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 […]