Monday, August 29, 2016

Chef Alexa participates in Chefs Taste Challenge

240sweet, Artisan Foodworks, and S’more Mobile Executive Chef Alexa Lemley competed as a finalist in the 2nd Annual Farm to Table Chefs Taste Challenge (CTC), on August 19th at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

The Chefs Taste Challenge, Farm to Table Experience is the premier annual gathering in the south exploring cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally. 




This year’s theme, “Food for Thought,” celebrated where our food and beverages originate from through tastings, interactive gardening and cooking demos, hands-on workshops, educational sessions, social events, and more.

Finalists were asked to create the best dish that utilizes farm-fresh items from a pantry of both seasonal local ingredients and products donated by State Agricultural Departments. 

Chef Alexa's menu, "A Fish, a Cow, & an Ear of Corn Walk into a Bar"


She served judges and guests a delicious smoked redfish with creamed corn and a whiskey relish.



We are super proud to announce that Chef Alexa placed 4th in the competition. We want to thank everyone for the support you provided to this Chefs Taste Challenge event.










Thursday, August 18, 2016

Artisan Foodworks Christmas in July Special
Book your event now and save 33% on our delicious Fabulous Flavors menu.


To receive 33% offbook by Wed August 31st. Offer is only valid on the Fabulous Flavors Small Plates menu. Event date must take place in 2016. Regular price 25.00 per person, 33% special 16.75 per person  



To book your event, call 812.372.9898






Fabulous Flavors Small Plates Menu

Fabulous Flavors
Includes eco-friendly plates and disposable serviceware
 
Select five
 
Popcorn and lobster soup shots
Decadent popcorn soup with sweet chunks of lobster. Winner of both “Most Creative” and “Best Gluten Free” at the 2015 Indy Soupfest.
 
Devilled egg assortment
Classic devilled eggs with a tasty twist: bacon, chipotle and black truffle oil
 
Candied bacon on a stick
All of the deliciousness of the world—on a stick
 
Blackberry meatballs
Blackberry barbecue sauce on classic meatballs
 
Pulled pork canapes
Chef Alexa’s fresh smoked pork on a polenta cake with house-made pickles
 
Southern dip station
Pimento cheese, beer cheese, and boiled peanut hummus with assorted dippers
 
Truffle and parmesan potatoes
Petite potatoes stuffed with creamy parmesan and blessed with truffle oil
 
Stuffed dates
Bourbon soaked dates stuffed with gorgonzola and wrapped in prosciutto
 
Macaroni and cheese bites
Chef Alexa’s Grand Champion dish served in a phyllo cup
 
Domestic cheese and fruit display
A selection of American cheeses with fresh fruit and gourmet crackers
 
Marshmallow pops platter
A selection of 240sweet puffs dipped in chocolate with sprinkles and served on a stick
 
Stuffed strawberries
Amaretto-infused ricotta cheese with almonds in fresh strawberries
 
Minimum of 50 guests Monday through Thursday. 
Minimum of 100 guests Friday through Sunday

Add additional selections for 3.00 each guest
Upgrade to passed service for 5.00 each guest
25.00 each guest

240SWEET ARTISAN FOODWORKS CHEF ALEXA LEMLEY SELECTED FOR A JAMES BEARD STUDY/TRAVEL GRANT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Samantha Aulick (Owner)
Tel.: (812) 372-9898
Email: SamAulick@240sweet.com
Websites: www.240sweet.com, www.artisanfoodworks.com, www.smoremobile.co


240SWEET ARTISAN FOODWORKS CHEF ALEXA LEMLEY SELECTED FOR A JAMES BEARD STUDY/TRAVEL GRANT
COLUMBUS IN – August 18, 2016

240sweet, Artisan Foodworks, and S’more Mobile Executive Chef Alexa Lemley has been selected for a James Beard Foundation grant to study Rhone Rangers wine in California.

The James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program provides support to aspiring students in multiple areas of food and culinary studies in this ever-expanding universe of knowledge. Professional grants enable those already working in the industry to gain experience and hone their skills.

The James Beard Foundation and the Rhone Rangers offer this professional study/travel grant to enable working sommeliers or chefs to learn about American Rhone varietal wines by visiting several notable wineries and meeting the winemakers.

This opportunity will allow Chef Alexa to visit Rhone Ranger winery members to get a better understanding of where in the US the Rhone varietal grapes are grown, how the wines are made, and to get a sense of their vineyard terroir. The goal will be to provide a greater understanding and appreciation of the quality, diversity, and food-friendliness of American Rhone wines.


About 240sweet LLC
Owned and operated by Chef Alexa Lemley and Samantha Aulick. Based in Columbus, Indiana, our brands serve a local and national consumer.

We are award winning and nationally recognized:

·         Winner “Best Sweet Dish” at the New York City Bacon and Beer Classic 2016.
·         Overall Champion Denver Bacon and Beer Classic (now on to compete in World Food Championships 2016)
·         240sweet LLC certified as LGBTBE in March 2016.
·         Artisan Foodworks named #3 of Top 5 Dinner Party Caterers by Indianapolis Monthly in December 2015.
·         Grand Champion in the American Dairy Association Indiana Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off 2015.
·         Winner of “Most Creative” and “Best Gluten Free” for Popcorn and Lobster Soup at Indiana Soupfest 2015.
·         Recognized by “Go Magazine” in 2011 and 2014 for being “hot” and outstanding woman entrepreneur.
·         “Local Food Hero” Best Chef 2013 and Best Food Artisan 2012 and 2013 by Edible Indy Magazine.
·         Received the Hoosier Hospitality Award 2013 by Indiana’s Lt Governor.
·         Awarded the designation of “20 under 40” by Columbus Young Professionals in 2011.
·         Inducted into Indiana Artisan in 2008 in recognition of the superior craftsmanship of our 240sweet marshmallows.

240sweet LLC DBAS include Artisan Foodworks (catering), 240sweet (confections and classes), and S’more Mobile (concessions).  Based in Columbus, Indiana, 240sweet serves a national audience.

Artisan Foodworks
Off-premise catering service in Columbus and surrounding states. We focus on authentically crafted foods with creative presentation. Our ability to create delicious foods on-site using local ingredients separates us from other caterers. Serves Indiana and the surrounding states.

240sweet
Inventive and original products that appeal to foodies and people who want to upgrade their experiences. Our offerings include packs of puffs, various whips, treats (Modjeskas, rice crispies, macaron, pops, whoopee pies, moon pies, chocolate bars, and assorted items), marshmallow making kits, vanilla extract, and caramel sauce. National website and direct sales.

S’more Mobile
Unique and fun concessions trailer that serves gourmet treats. Our featured products for the S’more Mobile include frozen hot chocolate, hot chocolate, s’mores, and other treats. Serves Indiana and other states.


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High resolution images available.

Chef Alexa and Samantha Aulick are glad to be interviewed.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Semi-Finalist Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown Contest Press Release

Contact: Samantha Aulick (Co-Owner)
Tel.: (812) 372-9898
Email: SamAulick@240sweet.com

240SWEET ARTISAN FOODWORKS FANS CAN VOTE FOR CHEF ALEXA LEMLEY

COLUMBUS IN – June 9, 2016



240sweet, Artisan Foodworks, and S’more Mobile Executive Chef Alexa Lemley has been selected as a Semi-Finalist Winner (as a Pitmaster Pro) in the Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown Recipe Contest, for her recipe submission of Balls of the Gorgon. Chef Alexa is one of ten professional Pit Masters selected from a nationwide search to compete in this competition.

Fans can help her advance to the finals, a live cook-off in Kansas City on October 27, 28, and 29 of 2016 by voting for her Balls of the Gorgon recipe on the Smithfield Throwdown website:



Please encourage people to vote for Columbus, Indiana native Chef Alexa Lemley to help her advance to the American Royal BBQ Competition finals.

Fans can vote once a day from now through June 14. When you vote, you are entered into a chance to win 1 of 2 Ford F-150 trucks.

Voting begins June 8 and ends at 11:59:59 AM ET on June 14.

Chef Alexa’s accolades include

·       Winner “Best Sweet Dish” at the New York City Bacon and Beer Classic 2016.
·       Overall Champion Denver Bacon and Beer Classic (now on to compete in World Food Championships 2016)
·       240sweet LLC certified as LGBTBE in March 2016.
·       Artisan Foodworks named #3 of Top 5 Dinner Party Caterers by Indianapolis Monthly in December 2015.
·       Grand Champion in the American Dairy Association Indiana Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off 2015.
·       Winner of “Most Creative” and “Best Gluten Free” for Popcorn and Lobster Soup at Indiana Soupfest 2015.
·       Recognized by “Go Magazine” in 2011 and 2014 for being “hot” and outstanding woman entrepreneur.
·       “Local Food Hero” Best Chef 2013 and Best Food Artisan 2012 and 2013 by Edible Indy Magazine.
·       Received the Hoosier Hospitality Award 2013 by Indiana’s Lt Governor.
·       Awarded the designation of “20 under 40” by Columbus Young Professionals in 2011.
·       Inducted into Indiana Artisan in 2008 in recognition of the superior craftsmanship of our 240sweet marshmallows.

240sweet LLC DBAS include Artisan Foodworks (catering), 240sweet (confections and classes), and S’more Mobile (concessions).  Based in Columbus, Indiana, 240sweet serves a national audience.

Artisan Foodworks
Off-premise catering service in Columbus and surrounding states. We focus on authentically crafted foods with creative presentation. Our ability to create delicious foods on-site using local ingredients separates us from other caterers. Serves Indiana and the surrounding states.

240sweet
Inventive and original products that appeal to foodies and people who want to upgrade their experiences. Our offerings include packs of puffs, various whips, treats (Modjeskas, rice crispies, macaron, pops, whoopee pies, moon pies, chocolate bars, and assorted items), marshmallow making kits, vanilla extract, and caramel sauce. National website and direct sales.

S’more Mobile
Unique and fun concessions trailer that serves gourmet treats. Our featured products for the S’more Mobile include frozen hot chocolate, hot chocolate, s’mores, and other treats. Serves Indiana and other states.

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High resolution images available.
Chef Alexa and Samantha Aulick are glad to be interviewed.

Balls of the Gorgon Recipe


Balls of the Gorgon


8 ounces Cream Cheese
2 large fresh Jalapeno Peppers, diced small
2 large Eggs
1 pound Smithfield Signature Ground Pork
1 cup Butter Cracker Crumbs
1 small fresh Yellow Onion, diced small
2 cloves fresh Garlic, pressed
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon fresh Flat Leaf Parsley, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Kosher Salt
1 tablespoon fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
½ tablespoon freshly ground Black Pepper
6 pieces Smithfield Hometown original bacon

1.     Bring grill or smoker temperature to 300 degrees Fahrenheit, with coals and hickory logs offset for indirect cooking.
2.     Make filling: In a small bowl, mix together cream cheese and jalapeno. Combine well. Roll in to 6 small balls. Place in refrigerator.
3.     Make pork mixture: In a medium mixing bowl, whisk eggs. Add Smithfield Signature Ground Pork, butter cracker crumbs, yellow onion, garlic, Worcestershire, flat leaf parsley, Kosher salt, cilantro, cumin, and black pepper. Using your hands, mix very well. Form pork mixture into 6 evenly sized balls.
4.     Insert filling: Use your thumb to press a hole into the center (Don’t go all the way through) of each one. Into each pork ball insert filling. Close the hole by pushing the pork mixture around it to secure well.
5.     Add bacon: Wrap a slice of bacon around each ball. Secure with kabob skewer.
6.     Smoke for two hours or until internal temperature of pork is 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
7.     For extra crispy bacon, finish for 10 minutes in 300 degree Fahrenheit oven.

Allow Balls of Gorgon to rest for 10 minutes before digging in. The insides are molten when they come off the smoker or out of the oven. 

This recipe can be found in the Smithfield Hog Wild Throwdown Contest. Please vote for Chef Alexa!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

2016 Summer Special Offer

16 Cookout Classics

Summertime favorites cooked on location.

812.372.9898
www.artisanfoodworks.com
artisanfoodworks@240sweet.com

Special Offer
Book by June 30 to save 33%. 

Delicious Entrees















Pulled pork barbecue (pictured)
Hand-pulled local pork that has been slow-smoked over hickory and tossed in our own barbecue sauce

Texas beef brisket
Smoked over hickory and served in our classic barbecue sauce
Add for 5.00 each guest upgrade

Grilled pork loin
Fresh pork loin grilled with an apricot glaze

Barbecued goat
Roasted and pulled goat tossed in Argentinian chimichurri (for groups of 100 or more)

BBQ glazed boneless skinless chicken
Tender smoked chicken glazed with Chef Alexa’s delicious barbecue sauce

Half pound sirloin steaks
Grilled on charcoal and served with assorted sauces
Add for 5.00 each guest upgrade

Hamburgers, garden burgers and hot dogs
Quarter pound hamburgers with garden burgers and hot dogs grilled over charcoal on-site.

Whole local pig
Roasted over hickory and served with traditional barbecue, Alabama white sauce, and bourbon sauce (for groups of 100 or more)

BBQ grilled seitan
A delicious vegan option. Served with caramelized onion and mushrooms

Everything Else You Need

Watermelon and feta salad

Fresh fruit salad

Sweet potato salad with goat cheese, cranberries, scallions, almonds, and vinaigrette

Grand Champion Decadent macaroni and cheese

Grilled corn

Classic garden salad with ranch and seasonal vinaigrette














Bacon braised green beans (pictured)
                         
Steakhouse potato salad

Hoosier broccoli salad

Creamy mashed potatoes

Ambrosia salad

Creamy coleslaw

Italian pasta salad

Crunchy potato chips

Cowboy baked beans

Candy salad

Buns and fixin’s bar

Freshly baked bread with butter

Gourmet cookie assortment

Marshmallow treat assortment

S’more on a Stick

Marbled sheet cake

Pina colada cake

Fruited water and Southern sweet tea station

Eco-friendly plates with flatware and deluxe paper napkins

White guest table and buffet linens

Pricing, Each Guest

Add china OR bamboo plates, flatware, and deluxe paper napkins with water service: 5.00


Buffet


One EntrĂ©e with four Everything Else You Need:  15.00
Special Offer: 10.00

Two Entrees with five Everything Else You Need: 18.00
Special Offer: 12.06

Three Entrees with six Everything Else You Need: 20.00
Special Offer: 13.40

Each additional Everything Else You Need: 1.50
Special Offer: 1.00


The Fine Print

Buffet
One hour of direct service.

500.00 minimum Monday through Friday. 1000.00 minimum on Saturdays and Sundays. Please note that some days may not be available because or prior bookings.

20% service staff fee added to all buffets with service. 

Events more than 50 miles from our commissary may incur travel fees.

Not available for all event venues.


Prices subject to change without notice.