Some Interesting Facts About Mother’s Day

Some Interesting Facts About Mother’s Day

While writing our bi-monthly newsletter I came across some facts about Mother’s Day that I found really interesting.  Anna Jarvis of Grafton, West Virginia started the push for a Mother’s Day holiday 102 years ago.  In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May the official national holiday.  Did you know that the […]

Ten Ways to Save Money on Catering Without Looking Cheap

Ten Ways to Save Money on Catering Without Looking Cheap

My clients often ask me how they can save money on catering without taking away the essence of the event.   The basic translation is we’d like to save money, but we don’t want to look like we want to save money. In this economic climate EVERYONE wants to make their catering dollars go as far […]

A Blast from the Past

A Blast from the Past

Every now and then I’m reminded of a particularly fun event when I look through the hundreds of photos trapped forever in my computer. I’m proud that some of my favorite clients are extended families who repeatedly invite my company — Perfect Taste —  to cater their special celebrations.  One of my favorite families invited more than […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

For me there’s a certain sadness that arrives when the holiday season departs.  Call it post holiday depression or blues, but every year it’s a big let down for me.  We spend months getting ready for the holiday season.  Some of my staff might even say we spend the whole year thinking about December!  Right now […]

Getting Your House Ready for a Catered Party – Part Two

I wanted to continue the blog post I started a few days ago on getting your house ready for a party.  I recommended hiring a cleaning service to give your house a complete once over, change lightbulbs and get dimmers for all of your switches and clean the bathroom like your Mother was coming with […]

Getting Your House Ready for a Catered Party – Part One

Over the years I’ve catered my share of house parties and am often surprised when we arrive to find the home in less than tip top shape.   My husband gets gets nervous when we entertain because I always want to remodel the entire house. I actually did that once, but that’s a story for another blog.  My clients […]

The Holidays are Here

Over the years we’ve been asked many times by our clients to provide Thanksgiving menus — everything from a few side dishes to a full dinner.  We never did.  Not because we didn’t want to, but it seemed that one minute summer was over and the next we were going crazy getting ready for December.  Thanksgiving […]

A Real Life Example of How to Save Money on a Catered Event

A Real Life Example of How to Save Money on a Catered Event

I’m often asked how to stretch a catering budget.  There are so many ways  that I thought it would be easier to show you an example.  This is an actual event we catered a few days ago.  It incorporates at least five of the points I made in a presentation called “Ten Ways to Save […]

Fall Salad Takes Advantage of Farmers Market Abundance

Fall Salad Takes Advantage of Farmers Market Abundance

One of the best ways to enjoy some of the pears entering the market now is with our favorite fall salad … Honey Roasted Pear with Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese and Caramelized Pecans.   I’ve included our recipe for this luxurious salad.  It’s a wonderful start to a comfort food meal and a larger size even makes a […]

Corporate Catering Does NOT Have to Be “Ho-Hum”

Corporate Catering Does NOT Have to Be “Ho-Hum”

A new client was educating and entertaining a small group of distinguished visitors from the US and China.  Lunch was an opportunity to network and discuss business topics in a relaxed setting after an all morning business meeting.  My client wanted the menu to reflect our “California Fresh” style.   Since morning meetings that are supposed to […]