In a recent Food Network Canada supplement to the Toronto Star, Zane Caplansky of Caplansky’s deli (not to mention numerous other enterprises) had some very kind and completely unsolicited words to say about yours’ truly.
Phyllis Grossman may just make thebest latkes in Toronto. If you ask Zane Caplansky, owner of Caplansky’s Deli and host of Toronto’s annual Latkepalooza festival, that is. It’s a dead heat between Phyllis, two-time winner of Latkepalooza’s Battle of the Bubbies competition, and Caplansky’s mother.
So, against Phyllis, no one stands a chance. “You get all these young upstart kids with their newfangled latkes,” laughsCaplansky. “But the competition is by popular ballot…and Phyllis wins by a mile.”
You can read the full article here, on page three.
I’ve experienced Phyllis’ extraordinary culinary talent as a delighted guest at her table over many years. Recently I was able to share that experience when Phyllis’ catered a party I was hosting for 25 for my mother’s 80th birthday. From planning a delectable menu to smooth delivery to appetizing presentation we couldn’t have asked for more, and she even added a new item to her menu repertoire at special request. All my guests wanted to know who had prepared the delicious food (with the Parsnip Twigs and Eggplant Rollups receiving special mention), and I was still getting compliments on it days later. If you want that kind of enthusiastic response at your next get together highly recommend Phyllis as your catering choice.
My husband and I had our 2012 Hanukkah Party for 50 people catered by Phyllis. All of the food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Everyone especially enjoyed her award winning latkes! Phyllis was extremely professional and reliable from start to finish. She helped us plan a menu that would work with children and adults, and helped us determine the quantity of food that we needed, which ended up being just right. We would not hesitate to use PG Catering again for all of our events, big or small!
Mark & Elisa Salsberg
One of the best parties that I have made happened this Hanukkah. Over 25 people came to eat dinner, light candles and celebrate the holiday. My guests were patiently waiting for the latkes that Phyllis made for us. They were extraordinary. No matter what else I served, and there was lots of other food to eat, the latkes were the most coveted and most enjoyed part of the party. They were light, crispy and fresh. I followed the heating instructions and they came out hot and delicious from my oven. Usually latkes are very tricky to make in advance and nearly impossible to serve hot and crispy. But Phyllis’s latkes were nothing short of perfection. Thank you Phyllis for making my party a success.
Phyllis is like the mom taking care of everything, from telling you what you need to do, to telling you what not to do. Your decision, but she brings her experience to your table. Had a small party for 90 people for a house warming, and the guest list was from Judges, to restaurant owners, to socialites and they all said the same thing…, “Where did you get this food?” Good, good for you and very, very reasonably priced. It was amazing.
Phyllis is an excellent caterer who provides practical advice to create the right kind of menu for your event. Her appetizers can’t be beat and award winning potato latkes a real crowd pleaser. Her scrumptious cookies should not be missed!