Seven Loaves Celebrates the Class of 2017

Seven Loaves Celebrates Seniors 2017

Graduation time for the Seniors of 2017 is here! Are you hosting a graduation event? Seven Loaves has some catering specials so you can relax and enjoy your party.

And we also have some suggestions for a common problem that graduation party hosts face.

How much food do I need to order?

How much food do you need? The difficulty in answering this important question is that people don’t seem to RSVP very well any more. Unfortunately, this can be even more common for graduation parties.

People will likely RSVP if they’ve recently had a party themselves, because they’ve just experienced first-hand how frustrating this is as a host. But many others won’t. How do you know how much food to get if you don’t have an accurate guest count?

We have a simple solution– over order a bit. If you over order the right way, you won’t get stuck with food you can’t use. At Seven Loaves, we can make this work for you because we offer graduation party food that holds well. A few of the menu items we offer for catering that keep really well are brisket, fajitas, or a taco bar.

If you over order a little, you’ll make sure you have enough food if a lot of people show up who didn’t RSVP. (That’s a good thing, right?)

And if you do end up having some food left, you’ll have some great leftovers. You may have company in town for graduation who you’ll need to feed after the big event. What’s easier than pulling out your party food?

Turn your leftovers into other delicious dishes

Best of all, many of our graduation offerings can be made into other delicious meals. For example, If you order brisket and have leftovers, you can make brisket tacos or brisket enchiladas. We’re going to share our favorite brisket taco recipe below.

Likewise, if you order fajitas and have some of those left, we have an easy, yummy fajita nacho recipe that we think you’ll love.

Brisket tacos

Our favorite brisket taco recipe is very simple, but delicious. You’ll be glad you have leftover brisket when you are enjoying these.

Brisket (already have this!)
Corn tortillas
Onion (yellow or white), chopped
Cilantro, chopped
Salsa Verde (tomatillo sauce)
Monterey jack cheese, shredded (optional)

Seven Loaves brisket tacos

You should be able to find this salsa verde at your regular grocery on the salsa aisle. It’s good!

Shred the leftover brisket meat with forks.
On a warm corn tortilla, put brisket meat, chopped onion, chopped cilantro, and the salsa verde.
Done and delicious!

If you are a person who can’t eat a taco without cheese, melt a little shredded monterey jack cheese on the corn tortilla under the broiler before putting the meat and other toppings on. (But we like ours without.)

Fajita Nachos

Seven Loaves fajita nachos

Leftover fajita veggie/meat mixture
Tortilla chips (if they’re leftover chips, this recipe will bring them new life!)
1/2 cup salsa
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup (or more if you like) shredded cheese

Turn broiler on low.
Spread a layer of chips on a sheet pan with a rim.
Add a layer of leftover fajita mixture.
Spoon on salsa.
Sprinkle cheese on top.
Place under low broiler for about 5 minutes. Watch closely! Food can burn under a broiler very quickly.
Remove when cheese is melted and food is hot.
Add sour cream and enjoy!

If you have leftover guacamole or beans, these can make great additions to the fajita nachos. Add the beans before your fajita layer, and the guacamole after cooking.

Call us soon!

If you’re hosting a graduation party and want Seven Loaves to take care of the food, give us a call before June 15th. Take a look at our graduation specials here. We’ll help you decide how much you’ll probably need to order and deliver delicious, hot food right before your event. There’s no additional charge for local delivery! Then you can just relax and enjoy your party.

And congratulations on having a graduate! That’s a milestone worth celebrating!Seven Loaves graduation catering

 

 

Excited for our new, bigger and better kitchen!

Seven Loaves ribbon cutting Lewisville Chamber of Commerce

Seven Loaves Catering Grand Opening

It’s official!

After five years of steadily outgrowing our commercial kitchen in Highland Village, Seven Loaves Catering & Events finally took the plunge and moved to a new space. And we think we’ve found the perfect spot.

Our new kitchen and office space is located at 1305 S. Hwy 121, Suite 400, in Lewisville. Besides giving us more room, this space allows us to hop on I-35 North or South, or Highway 121, in a matter of minutes. This will help us deliver hot, fresh food to venues all over the metroplex.

Our Grand Opening was Thursday, April 13th, and it couldn’t have been a better morning.

Seven Loaves ribbon cutting Lewisville Chamber of CommerceSeven Loaves ribbon cutting Flower Mound Chamber of Commerce

Seven Loaves Grand Opening Argyle Chamber of Commerce

Seven Loaves Catering ribbon cutting Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce

We were honored to be joined by the Lewisville Chamber of Commerce, Flower Mound Chamber, Argyle Chamber, Metrocrest Chamber, and Highland Village Business Association to celebrate our new space. We truly appreciate the support from all of them.

New Space = More Happy Customers

Seven Loaves Catering staff

By moving to our new location, we’re now working in a kitchen that’s five times the space of our old one! We had become way too crowded in recent years, but now we have plenty of room for all of our staff to work. This new space allows us to take on more work. Now we won’t have to turn away events on high volume weekends which is something we hated doing before. More work capacity means more happy customers—and we love that!

Seven Loaves Catering Grand OpeningSeven Loaves Catering Grand Opening

 

.Seven Loaves Catering Grand OpeningSeven Loaves Catering Grand Opening

 

 

 

 

 

Seven Loaves Catering Grand OpeningSeven Loaves Catering Grand Opening

We want to sincerely thank all of the local businesses, and our customers  and friends who came out to help us celebrate our Grand Opening. We appreciate your support and look forward to continue serving your corporate and personal events in the future.

Can you tell we’re excited about our new place? We are, and we’re thrilled to already be using our new kitchen. We’re eager to start this new chapter for Seven Loaves and look forward to serving lots of fabulous food for events around the DFW area for years to come!

Seven Loaves Catering Jenny Layne Bakery

 

Welcome to our new Seven Loaves Catering & Events Blog

The Smithwicks have always been a family that plays together and works together.

Smithwick family works together

When Phillip launched Seven Loaves Catering and Events, he knew it would be a family business. His wife, Leslie, has been involved in the operations since the beginning. Their oldest daughter, Haley, now works full-time for Seven Loaves as the Catering Manager. Another daughter is off the payroll (at least for now) while attending college out of state, but the three other Smithwick kids all currently help out as servers. And after showing an interest in learning to cook new things, their youngest son sometimes even helps Phillip with the cooking.

“I really enjoy working for my parents,” Haley says. “Although at times it may be difficult, I wouldn’t change it for anything. I love working together to expand the business, and I couldn’t have any other bosses who understand me better.”

“I’ve been working with my dad since I was 12 years old. It used to be just the two of us, and here I am now—almost ten years later—managing the business and helping it grow.”

The Beginning of Seven Loaves

Phillip and Leslie started catering in 2001. While catering part-time, Phillip continued to work as an Executive Chef in various positions at a country club, a catering company, and a start-up restaurant. He also served as a private chef in Highland Park. Then in January of 2011, he left his chef jobs behind to run Seven Loaves full time and, as the saying goes—he’s never looked back.

Seven Loaves Loves Our Community

One of the most satisfying things for us at Seven Loaves is to be able to contribute to the charitable giving of many strong philanthropic organizations in our area. It’s important for us to give back to the community where we’ve raised our family, and have received so much loyal support for our business.

We had the opportunity to donate to a wonderful event last week. Seven Loaves was proud to serve the participants of Cloud Nine Charities annual Giving and Golf Tournament on Monday, November 7, at the beautiful Lantana Golf Course.

Seven Loaves catered Cloud 9 Charities golf event

Seven Loaves staff at Cloud 9 Charities Golf EventAfter a rainy but good day of golf, Seven Loaves donated the food and staff to serve all 144 participants. We prepared our famous brisket tacos and Mexican Street corn, which one golfer told a staff member was “high class.” We’ll call that a success!

Proceeds from the tournament went to the Doug Smith Memorial Foundation and various charities that Cloud 9 Charities supports. These are organizations, mostly in Denton County, that support children, seniors, the abused, and the homeless. We were glad to be a part of it.

Come back soon!

We hope you’ll visit our new blog frequently.

We plan to provide tips for planning fabulous wedding receptions, highlight some of the charitable work going on in our community, and share our insights on how to make sure that your big celebrations are enjoyed by all. We may even give out a favorite recipe every now and then!

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