Pantry Picks™ Gourmet Condiment Subscription, For the Curious Culinarian

Are you a Foodie, an Inquisitive Cook, a Recipe Enthusiast, a Culinary Dare Devil or simply a Grown Kid who just wants to “Play with Your food”? Well, you're in the right kitchen, so let's open up the cabinets and share exactly what Pantry Picks™ of Bon Appetit Ya’ll is and how it works.

What is “Bon Appetit Y ‘all™” and What Is “Pantry Picks™”?

Bon Appetit Y ‘all™ (a subsidiary of Occasional Occasions Catering by Carlton LLC) is our Premium Gourmet line of condiments featuring Sassy Sauces, Seasonings, Sweets, and Savories, all designed to feed your soul.

Selections are exclusive items you will not find in grocery stores, or anywhere in the world. Why won’t you find anything like this anywhere else? Because these are unique styles of BBQ Sauces, Seasonings, Jams/Jellies, Vinaigrettes, Mustards, Pickles, House-Made Crackers and so much more that we use in my catering business. Think of it as those sauces, seasonings, sweets and savories with a twist… a Southern twist.

Pantry Picks™ is a monthly subscription program where each month you receive two of our exclusive selections to help pad your pantry with items that will excite you. The unique selections from our Bon Appetit Y ‘all™ Pantry will lend to creativity in your kitchen. You will receive exciting selections that will have you on a new culinary excursion like you have never dreamed of.


Do you ever find yourself wondering what seasoning to use with what, or how to just “spice” things up a bit in your cooking? This is an easy way to solve that, and other common cooking challenges many people experience.

Keep reading…there is a lot more!

I Was Not Always a Chef

I own a successful catering company, and my Mother was a Home Economic Teacher and my Father was a Cook in the Unites States Marines Corp, so you might assume I was born with a mixing spoon in my hand.

Well…that is the furthest thing from the truth. When I was younger, I had no burning desire to cook. There was no need to learn how to cook. I pretty much had it made pulling up to the dinner table.

I was born an identical twin. In glaring contrast to my identical twin brother Calvin’s, who had natural abilities in the kitchen, I was a slow enthusiast. So slow that the only meal I knew how to prepare after graduating High School and leaving the United States Air Force, was spaghetti and eggs and bacon.

It took hanging around my twin brother to pique my interest into the culinary world. I was always amazed at his gift in the kitchen. I remember once going with him to check in on a close friend who was very sick and lived alone. The friend told my brother he had absolutely nothing in the house to eat. I followed my brother into the kitchen where he opened the refrigerator, freezer and all the cabinets, and just pondered.

From what I saw, the friend was correct. I did not see anything in the house to eat either. My brother wrote up a shopping list of items for me to go to the store to purchase. I left my brother in the kitchen and drove off to the grocery store. To my surprise when I arrived back to the home, my brother had conjured up an entire meal. I asked him, where he got the food from. His response was, “it was always here, I just had to get creative with what was on hand”. I was blown away, and that day changed my perspective about the kitchen. That was the start to my love of all things culinary, and the seed was planted for Bon Appetit Y’all™ and Pantry Picks™.

Our goal with Bon Appetit Y ‘all™ and Pantry Picks™ is to share with you fun, creative and Sassy Sauces, Seasonings, Sweets and Savories that will hopefully pique your child like curiosity and motivate you to play in the kitchen more, and maybe even with your food. Our Pantry Picks™ Gourmet Condiments help you take the ordinary and create the extraordinary.

Our promise to you is that our small batches of all natural, house-curated condiments are hand-crafted with the highest quality ingredients sourced from farmers markets and local reputable purveyors.

Our seasonings and marinades are prepared with little or no salt, allowing you to take control of your food and eat healthier.



What Are Some of The Most Popular Items Offered?

Padded Pantry™ has dozens of items included now, and an ever-growing list so there will always be something fun and exciting headed your way…every single month!

New ways to tickle your tastes buds every month with your favorites like our:

  • Bacon Bourbon Whiskey BBQ Sauce
  • Root Beer BBQ Sauce
  • Champagne & Grape Jelly
  • Strawberry Basil & Jalapeno Jam
  • Blueberry-Earl Grey Jam
  • Fig-Pomegranate Jam
  • Honey Dijon White Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Watermelon Rind Pickles
  • Bloody Mary Pickled Asparagus
  • Rosemary Dijon Mustard
  • Herbalicious Dry Marinade
  • Lemon & Garlic Seasoning
  • Amaretto Pear Butter
  • Parmesan & Thyme Crackers
  • Crisp Rosemary Flatbread

And that is just scratching the surface of the flavor party that will be happening in your mouth. You will be the talk of every party, potluck and family gathering with these flavors!

You can dip your spoon into these and many other fun crafted selections across our incredibly broad offerings.

Many of the items featured in our Pantry Picks™ are items we have used almost every day and have for years, in Occasional Occasions by Carlton’s catering kitchen. If you were ever fortunate enough to have been a guest at one of our catered events, you’ve most likely experience some of our Pantry Picks™ selections.


During the summer months, one of our staple offerings is Grilled Chicken with Peach Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. You cannot get more southern than Bourbon and Peaches. The combination together in this Barbecue Sauce will have you licking your fingers.

We marinate the grilled chicken, and so many other items with our house made Herbalicious Seasoning. This is an all-purpose seasoning/marinade with so much flavor you literally won’t need to season most things with anything else.

With these simple applications, the uniqueness of the flavor profiles can take your dishes from Ho Hum…to Hey Hey…


So, What Do You Get with Your Pantry Picks™ Subscription?

As an exclusive member of Pantry Picks™ arriving every month, in your mailbox will be:

  • Each month we deliver two hand-selected rotation of pantry staples and unique non-perishable delicacies right to your door.  These picks are from our extensive selections of imaginative products that you will not find in any grocery store.  They are selected from our growing list of BBQ Sauces, Seasonings, Rubs, Jams, Jellies, Vinaigrettes, Mustards, Butters, Relishes, Pickles, House-Made Crackers and other condiments.
  • The Padded Pantry™ newsletter, will introduce you to new and unique recipes, tips and kitchen hacks along with ideas to enhance your culinary journey.  You will have a ton of fun every time, as you explore each new item.  You will be amazed at the versatility of each item you receive because it will be far beyond what you might originally think of as its traditional usage.
  • Fun and easy Kitchen Hacks and tips to simplify your culinary life.
  • Recipes and Pairing suggestions for highlighted monthly Pantry Picks™
  • Videos of fun unique and different ways to utilize your Pantry Picks™
  • Advanced release notification of all new items that we introduce to the market, with the option of purchasing at your members only discounted price before anyone else even knows it is available.
  • 15% discount on any products available on the Pantry Picks™ shelves, through a discount code provided with subscription.
  • A refer-a-friend program

So, Who Is This Great for?

  • Someone who wants to broaden their culinary palate with spice blends, sauces and condiments they may not usually use in their cooking.
  • Cooking enthusiasts who love discovering artisanal ingredients and experimenting in the kitchen 
  • Someone new to the kitchen. It's a great way to really get into cooking. If you are experienced, you'll still be amazed at the high quality and creative ingredients that are included, as well as the diversity of them.
  • people who love to cook, whether they're ramen enthusiasts or self-proclaimed foodies.

How to Get Started with Your Very Own Pantry Picks™?

We offer a monthly subscription billed at $29.95 per month plus $12.95 flat rate shipping. You cannot stir that with a wooden spoon.

Join us in our community today and have fun exploring new culinary avenues.

Join this Culinary Excursion

With creative and growing selections, and awesome perks, you will love Pantry Picks™. There is literally nothing else like this available anywhere. It’s about time to lick that spoon. You can’t go wrong with trying or gifting a Pantry Picks™ subscription.

Bon Appetit Y'allIt is now officially…time to play with your food and to lick that spoon.


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