How To

How to Tell the Difference Between Herbs & Spices

For the non-cook, the difference between herbs & spices may not mean much, but to the professional caterer or home chef, the use of them is essential in flavoring the perfect dish. We couldn’t imagine a Caprese salad without the taste of sweet basil, or gingerbread without ginger! Do you know the difference between an herb [...]

Chef Sus’ 8 Secrets for the Home Cook

Being a great caterer doesn’t happen by chance. It results from years of study in the culinary arts along with the mastery of processes that make the cooking experience easier and more efficient. To master your kitchen like a Master Chef, try these chefs’ secrets for the home cook. #1. Sharpen Your Knives Professional chefs [...]

5 Ways to Find the Best Caterer

When you need to hire a caterer for your special event in Maryland, Washington DC or Northern Virginia, you want to hire the best.  But just how do you find the best caterer who can handle your event within your budget? Read on to find out! #1. Ask for Referrals The best way to find [...]

5 Tips on How to Be the Perfect Holiday Host With the Most This Year!

After catering holiday parties for decades, we’ve learned a few things about how to host the perfect holiday party. And we’re willing to pass along our favorite tips to you. Use these ideas to take the pressure off of your holiday hosting. #1. Have enough food available There’s nothing worse than running out of food [...]

5 Tips for a Tropical or Beach-Themed Wedding

Are you thinking about having a tropical or beach theme for your wedding? It’s easy with these tips—even if you’re not near the beach! #1. Pick a waterfront location There are plenty of waterfront venues where you can throw a fabulous tropical-themed wedding. With the number of riverfront, lakefront and Bay-front venues in the Washington DC [...]

How to Plan an Eco-Friendly Wedding

Thinking About an Eco-Friendly Wedding? Here’s How to Pull it Off! With all the focus on green living and sustainability, a number of couples are looking at carrying that theme into their wedding. Having an eco-friendly wedding is easy with these tips: Recycle a Wedding Dress It used to be popular to pass down a [...]

How to Safely Store and Reheat Leftovers

There’s nothing better than leftovers! That means you get to enjoy your fine food (or catering) at least one more day after your event! Full enjoyment, however, depends on safely storing and reheating leftovers. The main goal of safely storing and reheating leftovers is to eliminate the risk of contamination from harmful molds, yeasts and [...]