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The Benefits of Interactive Food Stations for Catered Events

Interactive food stations are a catering trend that continues to grow in popularity.  This innovative catering option is a fun and exciting way to bring your event menu to life by providing guests with an interactive experience.  In a nutshell, they make catered events come alive!  Guests have the opportunity to create their own custom dishes and hors d’oeuvres from a variety of ingredients and toppings, making the meal (and therefore event) a unique experience.  In this blog, we will explain seven reasons why

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8 Easy Tips to Style Food Like a Professional

Have you ever wondered how caterers and chefs manage to make food look so delicious? Have you tried at home to replicate their same recipes, yet found yours somehow lacking? A huge contributing factor in what makes the food they prepare so special is the presentation. Caterers know exactly how best to present food, garnish it, pair it, and plate it. With these tips you will be able to present your food in style: Incorporate color: Don’t make the mistake of presenting four items

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Top 10 Tips for Hosting an Epic New Year’s Eve Party

As 2014 comes to a close, there’s still one last mother-of-all parties to throw—a New Year’s Eve bash! We’ve compiled a list of our top New Years eve party catering tips to help make your party a stress free and fun time.  Whether you plan to host the soiree of the century or a simple night at home, these pro tips will help you make sure 2014 is a year people will remember. Count down to the new year with these NYE party tips:

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7 Ideas for Hosting the Perfect Spring Brunch

The official first day of spring was last week, and I’d wager to say that for most of us, it couldn’t come soon enough! Why is it that brisk temperatures and snow are so charming in November—and such drudgery in February and March?! With spring comes the quintessential seasonal meal: brunch. Whether you celebrate Passover, Easter, Mother’s Day, or just the rite of spring, brunch seems like the perfect fit. I even think a brunch wedding could be an incredibly elegant affair! Something about

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Ancient Grains for Modern Menus

Kale, goji berries, chia seeds, wheatgrass—the last few years have been all about the superfoods, which have popped up not just in health food stores and juice bars, but on trendy menus all over New York and all over the country. But the latest craze is for what are being called ancient grains. Spurred on somewhat by diet trends that eschew refined carbs and also by the rise in gluten allergies, these grains are fast becoming popular menu staples at high-end restaurants. Chefs actually

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What Your Valentine’s Day Drink Says About You—And Your Date

Whether you’re out with your long-time sweetheart or a relatively new love, what your date orders to drink can say a lot. We thought it would be fun—and educational—to decode some of the signals. After years of attending parties professionally, we’ve begun to be able to deduce the way the night will go based on the drinks orders. Use this (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) guide to decode your date or to pre-program a night of fun when planning your own Valentine’s Day soiree. Red Wine —

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