Our Story

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I’m Donna Erickson, Executive Chef and owner of “From Scratch Catering.” It is hard to believe, but I have been catering for over 20 years, serving hundreds of clients, while satisfying thousands of palates. From intimate dinner parties to corporate lunches and elaborate wedding feasts, I have had the joy and privilege of doing it all. Born and raised in the beautiful and historic Town of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, I felt this would be the perfect environment to locate my business. Three generations of home-made recipes, using only the freshest of ingredients, have laid a foundation for the From Scratch menu. Add to this the modern touch that will attract any palate, any style, any need, and you have the distinction that is uniquely “From Scratch.”

Whether it is a full service event or a quick drop off, our entire team is passionate about catering. Our warm and friendly style is centered on the personal needs of the client. We want to serve you by putting the “special” into your special occasion. Rest assured, we will do our best to make your event seamless, your meal tasty, and your budget affordable.

What our customers have to say

Gale Klappa, Chairman & CEO Wisconsin Energy Corporation

Thank you, Donna. We can always count on you for delicious food served by folks who are friendly and courteous. Your meals add just the right touch to our important meetings.

Sarah, Executive Assistant, Allen Edmonds

Thank you again for such a superb lunch! Our Board of Directors is in love with your catering. We have now confirmed you will always cater for us when we have board meetings. Everyone else who tried the lunch in the office is still talking about it. Outstanding!! Your presentation is always impeccable and I never have to worry about making it look nice. Thank you! Thank you!

Patty Clapper, Mother Of Bride

Thank you From Scratch Catering for helping to make our daughter’s wedding so FANTASTIC and memorable! The food was so delicious and beautiful. Everyone was raving about how awesome everything was that night. We could not have done it without you and your AMAZING staff.

Jordan Theys, Bride

I wish I could give you guys 10 stars for how amazing you all are! First off Addie & Donna are incredible! The planning, the phone calls, the emails. We are so blessed we have found you guys! Our biggest fear was cold tasteless food when we were looking for a caterer and what we received was hot, delicious, tasteful food! The amount of compliments we received from our guests was insane! You guys are fantastic! I will never recommend anyone else!

Abby Hansen, Bride

From the moment we met with Addie & her team at From Scratch, we knew they understood our vision for our special day. We wanted our food to be a focal point of the event, and we couldn’t have asked for a better team to deliver upon that. We have received so many compliments, even until this day, from our clients on the taste, variety & execution of the food throughout our wedding.

Dan Doty, Groom

We chose from scratch to cater our wedding after our first meeting with Addie. She fit is in for a consultation at the end of her day with no appointment. It was a done deal for us to choose them to do our wedding before we even tasted their food. Addie’s personality and confidence was all we needed. The tasting was just a formality and it was the best we had tried. As someone who has been to a lot of weddings I know what a lasting impression the food can make. They defiantly delivered everything they said they would and more. All of our guests raved about the food they provided. If you are looking for a caterer for any event large or small there is no reason to look anywhere else. Call and talk to Addie.

Carolyn Ship, Bride

We love you Addie and Donna! Seriously guys, if you want to work with the sweetest, most thoughtful family and have the most delicious food — set up a tasting with From Scratch! We heard about them from our venue (Cuvee), loved their vision and knew we needed to set up a tasting. Our family attended the tasting with us and we all knew after a couple bites, that this was it! We found our caterer. We all wish we could eat there all the time. (Like really, I want to figure out a way to have them make our one year anniversary dinner!) Addie was SUPER responsive to email, answered all my questions timely and was super organized. When our wedding day arrived, we worried about nothing. They had everything under control. Everyone raved about the food and nothing made us feel better than knowing not only did we give our guests unbelievable food, but we worked with good, kind people. From Scratch became our friends, they are more than simply a vendor. They did everything they could to make our day special, and we are forever grateful!

Anna Sikora, Bride

From Scratch made our experience so incredibly delightful! The wedding coordinator helped make sure every detail was perfect and made planning so easy! She helped coordinate linens, dishware, figure out the menu, set up tasting, and help plan layout of table settings. Staff quickly responded to emails to any questions we had and ensured every detail would be perfect, which it was! Presentation was BEAUTIFUL. The food was fantastic, even guests shared how DELICIOUS the food was! Donna is a master in the kitchen and I would recommend over and over again From Scratch Catering!