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What Does Professional Catering Cost on Average?

What kind of party would you throw if money were no object? Would you rent (or perhaps buy) one of those mega-yachts that only the super rich can afford, and take your closest friends out on a week-long cruise, with all the food professionally catered? This may be a reality for only few, but the truth is, a family reunion or friendly get-together in a beautiful park, or at the beach, is just as good – if not better. You probably don’t have to think…

3 Options You Never Considered for Your Catered Event

Springtime is almost here – and we all know what that means! Warmer weather, more parties, and more outdoor events. There’s nothing like a cordial get-together to celebrate the end of winter. There are also special occasions to think about, such as graduation open houses, corporate parties, and (of course) wedding receptions. Planning these events can be daunting for some people, and tedious for others. Some party organizers simply want to design a common menu and move on – but will this approach make your…

How Do You Know if Your Caterer is the Real Deal?

If you think about the services and products where quality is most important – where you can’t afford mistakes being made – catering must be near the top of the list. Obviously there are casual events where your standards may not be so high, like a catered get together for friends. In that case, you might be able to grant a little leeway if your caterer makes a mistake. But when the event is truly important, like a wedding reception or corporate gathering, it’s crucial…

5 Unusual Occasions for Hiring a Caterer

We all know that weddings and corporate parties are two of most popular occasions for hiring a professional caterer; but there are a lot of other events where finding the right professional help can make a huge different. Here are five such events: 1. Movie openings There are a lot of films and film productions out there. Not all of them are blockbusters, but they’re still important, and they’re still cause for celebration. These special occasions usually need some kind of refreshment, whether it’s just…

3 Signs of a Next-Level Catering Company

When you set out to organize a party, whether it’s a big flashy event or a small intimate gathering, mediocrity is never your goal. It doesn’t matter what the occasion, budget, or theme of the party may be — it’s natural to strive for the best. Providing your guests with a wonderful and memorable experience, including all aspects of the menu, service and ambiance, is the ideal that every party planner hopes to achieve. And if it’s a truly special occasion, like a wedding reception,…

Should I Have an ‘Action Station’ for My Catered Event?

Have you ever attended a catered event and been truly “wowed” by the service and the quality of food? If you’re planning a catered event, this is obviously the impression you’d like your own crowd to have. Everybody wants their guests to walk away feeling good about the experience, the flavors, and the attentiveness of the catering professionals on-site. This is the goal from the moment you first start planning your menu with a caterer. It doesn’t always happen this way, however. There are lot…

Operation BBQ Relief Effort deliver over 50,000 meals in California Wild Fires

This week we served our last meals in Northern California. The 8 days we were there we served 53,078 hot bbq meals between the two locations. We had two locations running serving meals and getting them out to the first responders and those in need. Napa that served 25,253 hot bbq meals Santa Rosa that served 27,825 hot bbq meals Total 53,078 We heard good news on Tuesday they were lifting evacuation orders in the majority of the area. The shelter populations dropped quickly after…

In wine country, chefs leave behind homes to feed fire victims

Originally posted on http://www.sfgate.com Woody Sims, owner Woody Sims Barbecue, works near his grill at an Operation BBQ Relief site on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 in Napa. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle Richard and Kathy Horwath only had time to take each other when they fled the fires Oct. 12, 2017 in Calistoga, Calif. The Horwath’s bought the property 30 years ago, but they only finished building their new home in 2010. Richard Horwath got up to go to bed when first smelled smoke in…

Reasons to Consider a Pig Roast This Winter

The pig roast is a tradition in many different cultures, and here in the states, we have our own take on it. The all-American pig roast has become such a fixture in summer months that people often book pig-roasting caterers months or even years in advance. They don’t want to take chances. They want to make sure they get exactly what they want when the big day rolls around. But is it really necessary to only think about pig roasts during the warmer months? In…