Now open: All About You Catering & Deli

Credit: Joel Frampton has opened a deli and bakery in the former Cupcake Caramel storefront at 48th & Nicollet. Photo by Michelle Bruch

A longtime caterer has replaced the hot pink Cupcake Caramel awning with his own logo (created by a friend) for All About You Catering & Deli at 4747 Nicollet Ave.

Alongside the catering kitchen, Joel Frampton offers a front-of-the-house deli full of “healthy alternatives,” such as sandwiches with roasted salmon and oven-baked chicken cooked in the style of his grandmother Fern. Instead of chips, Frampton offers better-for-you sides like chopped coleslaw, sautéed Brussels sprouts, or potatoes tossed with olive oil and parmesan. He also carries salads, soups and his own bakery recipes for mojito bars and chocolate chip cherry cookies. Everything is made from scratch, he said, including the salad dressings.

“In the kitchen, I’m like a scientist with the soups,” he said. “I don’t use any recipes, I just throw things together.”

Frampton previously spent 12 years as a flight attendant, and he’s worked as a manager of Sweet Martha’s Cookie Jar at the State Fair for 19 years. He started catering at age 16, and today his catering business incorporates traditional silver service and fresh flowers.

Frampton plans to add sidewalk seating this spring.