Sunday, October 10, 2010

Expansion complete!

The "new side" of the Night Kitchen Bakery is now open!
The retail space moved next door to the other half of our twin building, providing more seating and a cafe environment. Customers can choose from a light brunch/lunch menu or the plated dessert menu and enjoy a La Colombe cappuccino or a home made smoothie.
In keeping with The Night Kitchen tradition of nearly 30 years, all menu items will continue to be made on premises, from scratch, using only natural, high quality ingredients. Local dairy is sourced from Lancaster Farm Fresh as well as ingredients from the Chestnut Hill 'Farm to City' stand.

The expansion allows for more cake decorating space for the rapidly growing specialty cake business. Passersby will be able to watch the pastry chefs create edible art, bringing the "open kitchen" concept to cake decorating. Stop by to watch the pastry chefs Wednesdays through Saturdays.

Friday, October 1, 2010

This will be the "new side" of the Night Kitchen beginning October 7th!! To many of you who have been patronizing the NK for nearly 30 years it will be very different. But we hope you will love the new roominess, comfortable seating, cafe menu and La Colombe Cappuccino! We hired a local designer, Angela Heithecker from Hob Nob Design and contractor Chris Stock of the Stock Group.
The cakes, cookies, tarts and sticky buns--EVERYTHING-- that you have enjoyed for nearly three decades will baked in the very same oven using the very same recipes.
Come experience our new side next week!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Night Kitchen Bakery expansion! Opening the first week of October!

We are expanding our retail space to make it more comfortable and spacious. Our Pastry Chefs will be decorating cakes in the window for your entertainment, bringing the open kitchen concept to cake decorating!

Pictured here in the new space are Stock Group's Chris Stock, Night Kitchen's Johnny Cakes Millard and Mike the carpenter.
The "green" renovation is well underway! The Stock Group is sourcing reclaimed pine flooring and marble and crafting butcher block counter tops.
The contractor, The Stock Group, is replacing the window next door to match our current window.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Garden Project

Hello Fans of The Night Kitchen.
It has been a long time since my last post.
Sorry about that but you know how it goes, one gets busy and preoccupied.
This Summer was fruitful and productive for us here at NK.
Our presence on the TLC production of Fabulous Cakes kept us busy with many new friends who now know our product.
One thing Amy and the staff do here at NK is to make lunch items such as sandwiches, pasta salads and pizza (John and Katie). In order to improve these products (improving always being on our minds) we decided to work on fixing up the back yard so that we can grow some of our own vegetables and herbs.
In the summer of 2008 I decided to start by planting a few things in pots. Here is a photo from that time.

From Notes From The Night Kitchen

About a year later we hired a friend of ours, Mark Korsak, to make some raised beds for us. Mark is a talented artist and his attention to detail really shows.

From Notes From The Night Kitchen

This summer Katie McCafferty and I worked on planting, weeding and maintaining the vegetable beds. I had worked for a long time to get rid of the Notweed and other brush and the yard started to shape up.

From Notes From The Night Kitchen

An opportunity for free Wissahickon Shist stone had me making more beds for other types of plants and bushes. I am thinking of a Holly bush and possibly Blueberry bushes but that could change. Amy and I hope to have vegetables for our savory products which will be featured more after we finish our expansion to the space next door. We also hope to have a beautiful back yard that is lush and inviting for all to see. Here is a shot of our wall as well as a round bunch of stones which might become a fire pit.

From Notes From The Night Kitchen

From Notes From The Night Kitchen

So, wish us well and we will let you know when it is completed. To finish the job we hope to put a stone patio with a table, chairs and umbrella so we all can enjoy the beauty of organic vegetables growing behind our bakery. Thank you to Philly Compost for providing fresh, rich compost which we are sure will maximize the flavor of whatever we grow.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Let the demo begin!

Behold the beginning phase of the NKB expansion! Our contractor, the Stock Group, is all about 'green renovations'. Their motto is 'environmentally friendly before it was trendy'. They will be sourcing reclaimed woods for our counter tops and floor and reclaimed marble for various applications. New lighting will include recessed LEDs as well as pendants and shades made in the US by independent craftsmen.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

This will be the new home of the Night Kitchen Bakery!! It's right next door to our current space but roomier. We will be offering plated desserts and cappuccino in the new space and hope to have it ready by the end of September. We will keep you posted here and on Facebook!
John and Katie in the Night Kitchen's backyard

Pictured here are Chef/owner John Millard and baker Katie McCafferty who are also Night Kitchen farmers!
Together they planted herbs like mint for our mint iced brownies and cucumbers, tomatoes and peppers that we add to our savory items like our pizza and pasta salad. Local and sustainable!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Help make us #1!

Vote for Night Kitchen Bakery! We're thrilled to be nominated for the Best Bakery! Make us #1 in Philadelphia.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Night Kitchen on TLC!!

If you missed us on Fabulous Cakes last week you have another opportunity tomorrow night! Catch the repeat on TLC at 7pm EST! Get your cake on!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Night Kitchen and Bredenbecks on TLC!!

Night Kitchen Bakery and Bredenbecks Bakery are interviewed by Hill on the Avenue website about Fabulous Cakes on TLC. Both bakeries will showcase cakes on TLC's Fabulous Cakes Monday July 26th at 10pm.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Earth Day Cake premiers on TLC!!

Pastry Chef Jenny Low created this fabulous Earth Day cake for Philly's Sustainable Business Network's SustainaBall fundraiser. The making of the cake will be featured on TLC's Fabulous Cakes Monday July 26th at 10pm! Watch the cake drama unfold!!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Night Kitchen on TV!

The Night Kitchen Bakery was chosen for a national TV show special, focused on wedding cakes!
More info to come.....

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Brownies on Rachael Ray!

Night Kitchen Bakery's Double Fudge Brownies were featured on the Rachael Ray Show for Snack of the Day April 20th! Due to popular demand we are now shipping boxes of 12, 18 or 24 of our Best of Philly Brownies! Call us to place an order 215-248-9235.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Chestnut Hill Garden Festival

The Night Kitchen is movin' on up for this year's Chestnut Hill Garden Fest on Sunday May 2nd!! Find us on Eco Alley (W. Highland Ave) the Green Branch of the Fest organized by GRINCH (GReenINChestnutHill)
Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill blossoms into an outdoor garden marketplace on Sunday, May 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. when Chestnut Hill hosts its 14th Annual Home & Garden Festival.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Night Kitchen Brownies on Rachael Ray!!

The Night Kitchen Bakery's Double Fudge Brownies will be featured on the Rachael Ray Show Tuesday April 20th!! Rachael will be enjoying them for the "Snack of the Day" segment.
We are very excited for our brownies--they have never been on national TV before.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Weird Waste Day

Second CH Weird Waste Day Aims to Collect 10,000 Pounds - April 10

By Aimee Theriault, HillontheAvenue

Spring cleaning season is officially underway. This year, thanks to CH’s grassroots environmental organization GReenINChestnutHill (Grinch), seasonal house sprucing will extend beyond shaking out curtains, hosing down window screens, and packing away wool turtlenecks.
GRINCH wants you to also consider what electronics you might have outgrown this season. Bring them to the 2nd Weird Waste Day recycling event on Saturday, April 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Valley Green Bank parking lot on West Highland Avenue.

Striving to Collect 10,000 Pounds in CH

“At our first Weird Waste Day event we collected 10,000 pounds of electronics – our goal is to match and exceed this collection number in April,” says Amy Edelman, GRINCH member and owner of The Night Kitchen Bakery.

A second Weird Waste Day was scheduled as a result of positive CH feedback.
“After the first event, my inbox got flooded with notes of thanks and questions about when GRINCH planned to host a second Weird Waste Day,” says Edelman who was thrilled that the community wanted another opportunity to positively impact the environment.

GRINCH members also use time at Weird Waste Day to educate community members about what happens to electronics that aren’t responsibly recycled.
“We want to create awareness that any electronics you put out for the garbage man to take is either put in landfills and pollutes soil, or is sent to developing countries and poisons their soil and water,” says Edelman.

40 Cents Per Pound

Hillers and neighbors can bring unwanted electronic items like TVs, computers, cell phones, and more to be responsibly disposed of at a cost of 40 cents per pound. CH residents can pay via cash or checks.

Edelman says about 30 of every 40 cents goes to pay the company hauls the eWaste away.

“The difference is used by GRINCH for future waste reduction efforts like the Christmas tree chipping event, and our efforts to develop a recycling program this year in the Jenks Elementary School playground,” says Edelman.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

GRINCH featured in GRID Magazine!

GRID Magazine's April issue features an article about the birth of GRINCH, Chestnut Hill's grassroots environmental organization. Check out the online version here or pick up a free issue at participating stores including The Night Kitchen Bakery.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Madness Fundraising Events!

Chef Peri at last year's Red Ball fundraiser

The Night Kitchen Bakery will be dishing up Lemon Curd Cake in the Dessert Room at this year's Red Ball fundraiser at the Please Touch Museum, Saturday March 6th from 8pm-midnight. Proceeds of this annual fundraiser benefit the Red Cross.

The Night Kitchen will also be serving its dark chocolate Mocha Cake that will be paired with Earth Bread and Brewery's Saison Beer at this year's Brewer's Plate, Fair Food's marquee fundraising event. It's Sunday March 14th at The Penn Museum (3260 South St.) from 4-7:30pm.

New for Easter

Lemon Curd Easter Bonnets! Our famously moist yellow cake is filled with lemon curd, iced with vanilla buttercream then draped in white fondant and adorned with a pastel bow. Easter orders must be placed by Wednesday March 31st by calling 215-248-9235.
To view our entire Passover and Easter menu click on the menu page of our website.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Philly Compost and the Sierra Club

Philly Compost gets national press! The Night Kitchen Bakery, Earth Bread and Brewery and The Wine Thief are proud customers!

"Three days a week, M. Lee Meinicke, cofounder of Philly Compost, takes her truck on a circuit of Philadelphia restaurants, caterers, and markets, filling 20-gallon bins with plate scrapings, aging produce, chicken bones, food-stained napkins, and other discarded organic matter. The waste will be served up as dinner to Meinicke's stable of red wigglers and night crawlers, emerging on the other end as compost that she will sell for $15 per four-gallon bin. She turns straw into gold, and participating businesses help fight climate change: "What hooks them is the global-warming issue," she says."
Read the entire article at