Place your Thanksgiving orders by Monday, Nov 23 2015

by Regina 17. November 2015 00:20

The holiday season is upon us! This is our favorite time of the year for all the obvious reasons but it's also our busiest. Thanksgiving and Christmas go neck and neck for the busiest day of the year - but usually it's Thanksgiving that takes the win! It doesn't hurt that we have one of the best Pumpkin pies in the area either ;) (See our blog post post from last year).

That being said, it would be extremely helpful for us to have all your Thanksgiving orders in as soon as possible. Again, we always bake-to-order but it will help us enormously to have some sort of idea of what numbers we'll be baking this year. That way we can start properly preparing: ordering ingredients, supplies, etc.

To keep waste and therefore costs low, we will have very limited quantity of extras available on Thursday, at the locations that are open (Palo Alto will be closed). "Extras" meaning items that have not been pre-ordered or reserved but available to purchase at walk-in. We don't encourage this (since quantities are limited!) but understand that life is unexpected and you may need something at last minute. However, if you do know you need pies, cakes, dinner rolls or anything else we bake, please place an order no later than Monday, November 23rd. Of course, the sooner the better ;)

 

 

Wishing you and your family a wonderfully warm and happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Turkey Meal for Home or Office!

by Regina 6. November 2013 06:26

Turkey Day is almost here! Don't wait until the last minute to plan your Thanksgiving meal, whether it's for your family and friends, or for your work event -- we can help you with both!

Whether you are serving 15 guests or 200, our Turkey Packages are easy and include the essentials to serve 15-18 each:

  • Whole Turkey or pre-carved for convenience
  • Homemade Cornbread Stuffing
  • Hand-mashed potatoes
  • Gravy (made from scratch!)
  • 24 Dinner Rolls

So if you're serving 30 guests, order two packages. For 150 guests? 10 packages! But we also realize that it may not be as easy as that. Maybe you need to cater to some vegetarians, or maybe you want a larger variety of food, maybe have a dessert bar (great idea, by the way!). That's why we're here to help and happy to create custom quotes and menu proposals. Just call our Catering Managers with basic details: how many guests, date and time and basic requirements, and we can take care of everything else. 

What's "everything else"? Well, not to overwhelm you, but here are a few things you might not have thought of:

  1. Food is served HOT and ready to eat! No pre-heating is necessary
  2. We can deliver, and it's FREE if you are within 1-mile of our store
  3. One stop for both meal AND dessert!
  4. Made from scratch in-house without artificial flavors, artificial colors or preservatives added!

Quantities are limited so please call as you can! Please press 2 for the Catering Manager when you are prompted. 

To reach Santa Clara: 408-986-8388

To reach Fremont: 510-252-1098

Happy November!

Your Thanksgiving Party At Home

by Regina 13. November 2012 03:10

Happy November! Finally, the weather has turned chilly enough to convince me that the holidays are just around the corner. Actually, one of these holidays is just around the weekend! It's hard for me to believe that another Thanksgiving is here but the high number of pie orders we've been receiving daily are helping. Thank you to all those who have already placed their Thanksgiving orders. For those of you who haven't, what are you waiting for?

Before we talk about desserts though, let's make sure you have your main course ready and out of the way. For just $116.95 per package, we can have a whole turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy hot and ready for pick-up. Each package served 15-18 each, which means your meal can cost as low as $6.50 per serving. If you're interested I would call as soon as you can. Quantities are limited and the slots are filling up fast. Order as many packages or just one - whatever you need. Call our stores and press 2 to speak to our Catering Manager.

And don't forget dessert! While we will have some extras on hand on Wednesday and Thursday, please don't wait to call your order in! Place an order in advance to guarantee the items you want. Remember, our Palo Alto store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Fremont and Santa Clara stores are open to serve brunch until 2pm.

All of our pies are made in-house, from scratch. Check out this picture I snapped one year while the baker's were preparing Cherry Pies:

And then the finished product, with NO artificial flavors or colors or preservatives!

Other goods that are popular include our Chocolate Decadence, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cake and Apple or Cherry Strudels (for the next morning!). Don't forget to order some dinner rolls for your meal, too. Please place your orders as soon as you can, and we'll see you next week. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Thanksgiving Turkey Catering for Company Parties

by Regina 12. October 2012 04:24

This post is specifically for our Corporate customers who may need turkey catering for their office parties, but don't worry, another blog will come soon for those of you who only need catering for your home.

I want you first to take a deep breath. Whether you are planning for a group of 20 or for 200, planning for your office's Thanksgiving party can be overwhelming, to say the least. You might have been asking yourself, "Where do I even start?" Well, I'm glad you landed on this blog post -- this is a great place to start!

Not only are we able to cater the meal itself (with turkey and other fixings) but we're originally a bakery (going on 32 years now!) and will be baking some amazing desserts for this holiday. But let's start with the meal first.

For convenience, we've organized our meal into a package that serves 15-18 people. This way you can order as many or as little packages as you need. For a group of only 15? One package is perfect. Group of 150? Order 10 packages!

--Turkeys right out of the oven for a corporate event last year--

Each package includes:

  • 16lb+ whole turkey
  • homemade cornbread stuffing
  • handmashed potatoes
  • made-from-scratch gravy

That was the easy part. Now, the bigger your party, the more people you'll have to try to satisfy. Maybe there are some who are opposed to turkey, but like ham -- so we offer a Honeyed Ham served with our own homemade pineapple sauce. Maybe you have some vegetarians in the group? No problem, we have several vegetarian dishes to choose from including a Vegetable Tofu Plate and vegetarian pastas. Are we concerned about added some greens to the meal? We can add Sauteed Vegetables or salad on the side. What about some carbs? We also make fabulous dinner rolls, available in white or wheat.

And this is important: our food comes HOT AND READY TO EAT. A customer last year told me she once ordered turkey catering from another company and when she picked it up at lunch time, it was COLD! Not only will our meal be delivered hot (free delivery within 1-mile!), you can also request to have it pre-carved for only $10 more.

Whatever your needs are, we'll try to accomodate. Still feeling overwhelmed? Feel free to put the pressure on us. Give our Catering Manager a call and just specify the bare minimum: date and time of party, how many guests and any special requests (such as vegetarian dishes required) and we'll take care of it! Our Catering Managers will put together a customized menu for you and work with you until you are completely satisfied with what will be served this Thanksgiving.

On to my favorite part: the desserts! Because Pumpkin Pies are pretty much a must-have at Thanksgiving lunch or dinner, we offer a special on our Pumpkin Pies when you order the Turkey Package: 2 for $19.99. At an original price of $13.25 each, that's nearly a buy one get one half off deal.

But maybe you'll want a variety and that we can also help with. We bake a couple other pies: Apple, Cherry, Pecan, Chocolate Cream and Banana Cream (my personal favorite). All of our pies are baked from scratch, without the use of any artificial flavors or preservatives. That's what I love about our pies - made fresh with the everyday ingredients you can find in your grandma's kitchen.

Outside of pies we make a great Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cake, and we also tweak our Pablo Tarts to be a little bit more festive:

--Please be sure to request "turkey design" upon ordering--

Check out the full range of desserts that we recommend for Thanksgiving here. Ready to place and order or have additional questions? Please call our stores and speak to our Catering Manager.

Pure, Natural, Made-From-Scratch Pies

by Regina 11. November 2011 04:06

I'm a summer kind of girl but there's one thing that I love about fall that I undoubtly look forward to each year: PUMPKIN PIES. Well, Pumpkin-anything really. Pies, cakes, cheesecakes, cupcakes, lattes... you get the picture.

The other day I was at my neighborhood supermarket when I noticed several piles of Pumpkin Pies (officially the start of the season, for me). What was even more shocking than the number of pies on the table was the price tag that was attached to it: $5.99 each. 

Although I love a great buy, I know I'll get what I pay for. Our Pumpkin Pie is, I'll admit, more expensive at $13.25 each but we use quality ingredients without artificial flavors, colors or enhancers. I can also promise there aren't any strange ingredients that you can't immediately recognize, let alone pronounce. In fact, I'll name them for you:

Ingredients in our Pumpkin Pie filling:
Pumpkin (100% pure)
Sugar
Eggs
Spices (salt, cinnamon, etc)
Dairy

Like all of our baked products, we don't add any artificial flavors or artificial colors. We don't add any preservatives or additives -- nothing but common ingredients that you'll find in your very own kitchen. We only take the mess of making it off your hands, that's it. Natural, pure and made from scratch.

In much the same manner, we bake many other pies: Apple, Cherry, Pecan (above), Banana Cream and Chocolate Cream (below). 

So while our pies are just a bit more in price, you'll have comfort in knowing you only served a natural and pure pie that was made by hand from scratch by our family for yours.

Please also see our last blog post regarding Thanksgiving Dinner! Other items that we specially bake for Thanksgiving include: Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Strudels, Sticky Buns, Bread Loaves, Panettone, Hot Cross Buns, Aged Fruit Cakes and more. Please place your orders in advance to guarantee items.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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