Mason Jars Become Hip!

Mason Jars Become Hip!

Sounds silly, but I can’t think of anything more versatile than a Mason jar. Growing up in Kentucky we used them to catch lightning bugs. I’ll never forget retreating into the cool dirt cellar at Grandma’s just to look at shelf after shelf chock full of Mason jars filled with colorful fruits and vegetables. You probably don’t […]

Oysters on the Half Shell and Scrumptious Mignonettes

Oysters on the Half Shell and Scrumptious Mignonettes

Just sent the latest newsletter to our Perfect Taste friends.  This month’s issue is filled with wonderful seafood articles and a focus on my personal favorite…oysters! Whether you’re consuming tomatoes or corn or oysters, local matters.  No oyster is the same at any one time of the year.  How it tastes, how fat, how briny, how big or how […]

Summer Garden Vegetarian Baby Shower Luncheon

Summer Garden Vegetarian Baby Shower Luncheon

A long-time client was overjoyed with news of a seventh grandchild.  To celebrate, she asked us to design a vegetarian garden ladies luncheon for her friends and family.  Our only restriction was that the expectant Mom is a lacto vegetarian — in other words a vegetarian who will eat dairy products but does not eat eggs. We quickly […]

Who’s Who?

Remember those silly icebreakers we’d play at the start of every school year.  It’s really no different now that we’re all grown up. Getting to know new people can still feel a bit awkward but this game makes it easier, more interesting and helps you quickly get to know your new team.  Who’s Who? (A […]

Dive into These Great Pool Party Ideas

Dive into These Great Pool Party Ideas

Summer’s in full swing and what can be better than a pool party on a hot day?  If you’re lucky enough to have a pool, here are some tips for having a great party: 1.  Be the perfect host and have lots of market umbrellas, canopies and some extra sun hats.  Offer extra towels and […]

Incorporating the Color Yellow into Your Events

Incorporating the Color Yellow into Your Events

Last month we catered a really pretty summer party.  I was especially pleased because the client chose a yellow color scheme.  It’s a color that most people shy away from and I don’t know why!  I’ve found a lot of interesting trivia about yellow and am sharing it in this blog along with some photos of the […]

Great Venue for Stanford Clients

Great Venue for Stanford Clients

We  just featured another beautiful campus venue in this month’s Stanford newsletter.  The Gunn Building on Galvez Street was the site of a delightful dinner we catered on campus last month.  Even though these buildings are exclusively used for Stanford events, I thought everyone might like to see some nice party pics. The evening started with a […]

Time or Money…Choose One

The past three months have been incredibly busy for us and I’ve been reminded many times of the old saying “you either have time or money…but not both.”  When we’re really busy my time seems to become more and more valuable to me.  I find that in order to get my business done, I have […]

You Can Always Get it Cheaper

You Can Always Get it Cheaper

No matter what you might be shopping for – car, hotel room, flight, sweater, pizza, bedspread, book, shoes, watch or to be specific to our subject matter…flowers, lighting, linen, chairs, food or staff , you will always be able to find it cheaper. Unfortunately our economy has given energy to the idea that “in times like these, cheaper […]

Tips for Outdoor Entertaining

Tips for Outdoor Entertaining

Now that the warmer days are here, our thoughts turn to outdoor entertaining.  You can turn your outdoor area – whatever its size – into a relaxed and natural spot.   All of our tips are gleaned from years of experience catering hundreds and hundreds of parties and are offered to you for stress free entertaining.  […]