At PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods, they understand you need more from your caterer than culinary expertise; you need peace of mind that someone you TRUST will take care of every detail. That’s why they have been serving more than just excellent food to Saskatoon and area for 15 years— they are here to serve you. From stress-free planning services to a sounding board for all of your catering ideas, everything they provide will make your event unforgettable and uniquely yours! In their latest tip, they talk wedding cake trends!
Oh wedding cake, we will never stop loving you! But whether we’re talking about the fillings and frostings or gorgeous decorations, this spring’s trends are going to make it mighty hard to say “I Do” to just one.
Take those show-stopping sugar blooms one step farther with extra foliage! Be on the lookout this spring for cakes with heavy foliage accents, fresh green palettes, or leafy designs.
You might even spot some fresh herb-inspired decorations. Rosemary is one of our favourites because of its feathery, plume-like appearance.
Shine with Sequins.
More and more brides are using silver and gold accents to add some sparkle to their big day, and the cake is no exception.
are the way to go here and don't be scared to go bold, coating an entire tier in a layer of twinkly bits. Another option: create custom shaped sequins by painting slivered almonds or small fondant cutouts with lustre dust.
Sealed With A Kiss
A cake that matches your invites?
Edible wax seals Whether you’re having a small reception or just want to save some money, a petite cake may be just the ticket. More brides are opting to show off their cake style without three tiers or lots of fuss. We love a small, semi-naked cake piled with fresh flowers and maybe even a personalized topper.
(made out of candy melts!) are the prettiest little accents hidden among sugar flowers. Just keep ‘em simple — the bride and groom’s initial works well — to make sure the effect is clear.
Bigger Isn’t Better
The soft and romantic strokes of watercolour paint are perfect for weddings. And brides are taking note: This artistic style is showing up on invites, signage and, yes, cakes. Watercolour washes on a cake can be as bold or as subtle as you want, and also make a beautiful backdrop to other decorations like vibrant flowers, fruits and foliage.
Not sure what to serve for your next event or where to have your next meeting, date, breakfast, lunch or coffee? HomeQuarter Coffeehouse & Bakery can accommodate all of the above. This is why the Trusted Saskatoon team is excited to have them join our Trusted Saskatoon community of excellence in the Saskatoon Catering & Bakeries Category!
We all have fond memories of home cooked meals growing up and many of us enjoyed fresh garden produce and preserves too. HomeQuarter Coffeehouse & Bakery is owned and operated by Lee & Grace Whittington, and managed by their youngest son Christopher. The trio offers true homestyle cooking and baking as well as amazing perfectly brewed coffee. Being raised on the farm instilled a love of agriculture and a passion for baking and cooking in the family. The catering side of their business can accommodate up to 150 people, and they also boast a meeting space at the establishment that they rent out for private events.
In 1996, Lee & Grace bought Riverbend Plantation, and now they sell their delicious ( and locally famous) Saskatoon berry preserves at HomeQuarter Coffeehouse & Bakery, along with other locations.
HomeQuarter Coffeehouse & Bakery has had a location in the Saskatoon Farmer's Market for over 9 years and now with their larger location in the Banks Condo Development River Landing they are able to offer more of their amazing services to their customers & clients. You can try many great family recipes like Gramma Jean's butter tarts, carrot cake, cinnamon buns, Cornish pasties, homemade soup and much more. It’s the perfect space to relax — whether you want to read a book by the fire, get cozy or hunker down to do some work in one of the booths, or watch the world go by at the sun-drenched bistro tables on the upper level.
Don't take it from us - read what some of their clients have to say when they shared their experience.
"I have known Grace for over 10 years visiting their location at the farmer's market on many occasions. It's so nice to see that they have opened up a larger location. The atmosphere at HomeQuarter Coffeehouse & Bakery is great! You truly feel at home and not rushed at all. I have always enjoyed their food especially sweets, sandwiches & coffee. I definitely recommend them to all my friends and family." - Kim
"I love the bright and relaxing atmosphere to enjoy their amazing home cooked meals and baking as well as great coffee and service."- Anna
We are proud to promote and give the 'Thumbs Up' to HomeQuarter Coffeehouse & Baker a Trusted Saskatoon caterer and bakery!
The Trusted Saskatoon Team are eager to brag about our newest Trusted Saskatoon partner! The Trusted community extends a warm welcome to Chef de Partie Catering & Events as a Trusted Saskatoon caterer!
Chef de Partie Catering is a private catering company with commercial kitchens in the heart of the downtown Saskatoon business district. Owned by Chef Heather Bekar-Schulte and specializing in creating high-quality dishes with fresh, local ingredients and uncommon flair. Heather and her passionate team cater local events, corporate parties and weddings, they also produce amazing pastries and build one-of-a-kind wedding cakes.
An Impressive Chef Resume
Heather specializes in bringing high-end restaurant quality fare to you, and her reviews speak for themselves! In fact, the Trusted Saskatoon team can provide a review of our own!
Sara, the owner of Trusted, was looking for a chef to come to her home to cook for the Trusted team Christmas party on a Saturday night in December 2016. After calling around to see who offered this service, a chef friend of Sara's recommend Heather. We were glad she did! The menu options were delicious and beautifully presented, the service was outstanding and it was great that the kitchen was sparkling clean and all pots washed when she left! The meal for 12 was a talking point for weeks after! We found Heather to be accommodating, efficient and the experience really added a luxurious and delicious touch to the teams Las Vegas Murder Mystery themed party!
We are far from the only clients that have had a great experience with Chef de Partie, hear from Carol below.
Heather was thoroughly professional yet relaxed while serving a delicious brunch in our home for a significant birthday. We enjoyed chatting with family and friends while she and Maggie quietly served a stellar meal. Along with all the classics, the Bannock and Saskatoon berry preserves were tasty world-famous-in-Saskatchewan menu additions.
Heather provided all linens, flatware, stemware and crockery, deftly handling all prep and clean up. It doesn’t come better than this for attentive in-home catering. Thank you so much for making a special occasion memorable! "Carol Smith, Saskatoon"
'For us it is personal - Our culinary family will work with you to create a custom menu that fit your taste, budget, and style with uncommon flair.' Heather, Chef de Partie
At PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods, they understand you need more from your caterer than culinary expertise; you need peace of mind that someone you TRUST will take care of every detail. That’s why they have been serving more than just excellent food to Saskatoon and area for 15 years— they are here to serve you. From stress-free planning services to a sounding board for all of your catering ideas, everything they provide will make your event unforgettable and uniquely yours!
PickNics Celebrates 15 years in Business
Nicola Lawson, Owner & Manager of PickNic’s Catering Saskatoon, began her culinary training at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, in Edmonton, and completed the required schooling to begin her three-year apprenticeship as a commercial baker. Upon graduation from the program, she began her career in the food industry working at a variety of establishments all across Canada. Nicola has managed and worked at a variety of food and beverage establishments throughout the world. Her travels have taken her to the Yukon, where she managed the pastry shop of a hotel, to the cultural mecca of Capetown, South Africa, managing an in-store grocery bakery and then on to sunny Bermuda, where she took time from her busy sun-bathing schedule to run a classy resort’s pastry department. She returned to Canada to find her extended family had since moved from Alberta and settled in Saskatoon. So, a short hiatus in the Bridge City turned into a winter job contract commitment and not after too long she was smitten with the city! She and her 2 beautiful children have been living here happily ever since!
To be in business for 15 years with the ups and downs of the economy is not easy but Nicola and her team have been very successful. A huge part of this is their passion, quality, service and commitment to being the best caterer in Saskatoon.
Nicola Lawson is recognized as a leader in the Saskatoon business community. She is a driving force and founding member of the 33rd Street Business Improvement District in which her business is located. She is an active member of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses, Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan and Saskatoon Women’s Network.
She is actively involved in her own community as a member of the Meadowgreen Community Association.
In addition, she has been nominated for several business awards including:
- Saskatoon chamber of Commerce SABEX Awards,
- YWCA Women of Distinction Award as well,
- 2007 Women Entrepreneurs of Saskatchewan Member of The Year recipient.
- PickNic’s Catering has also been voted, numerous times, as Saskatoon’s Best Caterer in Planet S magazine.
Trusted Saskatoon owner, Sara made a speech at the 15-year celebrations and presented Nicola with a gift on behalf of the Trusted Saskatoon team. She also presented Nicola and the PickNic's team with the 5year Trusted Saskatoon Award - We are proud to support Nicola and her team, who by the way, have not had a single complaint in over 5 years!!
Looking for a caterer in Saskatoon for your event?
Contact Nicola and her amazing team and see what sets them apart!
What's the difference between good food and absolutely incredible dining? Fresh, quality ingredients, generous portions, imagination and creativity! From a simple catered lunch with gourmet sandwiches, to a Picknic Box for 2 for a romantic evening in, to a fabulously catered wedding or event, let Picknic's Catering and Fine Foods create something special for you!
Here Nicola shares her Proscuitto and Gruyere Pinwheels Recipe:
Preheat oven to 375'F.
Start with one 10x16" sheet of puff pastry, thawed.
Egg wash, top with layer of Proscuitto, then sprinkle on Shredded Gruyere and Asiago cheeses. Sprinkle with a dash of Chili powder.
Find PickNic's Catering and Fine Foods at 210 33rd Street West or online here- or go to their listing in Saskatoon Catering & Bakeries to read all of the wonderful things her clients had to say about PickNics.