Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sweet Dip Recipe

1/2 vanilla bean
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (room temperature)
1 (7.5oz) jar of 240sweet Marshmallow Whip

Scrape vanilla bean seeds into a mixing bowl. Add cream cheese and marshmallow whip. 

Using an electric mixer, blend together for one minute, or until combined.  

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve chilled. 

We like to serve the Sweet Dip with fresh strawberries, graham crackers, brownie bites, and mini cookies. 

This Sweet Dip recipe can be found on the Party Platters Menu

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Catharine Perry Design: Anna and Aaron Wedding

We were so honored to be a part of this elegant, Columbus, IN wedding. Anna and Aaron chose to serve their guests our fabulous Fire Kissed Menu Stations. Congrats, Anna & Aaron!

Fire Kissed Menu



Southern Comfort shrimp shooters
Whole shrimp nestled in a Southern Comfort and peach cocktail shot with pickled veggie garnish.

Charcuterie platter
Smoking Goose salami, olives, house-made rillettes, pickled apricots, salted almonds, honeycomb, bread and crackers appetizingly arranged

Mediterranean dip assortment
Lemon-basil hummus, babaganoush, and Lebanese garlic dip with carrots, celery, and pita chips.

First Course  

Heirloom tomato display with fresh mozzarella, field greens, fresh basil, assorted olive oils, vinegars, and salts

Freshly baked bread with butter

Second Course

Creamy risotto with grilled wild mushrooms

Asiago chicken
A Lemley family favorite with lemon, asiago cheese, and basil over boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

Asparagus bundles with shaved parmesan and white balsamic vinegar

All on china with flatware

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Wedding Branding, Invitations & Decor: Catharine Perry Design, Photography: Stacy Able Photography, Planner: Morgan with Ashley Weddings and Events, DJ: Alan with Audio Magic Entertainment, Groomsman attire: That Special Touch, Florist: Gina with Pomp and Bloom, Catering: Artisan Foodworks, Hair and makeup: Parlor 424, Bridal gown: Monique Lhuillier, Rings: Distinctive Diamonds, Chairs: Fifty Chairs, Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo at Nordstroms, Cake: Icing on the Cake, Bride's shoes: Badgley Mischka

Graduation Celebration Special Offer

Call or email Sam at 812.372.9898,    

Party Platters Menu

Graduation Celebration Special Offer
Save 33% when you order by May 23, 2016

All items served in disposable trays and platters.
Please let us know if you would like items to be hot.

Savory Bites

Blackberry BBQ Meatballs
Blackberry BBQ meatballs
In our own barbecue sauce
100 pieces
Sale price: 48.24

Jumbo shrimp platter
Whole shrimp served with hand-grated horseradish cocktail sauce
40 pieces
Sale price: 80.40

Southern dip station
Pimento cheese, beer cheese, and boiled peanut hummus with assorted dippers
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 67.00

Charcuterie platter
Smoking Goose salami, olives, house-made rillettes, pickled apricots, salted almonds, honey, bread and crackers appetizingly arranged
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 93.80

Gourmet cheese platter
Imported and domestic cheese assortment, garnished with grapes, berries, and nuts. Served with gourmet crackers
Serves up to 25          
Sale price: 100.50

Gourmet mini sandwiches
A selection of mozzarella caprese, sriracha-honey chicken, Burtons’ maple syrup and stone ground mustard ham sandwiches on silver dollar rolls
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 64.32

Sweet Bites

Candied bacon
With a slight kick and served on a stick
30 pieces
Sale price: 60.30

Fresh seasonal fruit platter
Wedges of cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon and pineapple garnished with strawberries, orange cartwheels and clusters of red, seedless grapes Served with honey yogurt dipping sauce
Serves up to 30
Sale price: 64.32

Sweet dip
Fresh strawberries, graham crackers, brownie bites, and mini cookies with marshmallow whip made into a dip
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 56.95

Whoopie Pies

Whoopie pies
S’more style whoopie pies made with marshmallow whip sandwiches between chocolate cakes with graham cracker crumbs
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 50.25

Mini dessert assortment
Includes mini cookies, mini brownie bites and marshmallows
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 48.24

Make it a Meal

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Pulled pork barbecue
Smoked over hickory, hand-pulled, and tossed in our own barbecue sauce. Accompanied by split silver dollar rolls
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 53.16

Beef tenderloin platter
Medium-rare deliciousness sliced and served with split silver dollar rolls and creamy horseradish on the side
Serves up to 30
Sale price: 200.00

Beef brisket platter
Smoked brisket with split silver dollar rolls and barbecue sauce on the side
Serves up to 25
Sale price: 107.20

Grand Champion decadent macaroni and cheese
Chef Alexa’s original recipe that won Grand Champion in the American Dairy Association of Indiana’s Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off
Serves up to 20
Sale price: 50.25

Marinated and fresh vegetable display
A beautiful arrangement of marinated and fresh vegetables served with green goddess dip
Serves up to 30
Sale price: 83.75  

The Fine Print:

Available 7 days a week. Delivery available for an additional charge. 250.00 minimum for delivery Monday through Thursday. 500.00 minimum for delivery Friday through Sunday. 500.00 minimum for pick up on Sunday.

NGLCC Press Release

Contact: Samantha Aulick (Owner) | Brae Benson (Marketing Manager)
Tel.: (812) 372-9898
Email: |

Washington, DC
March 30th, 2016

240sweet Artisan Foodworks is proud to announce their recent certification as an LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) through the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) Supplier Diversity Initiative. The NGLCC is the nation’s exclusive certifying body for LGBT owned and operated businesses!

“America’s top corporations are eager to do business with the LGBT community,” said Justin G. Nelson, President and Co-founder of the NGLCC, “which is reflected in the ever-growing list of NGLCC corporate partners.”

With this official certification, the NGLCC, its organizational allies, and corporate partners now nationally recognize 240sweet Artisan Foodworks as a diverse supplier. The company joins the growing ranks of over 800 certified LGBTBEs.

240sweet Artisan Foodworks is now eligible to participate in the NGLCC’s corporate partners’ supplier diversity programs, can take advantage of the vast educational opportunities promoted by the NGLCC and can work to foster business relationship with other LGBTBEs.

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. 240sweet has 15 employees who make fair and living wages.

We are award winning and nationally recognized: 
  • Chef Alex and Sam were inducted into Indiana Artisan in 2008 in recognition of the superior craftsmanship of our marshmallows.
  • Our Salty Caramel Swirl marshmallows were featured in “O” the Oprah magazine’s first food issue.
  • Chef Alexa was voted a Local Food Hero in 2012 and 2013 by the readers of “Edible Indy” magazine.
  • “Go Magazine” recognized Chef Alexa and Sam in 2011 and 2014 as being outstanding entrepreneurs. 
  • Chef Alexa’s Popcorn and Lobster Soup was voted both Best Gluten Free and Most Creative Soup at the 2015 Indy Soup Fest.
  • Chef Alexa won grand champion in the Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese Cook-Off at the Indiana State Fair in 2015.
  • Named #3 of Top 5 Dinner Party Caterers by Indianapolis Monthly in December 2015.

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.

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 krispies, macaron, pops, whoopie 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.
High resolution images available.
Chef Alexa and Samantha Aulick are glad to be interviewed.
For more information, contact Samantha Aulick or Brae Benson. 
The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce is the business voice of the LGBT community and is the largest global not-for-profit advocacy organization specifically dedicated to expanding economic opportunities and advancements for the LGBT people. NGLCC is the exclusive certification body for LGBT-owned businesses.