The Bezanson Agricultural Society welcomes Baba To Be Catering to their team. Baba To Be will be catering from the Knelsen Commercial Kitchen and not only providing a great menus as the In-House Caterer, but will be rolling out a variety of pre-made meals for purchase after the Family Day Weekend! Experience a sampling of their cuisine at the Valentine’s Dance on Friday, February 14.
Who is Baba to Be?
Baba to Be is a local Little Ukrainian Cooking Company that specializes in making traditional Ukrainian foods. Using recipes passed down from my own Baba Amelia, we are proud to be keeping our family traditions alive and are excited to be teaching our daughters the art!
Where did the name come from?
A Baba is a Ukrainian Grandmother. Although I have three teenage daughters and a one-year old son, it better be awhile before I’m a Grandma! So, since I’m not yet a Baba, I am a “Baba To Be!”
How did you get started?
I had never actually thought about Catering as a career or selling Perogies until a friend of mine called and asked if I would prepare his families Thanksgiving dinner for him. I quit my job and went at it full time two weeks later! It’s gone by so fast…that was almost 9 years ago already!
Tell us a bit about your catering business.
We have done a little bit of everything. First it was selling frozen Perogies and Cabbage Rolls at the Farmers Markets. After a year or so we decided to jump on the Perogy Wagon, literally, and sell our Deep-fried Perogies at local events around town. As fun as it was to experience the Food Truck craze, we soon found ourselves getting more and more Catering requests and decided it was time to find a kitchen to call home. Luckily, we have been able to work out of the Bezanson Memorial Hall kitchen over the past year, which has been great since it’s only five minutes from home!
What are some of your favorite memories since you started your catering business?
There are so many…. What I do love most about this industry is getting to connect with people. Julia Child said that, “People who like to eat are the best kind of people.” I’d have to agree with that! I love hearing about people’s favorite memories that one of our dishes has brought back for them…. “Just like my Baba used to make.” It’s pretty great the connection food has to those feelings of comfort. I know every time I take a tray of Mini Sour Cabbage Rolls out of the oven it’s like I’m standing back in my Baba’s kitchen.