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Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen: The Indispensable Guide for Planning a Party

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Publisher Comments:

During almost two decades of catering everything from the Academy Awards to a fete for Queen Elizabeth to an intimate dinner for Julia Child to a “Roller-Disco” Bat Mitzvah, Nicole Aloni has learned more than a few tricks-of-the-trade. And whether you’re planning your umpteenth dinner for twelve, or you’ve only just figured out that there’s a kitchen in your apartment, Secrets From a Caterer’s Kitchen is the manual on entertaining.

This comprehensive, accessible and easy-to-use book offers insider tips and guidance about:

Menu preparation for both large and small gatherings Finding special locations for events Decorating advice for “theme” festivities Creating invitations Maintaining a budget Over 125 tried-and-true party recipes

Whether it’s a candlelight dinner, a kid’s birthday party, or a holiday extravaganza, you can put on a show like a pro—and keep your guests guessing—with Secrets from a Caterer’s Kitchen!

Synopsis:

A professional caterer with nearly 20 years of experience offers a no-nonsense cookbook and entertaining guide that's packed with the kind of tricks and techniques that keep the pros in business. Budget planning, decorations, menu preparation, and more accompany 100-plus party-tested recipes.

Synopsis:

From the author of Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen, the only 55 recipes you'll ever need to entertain with style and confidence.

Features:

€ 55 essential dishes with lots of variations for every occasion

€ 38 versatile menus-from casual meals to elegant repasts

€ The basics of how to roast, grill, or steam meat, fish, and vegetables

€ From napkins to utensils-what every home entertainer needs

€ Hints and tips from the professionals to make every gathering as much a pleasure for the host as it is for the guests

€ Crowd favorites and exotic cocktails

€ Expert wine selections

About the Author

Nicole Aloni, author of Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen, is a 15-year catering pro whose sold-out cooking classes are held throughout the country. She's appeared on local and national television and radio, including the Food Network. She lives, cooks, and entertains in southern California.

Table of Contents

Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

The Key Elements

The Symbols

Getting Started

Elements of a Party Plan

Solutions for Outdoor Entertaining

Organize Your Time

Cooperative Thanksgiving (14 Guests)

Cocktail Reception (50 Guests)

Sit-Down Dinner (8 Guests)

Space Planning

Invitations

Party Equipment

How to Plan the Menu

The Essentials of Menu Planning

Menu Problem Solving: Tying It All Together

Create Drama: The "Wow" Factor

Drama, Luxury, Surprise, and Beauty

Celebrate the Season

What Every Caterer Knows

Develop a Specialty

Purchased Menu Additions

Expand the Possibilities: Think Outside The Box

Interactive Cooking

The Sophisticated Potluck: Creativity and Graciousness

"Dressed Up" Takeout: Restaurant Favorites with Homemade Touches

Lists, Lists, and More Lists

Contractors and Outside Help

Caterers

Rental Companies

Valet Service

Florists

Wedding Coordinators

Other Services

The Fundamentals

How Much to Serve

Food Quantity Chart

Styles of Service: Seated, Buffet, or Both

How to Set the Table

Beverage Service

How to Equip a Kitchen

Hospitality on Hand: The Party Pantry

The Recipes

Appetizers, Hors d'oeuvres, and Beverages

Soups

Salads and Salad Dressings

Main Courses

Side Dishes

Sauces, Relishes, and Condiments

Desserts

Basics

Techniques

The Gourmet Network

Metric Chart

Index

About the Author

Product Details

ISBN:
9781557883520
Author:
Aloni, Nicole
Publisher:
HP Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Entertaining
Subject:
Cookery
Subject:
Entertaining - General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Entertaining
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
[23]
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.26x7.51x1.07 in. 1.46 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A professional caterer with nearly 20 years of experience offers a no-nonsense cookbook and entertaining guide that's packed with the kind of tricks and techniques that keep the pros in business. Budget planning, decorations, menu preparation, and more accompany 100-plus party-tested recipes.
"Synopsis" by , From the author of Secrets from a Caterer's Kitchen, the only 55 recipes you'll ever need to entertain with style and confidence.

Features:

€ 55 essential dishes with lots of variations for every occasion

€ 38 versatile menus-from casual meals to elegant repasts

€ The basics of how to roast, grill, or steam meat, fish, and vegetables

€ From napkins to utensils-what every home entertainer needs

€ Hints and tips from the professionals to make every gathering as much a pleasure for the host as it is for the guests

€ Crowd favorites and exotic cocktails

€ Expert wine selections

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