Epicurean Delight Scranton PA Wedding Caterer Advice
A good meal is something you always remember. Delicious tastes can travel across the palate and inspire joy! Sweet meets savory and desserts absolutely thrill! Looking across the plate you feel happy, thankful and grateful to have not only a fabulous meal on your table, but those you love sharing the special event with you.
That’s why today, Darkershadesofbrown is sitting down to chat about planning your own incredible wedding meal with Epicurean Delight Catering Company of Tunkhannock, PA!
Epicurean Delight Scranton PA Wedding Caterer Interview:
DSB: Thanks for joining us today Cliff! Tell us a little bit of yourself and Epicurean Delight! My name is Cliff Daniels. My brother Dave and I started The Epicurean Delight in 1981. We started catering by doing small dinner parties for friends of our parents and quickly, over the next few years through word of mouth, became the largest off premise caterer in NEPA. Myself, my wife Carla, and Dave lead a dedicated team of 6 full time and up to 40 on call staff.
DSB: That’s a beautiful beginning! Looking back, where do you draw your inspiration from? My parents were always imaginative, adventurous, great cooks. Hours each day were spent on meal preparation. They were also avid gardeners. We were definitely the first kids in the neighborhood to have a real French cassolet or black bean soup for dinner. Dinner was a really big deal, served every night at the same time, and usually with a guest or two. This is where our love for great food came from and made us relentlessly interested in food.
DSB: How do you translate that rich history and sense of joy into your work at Epicurean Delight? We continue to grow and learn and improve, that’s what makes us good cooks and great caterers. I look back over the years and can honestly say we improve each year. Interest and improvement like this is only possible if you love what you are doing like we do. Our presentations are dynamic, unusual and vibrant. Our food is creative and flavorful and our service is energetic and friendly.
DSB: What do you feel sets you apart from traditional catering options when it comes to planning wedding meals? We do things the longer way, the right way, no short cuts. We travel with full kitchens, cooking mass amounts of foods to order at serving time. This is one of the important things that really sets us apart.
DSB: What tokens of beginner advice can you give couples who are trying to make plans for the wedding? My first piece of advice to a couple planning a wedding and selecting a caterer is taste the food. We run prospective clients through a tasting of about 17 different items in our lovely tasting room. This gives the client a chance to get to know us and see our work and taste our food.
DSB: What other things are relevant when choosing your wedding caterer? Secondly, once you have selected a caterer, rely on their expertise. They have been doing this for many years and have lots of great ideas and advice for you!
DSB: In closing, what’s the most important thing you can share with couples? Third, choose the best in class for your piece of mind, so you can truly relax and enjoy your special day.
Thanks so much to Cliff, Carla and the entire staff and team at Epicurean Delight for sharing your story and expertise with us today! You can follow Epicurean Delights stories and view their delicious food photography here on Facebook and on their personal website.