Spring Newsletter 2016

Jul 27, 2016 Posted in News No Comment

The rain has finally passed and we can start enjoying the spring sun and warm weather. We have so many exciting things to share with you.
First and foremost, you may have seen a bit of a face lift with our website. See our newly designed websitelaunched just this month and please tell me what you think!
In addition, we have two new client representatives that have joined our team. Kimberly Parker can assist you with all of the details for your next full service celebration. Shelby McGregor can help with your drop-off orders, menu updates and confirm delivery times. Join me in welcoming Kimberly and Shelby to the team.
Kimberly Parker
Event Designer

Shelby McGregor

Assistant Event Designer
I am also excited to share that we are now raising honey bees at our Riverdale, MD location. As a young boy I remember helping a family friend manage their hives. I have always wanted to do this on my own and now I can say I am. We hope to harvest honey later this year to use in our menus.
As you can see, spring has brought some exciting things to Geppetto Catering. My team and I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Josh Carin, Geppetto Catering, Inc.

Your Farmers Market Guide
This time of year is when farmers markets really thrive. So many yummy vegetables start to come in season at the beginning of summer. Below are what you should expect at the farmers markets in the next coming months. Locate the nearest market to your home or office here: USDA: National Farmers Market Directory
June: Artichokes, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Beans, Peas, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes
July: Beets, Broccoli, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Beans, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes, Summer Squash, Tomatoes
August: Beets, Broccoli, Celery, Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Green Beans, Peas, Peppers, Potatoes,Shelling Beans, Summer Squash, Tomatoes
SPECIAL TIP: How do you know when your artichokes are ripe? Learn here: When is it Ripe? Artichokes by YourProduceGuy
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Serves 8
1 teaspoon kosher salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Heat olive oil and butter in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onion and garlic in the hot oil-butter mixture until softened, about 3 minutes. Add squash, salt, and pepper; stir to combine. Cover skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until squash is softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer squash mixture to a large bowl. Mix raw almonds and 1/2 cup Colby-Monterey Jack cheese together in a bowl; stir into squash mixture. Whisk cream and eggs together in a measuring cup or small bowl; stir into squash mixture. Pour squash mixture into a 9×13-inch casserole dish; top with remaining Colby-Monterey Jack cheese and roasted almonds. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is golden brown and bubbling, 25 to 30 minutes.


Photo taken by: Paula

Recipe created by Tigray featured on:allrecipes.com

May 5th, 2016: Congratulations to The Washington Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honorees. Geppetto Catering was thrilled to sponsor the 40 Under 40 Honorees reception at the newly renovated Wharf in SW, DC. See the:WBJ 40 Under 40 Winners. Also, see this video below to learn about the exciting things happening at the Wharf.
May 15th, 2016: Geppetto Catering sponsored the annual Potomac Hunt Races held in Poolesville, MD supporting T.A.P.S. T.A.P.S. provides comfort and care to anyone grieving the death of a loved one serving in the Armed Forces.
May 16th, 2016: Geppetto Catering was proud to participate in the Jubilee Housing Dinner discussing affordable housing in our city. See: Jubilee Housing on Twitter

Corporate Volunteer Council of Montgomery County
Annual Membership Breakfast
The CVC-MC hosts their annual celebration of Montgomery County’s caring business community on Thursday, July 14th, 2016. Featuring Jackie DeCarlo; Executive Director of Manna Food Center. Attend for FREE with a donation of any size to MCPS Give BackPacks.
Register at: cvc-mc.org

Interested in hearing more?
Contact us about our latest philanthropic endeavor, upcoming business events, or more on our
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