The award for Business of the Year Was presented to Chef Dotti Cannon of Brown Sugar Catering by The Lutz museum in Manchester CT.
By David Huck
Manchester – While attending college in Durham North Carolina in 1965, local resident Dottie Cannon stepped on a city bus one day only to have someone grabbed her by the neck and tell her to move to the back.
“I remember going into one of the department stores and being followed around,” she said. “for someone coming from the north it was unnerving and like a totally different lifestyle.”
Now a successful local business owner, Cannon wasn’t sidetracked by negative events.
“I was brought up not knowing color,” Kamman said Tuesday after being honored at Manchester community college with a leadership award. “It made me want to fight so that there was equality for everybody.”
Cannon, the owner of brown sugar catering, was one of four women recognized by MCC during the opening ceremony for the college’s month-long series of programs being held in recognition of Black history month.
After losing her job at an insurance company over a decade ago Cannon pursued her passion for the culinary arts by starting her ow will n business. One of the first things he asks customers, she says, as if they are willing to donate any left over food from the event to local charities.
Over the years, Cannon has provided countless meals to those in need from the food pantry in Manchester to My Sister’s Place in Hartford, a homeless shelter for women.
She has also volunteered at Manchester High School, offering her expertise in the food business to culinary arts students there.
“It makes me feel good,” said Cannon, a cancer survivor.” “I’m the type of person who can’t say no when a person has a need.”
Source: Journal Inquirer
Where did this year go? The holiday and year-end festivities are once again here sooner than we thought. Brown Sugar Catering is once again offering a variety of menu options to relieve some of the holiday stress. Think of Brown Sugar Catering as your secret ingredient to successful entertaining.
Brown Sugar Catering, LLC is proud to announce that Chef, Dorothy Cannon has been named a recipient of The 2010 Community Achievement Award by the Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. The Community Achievement Award recognizes individuals who’ve made a difference with their commitment to the businesses and the community of Manchester, Connecticut.
Martin Luther King Day, January 18, 2010: Having a Martin Luther King day celebration? Enjoy yourself and let Brown Sugar Catering prepare the meal. From Crab Cake Appetizers to Oven Fried Chicken to Collard Greens to Macaroni & 3 Cheeses to Homemade Pound Cake, we have the menu for you. Call and create the perfect menu! Please place orders by January 13, 2010.
Superbowl Sunday, February 7, 2010: You supply the big screen, Brown Sugar will supply the goodies. Picture this: assorted chips and dips/salsa, hot wings (spicy or mild), wraps, grinders, chicken tenders with honey mustard sauce, pasta salads, cupcakes, brownies and the list goes on. Call and let’s create the perfect menu for you. Remember, you want to be sitting in front of the screen and having fun, not in the kitchen arranging platters!
Need cookies or cupcakes for your child’s school Valentine’s Party? Be sure to place yourorder by February 8, 2010.
February 6, 2010: Children’s (ages 8 and up) Valentine Cake and Cookie Decorating, Class, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cost: $30 per person
Valentine’s Specials (order must be received by February 10, 2010):
Assorted Truffles (per dozen) $18.00*
Assorted Chocolate Mousse Cups $18.00*
(raspberry, chocolate or white chocolate mousse)
Cake, Chocolate Mousse, with fudge frosting (6”, 8” or 10”)
Chocolate Cheesecake, with chocolate sauce 8″ $38.00*
Heart Shaped Cookie (assorted sizes) Tray $50.00*
(shortbread or sugar; hand decorated; 30+ cookies)
Large Heart Shaped Cookie (each) $ 3.50*
(individually wrapped & hand decorated)*CT Sales Tax, Delivery or Service Charges (if applicable) not included
FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 2010
“GUYS AND DOLLS NIGHT OUT”
(snowdate Friday, January 22)
FABULOUS fun for men & women of all ages!
Your ticket offers you a night to “get away from it all”
and help raise some funds for two wonderful organizations
P.A.L (Police Activity League) and LTM (Little Theatre of Manchester).
You will receive
You will be able to purchase jewelry, makeup, food, flowers, participate
in a silent auction and other great bargains!!
You will be able to relax in the quiet atmosphere of the Silk Room and
get a back massage, foot massage, or learn about Reiki.
You will see models throughout the evening showing some of the season’s
latest fashions and get you ready for upcoming Valentine’s Day or
whatever event is on your busy social calendar!
Leave your stress behind, enjoy a night of laughter, food, and fun!
Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Road, Manchester
Doors open at 7 P.M.
TICKETS $30 each or 2 for $50.00
Ticket Info Anne Miller 860-647-8000
Thank you to everyone that came out and shared in the celebration of Brown Sugar Catering’s new website and the one year anniversary of our home at Hilliard Hills in Manchester.
More importantly we were able to ”Fill the Bucket” (and more) with clothing, school supplies and other items to help a young resident at My Sister’s Place. On behalf of the residents, staff and Board, we thank you for all your donation’s. Your support is deeply appreciated. If you weren’t able to attend but still wanted to give a donation, you can drop it off at 642 Hilliard St., Suite 1101, Manchester CT, 06042. If you are unable to drop it off, please give me a call and I will be glad to pick up your donation.
Here is the slide show video that was shown last night featuring the new website as well as photos of some new and old friends taken during this past year.
BROWN SUGAR CATERING IS VERY EXCITED TO
LAUNCH ITS’ UPDATED WEBSITE AND
CELEBRATE A ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY AT HILLIARD MILLS.
COME JOIN CHEF DOTTI ON
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2009 FROM 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
As many of you know, Chef Dotti provides community service to My Sister’s Place and serves as Vice President of the Board. As part of our celebration, Brown Sugar Catering is helping to “Fill-A-Bucket” for a resident adolescent girl at My Sister’s Place. A few suggestions to help fill the bucket would be:
Warm pajamas (girls size 8-14) Socks
Nail polish, remover, cotton balls Scarf, hat & glove set
Shampoo, conditioner, hair spray Books (age appropriate)
Toothbrush and toothpaste Journal and pens
Gift Cards (Shop-Rite, Wal-mart, Target, Toy’s R Us)
Hope to see you there. Our address is 642 Hilliard Street, Suite 1101, Manchester, CT, 860.432.4999.
COME JOIN THE CELEBRATION with Brown Sugar Catering!
Can you believe it? The holiday and year-end festivities are almost upon us. Make your holiday or year-end event memorable and have Brown Sugar Catering be your chef for the day. The following items are just some of the options we offer for a delectable feast:
Assorted Stuffed Mushrooms
Baked Brie (wrapped in puff pastry; assorted fillings or topped with Chutney)
Chicken Mushroom Bites
Spinach and Artichoke Dip in Filo Cups
Sweet & Sour Meatballs or Swedish Meatballs
Breakfast Breads/Muffins or Coffee Cakes
Dinner Rolls, Brioche
Assorted Cookies and Brownies
Cheesecake: Eggnog, Apple Cider, Chocolate, Mango, Maple, Pumpkin Mousse
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Pies: Apple, Bourbon Pecan, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin
Tarts: Fruit, Lemon, Pear Almond
Chicken Mushroom Crepes
Deep Fried Turkey or Roasted Turkey with gravy
Honey Glazed Salmon
Pork Loin stuffed with Apricots and Cranberries
Candied Sweet Potato
Green Beans with Pancetta and Mushrooms
Macaroni and Cheese
Holiday Cookie Trays: made with an assortment of holiday cookies and candies!
If you are planning a holiday party, be it breakfast, lunch or evening affair for your employees or a gather- ing of family and friends, be sure to get on our calendar as soon as possible. We will help you will all the planning. Remember, leave the work to Brown Sugar Catering and be a guest at your own party!
Order for Christmas must be placed by Friday, December 18, 2009
For delivery on Thursday, December 24, 2009.
Call 860.432.4999 or 860.416.6934 for additional information and custom pricing for your event.
December 14: Holiday Cookie Bake. Ages 8 and older. Bring a container to take your cookies home.
Maximum 12 students
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.