Entries by Justin Hawkinson

2017 Farm To Table Trade Meeting

  On Tuesday, February 21st the NW Washington Chefs Collective teamed up with Sustainable Connections and the culinary students at Bellingham Technical College to produce a meal for the people attending the 2017 Farm-To-Table Trade Meeting. Chefs and culinary teams were each assigned a course to prepare banquet style and I (Crave Catering Chef Justin […]

Love is On The Plate

    Chef Justin & Dorie Belisle at the 2016 BIAWC Home Show demonstrating “Date Night Recipes”   What better way to say “I Love You” than to prepare a meal that delights and surprises your significant other. With Valentines Day approaching, we at Crave Catering have been busy trying some new recipes and this […]

Bellewood Acres Apple Cider

Most of the residents of Whatcom County have seen Bellewood Acres apple cider in the cooler section.  What you may not know is that the entire process is contained at a “juicing parlor” next to their apple orchard on Ten Mile Road.  The apple farm used to be a dairy farm, and it seems to […]

Tuna Club 2016

Recently some Crave Catering personnel had the privilege of working with Tuna Club 2016, a local group organized by some local fishermen and fisherwomen.  The concept is simple- take between four and five thousand pounds of sustainably caught albacore tuna and work as a team to get it cut, trimmed, packed into jars and canned […]

A good time for a good soup

November is a good month for soup.  The weather gets colder and there aren’t many things more satisfying than a hot bowl of stew or chowder to  fill you up.  My training in scratch soups goes back more than twenty years and I’ve picked up a few tricks on the way.  Of course there are infinite varieties and styles, but I […]

Holiday Season Menu

This holiday season please think of Crave Catering for something tasty and convenient.  We will do the work and you get to relax with your loved ones.  We are taking orders for full service and on-the-go parties for the winter and would love to add you to the list!  Call (360) 223-4900 to discuss your […]

Best of the Northwest 2016!

Thank you to all who voted for the Bellingham Alive! poll.  In the category of Best Distillery… our landlord and collaborators at Bellewood Acres!  Voted Best Florist… Pozie By Natalie!  (our favorite florist and occasional employee) And as Best Chef 2016… Justin Hawkinson of Crave Catering! We are very honored to receive this kind of […]

Chef At The Market!

On Saturday, September 17th Crave Catering was honored to be a part of the Chef At The Market Series. The NW Washington Chefs Collaborative is a group of local food professionals who work with Sustainable Connections to promote local food culture through events and social programs. This year the members of the Steering Committee were […]