This cold winter weather has us searching for some delicious comfort food… and nothing sounds quite as delicious as a gourmet S’more from North Mallow on these freezing December days. North Mallow offers a unique and interactive dessert option for any part of your wedding celebration. For this week’s VOW we spoke with Mike Nelson, creator of North Mallow to get the scoop on his homemade creation!
Q: What does North Mallow specialize in?
A: We specialize in a Build Your Own S’mores Bar with our own homemade flavored marshmallows!
Q: What makes North Mallow stand out compared to other wedding dessert options?
A: It is a truly memorable interactive dessert experience, great outdoors or indoors! It is something unique and can fit in any space and any style wedding. Everyone loves to have a gourmet s’more! We also provide a “Signature S’more” – their favorite marshmallow and chocolate combination that is decided at their free s’more tasting!
Q: When did North Mallow begin?
A: We started 3 years ago and have grown to catering over 100 events!
Q: How did you get the idea for North Mallow?
A: I was a camp counselor at the YMCA for over 10 years and loved s’mores! One thing I never liked was the store bought marshmallows, so I decided to create my own. I wanted to bring them not only to customers as marshmallows, but to events as well. My goal is to have everyone make the best s’more of their life and have fun doing it!
Q: Whats an average (event) day like for North Mallow?
A: The week of we make the marshmallows, buy the chocolates and graham crackers. I arrive about an hour before roasting, set up and make sure everything looks great! Of course I have to sample the marshmallows just to make sure they are quality. Then the couple has their “First Roast” – before the guests start roasting, they make their “Signature S’more” and get some great photos!
Q: What would you want couples who are searching for a unique dessert option to know?
A: I always want the couples to know how much fun everyone has when making a s’more over our s’mores bar! It is much more than just a dessert!
Q: What are some of the options you offer to couples?
A: We offer a whole variety of chocolates like Ghirardelli, Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, as well as the classic Hershey’s.
Q: How have couples implemented this experience into their weddings?
A: It usually is the featured dessert and instead of the traditional cake cutting, they have a First Roast!
Q: What are guests’ reactions to North Mallow?
A: They love that gourmet s’mores in a fun experience is even an option for their wedding – something people look for and finally find in North Mallow!
Q: How far in advance should a couple book with North Mallow?
A: We have multiple stations, so anytime send us an email to see if we have your day open!
Q: What do you like about working in the wedding industry?
A: I love being able to be a special part of the couple’s wedding! It truly is an honor every wedding to be able to bring dessert to them – something they will remember for the rest of their lives!
North Mallow Lightning Round questions:
Q: Describe yourself in three words:
A: Passionate, Minnesotan, Fun
Q: Red or White?
Q: Black Tie or Farm to Table?
A: Farm To Table
Q: Chocolate or Vanilla?
A: Chocolate! (especially our chocolate chip marshmallow!)
Q: Milk, Dark or white chocolate?
Q: What’s your go-to comfort food?
A: Chicken Wild Rice Soup or anything my Mom cooks!
Q: What is your favorite board game?
Q: Favorite music genre?
A: Country or Jazz