Front Page of the DP!

12 Feb

Our phones and e-mails were blowing up after front page coverage in Penn’s student newspaper, with friends from across campus commenting on this great article written by Hayley Brooks, who ventured out to Kitchen with a DP videographer to capture the essence of what we do.

Click on this Kitchen Interview by The Daily Pennsylvanian to check out their video about what goes on in our kitchen. Included are shots of shirts screen-printed by Joanna and the lovely Caroline Acheatal. The tag on the hat (not the hat itself) was made by them as well.

Photo Credit: Alexandra Fleischman

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9 Feb

The (little) big day is finally here : our (soft) OPENING. Last weekend was just a trial run in comparison to what will happen tonight… the phone line will be open, the ordering platform up, and lots of food prepped and ready for tasty final touches to be sent on its way. Finally, our delectable Chicken Pot Pie, tender Seared Tuna, savory Vegan Bastilla, not to mention a whole array of other dishes will be available for your ordering pleasure.

To make the day even better, The Daily Pennsylvanian wrote a great article about us which can be found here for your reading pleasure. This is a photo from their shoot. Photo Credit: Alexandra Fleischman

Hope you are as excited as we are for the scrumptious chaos to follow!

SuperBowl = Wings

7 Feb

Certain days just scream for special foods (be you a foodie or not) and Sunday was one of those. Besides extravagant commercials and a predictably disappointing half-time show, oh wait and a pretty important football game, the SuperBowl demands a plethora of mouth-watering, finger-licking, can’t-stop-eating chicken wings.

And man, did we provide. Despite being a last minute special, Chef Jordan and Nate were able to pull together 400 scrumptious wings for the Beta boys to enjoy while they chowed down and watched the big game. Nate even got there in time to enjoy some of the action himself. All we can say is THANK YOU to days that demand deliciousness.

One Crazy Night and Purple Potatoes

5 Feb

The first semi-official day of service.

We had to get 55 separate orders out in one night for our promotional “dinner parties.”  One entrée, one side and one dessert each.  On the menu, we offered Lasagna, Chicken Pot Pie, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Schnitzel, Vegan Bastilla, Meatloaf and two entrée Salads.  We also had an assortment of sides, including our  vivid sweet potato wedges, a mix of PURPLE Okinawa’s and ORANGE basic sweet’s (pictured below) and Kitchen’s famous banana bread pudding.

We had 4 hours to prep and 4 people in the kitchen.  We were on a timer top-chef style; every half hour a booming announcement by Jordan let us know how much needed to be accomplished, and each time the list became shorter and shorter until everything was ready to be fired (the final touches of cooking).  Then Nate got the containers ready and read out each order, plating them and boxing them to go.  Everything was ready (almost) on time, we got it out the door hot and on its way to the first ever official Kitchen service.

Let’s just say it was a real live practice run, and it was extremely hectic, but we think we executed it close to perfection.  The feedback has been resoundingly positive, and we hope our patrons are excited for what is come on February 16th, when the real deal opens.


First Weekend in the Kitchen

3 Feb

This past weekend was our first real time in the kitchen, and what a weekend it was. From making fresh, creamy ricotta to searing tuna and brussel sprouts, we had our hands full. Our friends, who got to taste some of the goods, were unanimously positive with their feedback. We have all just about recovered from the exhausting three day trial – only a taste of what is to come – and can’t wait for the fun this upcoming weekend has to offer.

Here are some photos from our test kitchen, taken by the fabulous Miss Susan Kolber. Look, enjoy, and get ready for some delicious food.

Nate, Daniel, Sanaë, Joanna and Chef Jordan in the kitchen

Nate, Daniel, Sanaë, Joanna and Chef Jordan in the Kitchen.

Sanaë making some Pot Pie

Sanaë assembling Chicken Pot Pies.

Jordan Perfecting his Pie.

Jordan Perfecting his Pie.

View of Kitchen.

Dan peeling the Roasted Beets.

Joanna rolling pastry dough for Pot Pies.

View of Kitchen.

Pot Pie ingredients hanging out on the stove.

Sanaë wrapping the Foccacia.

Dan working on the Banana Bread Pudding.

View of the Kitchen.Jordan stirring his famous Bread Pudding.

Pots and pans.

View of the Kitchen.

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Extra! Extra! Read All About Us!

3 Feb

A few prestigious publications have written a bit about us (well, we like to think they are prestigious.) Check out all the press we have been getting, and our Press Release – announcing our arrival to the Philly Foodie Scene.

And last but not least, our PRESS RELEASE. Will update with more blurbs/articles/what-have-you once they are written!

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