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Astoria Characters: The Full-Cup Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 02.17.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Predrag Grncarski's a cappuccino guy; his wife, Giselle, favors cortados. Not that they ever have time for a coffee break.

4 Things A Professional Caterer Would Never Do

Posted 12.09.2014 | OWN

These smart strategies will help you make "Ta-da!" meals without breaking a sweat. By Lynn Andriani @media only screen and (min-...

What the Wedding Guests Never Know

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
Chef Rossi

After more then two decades of wedding catering, I could write a book (and probably will) about all the things that happen behind the scenes of producing a wedding.

The Daily Lives of Entrepreneurs

Jamil Bouchareb | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business
Jamil Bouchareb

Co-owning a young catering supply company, Restaurantware in Chicago that's appeared in the Inc 500 for the first time this year, has been one hell of...

Ceviche Rama Mama

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.08.2014 | Taste
Chef Rossi

Ceviche doesn't kill bacteria the way heat cooking does, so it's important to use super fresh fish and eat quickly after serving.

Slop Bucket Full of Promise

Jim McCleary | Posted 10.07.2014 | Fifty
Jim McCleary

I'm a 51-year-old college graduate working a $20-an-hour job clearing dirty dishes off tables at black-tie events. Back when I had money and good income, I used to attend these functions, clad in tux and tails.

Keeping it Real

Chef Rossi | Posted 08.11.2014 | Taste
Chef Rossi

"We want all the hors d'oeuvres to be white and all the desserts to be pink," said the bride-to-be, a Korean-American woman in a tailored designer dre...

A Certain Kind of Music

Liz Neumark | Posted 07.06.2014 | Home
Liz Neumark

In the Greenmarket on Saturday I bumped into my friend who I hadn't seen in a while. "How is life? How's catering?" he asked. Life is good -- that part is easy. As for catering, I was familiar with that assumption of severe dichotomy (great life, horrible work). "Busy!" I affirmed -- the expected response. And then I added, "Kind."

The Faithful Shopper: For Your Holy Day Holiday

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With Passover here and Easter just days away, now is the time to plan a treat for your feast - or as a gift for your host or hostess. Whether you're a...

Five Tips to Rock Your Wedding This Spring and Summer

Susan Holmes-McKagan | Posted 06.01.2014 | Weddings
Susan Holmes-McKagan

After all, I was a legit rock star wife, on the E! Channels show "Married To Rock" so here is what I've got for some rockin' cool hints for you.

10 Wedding Catering Ideas For Brides Who Want To Mix It Up

The Knot | Posted 05.21.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

By Amy Levin-Epstein for There's so much more to wedding food than chicken and potatoes. From decadent cheese platters to push pops for d...

Goldilocks and the Four Kitchens

Chef Rossi | Posted 05.04.2014 | Home
Chef Rossi

It can take years before a caterer opens his or her own kitchen. In the meanwhile, we work in OPK, (other people's kitchens). Poulet Take-Away In th...

5 Tips for Chefs

Chef Rossi | Posted 04.16.2014 | Home
Chef Rossi

I spent a lot of time cooking in OPK (other people's kitchens) before I started my own company and the biggest gift was learning all the things not to do.

Fun With Food

Chef Rossi | Posted 03.29.2014 | Home
Chef Rossi

I remember when the idea of sushi would send anyone who heard about it into fits of nausea. Raw fish! Yecch. Now, fuggedaboudit. There's a sushi place on every other block!

The Secret to a Stress Free Thanksgiving

Karen Williams | Posted 01.26.2014 | HuffPost Home
Karen Williams

To get further insight on what kitchen elements make a caterer's job even easier, I talked to Jamie DuMont of New York-based Creative Edge Parties.

26 Things I'll Be Thankful for (Not Really) on Thanksgiving

Gina Barreca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

--M is for "My mother used to make it this way, but of course you have every right to do what you want in your own kitchen."

Simply Spectacular Signature Drinks

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.12.2013 | Weddings
Chef Rossi

A lot of my lovebirds are opting for a great "old fashioned. " The sugar, bitters and fruit can be muddled in the glasses ahead of time, so the bar doesn't get slowed down, and then just add ice and rye, scotch or bourbon. Bourbon "old fashioned" is my fave.

Women Roar, Even When They Cook

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Chef Rossi

All men wanted to do was come home to their mother's or their wife's home cooking, so why the hell was it so hard for them to accept us as chefs?

The Business of Romance

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.17.2013 | Weddings
Chef Rossi

Am I a sex therapist, a lingerie designer, an erotic novel writer? No dears, none of these things, but when it comes to romance, I am far more powerful. You see I am a wedding caterer.

4 Reasons to Be Happy About Exclusive Catering

Kristy Crocetto | Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings
Kristy Crocetto

While in-house or exclusive caterers often seem pricey, their professionalism, experience, and quality cannot be matched by someone who is inexperienced at catering weddings.

How Catering Works at a Destination Wedding: A Bridal Etiquette Primer

Sandy Malone | Posted 07.22.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Unless you are getting married at your local VFW or having your wedding reception in your backyard, do not plan on having any leftovers when the party ends.

How To Pick The Perfect Wine For Your Wedding | Posted 11.05.2012 | Weddings

"A good way to select wines for your wedding is to taste a variety for the best pairing with your menu," says Jim Kirsch, president and chief executiv...

Sex Offender Arrested After Ruining Wedding Dinner

Posted 09.18.2012 | Crime

A registered sex offender in Oregon was arrested shortly after his catering company ruined a wedding dinner. Lindsey Petrushkin got married last w...

Essential Things To Say To Your Wedding Caterer

Meg Hall | Posted 10.24.2012 | Weddings
Meg Hall

Date, venue and guest count. These are the top three things that puts your caterer in the right mindset for your call. If your date isn't booked, the entire call could be for naught. And who has time to waste? Neither of you.

The Olympics Of Catering

Zester Daily | Posted 09.24.2012 | Home
Zester Daily

It's estimated that some 14 million meals and snacks will be served in Olympic Park throughout the Games. Jan Matthews, head of catering at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, or LOCOG, describes it as "the biggest peacetime catering operation in the world."