7 Dessert Flavors You Have To Use This Summer!

Ah, summer time. A time when friends, family members, neighbors and even acquaintances come together to enjoy the magnificent weather and each other’s company. Picnics, barbecues, and other summer gatherings always include food. A summer gathering wouldn’t be the same without endless amounts of appetizers, entrees, and desserts.   However, certain desserts just aren’t appetizing when the summer sun is beaming down on you. That 7-layer pie just isn’t the same when you feel like you’re melting. You need something light, fresh and tasty!   Instead of smothering everything in fudge, peanut butter, and other filling flavors, try one of … Read more

Cooking Tips — Garlic Do’s and Don’ts

Cooking Tips — Garlic Do’s and Don’ts   Garlic is known to have a wide assortment of health benefits, from alleviating acne to its ability to conquer the common cold. However, you can only reap these wonderful benefits if you cook and consume garlic properly. Many amateur cooks do not understand how to correctly cook with garlic. If you want to cure a cold or enjoy all of the nutritious benefits associated with garlic, use these tips for cooking with garlic. Don’ts The most common mistake made by those cooking at home is burning the garlic. If you’ve ever smelled … Read more

Catering Catastrophes to Avoid At All Costs

Catering Catastrophes to Avoid At All Costs   Whether you’re planning a wedding, a corporate gathering, a convention, or a simple family reunion, proper catering is a large component of any event. All of your guests are looking forward to an event filled with laughter, fun, and most importantly, food. What happens if your catering order is messed up, or the catering doesn’t show up? A catastrophe! Instead of having a ruined event, avoid these catering catastrophes at all costs. Scheduling the Incorrect Date for Your Event When speaking with your chosen caterer, have your event date 100% confirmed. Do … Read more

Don’t Stress In The New Year – Use a Catering Service

Don’t Stress In The New Year – Use a Catering Service   2015 is here! Are you hosting a party to celebrate the new year with family and friends? If so, you better be prepared. You’ll have a lot of responsibilities, including figuring out the menu for the night. To ease the stress and anxiety of hosting a party, use these tips from Jo’s Cakes and Catering. Make Your Guest List Early There’s nothing worse than planning for only a few guests, and ending up with several! It’s in your best interest to plan out your guest list well in … Read more

Have Your Company Holiday Party Catered!

Have Your Company Holiday Party Catered! If your company is hosting a holiday party, you may be deciding between reserving a restaurant and having the party catered at your office. When you choose a restaurant, you subject yourself to a large tab at the end of the night, disorganized employees, and the potential for chaos and accidents to ensue. Your best option is to have your holiday party catered by a professional catering company! Catering companies offer a variety of benefits that a restaurant simply cannot. Customized Menu Options When you reserve a room in a restaurant, you’re stuck with … Read more

It’s MY food – I paid for it!

It’s MY food – I paid for it! Why caterers don’t leave leftovers. So you’ve planned a party/wedding reception/ business dinner. The food is great, service is excellent, and then the party is over.  Now the battle begins over the leftover food. You paid for it – you want it. Let’s look at why your caterer CAN’T or SHOULDN’T leave it for you. You Actually Didn’t Pay For The Leftovers When you hire a caterer, you basically tell them how many to feed and for how long. Most caterers will bump the number up by 10% to cover unexpected guests, … Read more

Cheesecake Flavors for the Holidays!

Cheesecake Flavors for the Holidays! Do you need a great dessert to bring to your holiday parties? Why not bring a fall-flavored cheesecake? Of course, you know what Middle Tennessee custom bakery to choose from this holiday season! Jo’s Cakes and Catering offers a wide selection of cheesecake flavors to choose from. Check out these fall flavors that are sure to be a hit at whatever holiday party you’re frequenting this fall and winter. Holiday Mint When the weather is chilly and the holiday spirit is in the air, this cheesecake packs a pleasant punch of holiday flavor. This mint … Read more

Fall Flavors You Need to Use This Autumn

Fall Flavors You Need to Use This Autumn Ah autumn. The leaves will change color, the air will become crisp, children are ready to pick out their Halloween costume, and there’s plenty of opportunity for baking and cooking. During the fall, there are very distinct flavors to incorporate in your meals. Be sure to use the following mouthwatering flavors when cooking for friends and family this fall. Apple As the quintessential fall flavor, apples are everywhere during autumn. From the warm and calming scent/taste of hot apple cider to scrumptious homemade apple pie, apples reign supreme during the fall. The … Read more

8 Do’s and Don’ts for First Time Event Planners

8 Do’s and Don’ts for First Time Event Planners Is this your first time planning an event? Don’t worry – it’s not that bad, if you follow our advice. First time event planners can become stressed out and overwhelmed quickly with all the intricate details associated with organizing a successful corporate, personal or family event. Be sure to check out the following event planning do’s and don’ts for a great event. DO’S Do make sure that all individuals involved are aware of the plans, instructions, decorations and more. If you have people helping out with your event, be sure that … Read more

Jo’s Cakes and Catering Partners with the Tony Stewart Foundation

Jo’s Cakes and Catering Partners with the Tony Stewart Foundation As you may know, a lot has been happening here at Jo’s Cakes and Catering. We have been preparing for this big announcement for quite some time, and it is finally time to let all of our loyal customers know. We have a brand new cake to tell you all about… Introducing, the “14 for ‘14” cake in conjunction with the Tony Stewart Foundation. Now through the end of 2014, we will donate $5 to the Tony Stewart Foundation for every “14 for ‘14” cake we sell. But what is … Read more