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A Taste of Elegance Catering - Bellingham Catering - Whatcom County Catering - Maria Bjorklund - Gourmet Food
Maria Caceres-Bjorklund is Chef and Owner of A Taste of Elegance, along with her husband, Francisco Caceres-Hernandez. Maria cut her culinary teeth early on in her childhood growing up in her parent's homeland of Finland. All of her family are seasoned cooks who taught their families the values of local, seasonal ingredients and the love of holidays and family events surrounding food. Food is the glue that binds us all together, no matter what our cultural backgrounds.

Spending so much time in Finland was such a rich culinary heritage for Maria as her grandfather would take her and her siblings to islands on the coast to pick wild mushrooms and berries. They would return to grandmothers house to help salt and preserve the mushrooms, make juices and sauces from all the berries, and they would also fish almost everyday to smoke the catch and prepare dishes from the variety of fish in the Baltic Sea.

Maria has taken her love of food and entertaining and turned it into a full-service catering company, that has served all of Whatcom and Skagit County. Recently expanding the business to provide catering services for Ghiringhelli Novato.

A Taste of Elegance is a full-service catering company, specializing in weddings, but also corporate and private parties. The philosophy is simple in that food is to look and taste wonderful and guests and clients are given the organization and elegance of Martha Stewart, and yet treated with the warmth and hospitality of Paula Dean.

We pride ourselves on the personal service we give to each of our brides. Maria, the owner, meets with them and goes over their menu, and also offers tips on decorations, vendors she enjoys working with, and stream-lining the day so that everything goes smoothly. She says it's so important to meet with the brides and get to know them and their likes and personalities. She enjoys having a face in mind when cooking and preparing for the reception. Each one is special and deserves personal treatment being as it is the most important day in their lives.

Every detail is taken seriously and addressed, so that the bride can feel confident that all of their needs are being handled efficiently and carefully.

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." Virginia Woolf