Yesterday James, a new drug rep that I had not previously met, had lunch catered for the office. I suspect it could have been the best catering job we've ever experienced. It came from Sweet Tomatoes, and although I don't think much of them since they chewed me out for photographing their food, I can't say I was sorry for the delightful lunch. There were two ladies delivering the food, and I have never seen a faster set up and nicer arrangement of a meal for 60 people in our small kitchen.
The menu included three pre-made salads--a broccoli, lettuce, and bacon that was a success with my friends; a Caesar (with a dressing that I'm pretty sure is non-vegetarian, but I ate anyway based on the fact that I needed the vegetables), and a couscous with chick peas, red bell pepper, celery, and black olives. Although the couscous was a little bland without a great spicy dressing, it really was pretty good.
There was a chili and a corn chowder. I'm pretty sure neither was vegetarian, but my coworkers kept talking about them. Next was a pasta with a pink Alfredo sauce and mac-and-cheese. Both of which were pretty bland, but the pastas at Sweet Tomatoes generally are. However, I don't complain because so much else is very good and filling. Not to mention I've been a a bit spoiled by fancy pastas. Last were baked potatoes with all the fixings. I was absolutely amazed that a huge aluminum pan could deliver potatoes still warm from the oven and perfectly cooked, but not over cooked. For dessert there was a selection of muffins and cookies from the bakery.
Again, I highlight the friendliness and speed of the staff, the quality of the food, and even the amount of food for the number of people being served. Sometimes lunch allegedly ordered for 60 really only feeds 20. If you ever have a need for a caterer, I would recommend Sweet Tomatoes.