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Welcome to Extra Thyme!

Extra Thyme Catering is a corporate catering company that proudly serves the St. Louis, Missouri Metro Area. We offer drop-off catering for corporate events and meetings. Our goal is to provide fresh, delicious food with flexible, hassle-free ordering and service so that you can get on with your day.


Recent News & Events


Go Hug a Tree!

Arbor Day is Friday, April 27th. I don't know how you are going to celebrate, but we're eating cake and planting trees. C'mon... go hug a tree; you know you want to!!



Celebrate the Cardinals Home Opener!


New Catering Menu

Check out our updated catering menu! It took me awhile, but I've finally got everything from appetizers to hot buffets listed in one place.

Don't forget that we can customize a menu for you. Use the menu as a starting point and remember that I have a truckload of recipes and ideas for other things you might not see on the menu.




Some Spicey Advice!

We've all been there. You spend 1/2 the day at the grocery store only to get home and realize you are out of a spice you need for that new recipe. Don't panic and don't run back to the store! Here are some substitutions you can make with items you may already have in your pantry.

Instead of….




1 tsp Apple Pie Spice

½ tsp ground cinnamon, ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/8 tsp ground allspice and a dash of ground cloves or ginger  (in a pinch you could use just cinnamon and any one of the others listed)

Ground Allspice

Ground cinnamon, nutmeg or cloves

Ground Cardamom

Ground Ginger

Chili Powder

Dash bottled hot pepper sauce, plus equal measures of ground oregano and cumin

Ground Cinnamon

Ground nutmeg or allspice (use only ¼ of amount called for in the recipe)

Ground Cumin

Chili Powder

Garlic, 1 clove

1/8 tsp garlic powder or granulated garlic

Ground Mace

Ground allspice, cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg

1 teaspoon powdered mustard

1 Tablespoon prepared mustard

Ground Red pepper

Hot pepper Sauce

1 whole Vanilla Bean

2 tsp. Vanilla Extract








Sharpen Your Knives! Right now :-)

While preparing to teach a cooking class last week, I was reminded that most people have no idea what it's like to prepare food using a sharp knife. Every time you use your knife, it gradually gets duller and duller, especially if you are using a hard surface to cut on. For most home cooks, the knife dulled so gradually they don't even notice that they might as well be using a butter knife to chop carrots with.

I found a pretty good website that gives you a good description on how to keep your knives sharp:  If I can find good diagrams or a video, i will post those.

These tips are good for keeping sharp knives sharp, but what if your knife is dull? (Don't even wonder, it is.)  You can take it some place like Bertarelli'sif you are close to the Hill, otherwise Dierberg's has a calendar for when they do knife sharpening at various stores or Schnucks will sharpen up to 3 knives at a time for free at their Meat Counters. There is usually a display on top of the meat counter that has cardboard knife protectors you can take home, write your info on and bring back to the store with your knife in it. Hope this is helpful!