Putting “Class” in Hospitality

September 2015 318

Below is a post from last fall when I attended a Hurley House class.  I first met Katherine Sasser, the proprietor of Hurley House, a few years ago when I spied one of her signature sparkle sandwich cookies at a party.  I immediately focused on the cookie, asked for the caterer’s name, and contacted Katherine the next day to ask her if she could cater an event for me at work.

Today, Katherine is celebrating the opening of her retail store!  Located at 5512 Bellaire Drive South, Suite A, Hurley House will serve homemade baked goods, great coffee and take-away meals.  Katherine will continue to offer her wonderful Hosted classes as well (catch a glimpse below).  And of course, a case full of those famous cookies.  Congratulations Katherine! 

September 2015…

September 2015 311I attended a fun class last night hosted by Katherine Sasser from the Hurley House.  Katherine and I met a few years ago when she catered an event I attended.  In my business, I am always seeking new caterers to prepare yummy food.  I knew right away I would like her because we speak the same language — Butter Cream!  She is the maker of the fabulous gems…the Sparkle Sandwich Cookie..a spritz cookie filled with butter cream frosting.

Katherine has created a series of Hosted classes to provide “truths about hospitality with real-world hosting plans that include a menu with recipes, skills, resources and personalized answers to your hospitality questions.”  Each class includes a folder full of resources, oh and a sandwich cookie. This would make the perfect Girls Night Out — have dinner out, then go to class for dessert!

September 2015 324As guests arrived to her home she had the tables set with “classwork.” White linen cloths and cute polka dot wrapping paper as the table runner, soft turquoise folders filled with handouts and recipes and cute, kelly green pencils. She had her dining area set with two different kinds of homemade cake (her specialty), champagne (my favorite), coffee and sparkling water.

I fixed a glass of bubbly, garnished with a blackberry, a slice of white butter cream cake and found a seat at the table.September 2015 316

September 2015 319I sat with some lovely ladies, a few that were new friends to Katherine which was fun for her.  They found out about Hosted through the fun of social media.

I left class full of inspiration to treat my family like I would invited guests… special and appreciated.  I went home with some new recipes to try, including spaghetti pie, and a bag of sparkle sandwich cookies to share with friends.

It was indeed a delight!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *