Celebrating Chef Curtis Duffy at Opulence International Launch Party.

BIG CHEF participated in celebrating the hard and delicious work of Chef Curtis Duffy at Opulence International Magazine Spring Edition Launch Party last week. Chef Curtis Duffy is the co founder and owner of Grace, a world star restaurant in the heart of Chicago. Since the debut of his restaurant in 2012, Grace has already…

Sustainable Ceviche Recipe

Hi Chefs, as you know BIG CHEF has sponsored the Green Gourmet during the Tortuga Music Festival with YUMMY sustainable Mediterranean Ceviche for the past four years! This year we decided to share our recipe for you to enjoy at home. This ceviche is great because it uses an invasive species: the lionfish as one…

BIG CHEF: Rustic Photo Shoot

Hey Chefs, we had some fun and created a rustic style table display, great for an outdoor event. let us know what you think of our photo shoot. Let us know what you think. All products shown were freshly made and handcrafted from BIG CHEF. No food was wasted in the making of these photos,…

The perfect Food & Wine Pairing

Serving the perfect wines for your dinner or cocktail parties can be challenging. There are so many selections and distinct flavors. This quick  basic guide will assist you in making all the right decisions for delighting the palates of you and your guests. RED WINES Cabernet Sauvignon Cab is great for a dinner party. Full…

Vegetarian Party Foods that everyone will Enjoy :)

When hosting any occasion, it is important to take in consideration your guests palate as well as their diets. Here are some Vegetarian Party Food ideas so everyone in your party can enjoy the food. Spanakopita (Spinach Fillo) Spanakopita is a classical Greek pastry filled with delicious spinach and feta cheese fused together in a…

Cultural Table Manners

We have been taught at a young age to eat quietly, use our utensils and finish our meal completely. In other cultures however, throughout different cultures and is acceptable to slurp and a compliment to leave some food behind. EUROPE Meals extensively longer than those in America. In countries like in France, it is necessary…

A Guide to Dressing Right

You are super excited for an event you just got invited too. However, then you see the dress code: smart casual you get minor anxiety…What does that exactly mean? Don’t freak out we got you covered. Here is a dress code guide that will get you through any event. WHITE TIE= ultra-formal.Women  are to wear…

Send the right Invite

Once you have planned out the date, time and location of your event it is time to invite your guests. Choose the right invitation for your soiree: Handwritten invitations: best for small, intimate affairs of under 50 guests. These events includes luncheons, private receptions or dinner parties. Hand written invites give the receiver a personal…

Speak like a Connoisseur

Wine Connoisseurs speak in their own language. The language is used to describe to gain knowledge and to describe the unique taste each wine has. Use these terms to impress guests and to become an insider of the wine world. BODY: The density of the wine and how it feel on the palate. Full-bodied wines…

Pair the right Menu with the right Event

Planning the menu is a must for when planning an event. Anyone who is planning for a special occasion should offer several choices for the different palates of their guests. TIPS: Offer three choices of entrees (remember to offer a vegetarian or gluten free dish for those with special diets.) It is good idea to…

Purple: the Color of 2017 Food

Photo Credit: The Holistic Ingredient The health food giants Whole Foods, is predicting that purple food is what will be appearing on consumers plates in 2017. From acai to purple cauliflower, corn and even cereal will be popping up everywhere in the food world. But why purple you may ask… not only is the color…

Why serve Canapés for your next Event?

A canapé is an hors d’oeuvre, or bite sized appetizer that was originally made with a base of a small piece of bread with decorative toppings. Throughout the years, canapé’s base has evolved from bread to a variety of choices, such as: cucumber, tartlettes, blinis (small pancakes), wonton cups and more. So, why should you…