14 Jun 2015
June 14, 2015

Baum and Blume

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Baum and Blume
And the Carriage House
Purveyors of Fine Foods, Catering for those who demand perfection.
Phone: 831-659-0400
Email: baumandblume@gmail.com

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This is truly one of the Peninsula’s most unique destinations… European-style cafe and take-out shop complete with garden pavilion, a five-star catering company…a fun and eclectic gift and fashion boutique…all this and we create beautiful custom gift baskets, too!

Hours of Operation:
Cafe and Take-Out: Wednesday-Saturday 12-7pm
Gift & Fashion Boutique: Monday-Saturday ll:30-7pm
Catering Office: Please Call For Appointment
Gift Baskets: Please Call to Special Order
Telephone:(831) 659-0400


Our Services:


Baum & Blume’s Biergarten Launch Party!
Sat. June 28th 3-8pm
premium beers & wine cocktails
delicious “beer-inspired” small plates
sweets & non-alcoholic beverages too!
launch party cover: $15 for one beer & 2 small plates
to reserve a table: 659-0400
(After the launch the Biergarten will be open Thurs-Sat from 3-7pm)



Baum & Blume has a reputation that spans more than three decades for using the highest quality ingredients and pairing them with the highest quality of service. We have an unparalleled knowledge for matching wines and foods, and our menus are personally customized to each event. There is never any choosing from list A, B, or C! We also excel at creating foods from exotic destinations, including Moroccan, Spanish Tapas, Tuscan, Cuban, and more, plus many delightful menus featuring full vegetarian. To arrange your complimentary consultation, please call Diane, our Catering Manager, at (831) 659-0400. We own a large array of equipment, including Cordon Bleu dishware, flatware and barware, silver and porcelain service pieces, plus outdoor decor, 10×10 tenting, linens, etc. All this is available to you when you book an off-site event with us, or choose to have an intimate gathering of up to 40 guests in our lovely on-site garden. Also available exclusively to our booked clients is a complete list of support services, including exclusive event sites, photographers, bakers, chocolatiers, entertainment, music and rentals.

Cafe and Take-Out Shop


  • European-Style Cafe – Indoor Seating + Garden Pavilion
  • The Perfect Venue For Private Dinner Parties, Business Luncheons, Afternoon High Tea – Call To Make Arrangements
  • A New Menu Each Week – Housemade, Wholesome & Delicious
  • Complete Take-Home Meals, + Soups, Salads & Desserts
  • Frozen Hors D’oeuvres, Soups & Entrees Also Available

Cooking Classes


  • A Fun Way To Entertain Or Explore New Cuisines
  • Designed For Groups Of 12-24
  • Hands-On (2 Hr) Or Exhibition-Only (1 Hr)
  • Chef-Designed And Participant-Friendly!
  • Choose From Different Cuisines And Styles
  • Seated Meal To Follow Class
  • Printed Recipes, If Desired

Gift Baskets

Beautiful Gifts for Any Occasion:

* Birthday * Wedding * Bridal Shower * Get-Well * Holidays * Thank-you * Welcome to New Home * Anniversary * New Baby


  • Each Basket is Custom-Crafted for Each Recipient and May Include: Artisan Chocolates, Housemade Jams & Confections, Art Pieces, Living Orchids, Candles, Cookbook/CD sets, European Bath Items, Stationery…Just to Name a Few!
  • Prices Start at 50.00 + delivery or shipping
  • Call Deborah, Our In-House Gift Basket Designer
  • (831) 659-0400 Short Notice is Not a Problem!
A Few Quotes from Our Clients:

…your ears must be ringing from all the rave reviews…we can’t wait till we can use your serives again. -The Mahern’s

…when I see the caterer is Baum & Blume, I know everything will be well taken care of… -Reggie Jackson “Mr. October”

…everything was innovative, easy to handle on location, and a delight to look at…and above all, TASTY… – H. Robertson


Baum and Blume was a must see during our visit to Carmel valley -a hidden jewel -we walked into the carriage house where we were amongst many choices of treasures for sale -momma Jane as she was introduced was having lunch either a friend-we walked through the kitchen where I noticed Diane was sorting through recipes -I imagined choosing the next delectable dish she or her brother Derek or sister Deborah was going to make -it smelled delicious and I noticed three loaves of orange loaf bread cooling -we spoke to Deborah and Diane -bought some moonstruck chocolate -the most delicious lemon curd and of course a loaf of that bread-and enjoyed every moment of the experience -tried to go back the next morning to take home dome goofiest but they had a later open-took home the newsletter and shared the quotes and Deborah’s poem about rain -love this place! Looking forward to visiting again-and staying awhile… — 5 stars – Excellent by Victoria R 4-16-14

Jane, Derek, Diane, and Deborah, I can’t thank you enough for a wonderful experience at Baum & Blume. My friend Donald Davis told me that I was in for a very special experience with you all, it was far more than special, it was incredible. I loved everything about what you do and who you are. I truly felt as though i was visiting your home for dinner. Food was delicious, service was excellent. I could not imagine a better evening. Deborah read three beautiful poems that she had authored during our dinner, Derek let us sample his latest creation in micro brews.. Diane taking care of our every need.. And Jane.. Momma… such great talent in this gem of a family. Thank you so very much, I can’t wait for my next visit to Baum & Blume— 5 stars – Excellent by Ford S 12-15-13

Mark and I spent a delightful three hours eating and talking and eating and talking. The corn chowder was the best I have ever tasted. The Caribbean brochettes were tender and spicy. The apple tarts had tasty apple chunks with the most amazingly tender pastry crust on earth. Diane, Deborah and Derek are wonderful chefs, and Jane is there remarkable mother of many achievements. We were so impressed that we went back the next day to sample the waffles, chicken liver pate, pureed sweet pea and carrot soup, and more herb popovers, and Derek’s apricot conserve. We can’t wait til our next trip down to Carmel Valley to sample more of the ever-changing menu. Thanks to the Wenzlers for entertaining and feeding us!— 5 stars – Excellent by Anna and Mark R. 7-10-12

I ordered something else, but when I walked from the patio to the front door the savory smell of the chicken Marbella hit me. “Momma” laughed and said, “I always cook by smell.” I changed my order. It was one of the most memorable lunches of my life.— 5 stars – Excellent by Gerry M. 5-30-12

We’ve been enjoying the clever, culinary creations of the chefs at Baum and Blume for fourteen years. There is nothing in our experience that compares to the custom meals they plan and prepare for our guests. The events they’ve catered for us at their Carriage House include a Moroccan Feast with a bodacious chicken b’stilla, a Cowboy Country Supper complete with bandanas and spice-rubbed rib-eye, and an Afternoon Tea to rival high tea at Harrods! The events are a big hit with our friends and family–no matter what the theme. They talk for months about the unique setting, the delicious food, and the delightful family that serves up such a memorable affair. When everyone else’s same-old parties come from Costco, ours often come from the unforgettable Baum and Blume. — 5 stars – Excellent by Jan and Andy S. 2-9-10

Discovering this hidden gem was one of the highlights of my military tour in Monterey! My wife and I enjoyed many meals with this incredibly talented and personable family, and took all our visitors there for a guaranteed culinary home run. In fact, Baum & Blume is one of the things we miss most about living there. The fresh and deliciously-prepared food, the eclectic atmosphere, the convivial hosts–it all comes together to create a magical experience that I couldn’t recommend more highly! — 5 stars – Excellent by Rick and Jen L. 3-18-08

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