Amy Kantor and Jeff Michalofsky started the Omelette King Catering on a date in 1997. Amy was a journalist and had attended a family party with a live omelette station. She could not believe her eyes and found her true career calling after 15 years of writing for newspapers. Jeff was transitioning from a career in horse racing and loved the gamble of this new starting gate. The two had fallen in love on a tennis court a year earlier. Cooking was a mutual passion.
With no formal culinary training and no experience as entrepreneurs, the two designed business cards shaped like eggs (they cut out thousands of them by hand and distributed them to bridal and tuxedo shops), and the phone — a landline — started ringing.
Requests soon poured in for lunches, dinners, cocktail parties, bar mitzvahs! From offices and factories. From preschools and colleges. From temples and churches, sometimes on the same day.
Amy primarily took on full cooking duties. She learned to make a good spanakopita. She stood outside in the winter grilling vegetables. She once koshered a brisket (only once!) Her homemade rugelach pastry is ….. to die for!!
Many clients have lasted through several life cycle events. A communion and a law school graduation for one young lady. A high school graduation and wedding brunch for another. A bris and bar mitzvah for several. Annual office parties for Administrative Professionals and Bosses Day. School French clubs that enjoy annual crepe parties. Racing clients that reserve the entire season.
Amy is not shy about sharing recipes, as her adult cooking classes at Saratoga Springs High School, and most recently Shenendehowa, draw home chefs from around the region.
The couple, raised in New York City, are most proud of their son Robbie, who has helped them carry equipment and arrange many a cookie and smoked salmon platter starting in elementary school. Now a junior at Johnson and Wales University in Providence, he became a top-notch omelette flipper between high school tennis and wrestling matches and honed his craft at the Saratoga Embassy Suites since, well, 9th grade.
The family, the soul and spirit of the Omelette King Catering of Saratoga, and their devotion to superior food and customer service for almost a quarter of a century, for clients old and new alike, speaks for itself.