Checking in…

It feels like forever since I wrote a blog. I get so wrapped up in all of my duties that there is never enough time, plus I swear no one reads them. ha ha

Things are moving along at Girl Friday. I have an awesome staff of people and we work so well together. I’m so thankful for them every week. We are constantly thinking of way to makes things better and we have been instituting some subtle changes. I will admit that we are having a bit of an identity crisis. As you may have noticed we have been moving towards a more clean-eating lifestyle and not just limiting things to just paleo. I understand that people are really into keto at the moment, and we are adding some of those items in rotation along with all the favorites. If you have thoughts and suggestions on how we can do thing better, email me. Id love to hear from you. Email me at [email protected]

Some good changes…

We changed up the marinade. We also added Cod to the Pick-Your-Own rotation. Cod will be available every week from now on. We have decided to move away from the breakfast bakes for a bit. We need to freshen things up a bit and add more interesting options for breakfast. I think that this is the biggest struggle that we all have. We added overnight nights last month and I have to say, they are my new favorite. I cannot get enough. I hope you are enjoying them too! Look for pancakes and other items in the next few weeks.

Catering update…

Now- Let’s talk catering. We are steady on that front. We are hosting parties almost every weekend at this point. It’s been such a fun adventure. I get to meet the most interesting people. As you may or may not know, the catering service is very different from the weekly stuff. The same concept is consistent though: good quality & clean ingredients. I’m working on updating the catering menu and putting everything online. Come June, we’ll be going full force and getting the word out there. In September, we’ll host a huge Open House. It will give people a chance to come in and check out the spot and eat some awesome food. That night, we party. I feel like we have so much to celebrate.

Our Spot is Staying Put!

Did I mention that my building is under contract and the new landlord wants us to stay? I can’t wait to sign that 5-year lease. The past few months were really difficult for me. Not knowing who was going to buy the building and if they wanted me to stay. Being in limbo is not fun especially if it’s something that you worked so damn hard for. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted and now i’m ready to tackle the next 5 years!!!! I truly love Finleyville but most importantly the building that houses my cute little spot!

More Kids Parties

One more thing…..We are ramping up our children parties. Did you know that I have an amazing chef on my staff that is also is a cooking instructor? I do. She’s the shit. She loves teaching especially children. She finally finished her bio and it should be up on the website soon. Be sure to check it out. We’ll be posting a lot about these parties along with several packages for you to choose from.

That’s it for now. Have a great weekend!


Reader Interactions


  1. John Davies says

    Hi Gretchen,
    It’s great to see all your business progress. It is nice to have a local home caterer with healthy menu options instead of Hello Fresh and Blue Apron. We look forward to trying many of your meals. Keep up the good work!
    Please add me to your email list.
    BTW, do you ever have time to play tennis anymore?