksgiving Catering

Posted Thursday, November 01, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

Imagine celebrating the year's most scrumptious holiday without all of the stress and mess! The Wild Thyme Company deliciously offers super tasty, homemade Thanksgiving dinner packages for 10, available for pick-up or delivery the day before Turkey Fest (Wednesday, 11/27 from 10am-2pm). This year's menu is as follows...This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. today to book your family's meal! Eat, drink, and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

“Everything but the Bird” Dinner Package for 10: $185

 

Harvest Spinach Salad - baby spinach, dried figs & cranberries, poached pear, manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds, & Spanish sherry vinaigrette

 

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

 

Sweet Potato Soufflé with praline crust

 

Seasonal Baby Vegetable Medley - roasted carrots, squash, red & golden beets, garlic, & fresh herbs

 

Traditional Stuffing - herbs, celery & shallots

 

Cranberry-Orange Compote

 

Homemade Turkey Gravy

 

Cranberry-Walnut Rolls with butter

 

Pumpkin-Caramel Bundt Cake with pecan turtle chocolate crunch

 

(+ Lemon-Thyme Roasted Turkey Breast - $70/serves 10)

(+ Honey-Ginger Glazed Ham - $60/serves 10) (+ Delivery - $45)

Includes: reheating instructions // Items displayed on black plastic platters & aluminum pans // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // 858.527.0226

Halloween Catering

Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

If you love the spookiest time of year as much as we do, you're surely looking for some festive food to serve at your upcoming Halloween party! Your guests will feast on fun...and these delightful eats!

Frightening Finger Foods...

Mummy (Spring) Rolls with shrimp & mango + blood orange dipping sauce

Potato Coffins with curried chicken & mango chutney

Eye Balls on-a-stick! with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, & balsamic drizzle

Marinated & Grilled Vegetables with flatbread, rustic rolls & black bean cobweb-covered hummus

 

Scarily Good Sweets!

Mini Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with orange buttercream

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Caramel Apple Crunch Cheesecake Bars

$17 per guest (minimum of 15)

Includes: biodegradable plates, napkins, cutlery, & plastic serving utensils // Items displayed on black plastic platters // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wild Thyme for Breakfast

Posted Friday, October 05, 2012 , Posted in Recipes from the Wild Thyme Company

Just in time for the first official full fall weekend, we present you with Chef Dawn's original Wild Thyme granola recipe! Perhaps you've had the pleasure of trying this tasty treat at one of the many breakfast meetings we've catered...or enjoyed a mini yogurt parfait at a brunch reception of ours. Whether you've tried this stuff or not, you are being urged to try making it at home! This homemade granola is the perfect way to start your day...and a great option for an afternoon snack as well! Try it out and report back to us...go granola!

Homemade Granola

In a bowl, mix together...

(3 cups) rolled oats

(1 cup) sliced almonds

(1 cup) shredded sweetened coconut

(¼ cup) sesame seeds

In a small sauce pan, melt together...

(¼ cup) brown sugar

(¼ cup) maple syrup

(¼ cup) orange juice concentrate

(1 stick) butter

(¾ teaspoon) salt

(1 cup) raisins or your favorite dried fruit(s)!

Directions...Preheat oven to 250° F / Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans / Cook for 1 hour + 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color / Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl / Add dried fruits and mix evenly // Add to your favorite yogurt, milk or top on a frozen treat and enjoy!

Graduation Party Catering

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

It is the best time of year to be a San Diego local! The weather is unbeatable, the daylight lasts longer and there are so many proud parents planning all sorts of graduation parties. Whether you are coordinating a Hawaiian luau for your daughter's high school graduation or a Mexican-themed fiesta for your son's college graduation, Wild Thyme is here to help you celebrate. The Wild Thyme Company Catering + Events offers not only themed menus (from Mediterranean to Indian and homestyle to upscale) but we also love creating customized menus. So if your dream party is fit to the theme of "Mad Men," we've got your menu covered. Decided that you'd like to congratulate your loved ones over a delicious summer BBQ spread? We've got some fantastic seasonal picnic catering ideas as well! We're here to answer any questions you may have and hope to be able to fit your needs for any special occasion...call Wild Thyme today to chat with one of our event specialists about your next big event! (858.527.0226)

Tasty Wedding Mini Appetizers

Posted Thursday, April 05, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Company in Action!

Many thanks to Exquisite Weddings Magazine for including us in their latest issue, out on stands now! We had so much fun at the mini appetizers photo shoot with our friends from Continental Catering and Carriage Trade Catering. Jennifer Dery Photography did a fantastic job of making our food look as beautiful as it is tasty so we'd like to send her our love as well! If you or someone you know is getting married in San Diego, The Wild Thyme Company wedding catering is the way to your guests' hearts! Our tray-passed hors d'oeuvres are the perfect way to start off your cocktail hour and the buffets, plated dinner packages and chef-attended action stations we have to choose from will surely satisfy your foodie dreams! Give us a call today to discuss your special plans and talk to one of our event specialists about setting up a wedding tasting! (858.527.0226 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Feast on the Luck of the Irish!

Posted Saturday, March 10, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

The Wild Thyme Company has the perfect food

to accompany your St. Patrick's Day celebration!

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Corned Beef & Cabbage

Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

Roasted Red Potatoes with garlic & herbs

Irish Soda Bread Scones with whipped butter

Crispy Green Salad with green goddess dressing

Guinness Cupcakes with whiskey ganache & Bailey’s buttercream frosting

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with mint buttercream frosting

Shamrock Shortbread Cookies with green glitter sprinkles

$17 per chap (minimum of 15)

Menu includes: biodegradable plates, napkins, cutlery, & plastic serving utensils

Hot food will be presented in aluminum pans; cold items on black plastic platters

It’s your lucky day – delivery is on us!

Order your St. Patrick's Day catering today! (available 3/13-3/17)

Wild Thymes at the San Diego Polo Club

Posted Monday, March 05, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Company in Action!

We couldn't be more excited to announce that we have been selected as the official caterer for the 2012 San Diego Polo Club summer polo season. We will be serving up some specially-designed boutique bites for the fantastic crowds every Sunday including: fare-to-share, fresh salads, tasty sandwiches & paninis, kid-friendly items, sweet treats, and delicious cold refreshments! Come out to watch a chukker (or 12!) and see us one Sunday this summer - the season kicks off June 10th and runs through September. Julia Roberts isn't the only lucky lady who gets to look good while stomping divots anymore!

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Wild Thyme Wedding Catering - A Hit!

Posted Friday, January 20, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Company in Action!

We absolutely adore our brides and the love has been recipricated! The Wild Thyme Company is proud to announce that we have won WeddingWire's 2012 Bride's Choice Awards. Each year, WeddingWire recognizes the top 5% of local wedding professionals from their extensive network and thanks to our wonderful client reviews, we now hold the trophy for wedding catering experts in San Diego!

We love what we do, we are passionate about food, and we care about every last detail that leads to client happiness so this is a wonderful honor and we look forward to making many more couples "5-star stoked" in 2012!

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Wild Thyme In The Press

Posted Thursday, January 12, 2012 , Posted in Wild Thyme Company in Action!

Chef Dawn Parks' Restaurant Debut

ST. GERMAIN’S BISTRO & CAFÉ LAUNCHES LADY CHEF DINNER SERIES FEATURING SAN DIEGO’S TOP FEMALE CHEFS: ISABEL CRUZ, DAWN PARKS, KARI RICH AND Alvanette Kauwalu

~Curated by Nino “Neens” Camilo, Founder of I Love Poke Festival ~

SAN DIEGO, CA (January 11, 2012) – On February 1, St. Germain’s Bistro & Café in Encinitas launches Lady Chef, a quarterly guest chef series featuring San Diego’s top female chefs including: Isabel Cruz, restaurateur, chef and author, Isabel’s Restaurants; Dawn Parks, owner and executive chef of The Wild Thyme Company-Catering and Events; Kari Rich, owner and executive chef of Food Farm Truck; and Alvanette Kauwalu, a personal chef specializing in Hawaiian and Asian cuisine. Every three months a different Lady Chef will create a special dinner menu for St. Germain’s similar to how an art gallery features new artists. The menu will be prepared in collaboration with St. Germain’s own lady chef, executive chef, Kaitlin Ramos.

Nino “Neens” Camilo, founder of I Love Poke Festival, is the curator of the Lady Chef series, which he created to lively up the dinner scene of the popular Encinitas establishment. Neens said, “Lady chefs are the minority in the industry, but many females are the best in the biz, so why not give them a special time to shine? We’re also making the cuisine of the featured chefs more accessible to North County and giving foodies an opportunity to experience their amazing flavors and talent."

The Lady Chef series will debut on February 1 with Isabel Cruz, executive chef and owner of San Diego’s Barrio Star, Coffee Cup and Isabel’s Cantina. Throughout the month diners will savor the bold Latin flavors of Isabel’s cuisine in a specially created menu featuring dishes from her restaurants and cookbook, Isabel's Cantina. The Lady Chef launch willinclude a book signing during dinner on February 1, a special Taco Tuesday all month long and a Valentine’s Day menu.

In between the quarterly dinner installments St. Germain’s chef, Kaitlin Ramos, will showcase a seasonally inspired menu of French bistro and coastal California cuisine during breakfast, lunch and dinner. The month of October will be dedicated to breast cancer awareness and the menu will consist of recipes from all five Lady Chefs. The quarterly Lady Chef series schedule includes:

About St. Germain’s Café & Bistro

Established in 1984, St. Germain’s Café & Bistro located on the historic 101 Coast Highway downtown in Encinitas. Just blocks away from world-famous beaches, St. Germain's draws both tourists and locals to its large, sun-filled patio and indoor dining room for brunch, breakfast, lunch and dinner. St. Germain’s serves breakfast and lunch daily and dinner from Tuesday through Saturday Night. Guests enjoy live local music on their patio every Friday and Saturday. Please visit www.stgermainscafe.com and follow us on Facebook for more information, www.facebook.com/stgermainscafe.

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Holiday Catering

Posted Friday, December 09, 2011 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

This Christmas weekend, leave the food to us so that you can enjoy this special time of year with your loved ones! Our holiday family dinner package allows you to open presents and sip on egg nog while your gourmet food is being re-heated in the oven! You can either pick the food up from our shop or have it delivered to your home or office on Friday, 12/23; this package comes with re-heating instructions for super easy prep. For all of you lovely holiday hosts out there looking for a new approach to holiday party planning, impress your guests and save yourself some stress - call Wild Thyme today to reserve your gourmet Thanksgiving meal! 858.527.0226

Hors d'oeuvres + side dishes + dessert for 10 for just $180!

Artisinal Cheese Display - imported & domestic cheeses, quince paste, fig compote, fresh honeycomb, sliced baguettes, assorted crackers

Sweet Cherry Salad - mixed greens & butter lettuce, gorgonzola, dried cherries, sweet tomatoes, candied walnuts, caramelized shallot vinaigrette

Wild Rice Pilaf with local mushrooms, green onions, and dried cranberries

Seasonal Baby Vegetable Medley - cauliflower, carrots, and mixed squash sauteed with fresh garlic and herbs

Home Town Twice-baked Potatoes crisped to a golden brown

Gateau Basque - Traditional French Almond Cake with rum-spiced vanilla pastry cream

+ Lemon Thyme Roasted Turkey Breast ($70/10 people)

+ Rosemary Crusted Prime Rib ($120/10 people)

+ Delivery ($45)

Thanksgiving Catered for you!

Posted Friday, November 04, 2011 , Posted in Wild Thyme Specials

This Thanksgiving, spend less time worrying about planning + shopping +cooking and enjoy the special time with your loved ones! Kick your feet up, grab a glass of wine, and let Wild Thyme do the work for you! Our “Everything but the Bird” dinner creates an enjoyable, hassle-free, and delicious holiday experience for all; this gourmet Thanksgiving package includes all of the sides and dessert for 10 people, with the option to add a turkey or ham as well. You can either pick up or have the food delivered to your home the day before Thanksgiving and the package comes with re-heating instructions for super easy prep. For all of you lovely holiday hosts out there looking for a new approach to Thanksgiving, impress your guests and save yourself the stress - call Wild Thyme today to reserve your gourmet Thanksgiving meal! 858.527.0226

All the sides + desserts for 10 - just $185!

Harvest Spinach Salad

baby spinach, dried figs & cranberries, poached pear, Spanish manchego cheese, pumpkin seeds, sherry vinaigrette

Roasted Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes

creamy Yukon gold mashed potatoes whipped with cream, butter, and roasted garlic

Homemade Cornbread Stuffing

herbs, apples, celery, and shallots

Sweet Potato Casserole

marshmallows and brown sugar butter

Seasonal Baby Vegetable Medley

roasted baby carrots, zucchini, and baby golden beets sauteed with garlic & herbs

Cranberry-Orange Compote & Homemade Turkey Gravy

Artisan Dinner Rolls with butter

Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake

ginger snap crumble, fresh whipped cream

Caramel-Apple Crunch Dessert Bars

+ Lemon Thyme Turkey Breast ($70)

+ Honey-Ginger Glazed Ham ($60)

+ Delivery ($45)

 

The Secret Bride & Groom

Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011 , Posted in Wild Thyme Company in Action!

Surprise Wedding was a Wild Thyme for all!

So you're invited to an engagement party at a gorgeous home on a perfect San Diego afternoon, you're one drink and 2 lobster spring rolls in to the groove, and a pastor announces that there are buses waiting outside to take everyone to church...SURPRISE - Vicki and Sam are getting married today!! The cheers, squeals, and tears were contagious among the couple's shared loved ones and we were so happy to be there to cater and coordinate this very special occasion!

Now you return to the house which has quickly been transformed into a full-on wedding reception - the DJ is rocking, the libations are flowing, the lights are twinkling and our tasty food is ready to be devoured! Cabernet braised short ribs with brussel sprouts and deluxe macaroni and cheese is on the dinner menu and for dessert, you ask? Another surprise! The couple's family has homemade ice cream sandwiches (in 3 flavors!) ready for us to tray-pass...yum! Now it's time for toasts and dancing...then one more surprise?? As guests begin to head home down the candle-lit, mason jar-lined pathway, they are greeted by a Carl's Jr. truck for late night, post-dance party hunger relief

Cheers to the blissfully happy couple, a perfect day, and a one-of-a-kind experience for all. The Wild Thyme Company couldn't be happier to have been part of Vicki & Sam's special day; we won't forget this unique gem of an approach to nuptials or the small, warm touches from this day and the wonderful crowd of friends and family we met anytime soon!

Thanks to John O'Mara Photography for the fun shots and for being such a fantastic addition to The Wild Thyme catering family!

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