Chowgirls Killer Catering Spring Showcase

The Chowgirls Killer Catering team brought “A Canvas to Inspire” to its Solar Arts Building venue in Northeast Minneapolis mid-March, with delicious bites & beverages, and terrific partner vendors. In attendance—mostly to-be-weds (and media to cover the event) in search of options for their big day. Small bites, photo booths, florals, makeup artists and more filled the sunny space. Here’s a look.

All photos Kathleen Stoehr

Assemble your own Poke bowls included a choice of tofu or grilled chicken thigh with rice or rice noodles, spring greens, carrot, cucumbers, radish, pickled red onion, shaved cabbage, beet ribbons, kimchi, cilantro, green onions, chili flakes, sesame seeds, and then a choice of sambal aioli, lime sesame vinaigrette, or house yum yum sauce. All served in a FOH vessel.

Next to the poke bowls was soba noodle salad with asparagus, mango, tamago egg, Romanesco, red cabbage, scallion, and dressed with a citrus soy vinaigrette

A sushi station offered thick slices of salmon and tuna tartar  

Exposed beams, warm tones, and beautiful wood floors in the Solar Arts venue are accentuated by a plethora of natural light.

Balloons…never out of style.

Desserts were a highlight, especially the Key Lime pie. Other finger food size sweets were small chocolates, eclairs, and two kinds of mini cupcakes.

The featured cocktail was “Les Fauves-arita” a combination of Casamigos Anejo tequila, Triple Sec, lime juice, honey-agave syrup and grapefruit bitters.

Parrot tulips against a dark gray background provided a great photo opportunity

Kathleen Stoehr

Kathleen Stoehr is the Director of Community & Content Strategy for Catersource, which includes print and digital content, as well as live education at both Catersource, the Art of Catering Food, and Leading Caterers of America Executive Summit.