NEW YORK (AP) — Cooking a meal for a big group is always stressful. So just imagine cooking for over 1,000 guests. Now make those guests white-hot celebrities like Brad Pitt.
NEW YORK (AP) — Before the holiday season, employees at Andrea Correale's catering business get an email reminder that in December, "we need all hands on deck."
Elegant Affairs Caterers often has 12 events in a single day during the holidays, so Correale needs her staff of 230 to show up for work. Her email puts everyone on notice that during the two weeks when most clients have holiday parties, work needs to be the priority.
ASHLAND, W.Va. (AP) — Following four decades of being in the catering business, Bernice Doty says her signature creation is the carved watermelon.
"Weddings are done in every theme imaginable," Doty said. "Watermelon carvings can add to the theme's decorations."
Doty, 69, of Ashland, creates carved watermelons for events catered by the 21 Club at the Frederick in Huntington.
POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — When the coals in his smoker are hot, pitmaster Bubba Idell tosses a bag of onion scraps into the fire.
Soon the smell of the onions mingles with the aroma of smoking meat and drifts far through the neighborhood. Like many of the flourishes he brings to the barbecue pit, onion scraps on the coals are a trick Idell learned from his grandfather decades ago in Tennessee.