Tips

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 [...]

The Worst Wedding Menu Options

When you’re planning your wedding menu, you have a plethora of foods and service styles from which to choose. You want to appeal to your guests’ tastes and diet preferences while creating a signature menu that’s all your own. But there are some foods you should NOT serve at your wedding reception! Here are our [...]

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 [...]

The Best & Most Favorite Holiday Desserts + a Delicious Peppermint Bark Recipe

Throughout the holiday season people gather to celebrate. And nothing is more festive than an array of holiday desserts. Whether you choose one show-stopping dessert or provide a buffet sampler for your guests, you’re sure to leave everyone with a sweet memory of their holiday gathering. Try some of these ideas, courtesy of Maison Culinaire [...]

10 Authentic Italian Catering Ideas to Spice up Any DC Corporate Lunch

Who doesn’t like Italian food? Its rich and creamy sauces, its lovely pasta and its decadent desserts are just the thing to serve to your company’s in-house event. Italian cuisine is certainly easy to plan for your Washington, DC metropolitan area corporate catering, whether it’s for lunch, dinner, or a special celebration. Italian cuisine is [...]

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 [...]