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.
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.
As Spring and Summer roll in its time to turn the focus to outdoor dining and entertaining. With a few simple tips you can be hosting fabulous outdoor gatherings in no time.
With tech being such a huge part of the food and dining industry it’s no wonder companies are releasing apps that are targeted towards those who make it their business to be in the know about all things food and drink. These apps are must-haves for every foodie out there.
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.
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.
With Mother’s Day just around the corner we thought a lot about finding the perfect gift for your mum but also for your wife, sister, girlfriend or any other lady of taste.
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.
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!
This new series, called “Chef Spotlight”, is a chance for you to get to know the faces behind the food, and is a chance for us to say Thank You to the men and women who make At Your Table succeed!
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.
2014 has been seeing some very interesting food tends. Here’s a look at what’s on it’s way to the top, what everyone is talking about right now, and what is soon to be yesterday’s news.
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.
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
This year we are seeing some very interesting trends in world cuisine. Brought into restaurant, catered parties, weddings, and other special events, world cuisine adds an element of uniqueness to any menu.
In 2014, canapés, or small plates are listed as one of the top five food trends. And it’s no wonder. Canapés offer a wide variety of tastes, endless wine and cocktail pairings, and they can be casual or all dressed up to fit any event, big or small.
Farm to Table dining continues to grow in 2014. As concern for health and sustainable eating rise, so does the desire for the freshest, most flavourful, and locally grown ingredients.
If you’re thinking of hosting a wine tasting a great place to start is by enlisting a home catering service. Their sommeliers will bring their knowledge and skills to you so you and your guests can enjoy your tasting. Here are some ways to get started.
Every Year, new wedding tends emerge. Incorporating these trends, along with well- loved classics, is a great way to make your wedding extra special. When you hire a chef, ask about including one or more of these trends to really make your celebration shine.
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.
Appetizers are possibly the most fun part of any meal. They are also where the meal can get really experimental and creative. New food trends will often show themselves first in the appetizer arena as well.
Food is one of the biggest decisions you will make for your wedding. With the help of a personal chef and these new trends in wedding food, you and your guests will nosh on the latest and greatest flavors.
Australians are known for their sophisticated palettes. In 2014 and 2015 we can expect even more diversity in the way we prepare an enjoy food.
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.
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 [...]