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This really should be a scratch and sniff blog…. When you walk into the Pure Joy building and you smell my Grandfather’s Crouton recipe in the ovens you know you’ve arrived at a very good place. The toasty cubed fresh French bread, fruity olive oil and butter, the fresh local oregano and garlic meld with the Parmesan, and damn, it’s good.  As a Special Event Chef for over 30 years, in my humble opinion, Caesar Salad is one of those classics that has been butchered and stretched to oblivion. Two great quote that I love come to mind; these are posted over my desk in the Pure Joy Catering Offices; Da Vinci’s “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” and one that has gained such meaning to me from my son who is a Stanford product designer & engineer, “Don’t try to be original, just try to be good”. Yes, you can scrunch Russian black kale and make delicious gluten free croutons with vegan cheese and use no anchovies and make a really wonderful Caesar Dressing – and I do - but….sometime just really nailing the original can be simply glorious.  

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Thank you so much for your contribution to the most wonderful night of my life. The food was amazing, the staff was courteous and resourceful and the presentation was exactly what I wanted…simple, yet elegant. So many of my guests made a point of telling me how much they enjoyed the food, service and whole ambience of the evening. I highly recommend Pure Joy Catering.

Darva (Arellano) Conger