It's already coming up to that cozy, wonderful time of year when we can spend time with family and friends over a comforting meal and a nice glass of wine. We can't believe the year has gone by so fast! During this year, we've merged our two businesses into one, leaving our Royal Raspberry Catering division in our fond memories and freshening up our image under the Blue Heron Catering and Events name that is well known and loved in the community. We have continued to thrive in the Hayward neighborhood at our Cannery Café in the Hayward Area Historical Society Event Center and Museum. We have also just started doing Pop Up Dinners at the Executive Suites on the Embarcadero in Oakland on Monday and Tuesday nights. You'll even find local music at our Pop Ups and at our café on the weekends. We've also spent a lot of time cultivating our relationships with our local farms, vendors and non profits. We had the pleasure of sponsoring the Family Paths Fundraiser Luncheon in October at The Lake Merritt Garden Center. It was a fabulous group of people committed to helping children find families and helping families find children. We can't say enough about Kimberly Cohn and her staff who spend hours and hours to make this all happen. Then, across the bay, we had a fun time at The Fort Mason General's Residence a few weeks ago, serving up Petaluma Poultry chicken, stuffed with Cypress Grove purple haze goat cheese and applewood smoked bacon jam, along with Niman Ranch beef with wild mushroom confit, to the USF Basketball teams fundraiser gala. We were definitely the shortest people there!
This weekend is one of our favorite fundraisers for The Sequoia Nursery School. It's held at Sequoia Lodge every year and it's like having a family dinner for 80 or so people. They are so committed to providing for the kids and they really do "walk the walk" when it comes to working, donating, spending time planning and doing all it takes to put on a fundraiser of this caliber. We set up some fun noshing stations so everyone can move around the room, grab little bites, chat, have a nice cocktail and bid on all the fabulous items at the silent auction tables.
We won't bore you with everything we've done for the community this year but we will say that we feel lucky we are in the heart of this awesome Bay Area and we hope to cross paths with you in the new year!
Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Love, The Blue Heron Team