Featuring the Best Catering & Event Tips & Tricks!

What’s Hot for Fall

Some people may want to hang on the last days of summer as long as possible, but I look forward to the flavors of fall almost as much. Maybe it’s all the holidays they might be associated with, but there’s just something about the quintessential foods of the season that really connect us to memories of family and community. (Hey, the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks is a huge hit for a reason, after all!) The Flavors of Fall Pumpkin pie, apple cider, butternut

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Craft the Perfect Frothy Fall Cocktail

Fall is settling in, and we all need to adjust. As the leaves turn red and orange, our foods get a little heartier, our drinks darker, and our moods quieter. To lighten things up and celebrate the cool, beautiful days, here’s a drink that walks a brilliant fine line between light and heavy, airy and substantial. Call it a gin sour, call it a Fall Gin Froth, whatever you call it, you’ll call it delicious. Fall Gin Froth (makes 12 servings) 2 ¼ cups

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8 Tips to Prevent a Catering Misadventure

So you’ve found your caterer; the food is amazing, you’re happy with the decorations, and everything seems like it’s going to go perfectly. maliciously But planning isn’t everything, and there are always details that can be forgotten. If you want your party to be perfect, then you need to be sure you know what you want. Here are some tips to get the most out of your relationship with your caterer. 1. Communicate! It might be the most important thing. Make sure you have

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6 Sharp Kitchen Tips from a Catering Pro

For the culinary professional, keeping a kitchen in good shape is a must. My kitchen is my office, my laboratory, and my stage. I like to tell my kitchen staff that a messy kitchen results in a messy end product.  For the sake of a stress-free cooking experience we’re sharing some of our tried and true tips for keeping it together in the kitchen. 1. Keep your knives sharp. Dull knives are more likely to slip and cut you, and a sharp knife will

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5 Tips to Pulling Off a Flawless Dinner Party

photo by There’s nothing more uncomfortable for dinner party guests than a stressed out hostess. And we all know if the hostess isn’t having fun then no one will. Don’t let yourself make easily avoidable mistakes when throwing your next dinner party. Here are some tips to organizing and executing a wonderful, relaxing and fun dinner party. 1. Plan your menu out in advance. Make sure you think through all the dishes you’re planning on serving. Don’t wing it. Organize a menu that’s

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6 Cheese Picks for a Tongue Tingling Cheese Platter

Who doesn’t like cheese? One of the simplest and most impressive ways to entertain your friends is to put together a well thought out cheese platter. Skip the usual ho-hum brie and cheddar and put together a cheese plate that combines a variety of textures and  flavors. Here are six  of our pics delicious cheeses that will make get your guests talking. 1. Reblochon: this French cheese is fruity, funky, and dynamically flavorful. There are several varieties, the most common being Reblochon Fermier (Farmer’s

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