Archive for March, 2010

Heaps of Thanks with a Side of Humor

Monday, March 15th, 2010

In February, Butler’s Pantry provided a sack lunch at the Missouri History Museum for Booneville High’s Junior Class Trip. The reviews were excellent, and the Thank You’s received were anything but ordinary:

“For me, the surprise of the day was the excellence concealed inside of a paper bag. As informational and cool as the museum was, it was topped by your one and only sack lunch. The combination of flavors was utterly fantastic, and I could not have asked for a more well-made, delicious sack lunch. Thank you for your time, preparation, and all your possible struggles throughout this endeavor that you completed with class and perfection.”

“Dear Catering Staff, Thank you so much for the delightful lunch that you made us. The blend between the lettuce, cheese & large amount of turkey was amazing. Those chips, made normal chips not that good. They were salty goodness in every bite. The cookie, on the other hand, was breathtaking. The chocolate melted in my mouth. Biting into that apple was to dream about. It’s like you were cooking specifically for me, but really, you were cooking for all the 100 people that were there. Don’t even get me started on the apple juice box. It was the juciest juice box I’ve ever had in my life. Thank you for taking the time to label bags. I appreciate it.”

Proud to Host the 11th Annual Louie’s at Palladium

Monday, March 15th, 2010

ISES awards 2010Butler’s Pantry Received Two Awards from International Special Events Society. Our innovative and creative catering, was honored at the 2010 Louie Awards Gala Friday, March 5th at the Palladium Saint Louis. Presented by the St. Louis Chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES), the 11th Annual Louie Award Gala Celebrates the best events of 2009. Butler’s Pantry and Palladium Saint Louis were recognized with awards in the following categories:

Best Food Presentation for a Private Bithday Party Celebration

Best On-Premise Catered Event (Budget Under $200 Per Guest) for the Landmark’s Association 5oth Anniversary Gala

blog_isesThe Annual Louie Awards recognize the artistry of creating amazing events of magnitude, prestige and inspiration. To enter, event specialists complete a rigorous award entry submission process. Entries are sent out of state to another ISES Chapter to be judged on an unbiased, anonymous basis. The mission of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry.

Easter Brunch at Two Saint Louis Landmarks

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

It’s time to make your plans for Easter Brunch!

In 2010 we are excited to host Easter Brunch at Two Historic Saint Louis Locations:

Café Madeleine in the Piper Palm House
This Easter enjoy Sunday Brunch in Tower Grove Park surrounded by palm trees and vibrant foliage.


 Bixby’s in the Missouri History Museum
Reopening this Spring – experience panoramic views of Forest Park.

Easter Brunch Sample Menu

Spinach Salad

  Hearts of Palm Salad

  Deviled Eggs

  House Smoked Salmon

 Ruby Grapefruit, Blood Orange & Jicama Salad

 Spring Chicken Salad

Chilled Asparagus Salad

 Potato Leek Soup

  Omelet Station

  Individual Egg Frittatas

  Sliced Beef Tenderloin
with shallot demi glace & roasted potatoes

 Arugula, Smoked Gouda, & Roasted Pepper Stuffed Chicken Breast

 Seafood Orrienchiette

 Shrimp & Oyster Display

  Biscuits & Gravy

  Mixed Berries, Muffins & Scones, Assorted Cakes, Madeleines, Bread Pudding & Fruit Tarts

 Make your brunch reservation today!

Making History at the Museum

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Fries with that history?

Rick - fries with that“Richard Nix Jr. of Butler’s Pantry will open Bixby’s restaurant in the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park in mid-march after a $500,000 renovation and redesign of what had been Meriwether’s restaurant. Nix worked with architect Mark Herman of Mark Inc., general contractor BSI Constructors, and the museum’s Karen Goering and Harry Rich. Nix expects first-year revenue of $2 million in restaurant sales and catering. Bixby’s, named for a St. Louis philanthropist and museum patron, will be open for daily lunch and Sunday brunch, and will be available for evening events for groups of 30 to 100.”

-Greg Edwards, St. Louis Business Journal February/March
Visit The St. Louis Business Journal Website for the entire SHOPTALK section.

BP Named Best Caterer 2009

Monday, March 1st, 2010

Official Press Release:

Inaugural St. Louis Wedding Awards Celebrate the Best Service in St. Louis Weddings

Butler’s Pantry, an innovative St. Louis catering company, was recently named “Best Caterer” at the Inaugural 2009 St. Louis Wedding Awards, presented by Saint Louis Bride Magazine. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of the wedding industry professionals in the metropolitan St. Louis area.

“We are thrilled and honored to be recognized by Saint Louis Bride Magazine for this award,” said Richard Nix, Jr., president of Butler’s Pantry. “From our culinary staff to our sales directors to our service personnel, every member of our team is committed to planning and executing a flawless and memorable event.”

To qualify for the 2009 Wedding Awards, all entries submitted must have occurred between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2009 in the St. Louis metropolitan area. A panel of wedding industry experts selected by Saint Louis Bride Magazine judged the entries for the Inaugural 2009 St. Louis Wedding Awards. The awards were presented on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at a dinner gala in the Coronado Ballroom.

Butler’s Pantry, a second-generation business founded in 1966, is a St. Louis food-service company that provides innovative and creative catering services for corporate functions, social and special events, and wedding of all sizes. Butler’s Pantry has provided catering services for some of the most notable St. Louis events, including the 2008 BMW Championship, the Mayor’s Ball, the visit of Pope John Paul II and the U.S. Senior Open. Mayor Francis Slay and the St. Louis Development Corp. recently named Butler’s Pantry a 2009 “Business of the Year”.


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