The Buehler-Schudlich friendship formed one summer at Leland’s Riverside Inn, where the then teenage dynamos worked together. Reuniting in the summer of 2003, Cammie, a passionate cook and snowboarding instructor, and Andy, a photography student with hands-on kitchen training, launched Epicure Catering, driven to creating event menus exclusively from Northwest Michigan’s local seasonal produce and proteins. Working within the abundance of local products, Cammie and Andy have created menus inspired by everything from Chinese take-out to Indian-Polish fusion. When they’re not cooking, the pair can be found enthusiastically eating their way around Traverse City and Leelanau County.
Putting together a wedding or a big party in Northern Michigan? Check out our list of top 10 Northern Michigan caterers that were determined by more than 10,000 participants who voted in MyNorth’s 2014 Red Hot Best annual contest. From Traverse City to Bellaire and personalized menus to feasts for the eyes, these caterers will leave you and your guests satisfied. Find all 300 Red Hot Best winners in 101 categories in the June 2014 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.
Jams, jellies, salsas, hot sauces, barbecue sauces, chutneys, mustards, pickled asparagus spears, well, you get the idea. And Northern Michigan foodie entrepreneurs are working up a gazillion ways to tempt you with their flavor concoctions. Check our sampler and deploy the goodies in instant-plan recipes by the talented chefs at Epicure Catering, perfect for holiday gatherings.
Northern Michigan Food & Wine: Kinfolk Magazine is a simple guide for creating and appreciating intimate gatherings. Quarterly distributed, subscribers recieve the 100-plus matte paper pages at the turn of each season, inspiring celebrations that infuse recipes, decor and spirit of the equinox.
Shea Petaja, member of the Kinfolk community, contributes her writings from the Leelanau Peninsula. Her brother Tec Petaja captures the visual elements, while sister Chelsea Petaja designs them. In Volume 7, the Petaja team introduces Omena’s Cherry Basket Farm and Epicure Catering with a night of fine dining on—and sourced from— the Northern Michigan farm.