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Celebrating World Whiskey Day in Utah may sound like a tough goal, but we're here to enlighten you. However, surprisingly it might become harder to celebrate World Whiskey Day in the coming years everywhere. Did you know the global supply of single malt scotch whiskey is running out? In a recent article published earlier this year on Huffington Post, prices of single malt scotch are skyrocketing as the demand for this long-aging spirit are outpacing supply. Perhaps it's due to the rise in appropriation of turn-of-the-century, old school sensibilities to our modern life like beards, elaborate mustaches and good strong liquor, in addition to the increase in want of western culture items from foreign markets that can explain this exponential demand. This lack of supply could last upwards of 10-15 years while whiskey makers shuffle to keep up with demand. But rather than worry about tomorrow, let's focus on how to celebrate today. Enjoy a glass of whiskey on World Whiskey Day

Being a community and environmentally conscious business is important to us here at Lux Catering and Events. We believe it is not enough to just carry on business to make a profit without informed and responsible action as to how we affect the local community and the environment. As such, we have made it some of the fundamental tenets of our business structure to carry out community and environmentally conscious behavior in our day to day business. One way we've enacted this is by become a close-working partner and member of P3 Utah. To get a better understanding of what it means to be a member of P3 Utah, check out their latest video featuring a few of our fellow members as well as our very own co-owner, Kelly Lake!

October 16th marks World Food Day - a day to put into the social focus the need to band together to end hunger in our lifetime! Here are 5 key facts you should know about hunger:
  • One in nine people on Earth do not have enough food to lead an active, healthy life – around 795 million people.
  • Although Asia is the continent with the most hungry people – around two-thirds of the total, Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of the population) of hunger. One person in four in the African continent is undernourished, according to the World Food Programme.
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half of all deaths (45%) in children under the age of five – which is around 3.1 million children every year.
  • If women farmers had the same access to resources as men, the number of hungry in the world could be reduced by up to 150 million, according to the WFP.
  • According to the Global Hunger Index, 52 countries are suffering from "serious" or "alarming" levels of hunger, of which the Central African Republic suffers the greatest level of hunger (which is defined by a number of factors, including child mortality).
Source: World Food Programme Sometimes, these statistics seem overwhelming; too big of a problem for any one person to solve. And you would be right; for one person, this global problem is too big. But luckily, and especially on days like today, we don't have to do it alone. As they say "Many hands make light work". By coming together to address world hunger, we can inch closer and closer to a solution. One way we at Lux Catering and Events try to add our hands to solving this problem is by donating our services and products to Volunteers of America, who provide food and nutrition services across the nation among many other services for those in need.

We had a fun and savory tasting session yesterday for a new client featuring a bunch of new small plates we created to add to our menus! The evening began with the traditional meat and cheese board but filled with local Utah spirit - our cured meats came exclusively from Creminelli's Fine Meats and included prosciutto and two different kinds of salami. Our cheeses were also all locally sourced and included our own signature flavor, Black Pepper Chive, created in conjunction with Heber Valley Cheese (keep your eyes peeled for a future blog post featuring our newest cheese flavor made exclusively for LeCroissant Catering & Events!) as well as Barely Buzzed  from Beehive Cheese. Our meat and cheese assortment was served alongside our fantastic focaccia bread, baked in-house in our bakery, as well as bruschetta, and house-made hummus with freshly baked pita bread! Lastly, our guests also enjoyed caprese salad skewers with fresh, thickly-sliced mozzarella cheese and drizzled in balsamic vinaigrette. Caprese Salad Skewers with fresh, thickly-cut mozzarella and drizzled in balsamic vinegar and olive oil. But enough about the starters, on to the main courses and our delectable new small plates...

Happy New Beer's Eve! Not familiar with this fun, quirky holiday? Let us explain...

History of New Beer's Eve

April 6th marks the eve of the Cullen-Harrison Act going into effect on April 7th, 1933. President Franklin Roosevelt, just recently sworn into office, fulfilled his first campaign promise by signing into law a bill that raised previous alcohol content in beverages from 0.5% to 3.5% by weight. While alcohol was not impossible to find in the 14 years of Prohibition (Chicago alone had as many as 20,000 speakeasies and Utah's own Ben Lomond Hotel in Ogden was home to an underground speakeasy that is rumored to have been visited by Al Capone himself), the Cullen-Harrison Act was the first legal concessions regarding alcohol content. New Beer' Eve celebrates the return to stronger alcohol content in beer

One of the singular highlights of the holiday season for us here at Lux Catering and Events is the joy that comes with gift giving. Every year, we put a lot of effort and thought into our holiday gift to be given to our friends and business partners. Last year, we had a fantastic time creating our cookbook filled with our favorite and most delicious recipes. LeCroissant Catering and Event's 2014 Holiday Gift This year, we wanted to celebrate hearty, heartwarming foods that featured local farmers and food artisans.