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5 Simple Do's and 5 Don'ts For Holiday Entertaining...

Matthew Bird | Posted 12.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Matthew Bird

Deck the halls, the holidays are here! Time to open up your home and welcome friends and family for some yule time cheer. The end of the year brings a...

Should Workers' Rights and Labor Advocates Focus on Food Waste?

Jeremiah Lowery | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Jeremiah Lowery

On May 12th, I had the opportunity to attend the International Labor Rights Gala. At the Gala, there were various food stations that served tasty pastas, sliced meats, fruits and vegan bites.

Finding the Love (for Wedding Pros Everywhere)

Chef Rossi | Posted 01.20.2017 | Weddings
Chef Rossi

I am a wedding caterer. This may sound FUN to some folks, but after 27 years of nervous brides, grooms who wonder if there can possibly be enough be...

Confessions of a Sachs Maniac

Paul J. McKenna | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Paul J. McKenna

Things changed with an email that came into my inbox from Goldman Sachs. I didn't pay much attention to it until a friend of mine who attended a previous cohort said it was a huge opportunity. She even mentioned that exit strategy was part of the curriculum. I applied and was accepted but was really torn about my participation. Did I want to spend more time developing a business I was thinking of selling?

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Paul and Gilbert Delagnes, Confection Artists

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.01.2016 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Paul and Gilbert Delanges along with pup Bruno © Ian Spanier Photography 2015, All rights reserved The moment Paul and Gilbert met, sparks flew -- a...

How I Became a Foodie Superhero

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.09.2016 | Taste
Chef Rossi

As the owner and executive chef of The Raging Skillet, a cutting-edge catering company based in New York City, I rarely get calls to cater mainstream event spaces. But a nightclub in Gowanus, a factory in Queens, an old synagogue-turned-goth party space on the Lower East Side? That's where we hold court.

Why I Became a Caterer

Chef Rossi | Posted 11.02.2016 | Taste
Chef Rossi

A lot of folks ask, "Chef Rossi, why did you become a caterer?" I have three answers. The first answer: I was a bartender in another life, one of t...

Planning a Wedding on a Budget

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Weddings
Jason Alderman

Couples can save considerable money through creative scheduling, direct planning and most important, treating their wedding as just one of many financial issues they'll navigate in a lifetime. That's why they might want to consider a little financial planning before the wedding planning starts.

Mrs. Sizzle and Ysa Perez Hang with Rincon the Bully and His Busy Dad Brendon Beck

Suzanne Donaldson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Good News
Suzanne Donaldson

The dog and model du jour are none other than Brendon Beck of "Beck and Call Catering" and @Rincon_da-bully Photographer Ysa Perez followed these two around for a day to learn the ins and outs of catering, cuteness, and mutual respect for each other.

Astoria Characters: The Man at the End of the Line

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.13.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The rush-hour regulars are lined up when John Zizzo steps behind the deli counter at Andrew & Frank's Catering. Photo by Nancy A. Ruhling John is ...

Astoria Characters: The Full-Cup Couple

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 04.18.2015 | 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 03.13.2015 | OWN

These smart strategies will help you make "Ta-da!" meals without breaking a sweat. By Lynn Andriani Like Us On Facebook | Follow Us On Twi...

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.