I worked with Diana at Simple Pleasures and couldn't be happier with the outcome. Diana was great to work with, and her prices are beyond reasonable. Our food was mouth-watering good, with generous portions to boot. Diana also sourced many of the ingredients from local vendors and farms for us; something that was very important to us and quite a challenge in the winter months! Diana learned a traditional German recipe just for our wedding, as it is a bit of a family tradition and we really wanted to serve it for dessert. She didn't just copy the recipe, but went through multiple tries to get it just right. My picky German family was blown away and still talks about it. We discussed the menu and had a tasting, but Diana was the real creative force behind the menu and we are so, so happy we put our trust in her.
Catering done the "Simple" Way-For over 35 years, Simple Pleasures has been a family owned and run restaurant and catering business serving families all over Placer County. We take great pride in offering the best quality foods available at an affordable price, especially farm fresh products and in season produce. New things are happening with us and we want to share them with you! First, you'll be seeing my face around a lot more. My name is Erica Burke, daughter-in-law to Diana Burke, the 2nd generation owner of Simple Pleasures. I am Diana's new Administrative Assistant. Second, you will notice our catering menu is unavailable right now. We are in the process of refreshing our look: getting some tasty, new menu ideas, exceptionally priced reception and wedding packages, savory and sweet appetizer party items and even something for our Corporate partners posted for your upcoming event. Oh, and we can't forget desserts: cookies, cakes, bars and pies...Please be patient with us in this process. We would love to hear from you, let us know how we can win your partnership for your future catering needs. Until then, Cheers!!
I hope that you each enjoy going to work every day. I can tell you that my days, though some are very long, are filled with beauty and joy. Do what you love, you will bless others and be blessed in the process!
Enjoy the photos of this pink & black bridal shower luncheon, what fun it was!
I can't tell you how important serving people is to me. It rejuvenates my soul and inspires me to press forward. It has been too long since my last post, and I am feeling the energy of the season pressing me forward. Keep your eyes peeled for new postings over the next few weeks, I have some very fun and inspiring events on the horizon that I will be sharing with you. Hugs to you all for making my life full!
I was watching the clouds part today, sprinkles of rain still coming down, and the flowering pear trees by our restaurant ready to burst open with the popcorn ball size blossoms that last for a fleeting moment. Time ticks away so quickly. Fall creeps into the frost of winter, thaws into the crispness of spring, wilts into the sizzle of summer and glitters with the beauty of fall. The cycle speeds along with lighting speed. I received a call in December for a fall wedding, in January for a Christmas party, in February for two graduation parties, I am blessed to be part of so many lives.
Today I stood reflecting on life and realized that I am right where I want to be, serving people, planning beautiful parties, comforting loved ones in times of loss, embracing every aspect of life. Thank you for letting me be a part of so much goodness surrounding me, even in the midst of difficult times I choose to look at the beauty and celebrate!