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We create personal connections and become your life-long friends in food.



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My Culinary Prowess is Your Secret Ingredient for Entertaining

I set out to create the opposite of franchise food. I focus on made-from-scratch foods and shy away from pre-packaged processed food products. I scour the market and try dozens of products before selecting my band of suppliers to enhance your culinary experience. Many of the vendors we source from are local and female-owned businesses. Whether it’s the macarons in the fridge at the Side Dish or the spices in your Clam Chowder at the Sham Shack, I have taste-tested it all, and in most cases truly know the people who are making or growing it.

My awesome team is drawn to this mission and shares this connection to people and food. I have assembled a team of culinary masterminds and food partners to serve this delightful potluck to the community.

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Full Service Catering

Busy schedules leave not much time to plan for the perfect celebration. Let our culinary magic whisk your worries away.

When you want to host the most discerning crowd, let us plan and execute the event of your dreams. Relax, and we will customize the details with an imaginative menu, a visual masterpiece, refined service, and delicious made-from-scratch cuisine. You will realize your dream event just by imagining it.

We Will Demolish the Stress and You Will Impress.

From an elegant bridal shower brunch to a delicious buffet for Grandma’s 100th birthday, or a fun employee outdoor picnic to canapes and cocktails with the Board of Directors, we are your partners in food. Let’s start planning your celebration today!

Everything was absolutely delicious! Our guests had different dietary requirements and there was something for everyone. The presentation of the food on the platter was lovely and perfectly appropriate for setting out for a dinner party. Deb is an amazing Chef and a pleasure to work with!

Joe, Catering Client

We had so much fun at our Charcuterie Board class. The items that were selected were so tasty and the wines were really good too. Deb is knowledgeable and I loved her perspective on sourcing locally and from female-owned small businesses.

Megan, Workshop Attendee
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The Sham Shack Events + Classes

Culinary Events

A no-worries event at The Sham Shack in Rochester, Michigan, featuring tastes of Deb’s culinary creations, sampling unique wine, spirit, or beer, and entertaining food-related education. We frequently feature guest speakers, including winemakers and other interesting culinarians. We also collaborate with other small businesses (florists, bartenders, bakeries). Our intimate space holds 19 seats for public or private classes, which sell out quickly. Grab a pal and register for a date before it’s too late!

Social & Private Events

Our events are hosted at The Sham Shack & we welcome private events in our space too.

Drink Small Wine Club

Exclusive events for wine club members hosted at The Sham Shack.

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Weekday Carryout

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Explore Our Menus

Choose from our signature lunch at Side Dish, take & bake meals for busy weeknight meal planning, or one of our featured seasonal specials.
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Order Ahead Online

Place your order, choose your pickup date & location, and pay online to be sure we put your name on one of our delicious offerings this week.
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Pickup & ENJOY

Pop in at Side Dish or The Sham Shack to grab your order on your pickup date. We will have it packaged and ready to serve.
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Impress Without Stress

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Plan Your Private Event

Choose your date and complete the form below to start planning your unique gathering at Forks & Fêtes. We will contact you via email within 72 hours to confirm your date & collect the deposit.

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4497 Collins Road Rochester, Mi 48306

Dates displaying events are currently booked. Please refer to this availability calendar when choosing a date for your event.

There is a Room Rental Fee of $350. The room rental fee is paid at the time of booking to hold the date. All dates are deemed available unless a deposit is made.

May 2024

Bubbles, Baubles, & a Bougie T-Party
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a fabulous Fri-YAY afternoon of fun. Treat yourself and relax with your besties before Mother’s Day weekend. We are hosting the bougiest tea party complete with a table-full variety of delectable treats and sensational sweets. Our fave Wine Goddess, Chandra will give us a lesson about the types of bub , ...
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Your Questions, Answered

Private Events FAQs

Can we host an event in your space?

Yes! Our intimate event venue is located directly next to our production kitchen and seats up to 40 comfortably.

How much does it cost to reserve your space?

There is a $350 charge to reserve an event on our calendar. The fee is not applied to the balance and is refundable if canceled before 60 days prior to the event date.

What is included when we rent the room?

Event planning services, linens (black or white), China, silverware, event set-up/tear-down, access to sound system, projector.

How long is the room available?

Room Rental is 4 hours but may be able to be extended for a fee depending on our calendar availability.

Can we bring in our own food, alcohol or desserts?

The Silver Shamrocks Cuisine is the exclusive caterer for the event space and holds a catering liquor license, so no outside food or alcohol may be brought in. We will provide servers and TIPS licensed bartenders if needed. However, desserts are ok if made in a licensed facility.

Do you have vendors for cakes, decorating, centerpieces, musicians?

YES! We have assembled a small but mighty group of woman-owned LOCAL businesses that include florists, macaron makers, bakers, event planners, and even musicians to create a magical experience for you and your guests.

Can we order something that is not on the menu?

We love creating customized menus to help your event stand out. For a small fee Deb will work with you to create a memorable culinary experience for you and your guests.

What type of menus do you offer?

We offer appetizing menus, buffet services, family-style dining, and an individually plated, coursed presentation for your guests.

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