Catering
Catering Equipment
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Catering equipment is a must if you want to succeed in the catering business. Whether it's cans of fuel for warming sauces and soups, or utensils for serving salads and cutting cakes, it's a smart move to have a tool for every potential catering challenge. Many people believe catering equipment consists of a few serving trays and plastic cups. A good selection of catering equipment includes much more than those serving staples. If you want your catering company to leave a professional impression on your clients, you need aprons, uniforms, chef coats, and crystal stemware as well. If you're catering a picnic or other casual event, you can set the formality aside with checkered tablecloths and aprons printed with "Kiss the Cook." Equip Your Company with Catering Equipment If you want to get all of your catering equipment from one source, a restaurant supply company is a great place to start. Many restaurant supplies can do double duty as catering supplies. Unless you're a full service catering company, you probably won't have a need for those super-sized ice machines and walk-in refrigerators and freezers. Many catering events take place in locations where there are no utensils or dishes available. That is why it's a good idea for you to have a constant supply of catering equipment on hand. If you have the equipment for any potential situation, your clients will know that your catering company will work for virtually any occasion.…
Catering Supplies
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Catering supplies can make your catering business a well-oiled, food preparing and serving machine. As a caterer, people depend on you and your staff to provide the highest quality food and service. With the right serving trays and tableware, you can create a memorable experience for your customers. Useful catering supplies have to be easy to handle and easy to transport. One evening you may be serving dinner at a five-star hotel. The next evening, you could be serving breakfast at a local church. You need supplies and a staff that can adapt to fit any serving situation. What should be constant regardless of your client is the idea that the customer's needs are most important.   Tips for Catering Supplies One of the easiest ways to create an elegant catering affair is buying uniform catering supplies. Outfitting your staff with elegant looking aprons and chef coats can create the professional atmosphere that your clients demand. You can also create an elegant feel with glass stemware and fine silver utensils. For more casual events, like picnics and benefit luncheons, you can use plastic forks and disposable plates, if desired. When buying catering supplies, it's always a good idea to buy an extra supply of serving trays, utensils, and beverage ware. These items get the most use, and as a result, they are most likely to get damaged or broken during events.…
Villa Catering
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Villa catering is the icing on the cake as far as villa vacations are concerned. Most people who discover the benefits of villa vacations don't go back to hotels and resorts unless they absolutely must. A further enticement is the option of villa catering, offered by villa rental services on their properties. Most villas have gourmet kitchens with all the accoutrements for preparing fabulous meals, but finding a willing cook while you revel in paradise can be a challenge.

Whether you plan your next vacation at a historic plantation villa in the Caribbean or a sumptuously modern home on a Hawaiian beachfront, dining is a priority. Some large estates offered for vacation rental have courteous staffs ready to attend to your every whim, others have a resident chef or gardener. Such grand estates are ideal for planning a vacation for your extended family or a group of families including all the children.

Catering can be a great solution for groups of any size. Honeymooners don't want to spend time cooking while they're in paradise. Large groups require massive amounts of food, so don't hesitate to inquire for villa catering services if your villa doesn't have a resident chef.

 

Villa Catering Is Not Only for Large Groups

Villa catering services are also available when you travel as a couple or as a single family. The idea of cooking ones own meals during a villa vacation sounds nice, but is often impractical, considering the amount of time necessary to buy and prepare the food you expect. Villa rental companies will arrange for a superior chef to prepare your meals at your villa, under your supervision, or for meals to be prepared and brought to you at the appropriate moments. Your villa vacation will offer countless precious moments to enjoy with your loved ones, and villa catering preserves many more for your memories.

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Corporate Party Catering
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When you are hosting a corporate party, the last thing you need to deal with is assigning people to bring salads, deserts, and main dishes. Furthermore, it is quite a burden for only one person to supply all the food. By hiring a corporate party catering company, you free up your employees to focus on enjoying the party.

Throughout the year, there are many occasions to host a corporate party ranging from holiday parties to sales events to company retreats. A well-planned and executed party is often remembered and talked about for months afterward. A corporate party can not only be fun but can be an effective way to reward employees.

 

Unique Corporate Party Catering

A unique theme can go a long way when trying to create a memorable event. Holding a clambake is a popular choice for a exceptional corporate event, boosting company morale and creating bonds between departments. Whether you are located in New England or on the West Coast, people love clambakes, and co-workers are no exception.

If you are looking to hire a corporate party catering service, you should look for one that takes care of more than just your food needs. A quality catering company will provide all the amenities such as tables, chairs, and tents, to make your event as comfortable as possible. Since caterers have often worked at many local venues, they can often either secure or recommend a venue that will be perfect for your needs.

When you are hosting a corporate party, the last thing you need to deal with is assigning people to bring salads, deserts, and main dishes. Furthermore, it is quite a burden for only one person to supply all the food. By hiring a corporate party catering company, you free up your employees to focus on enjoying the party.

Throughout the year, there are many occasions to host a corporate party ranging from holiday parties to sales events to company retreats. A well-planned and executed party is often remembered and talked about for months afterward. A corporate party can not only be fun but can be an effective way to reward employees.

 

Unique Corporate Party Catering

A unique theme can go a long way when trying to create a memorable event. Holding a clambake is a popular choice for a exceptional corporate event, boosting company morale and creating bonds between departments. Whether you are located in New England or on the West Coast, people love clambakes, and co-workers are no exception.

If you are looking to hire a corporate party catering service, you should look for one that takes care of more than just your food needs. A quality catering company will provide all the amenities such as tables, chairs, and tents, to make your event as comfortable as possible. Since caterers have often worked at many local venues, they can often either secure or recommend a venue that will be perfect for your needs.…

Personal Chef Catering
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Personal chef catering differs from the catering the public is used to, where food is prepared in commercial kitchens and transported in large stainless steel, covered containers to an event. Those events can be wedding receptions, company picnics, retirement dinners, even church socials where local authorities have not granted a restaurant license to the church's kitchen. Regular catered food for large groups has therefore been cooked or prepared several hours ahead of time. Personal chef catering, on the other hand, means two or three chefs go to the customer's residence to cook the food. They may have done some initial preparation in their own homes, but will take all necessary pots, pans, and groceries to the residence and cook the catered meal right there. They may spend as little as three hours in the home, including cleanup. Obviously, they need to plan as carefully as the large caterer, so that they can make a profit while preparing a culinary delight. If you live in a state or county where your church kitchen doesn't have a restaurant license, it means food can only be kept warm or reheated in the church's ovens because state/county inspectors have declined to issue a letter grade to the kitchen. (Commercial restaurants strive for an A, of course.) The food can't actually be prepared and cooked at the church, even if the ovens are brand new, refrigerators work as they should, and floors and counters are spotless. There is that matter of hairnets and other items. What happened to the good old days?   Personal Chef Catering Can Be Learned The ins and outs of personal chef catering are best learned through professional instruction. Whether it's a self-study course or an on-location class where you can exchange concerns with others and obtain answers, you'll gain expertise you didn't have before. If you decide to join a group of professional chefs with a website, many more tips can be instantly available. Knowing what to look out for beats just jumping into the deep end of the pool any day.…
Recipe: Pizza Dip
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Here's a great recipe for when you're having the gang over to watch a game, a season finale program, at pool parties, or anytime you have a gathering of family and/or friends. It's an excellent way to treat them with something special.

You will need:

1/2 cup of softened cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream

1 small to medium jar of picante sauce

1 1/2 cups grated marble cheese
1 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup diced green peppers
1 tin of medium sized shrimp

Blend together the cream cheese, mayonnaise and sour cream in a bowl and then spread evenly onto a regular sized pie plate.

Next, pour on a generous layer of picante sauce (hot, medium or mild, depending upon your own taste)
Garnish with grated marble cheese, diced tomatoes and diced green peppers.
Finally, top with one tin of medium shrimp (well drained)

* tip: I find that the canned shrimp works best, as the remaining juices left in the shrimp add extra flavor throughout the dip.

This dip goes great with either potato chips, Ritz or gourmet crackers or even nacho chips.

You may need to double your recipe, depending on how large your crowd is. I absolutely guarantee that this dip will be a hit with your guests that they'll be coming back for more.…

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