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From Oysters and Eggs to Cricket Powder: Culinary Innovators are Looking for Alternative Proteins to Feed the World

May 1, 2024

Food Insights

As climate-change skyrockets and food scarcity increases, food systems and culinary innovation are deeply impacted. In 2019, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which included food scientists and policy makers, released a global assessment naming alternative proteins as the transformative solution. The report stated that, “alongside transitions in the energy and transportation sectors, alternative […]

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Setting the Scene for Hosting a Soirée This Spring and Summer

April 1, 2024

Consumer Trends

Warmer weather is approaching, meaning the season of al fresco dinner parties and backyard BBQs are upon us. While hosting a gathering for friends and family can be overwhelming, there are ways to minimize stress and overcome common hosting conundrums. Below is some of the best advice we’ve learned over the course of 30 years […]

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Schaffer’s Top Ten Los Angeles Wedding Venues

February 28, 2024

Weddings

Over the years of working with wedding planners at countless Los Angeles venues, we’ve established some favorite locations that we’d love to recommend to the newly-engaged and those in their ‘planning phase.’ No matter what vibe you’re looking for, we have a place in mind. Of course, no venue comes with at least one downside, […]

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Taking a Moment to Spotlight the Downtown Women’s Center 

January 30, 2024

Community Spotlight

We’d like to take a moment to share about the incredible work DWC—the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women and gender diverse individuals experiencing homelessness—is doing in our community.

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The Art of Immersive Catering: From Omelet Stations to Edible Balloons, Why Investing in Immersive Catering Matters

November 19, 2023

Consumer Trends

The Art of Immersive Catering: From Omelet Stations to Edible Balloons, Why Investing in Immersive Catering Matters

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WEDDINGS WEDDINGS AND MORE WEDDINGS

April 6, 2023

Weddings

As wedding season quickly approaches and couples are tasked with planning their festivities, we are thinking about some tips that may be helpful. As event planners, we have catered and executed hundreds of wedding receptions and thousands of events. In an effort to make your wedding planning less stressful, here is a little expert advice for your big day.

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GROCERY PRICES GOT YOU DOWN?

October 16, 2022

Consumer Trends

As consumers continue to experience sticker shock at the market, we have some food for thought for saving money while improving your health.

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THE FUTURE OF HOSPITALITY

July 1, 2022

Hospitality Industry

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the hospitality industry was rapidly changing. The millennial generation became the largest segment of the workforce accounting for more than a third of all workers. Previous hospitality industry conventions were no longer accepted by this new generation of workers. Demands for higher pay, quality of life and flexible scheduling were […]

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A MESSAGE FROM THE SCHAFFERS

June 16, 2020

Hospitality Industry

In normal times, it goes without saying that the health and safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority. Since these are not normal times, we want to assure you we remain diligent in maintaining a clean and safe environment for producing and serving food. To that end, we are strengthening our already high sanitation standards and adding all appropriate additional safety measures to do our part to halt the spread of Covid-19.

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I DON’T THINK I COULD EVER WORK WITH MY SPOUSE

March 2, 2020

Weddings

As wedding season is upon us, I am thinking about the many weddings Schaffer has catered these past 11 years in business. I always hope that each of these marriages succeed and wish the couples strength and resilience. Many couples we have celebrated with over the years have remained strong and we love hearing from them.

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THE MOST INTERESTING THING WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT FOOD RECENTLY

February 18, 2020

Hospitality Industry

While we are home and socially distancing ourselves, we wanted to take the opportunity to share what we have been thinking about prior to this pandemic. We are interested in some semblance of normalcy and need to grow and develop professionally. We will continue to share our knowledge along the way and keep seeking. We are in uncertain times and we hope that the desire to learn will help our community to keep looking forward. Stay healthy and resilient everyone! Here is a little something to read for now…..

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WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

March 18, 2019

Hospitality Industry

We are proud to announce Schaffer has won the 2019 Caterer of the Year Award from International Caterers Association on Monday February 25th, 2019 in New Orleans.

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THE MERRY BERRY

December 12, 2018

Food Insights

The Cranberry has Super Properties, a Tart Taste and a Secret Quality that Brings Magic to Cooking. Learn more with Schaffer catering.

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HOW TO SURVIVE HOLIDAY ENTERTAINING

December 11, 2018

Holidays

Learn how to survive the holidays and dive into Schaffer's Broccoli Pesto Recipe

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‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY

December 11, 2018

Holidays

Celebrate the holidays with Schaffer! ‘Twas the holiday season and scurrying about Were the Schaffer employees, time pressed and devout. There were clients to confer with and menus to write Before anyone settled down for a long winter’s night. You think, “hire a caterer” and the planning is done But that’s just our beginning to […]

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THE MAGIC OF MUSHROOMS: IT’S THEIR WORLD AND WE’RE JUST LIVING HERE…

November 12, 2018

Food Insights

Has there ever been a more versatile or important organism than the mushroom? Uncover the magic with Schaffer.

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SKIP THE FLORAL CENTERPIECE — MAKE FOOD THE FOCUS

November 12, 2018

Consumer Trends

Edible centerpieces have a rich history that span hundreds of years. Uncover the history and learn how to make your own with Schaffer.

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SPICY AND WARM: INSPIRED FALL COCKTAILS, INFLUENCED BY THE SEASON

October 29, 2018

Recipes

There are a million opportunities to take classic ideas and put a twist on them with seasonal ingredients.

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FEED YOUR MIND FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE

October 15, 2018

Consumer Trends

With better practices, the right nutrition & feeding their brains, the competitive years of gamers could be extended. Explore with Schaffer.

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IS CAPSAICIN A CURE-ALL? YES — CHILIES BRING MORE THAN THE HEAT

October 8, 2018

Food Insights

Explore the benefits of Capsaicin and try our recipe for Pickled Fresno Chili Peppers.

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CSA SURPLUS GOT YOU DOWN? HERE’S WHAT TO DO…

September 24, 2018

Food Insights

Feeling good about belonging to a CSA, but bad about the amount of wasted food? Here are some strategies to help use up your entire delivery and feel good about buying and eating locally.

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