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John Serock Catering Transcends Wedding Visions

By April O’Day for Chester County Life John Serock Catering is a Preferred Partner with some of the most exquisite wedding venues in Pennsylvania. Read the full article here    

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Sweet charity: Desserts star in 12th annual fundraiser for the Chester County Community Foundation

By Emily Ryan, For Digital First Media John Serock Catering in West Chester won 2015 best dessert honors for a spiced apple and rhubarb taco, served with “cinnamon whipped cream on the side to mimic sour cream,” plus a glass of Mexican rice milk. “We use a little bit of curry spice … and a couple of other secret spices,” John Serock described. “It really gives it that ‘wow’ factor.” This year’s entry remains under wraps, but he hinted at another “savory item turned into a sweet item” as his team tries “for the unexpected.” Other unexpected combinations: tequila lime...

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Cheese board 101: Tips to impress guests

By Emily Ryan, For Digital First Media This artful arrangement of cheeses includes L’Amuse Gouda, right. Photo by Emily Ryan   To entertain with ease this holiday season, just say, “cheese.” “Everyone loves cheese, and you can never really disappoint anybody by putting out a nice cheese board,” suggested Michael Montesano of Montesano Bros. Italian Market & Catering in Eagle and Bucktown. “It’s a good conversation piece,” he added. “And it gets people interacting with each other. Plus, it’s absolutely delicious!” Chef Christine Kondra couldn’t agree more. She and her husband recently opened Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie in Wayne. “I...

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Easy holiday apps — Start off your festivities with special appetizers

By Emily Ryan, For Digital First Media Enjoy this festive and easy bruschetta with homemade garlic crostini. Photo by Emily Ryan   With the holidays fast approaching, choose some new apps — no smart phone required! Impress guests with six simple starters like fig crostini, featuring fig jam, Granny Smith apples and pecorino. “You’ve got the sweetness of the jam, the tartness of the apple and the saltiness of the cheese. All the different tastes come together,” described John Serock, president of John Serock Catering in West Chester. He also recommends onion soup bites, phyllo cups filled with caramelized onions...

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We the people… love chili!

By Emily Ryan, Digital First Media Planning a July Fourth party? It doesn’t have to be chilly to enjoy chili. “It’s just all-American. Everybody likes chili,” said executive chef Fred Duerr, who hosts an annual Independence Day chili cook-off at Rising Sun Inn in Franconia.   “I usually make a big pot of bison chili,” he continued. “It’s just kind of simple. That’s what makes it good – not overcomplicated.”   For an equally easy beef and bean recipe, try the house chili, aka “beans n’ jeans,” from John Serock Catering in West Chester, which placed second in the restaurant...

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