(Madison, WI, November 21, 2016)
Gristle Catering and Style (www.gristle.catering) is pleased to announce its official launch in the Madison area. The boutique brand is dedicated to providing each client with a truly unique, distinctive experience that incorporates modern design and innovative cuisine with exceptional quality and service.
Overseeing Gristle are owners Beau Williams & Jennifer Johnson, savvy entrepreneurs who grew up in the world of food. Beau & Jennifer launched the company to bring bespoke style and high quality cuisine to the event service industry. In addition to leading the company’s overall vision, they curate fanciful design elements that tell a story and/or serve as creative displays: Antique jars and vintage cases. Wooden crates and French plates. Gold painted manzanita trees perched on whitewashed farm tables. Their business acumen and passion for event design and fine cuisine is already making Gristle the goto catering company.
“Gristle is all about feeding people good, fresh, seasonal food while keeping it fun and stylish,” says Johnson. “Events are important to the people hosting them, and we want to be able to genuinely add to their happiness with our custom designed, delicious, and nourishing menus.” Johnson concludes “A menu is more than food, its more than what guests want to eat, its about how you want them to feel before, during, and after.”
The Gristle crew thrives on new experiences and new ways to prepare and serve food. Menus are inspired by current trends, as well as by the team’s global culinary travels. A quick bite from a street vendor in New Zealand becomes the inspiration for a signature sandwich; sangria in sultry late night Barcelona becomes inspiration for a fruit board.
Gristle’s culinary team draws from seasonal ingredients to craft dishes that invigorate every sense: think experience. Often, it’s the little things that make a bold impression, and Gristle is a master at bite sized sensations, like little brisket two bite sliders, house-made in our mobile earth oven, served individually.
Delicious food is one part of Gristle’s magic. The other is presentation. Gristle transforms every surface into a work of art, using found objects, vintage pieces, and natural elements such as driftwood and moss. Tablescapes are tailored to the client’s theme, integrating food and drink into the total experience. Think an outdoor buffet turned bustling European street market or a drink table transformed into a beachy DIY mojito bar.
Jennifer & Beau oversee operations while serving up the “wow” factor at every event. They also establish partnerships with local farmers and markets to bring in fresh, seasonal meats and produce. We focus on organic, local, and seasonally inspired menus. In addition to being vital to agriculture, choosing seasonal and locally sourced foods is the most flavorful way to eat. With Gristle, you’ll love what you’re eating while feeling enchanted.