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Slop Bucket Full of Promise

Jim McCleary | Posted 08.14.2014 | 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 | Food
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 TheKnot.com 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 | Food
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 | Food
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 | Food
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

www.marthastewartweddings.com | 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 | Food
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."

5 Things To Know About Your Wedding Caterer

Rachel Moulton | Posted 06.15.2012 | Weddings
Rachel Moulton

There are three types of caterers: those that are trying to sell you a set menu that they have already created, those that will create a custom menu from scratch and those that do both.

Arthur Delaney

The Indignity Of A Layoff After Decades Of Hard Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

Linda Hall of Spokane, Wash. has worked hard all her life but hasn't earned any respect from the labor market. Laid off for the first time at age 62, ...

Homegirl Café: Where Rival Gang Members Unite

Organic Authority.com | Posted 04.28.2012 | Food
Organic Authority.com

Despite the desperate backgrounds of Homegirl Café trainees -- everyone is either a previous gang member, drug addict, previously incarcerated or all three -- the place has a sunny interior, colorful artwork on the walls, and food that is fresh and delicious.

Mompreneurs: No Time to Eat When You Own A Food Biz

Sandy Abrams | Posted 04.14.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

As a mompreneur, Leslie Danelian has less guilt than many as she waited for her kids to be in college until she opened the Sweet Butter restaurant.

Layers of Wedding Cake

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 09.13.2011 | Food
Denise Vivaldo

I get emails everyday during the summer months from wedding planners, chefs and caterers. This story is for you. Lord, I have lived the pain.