The Duchess would be proud…..
The Duchess is best remembered as the creator of the British meal afternoon tea while visiting the 5th Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle in the mid-1840s. Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, in the East of England. It is the administrative center for the wider Borough of Bedford. During the 18th century, dinner came to be served later and later in the day until, by the early 19th century, the normal time was between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. An extra meal called luncheon had been created to fill the midday gap between breakfast and dinner, but as this new meal was very light, the long afternoon with no refreshment at all left people feeling hungry. She found a light meal of tea (usually Darjeeling) and cakes or sandwiches was the perfect balance. The Duchess found taking an afternoon snack to be such a perfect refreshment that she soon began inviting her friends to join her. Afternoon tea was quickly adopted by many middle and upper class… Read More
Whether you are in need of assistance in making a side dish for a holiday party, or want to get a jump start on fresh, healthy foods for the New Year, we have you covered!
Bristol Farms' Chefs are the best - we have exceptional people in our busy kitchens. Our Chefs cook with care and attention to detail, which results in foods that are of amazing quality and presentation. Some of our Chefs have been cooking in our kitchens for over 25 years, which I think says so much about our company. When I first came to Bristol Farms, one of the first things I noticed was that the kitchen staff seemed to be having fun and smiling! Solid teamwork is such a nice thing to see.
In that aforementioned attention to detail, our Chefs always start with fresh food sourced straight from our in-store departments. Our recipes include farm fresh, locally grown produce; fresh, sustainable seafood; quality meat and poultry, and much more. A couple of my favorite items from our menu that best… Read More
We cannot stop time! Father Time will be turning a page in his calendar again and a New Year will soon be upon us. With the Christmas holiday just two days away, it's never too early to start your New Year's Eve planning as it will be here before you know it. Our Catering teams are here to lend a helping hand in your party preparations.
As you may know, New Year's Eve is a major social holiday for many people in the United States. Many people hold parties at home or attend special celebrations ring in the upcoming New Year. In many cities, large scale public events are held. These often attract thousands of people. A particularly special known celebration of the New Year's Eve festivities is the ball drop in Times Square in Manhattan, New York City. The ball is made of crystal and electric lights and is placed on top of a pole, which is 77 feet, or 23 meters, high. At one minute before midnight on December 31, the ball is lowered slowly down the pole. It comes to rest at… Read More
Holiday entertaining comes in all shapes and forms, and while the elaborate celebrations can be a fun change of pace, there’s so much more to seasonal entertaining than those “Big Show” evenings. In fact, the first images that pop in my mind when I hear “holiday entertaining” are intricately styled buffet tables or gold sparkling everything. I also see smaller gatherings with close friends and family in a comfortable and festive environment, including great conversation, good wine, and some holiday platters. This kind of gathering is very manageable amidst crazy holiday schedules and can even come together in the form of an impromptu idea. That is why I am really excited to share our menu with you and let you know we can make it simple, beautiful, and yummy!
Platters of crudité, fresh fruit baskets, European cheese platters, eight layer dips, and an international satay platter are a small selection of what we can do. So, if you need to take one item to the… Read More
Thanksgiving is the day we stop and reflect with gratitude on the things that are important to us, and that we value. At Bristol Farms, we are truly thankful for our customers - that we have you to work hard for. Our goal is to make sure you are able to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones and that you enjoy a day free from stress, from morning to night.
If you are one of those families whose tradition is to have a group over on Thanksgiving morning, our Catering teams have put together a breakfast package that makes the morning easy so you can spend time relaxing instead of cooking. Our Holiday Brunch Package is only $49.99 and includes a light breakfast enough to feed 8 – 12 people before the big day of Thanksgiving foods begins. The package includes: eight freshly baked Large Muffins from our Bakeries (2 blueberry, 2 orange cranberry, 2 chocolate chip, and 2 bran), two beautiful 10 inch Quiche Pies made fresh in our Central Kitchens (just warm up in your… Read More
It's the holiday season, and now's the time for seasonal celebrations! For all you busy worker bees out there, are you looking to plan a holiday office luncheon? Well, look no further than Bristol Farms Catering!
When you really think about it, we often spend more time with our co-workers than we do with our own family. So, it's great to celebrate with the ones you work shoulder to shoulder with every day. Bristol Farms would love to be part of your festivities! Our professional catering staff will not only take your order and deliver, but we can also set it up beautifully. Any size group or order works for our teams.
What's on the menu? We're offering a full delicious menu of the seasonal favorites, such as whole fresh roasted turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, candied yams, cranberry relish, green bean casserole, and many other options are available.
So, take the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy a great meal with the people that you spend over 2,000 hours… Read More
Bristol Farms' Catering is renowned for producing some of the most creative and delicious items from its menus, it's no wonder we have so many repeat customers that we love to do business with! Our Catering Chefs work with the freshest hand-selected products in-store to produce our amazing recipes and we want to share one with you today. This Spring, one of the most popular items from our menu has been our Ceviche Lime Cups from our appetizer section.
Bristol Farms' Ceviche Lime Cups are not only pleasing to the eyes but to the palate as well. Fresh, fun, pretty, and yummy too! We hollow out a full lime and fill it to the brim with our incredibly fresh, handmade white fish ceviche. The ceviche cups are served with white corn tortilla chips and some kickin' hot sauce on the side. Our customers just love these! We are told they are always so adored at parties; your guests will just marvel at the concept.
Please give us a call and we can make some up for your next… Read More
The sound of Peyton Manning barking "Omaha! Omaha!" is picked up by a tiny microphone in an offensive lineman's pads so it can be broadcast to the world. In an age of enormous high-definition televisions and games streamed to tablets and smartphones, audio seems almost quaint. Yet TV executives have made it a major focus in recent years, for the exact reason so many people are fascinated by the Broncos quarterback's audibles. Immediately after the Seahawks game, what great excitement as the microphone is put up to a players mouth while the body is full of adrenaline from a great play a moment earlier. It is all so exciting and times have changed. Americans are obsessed with football and who can blame them?
That same excitement come with the foods we pick to celebrate this great American sports. We just love good food, fun competition and family enjoying the Super Bowl....and let’s not forget the half time show and the great commercials! Bristol Farms Catering is… Read More
Looking back on the months that have gone by, as a new year starts and an old one ends, we contemplate what brought us joy and we think of our loved ones and our friends. Recalling all the happy times, remembering how they enriched our lives, we reflect upon who really counts as the fresh and bright new year arrives.
And when I ponder those who do mean so much, I immediately think of you…our amazing and loyal catering customers. What a great time to thank you for using our services and for being so wonderful. All of us in the Bristol Farms Family wish you a very Happy New Year and want you to know that you are truly one of the reasons we will have a great new year.
If we can help in any way to bring good food into your homes or help to relieve your busy work load, please let us know. Our New Year’s menu is one filled with so many delicious choices. If you are looking for appetizers, main entrees, platters, side dishes, dessert, staff or anything else to help make your… Read More
Let Bristol Farms do the cooking for your December holiday meals! Every year, Bristol Farms offers a bountiful and delicious holiday meal for its customers during the entire holiday season and while a great majority of our customers are very familiar with our offering, some may have never had the opportunity to try the variety of foods before ordering. Now's your opportunity! This weekend, December 14th & 15th, our Catering Concierge teams will be in-store and on hand with a buffet of samplers from our holiday menu. We will be handing out samples of our spiral glazed holiday ham, Green Beans Almandine, and Butternut Squash Risotto..our signature favorite!
Although our sampling is limited from our entire menu offering, it will definitely give you an idea of the quality of food we offer during the holidays. We have everything from a cooked holiday turkey, roasted goose, prime rib and all the sides. Ordering from Bristol Farms will allow you to spend more time with family and… Read More