Backyard BBQ: 5 Tips for a Killer Cookout!

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With summer at its peak, now is the perfect time to gather friends and family for a barbecue! A backyard BBQ is a time-honored American tradition for soaking up the sun, playing games, and firing up the grill with crowd-pleasing binge-worthy favorites. Follow our backyard BBQ guide below, and you’ll be ready to host your own cookout in no time!

4 Social Networks Every Party Planner Needs to Get On – NOW!

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Whether you’re a professional party planner or a foodie who just loves to throw private dinner parties for your friends, you can use social media to intensify the buzz around your party. Used creatively, social media networks like Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook can transform your event from just run-of-the mill average to wonderfully extraordinary and a movement folks want … Read More

How to Host Sunday Brunch: Ideas for Your Perfect Party

Brunch 101: Seasonal Veggies & Breezy Cocktails Many people think of brunch as a late-morning weekend meal at a fancy restaurant. Eating out for brunch might include egg-topped salads, crepe stations, bowls of fruit, and pitchers of fruity fizzy cocktails. However, with the right ingredients and some playful brunch attire ideas, you can easily replicate a pricey brunch at home … Read More

Gordon Ramsay’s Top 5 Steak Recipes

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Steak Recipes #1: Steak Diane with Sauté Potatoes and Peas For the (steak recipes) main course, remember, add olive oil to a hot pan, remove the fat from the steaks, roll out thin and season. Fry quickly on both sides, then set aside. Into the same pan, add chopped shallots and season. Add sliced mushrooms, a knob of butter, and … Read More

BBQ Menu: Sauce + Meat + Sides

BBQ Menu: Sauces, Meats & Sides Summer is full of sunshine; the perfect time for picnics and barbecues. Make sure your own cookout stands out this summer, with a great BBQ menu. Check out our tips below for preparing chicken, sauces, and sides to help you on your way to hosting the best barbecue ever. BBQ Chicken When cooked, sauced, … Read More

BBQ Ideas: What Do I Bring as a Guest?

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Barbecue season is here, so it’s time to scheme your signature cookout contribution, or switch up the same-olds for a new take on some tastier summer vittles. No matter what you decide to bring, having a few unique BBQ ideas in your apron pocket will enhance your event – and net invitations to future events! Where’s the beef? Burgers and … Read More

Two Healthy Crock Pot Meals for Lazy People

Healthy Crock Pot meals don’t have to be hard. We found this awesome YouTube video from Zoe Rodriguez that will give you some inspiration for Crock Pot recipes to help feed your family, the healthy AND simple way! (Derived from Zoe Rodriguez YouTube Video) [starting around 1:12] Crock Pot Cilantro Chicken For this first recipe, you’ll need 5 different ingredients. Chicken breasts, … Read More

Essential Kitchen Tools for Private Chefs

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As a modern-day private chef, you have countless kitchen tools and gadgets at your disposal. However, while some are useful and deserve countertop real estate, others can be a gimmicky waste of space and money. Have you ever seen meat shredding claws that look more at home in a superhero movie than a kitchen? Any chef knows that two forks … Read More

Top 4 Social Media Sites to Grow Your Personal Chef Business

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To become a successful private chef, you’ll need to learn how to harness the marketing power of social media. By sharing photos and stories of your culinary adventures, you can start to highlight your talent, and ultimately attract new customers. Before you start posting images of your dishes on social media using your iPhone or Android device, you should invest … Read More

Is Catering the Ticket to Your Success? 3 Tips From the Pros!

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Catering and meal prep are great ways to develop your profile as a personal chef. Through catering, you can learn the ropes of running a small business, master your cooking skills, and grow your personal and professional network. Meal preparation and home delivery is a major growth industry. Just look at the recent success of startups like Blue Apron and Freshly. Businesses, families, … Read More