<![CDATA[CULINARY INSIDER COAST-2-COAST CATERING - What\'s New]]>Sat, 12 May 2018 16:33:07 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Bubba's 2018 Coast2Coast Trip]]>Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/bubbas-2018-coast2coast-tripSo what other caterer is able to cater breakfast and dinner (and sometimes lunch) for over 50 people for 52 days covering 2400 miles (San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL)? Spoiler alert -- check our company's name.

So our first trip of our catering season for the last six years we have been doing Bubba's Pampered Pedalers Coast2Coast bicycle trip. We traveled across California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas (big state - 18 days to cross), Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and finally Florida!

And let's not even mention that we need to make sure that the menus can't be repetitious. That can be quite a challenge during a 52 day trek especially considering in some areas grocery stores (and their stocks) can be limited! 

Here are a selection of photos from the 2018 Coast2Coast trip we just finished catering. 
<![CDATA[2018 Catering Schedule]]>Mon, 01 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/2018-catering-scheduleWe are proud to announce our tour catering schedule for 2018. If you might be looking to book us please check the dates and factor in the time/distance it will take to travel to and from your particular event given the schedule below.

March 2 - April 23, 2018
Bubba Coast2Coast Cycling Trip
San Diego, CA - St. Augustine, FL

June 3 - 10, 2018
ACA California Wine Country Relaxed
Napa Valley, CA

June 16 - 23, 2018
ACA Montana Big Sky Country
Bozeman, MT

July 8 - 13, 2018
ACA Idaho Trails Relaxed
Coeur d'Alene, ID

July 15 - 20, 2018
ACA Idaho Trails Family Fun
Coeur d'Alene, ID

August 11 - 17, 2018
ACA Colorado Alpine Trails Relaxed
Silverthorne, CO

August 25 - 31, 2018
ACA Black Hills - South Dakota
Rapid City, SD

September 15 - 22, 2018
Washington, DC

October 13 - 20, 2018
ACA Ragin' Cajun Country
Lafayette, LA

November 3 - 10, 2018
Key West, FL]]>
<![CDATA[2017 Bubbafest]]>Sun, 05 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/2017-bubbafestAs I stated in the previous post, we came down to do this, the last job of the year a week earlier to assist Bubba and his volunteers to help clean up some of the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

That being said, Bubbafest went on. We catered breakfast and dinner at the Boy Scout at Camp Sawyer and for three days at Boyd's RV Resort in Key West. Bubbafest is not so much a bike ride as a party on wheels... Needless to say a good time was had by all!


<![CDATA[Pre-Bubbafest]]>Wed, 01 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/pre-bubbafestWe headed down to the Florida Keys a week before Bubbafest (a week long ride down the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West and back again) to feed Bubba and his crew that came down early to help clean up the bike paths in the wake of Hurricane Irma which went though the middle Keys like a a chain saw. 

We stayed at Camp Sawyer (the Boy Scout Camp) for a week feeding all the volunteers that came down to clear debris not only from all the bike paths but at Camp Sawyer itself which was hit hard. Here are some photos of the devastation. It should be noted that we arrived approximately three weeks after Irma made landfall in the Keys so that should give you an idea of the amount of destruction that occurred.
<![CDATA[Adventure Cycling Association - Rajin Cajun Country Tour]]>Mon, 16 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/adventure-cycling-association-rajin-cajun-country-tourFor a week we catered for 80+ riders in the heart of Cajun Country with all the music, and culture that Acadiana has to offer. The tour continued through historic Acadian settlements of central and eastern Louisiana.

Luckily Anne had learned a lot of Cajun cooking from a family that hailed from the New Orleans area (including a Chef who had worked at Commanders Palace) so she was able to serve up some genuine cuisine for the trip (though I think some of the folks had to get used to the spiciness of some of the dishes.) And no, before you ask, no crawfish... they're out of season in October.

<![CDATA[ACA C&O Canal/GAP Trip]]>Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/aca-co-canalgap-trip1268410Once more back across the country from the Black Hills of South Dakota all the way to the Washington, DC area for the Adventure Cycling Association's C&O Canal / Great Allegheny Passage Tour.

Boy I tell you we we've been doing so many jobs out west with low humidity that when we crossed the Mississippi we felt like we just entered a world of wet!

Anyways we catered for the approximately 80 folks that rode up the path of the C&O Canal and Great Allegheny passage from Washington, DC all the way to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A fun trip that we've always enjoyed. In fact we got our mobile kitchen just so we could (and did) cater trips like this. 
<![CDATA[Adventure Cycling Association - Black Hills Tour]]>Fri, 01 Sep 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/adventure-cycling-association-black-hills-tour​​Just finished up catering a seven day trip for 57 riders and staff around the Black Hills of South Dakota. We started with dinner and breakfast in Rapid City and then headed to the "legendary" town of Deadwood (of Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane fame). Then we were off to Hill City -- a quaint little town just down the road from Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.

Then we headed to Hot Springs -- nice town but the riders tented in a city park and we were in a parking lot that meant we were on generators the whole night -- but hey, that's what we do.

Off to Custer State Park, a beautiful place that hosted the summer White House for Calvin Coolidge. Though we did see a few buffalo this year it was not like last year where we got into a traffic jam that was engendered by a herd of over 500 buffalo that decided to wander through. It's tough getting to a job through such a natural impediment!

After Custer we headed back to Hill City (great place btw, Crooked Creek RV Park and Resort.) The riders then went on to their end destination in Rapid City. We stayed in Hill CIty and heading east on Tuesday to do the Adventure Cycling's C&O Canal Tour.

<![CDATA[Adventure Cycling Association - Idaho Trails Relaxed & Family Fun]]>Sat, 22 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/adventure-cycling-association-idaho-trails-relaxed-family-funWell we made it up from Napa Valley to the picturesque city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. The trip was not without its issues... my Silverado lost all power going up a 5% grade in the shadow of Mt. Shasta, which is not fun when you're towing a 10,000 pound food kitchen. To top it off I had to wait 6 hours in 104 degree heat to get a tow truck that could handle towing both the Silverado and the kitchen. Luckily there was a repair facility nearby that was able to fix the issue (the pump that regulates air going into the diesel had to be repacked) and we were back on our way.

But I digress. We were in Idaho to cater two back-to-back, week long trips around the Coeur d'Alene area. The first was the standard group and the second was a family oriented ride with kids ranging from six years or so up. Both trips averaged about 40-50 people.
The trip starts out at the picturesque Heyburn State Park down the road from Plummer, Idaho. The we headed to Cataldo and camped at an RV park on the banks of the Coeur d'Alene river.

After that the adult trip went on to Wallace, ID, and had a layover day to do the Hiawatha Trail. The family ride with the kids stayed in Kellogg for two days so the kids wouldn't to ride as far as the adult ride and had the added benefit of being next to a water park. Kellogg was problematic for us. We had water but had to run off generators for two days as we were in a park.

After that both trips headed to Harrison, ID, where we camped at the city campground right on the shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene. A beautiful spot with swimming and a marina right at the campground.

Now we have a little time off and are heading to Sundance, Wyoming to rest up and prep for the week long Black Hills of South Dakota trip. Oh and also to visit our favorite restaurant, the Buffalo Jump Saloon in Beulah, Wyoming.

<![CDATA[ACA - California Wine & Country Tour]]>Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/aca-california-wine-country-tourWe catered a week long trip for fifty bicycle riders around the wine country of Napa Valley and Sonoma, just north of San Francisco. Some really nice country with the added benefit of stopping in at the many vineyards along the route.

​Adventure Cycling does quite a number of fully supported bicycle trips of which we cater a number of. For more information on their tours go to:

Here are some pics from the trip. To follow along or to see some of the other trips we do go to our Facebook page at: ​https://www.facebook.com/CulinaryInsiderC2C​
<![CDATA[ACA - Cycle Utah]]>Sat, 03 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMThttp://culinaryinsider.com/whats-new/aca-cycle-utahWhat can I say about catering a job in Utah... HOT!!!!! And don't tell me it's a dry heat. An old classmate of mine told me dry heat is like an oven and when you throw in a breeze it's a convection oven. Other than serving dinner to sixty people for a week in 108 degree heat it is a beautiful trip.

Adventure Cycling does quite a number of fully supported bicycle trips of which we cater a number of. For more information on their tours go to:

There are some pics below from the trip. To follow along or to see some of the other trips we do go to our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/CulinaryInsiderC2C​