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Spring-Inspired Wedding Menu Ideas

Now that the weather is warming, brides are in full wedding mode preparing for their spring or summer wedding. And one of the biggest elements of any wedding is catering. There are a lot of decisions to make as to the style of service and the types of foods offered. We’re glad to provide you [...]

Which Catering Service Style is Perfect for Your Special Event?

You’re thinking about hiring a caterer, but you haven’t quite decided what type of service would be best. Should you hold a casual barbeque or a more formal seated event? It’s one of the first questions we ask when you call us to cater your event. To help you out, here are the most common [...]

5 Reasons to Have Your Engagement Party Catered

Did you get engaged over the holidays? Or pop the question on Valentine’s Day? Then it’s time to celebrate! Check out our top 5 reasons why you should hire an engagement party caterer then, gather your family and friends for a special catered engagement party to celebrate your love (and inspire others). #1. Less Stress [...]

6 Tips to get the Perfect Corporate Retreat Catering

With the start of a new year, many companies plan a corporate retreat to talk about the changes they will make throughout the upcoming quarters. These retreats can range from day-long, in-office planning sessions to full weekend or even week-long off-site getaways. The one thing that all corporate retreats have in common? Everyone has to [...]

How to Tell the Difference Between Herbs & Spices

For the non-cook, the difference between herbs & spices may not mean much, but to the professional caterer or home chef, the use of them is essential in flavoring the perfect dish. We couldn’t imagine a Caprese salad without the taste of sweet basil, or gingerbread without ginger! Do you know the difference between an herb [...]

Chef Sus’ 8 Secrets for the Home Cook

Being a great caterer doesn’t happen by chance. It results from years of study in the culinary arts along with the mastery of processes that make the cooking experience easier and more efficient. To master your kitchen like a Master Chef, try these chefs’ secrets for the home cook. #1. Sharpen Your Knives Professional chefs [...]

The Worst Wedding Menu Options

When you’re planning your wedding menu, you have a plethora of foods and service styles from which to choose. You want to appeal to your guests’ tastes and diet preferences while creating a signature menu that’s all your own. But there are some foods you should NOT serve at your wedding reception! Here are our [...]

5 Ways to Find the Best Caterer

When you need to hire a caterer for your special event in Maryland, Washington DC or Northern Virginia, you want to hire the best.  But just how do you find the best caterer who can handle your event within your budget? Read on to find out! #1. Ask for Referrals The best way to find [...]

5 Tips on How to Be the Perfect Holiday Host With the Most This Year!

After catering holiday parties for decades, we’ve learned a few things about how to host the perfect holiday party. And we’re willing to pass along our favorite tips to you. Use these ideas to take the pressure off of your holiday hosting. #1. Have enough food available There’s nothing worse than running out of food [...]

Maison Culinaire’s Winter Guide to the Plethora of Potatoes

Fall and winter are prime times to think about potatoes, a hearty food that can be prepared in so many ways. Did you know that there are more than 200 potato varieties available in the United States? Here’s a primer on potato basics from Maison Culinaire. Potatoes fall into seven variety categories: russet, white, yellow, [...]