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Maria Fleischmann, President/Chief Creative Officer
 

...tasty tidbits from the Baltimore/DC food scene...

...witty words of wisdom by Maria...



HOW A CATERED LUNCH CAN BOOST EMPLOYEE MORALE


Providing your staff with a catered lunch every now and again can go a long way to improve and increase employee morale. And-- good company morale can have some pretty great results that will benefit your bottom line, making the cost of the lunches well worth your while.

Company-provided lunches and/or snacks make employees feel more valued for the contribution they bring to the team. You foot the bill for the goodies for your clients, why not show your workers the same love?  Employees feel more appreciated when their employer provides food.

Gathering over a lunch that the company has provided creates an incentive for colleagues to eat together. Not only does this boost team cohesion, your workers may even get more work done, since they are likely to discuss business over the lunch table.

Unhealthy eating habits can decrease productivity, so healthier catered lunches can benefit your company with more work and improved efficiency from your staff.

Click Here to Place Your Lunch Order
TGIS! Thank god it's summer! B'cuz in Maryland-that means it's crab feast time. Innovative Gourmet will deliver and serve a traditional Maryland Crab Feast with all the fixins'---crab soup, crab cakes, corn-on-the-cob, pan-fried soft shell sandwiches, coleslaw and fries and Smith Island Bakery seven layer chocolate cake! 

If you want to appeal to ALL of your guests taste buds, we can also offer fried chicken, burgers and dogs and vegan and gluten free options.

Looking to fancy-it-up a bit? We'll just add in some lobster, steamed shrimp and a fabulous ice cream bar.

Let us create a menu designed especially for you. Whether it's a table covered with newspaper or a lovely checkered tablecloth,- with summer-y table decor-- we do it all. All you have to do is show up, enjoy your guests..and start picking!
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THEY'RE BA--ACK!
 
Baltimore City Restaurant Week is happening now and continues through August 6th-although a bunch ‘o places extend the dates. AND—Baltimore County Restaurant Week takes place from August 4-19th. Check out the menus from participating restaurants by clicking the links below. And make your reservations early!
 
Baltimore County Restaurant Week
Baltimore City Restaurant Week

Once reserved for fancy grocery stores and farmers markets, purple versions of our favorite produce (cauliflower, potatoes, corn, asparagus, etc.) are now becoming more mainstream.

Colors of fruits and veggies indicate which nutrients they possess. So roasting up a blend of both white and purple potatoes, for example, means you're giving your body a wider breadth of vitamins for optimal health.

Things start to become less straightforward when it comes to processed foods made with this violet hued produce, though. Don't assume that a bag of chips or a box of cereal is automatically a healthy pick just because they're made with purple corn instead of the yellow kind. It's still vital to read nutrition labels to ensure your snack of choice is a healthy one. Go purple!

Lemonade is THE most pleasant of summer drinks. Sweet and tart in just the right measure, a well-made lemonade can please the grown-ups as much as it does the kids.

Why not spruce yours up by adding a lil zest and zing? Lemonade Mimosas are refreshing, happy and seriously tasty! 

And FYI-if you're watching the calories, just use stevia in place of sugar. 

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Baltimore's County’s largest Food Truck Festival! has over 40 food trucks offering a huge array of tasty treats, awesome live music, local vendors, fashion trucks, local craft beers and sangria, mechanical bull ride, family-friendly activities & more!
 
Saturday, July 29, 2017

11:00am - 9:00pm

Maryland State Fairgrounds 
Tix and More Food Truck Festival Info
COOL IDEA ALERT!


EDIBLE FLOWER ICE CUBES
Looking to spruce up your summer party? These edible flower ice cubes just scream--summer fun!


You could also create frozen art with fresh fruit and/or herbs-- or  even mix the flowers with berries and seriously impress your guests. 

And if you're looking for an easy, tasty idea-treat your guests to watermelon ice. Mix it with sparkling water, lemonade or soda!
Learn How to Make Edible Flower Ice Cubes Here
Learn How to Make Fruit Ice Cubes Here
Learn How to Make Watermelon Ice Here



JUST SAYIN'. . 
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