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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…

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…