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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…

Operation BBQ Relief Fund Raiser in the Catskills

Grillin’ and Chillin’ in the Catskills to Raise Money for Operation BBQ Relief. Star studded pitmasters got together for the weekend at the Emerson Resort in the Catskills to raise money for Operation BBA relief featured a welcome cocktail party Friday night followed by a day of Demonstrations Saturday and a Burger battle with the winner getting a Golden ticket to the Word Food Championships with an evening dinner and Auction. Click a thumbnail below to see the larger picture

How to Find a Good Caterer for Your Child’s Graduation Party

One of the most exciting things about Spring is that kids are graduating. They’ve put in the hard work, they’ve done the time, and now it’s time to celebrate the fruits of their labor. Whether it’s high school, university, or any number of professional trade schools or certifications, this is a big moment. It represents an entry into the next chapter of life, and it deserves commemoration! The graduation party or “open house” is one of the most common ways to celebrate this milestone, and…

How Do Professional Caterers Roast a Pig?

Have you ever been to a professionally catered pig roast, and wondered how exactly it was prepared? Maybe you’ve even picked up a whole pig from the butcher yourself, and prepared it for your own special event. Most people, however, don’t really know how pigs are roasted or what is involved. You may have seen images of a traditional Hawaiian pig roast, in which the pig is carefully roasted for many hours in a pit in the ground, with smoldering banana leaves to keep it…