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3 Things That Will Set Your Summer BBQ Apart (ribs, brisket, original sauces)

It’s summer, and music is blaring all over the country. Some events are being catered professionally, and some are being self-catered. One thing is for sure: There are a lot of grills being fired up in back yards, near pools, in parks, and at professional venues. Summer barbecues are an American tradition. But obviously, they are not all the same. Here are 3 things that will set your apart. 1. Ribs Few things get the mouth salivating as much as good old-fashioned barbecued ribs. There…

What Appetizers Should I Order from My Professional Caterer?

If you’ve ever organized a catered party, no matter what the occasion happened to be, you know that attention to detail is everything. Hours are spent looking at the guest list, planning the menu, and making sure everything is in place. If you’re serving a full meal, the main courses and sides are extremely important. Drinks and bar service can also be an important aspect of some functions. And what about appetizers? Obviously, these might have an important place at the table ­– but they…

4 Ways to Spot a Bad Caterer

In every business and every industry, there are always a few bad apples. Often times, there are more than a few – that’s why online reviews have gained such importance in recent years. As people seek to make the most of their dollars, they turn to the experiences of other customers to determine whether or not a business is reputable and professional. Nowhere is this more true than in the catering business. Catering is one area where people want to make absolutely sure they’re hiring…

Wounded Warrior Event at Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda MD

These are pics from an event we did at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD with Operation BBQ Relief in conjunction with Gary Sinise’s and Robert Irvines foundations for the wounded warriors as well as families and hospital staff. I was so honored to be a small part of this event and to be able to thank these men and woman for their sacrifice for this great country. Click a thumbnail to view the larger image

Should you Hire a Caterer for Sushi?

When you think of hosting a catered get-together for your friends or family (or maybe it’s a corporate function, or a formal event like a wedding reception), what kind of cuisine do you think about? The first thing that pops into your mind will probably be standard BBQ fare for informal events, or perhaps something like steak and seafood for a more formal event. One thing many people don’t actually think about is sushi. And why would they? It doesn’t seem like a traditional catering…