The Smoothie Catering Company is known for serving unique smoothies across New Jersey, as well as metro New York and Connecticut. It caters to corporate meetings, health and wellness fairs, employee appreciation events and promotional events. The Smoothie Catering Company can serve groups of up to 50 to several hundred. Clients select two flavors from six choices and a team of two smoothie servers is sent to the meeting site to set up blenders and prepare smoothies to order. All smoothies are nondairy and made without refined sugars. Pure maple syrup is used in some of the smoothies, but most are sweetened by the addition of fruits such as berries, pineapple, peaches, mangos, and bananas. The most popular smoothie is called Clean & Green—made with kale, romaine lettuce, spinach, hemp seeds, avocado, pineapple, banana and lime juice. “Even people who have never touched a green drink and hate veggies love this smoothie,” says Tina Annibell, Smoothie Catering’s certified nutritionist.
Baldamar’s location—next to the Von Maur at Rosedale Center—might give the wrong first impression. The hip, fine dining restaurant is a fresh concept for the area, one that could easily fit into a more foodie-centric area. Randy Stanley, owner of 6Smith in Wayzata, calls Baldamar a legacy restaurant that just happens to be next a mall (he similarly describes 6Smith as a restaurant that happens to have a lake attached). “I’ve always liked this part of the Twin Cities,” says Stanley. “I love the thriving, local community.