Food Tips and Trends

How to Formally Invite People to a Party

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Invitations are a useful tool in setting the scene for your dinner party so that it is clear from the outset what kind of an occasion you will be hosting. Besides including factual information, you will be able set the tone by the way you word and issue the invitations. Do all of this well ahead so that they can be sent out in good time and have the best chance of your guests being available.

How to Formally Invite People to a Party 2019-06-19T14:55:18+10:00

10 Winning Mother’s Day Gift Ideas she will love

2019-06-19T02:06:59+10:00

With Mother’s Day approaching, there is no time like the present to start looking for that perfect gift for that most special person in your life-mum. Whether “mum” is your own mum, your wife, your sister, or your friend, you’ll want to choose a thoughtful gift they will love.

10 Winning Mother’s Day Gift Ideas she will love 2019-06-19T02:06:59+10:00

5 Items Every Foodie Should Have on their Shopping List for Spring

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As the Seasons change and new produce becomes readily available, foodies anxiously await their favorite flavors and new dish combinations. Here are five of the best flavors that foodies wait for all Winter.

5 Items Every Foodie Should Have on their Shopping List for Spring 2019-06-18T19:14:38+10:00

8 Reasons so many people are hiring a Personal Chef for their next Dinner Party

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There’s a growing trend for Private Dining Experiences with people across Australia turning to Personal Chefs to cook Michelin Star restaurant food for them at their home dinner parties. We asked people the top reasons they chose to book a personal chef dinner. Here are some of the results.

8 Reasons so many people are hiring a Personal Chef for their next Dinner Party 2019-06-19T03:02:12+10:00

The World’s Largest Dinner Party – Dinner en Blanc 2014

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Dinner En Blanc is arguably the world’s Ultimate Pop-Up Dinner Party. It all began 25 years ago in Paris, started by Fracois Pasquier and a few of his friends. Now, 25 years after the initial launch, Dinner en Blanc is host to gatherings that total nearly 15, 000 people annually.

The World’s Largest Dinner Party – Dinner en Blanc 2014 2019-06-18T19:10:19+10:00

In Season, and On the Menu! – Winter Season Food Australia

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When food is in season, it is just plain better. Eating food in season means eating food the way nature intended it to be. The flavor is at its strongest, you get the most nutritional value, and it is at its cheapest price!

In Season, and On the Menu! – Winter Season Food Australia 2019-06-18T20:09:20+10:00

Fermented Food- 5 Reasons Why It’s Here to Stay

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Fermentation is a very old process that has been gaining in popularity over the past few years, especially among the health conscious. Now, chefs and restaurateurs are ushering this process into their business for a variety of additional reasons.

Fermented Food- 5 Reasons Why It’s Here to Stay 2019-06-18T18:36:06+10:00

Top 5 Things you can learn in a Cooking Class

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Cooking classes are both fun and educational. You can pick up some serious skills and cooking know-how that will enrich your experience with preparing food. There are a variety of places where you can experience a cooking class, but perhaps the most personalized way is to hire a personal chef to come into your home and hold a few classes.

Top 5 Things you can learn in a Cooking Class 2019-06-19T02:42:56+10:00

How to Host a Dinner Party on a Budget

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It is all about the presentation and ambience not how much money you have spent, guests don’t come with calculators in their pockets, they come to enjoy themselves! Our usual mantra of plan well and plan ahead are the crux of the matter when trying to keep to a budget. [...]

How to Host a Dinner Party on a Budget 2019-06-19T15:10:38+10:00

Paleo Dinner Party Menu Ideas that are sure to please

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Everyone loves a good dinner party-even those on special diets. The Paleo diet is no exception. While it is still gaining in popularity, over the years the it has gained a bit of a reputation as being a bit restrictive when it comes to food choices. But, the right private [...]

Paleo Dinner Party Menu Ideas that are sure to please 2019-06-19T02:12:26+10:00

5 Tips to Pull off a Great Paleo Diet Dinner Party

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Does your Paleo lifestyle have you shying away from the idea of throwing a dinner party? Does the idea of planning a menu, shopping, and then coking for a table full of non-Paleo eaters seem stressful? It doesn’t have to be. First, remember that just because your guests don’t eat [...]

5 Tips to Pull off a Great Paleo Diet Dinner Party 2019-06-19T02:19:45+10:00

Tips for Entertaining with Brunch

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If you are considering throwing a party and are feeling overwhelmed by the thought of a Friday or Saturday night soiree, start small. Brunch is a great meal to host. Hosting Brunch lets you hone your hosting skills and throw a simple and fun party with great food. Read on for some tips that will have you hosting brunch in no time.

Tips for Entertaining with Brunch 2019-06-18T18:29:06+10:00

What We’ll be Drinking: Top Sommelier Predictions for 2014 Drink Trends

2019-06-19T03:34:23+10:00

Here are a few ideas from Australia’s top sommeliers that cue us in to what we’ll be drinking this year. If you are having a dinner catered, think of consulting your personal chef for some ideas to incorporate these trends.

What We’ll be Drinking: Top Sommelier Predictions for 2014 Drink Trends 2019-06-19T03:34:23+10:00

Restaurant Trends 2015 – What we expect to see

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As we move towards 2015, new Restaurant trends in food and drink are starting to emerge. As these trends grow, personal chefs are taking note on how to incorporate these items into menus and bring them into your home for your next dinner party. Foodies, restaurateurs, and chefs alike are voicing their opinions and predictions for what we will be eating and drinking in 2015.

Restaurant Trends 2015 – What we expect to see 2019-06-18T19:18:44+10:00

Top 5 tips for creating the perfect dinner party playlist

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Let’s face it a dinner party isn't a party without music. I mean great conversation is essential but so is the appropriate soundtrack to the night. Here are our top 5 tips for creating the perfect dinner party playlist. 1. Tempo and volume The trick here is moderation on both [...]

Top 5 tips for creating the perfect dinner party playlist 2019-06-19T14:59:51+10:00