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A canapé is an hors d’oeuvre, or bite sized appetizer that was originally made with a base of a small piece of bread with decorative toppings.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…

Tips for a Magical Holiday Party

Party Season is here, its time to start planning for the celebration. Here are a couple of tips to having a joyous celebration. 01 Check your List, Check it Twice and Send out those Invites: Send invitations at least a month ahead. The holidays are a busy time and it’s best if your party appear…

Weddings Do’s & Don’ts

Weddings are a wonderful celebration of a new beginning. Here are some tips for making your BIG day an unforgettable one. Plan your day around your interests, hobbies and favorites. In other words, make it about you. Include your groom in wedding plans by involving his opinions and attractions. It’s a big day for him…

BIG CHEF: The Veggie Shoot

Here is a sneak peak at our Vegetarian Display. We wanted to have some fun with our vegetarian party food and show various ways of displaying them for events. All products shown were freshly made and handcrafted from BIG CHEF. No food was wasted in the making of these photos, they were happily eaten afterwards…

The Proper Setting for a Casual Affair

In a previous post we have showed you how to set up a Formal Table Setting, great for large dinner parties or for the Holidays. Here is a more Less Formal Setting for a Casual Affair. 01 Allow for 24″ to 30″ for each place setting. This will help avoid over crowding. 02 Place settings…

The Ultimate Party Planning Guide

When Planning a Party even the smallest of details can make a BIG difference! 01 DECIDE & ANNOUNCE: You made the decision to entertain, make sure it will be well attended. Announce it to your guests early to create the expectation of your party and make sure the people you really want to invite will…