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



Contact: Samantha Aulick (Owner)
Tel.: (812) 372-9898

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.

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.


High resolution images available.

Chef Alexa and Samantha Aulick are glad to be interviewed.