Event Planning

Planning Your Company BBQ

With summer just around the corner, let the BBQ’s begin! Planning a company BBQ for your next business party can be a fun twist on any corporate party. Corporate parties are great for boosting employee morale and showing appreciation for a job well done. Many companies save their celebrations for the end of the year,…

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The Importance of Setting a Budget

Budgeting for an event may not be easy, but it is a crucial part of all event planning. It helps when you set your budget before doing any other planning for an event. This way, you know and understand exactly where you need to spend money – as well as how much you have to…

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6 Tips for Choosing a Venue

Choosing a venue for an event can easily become an overwhelming task, especially when you have many options to choose from. A venue can very well end up making or breaking your event, so selecting the right place is crucial. You can make your venue selection process go smoothly by researching and understanding your options…

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8 Ways to Add Character to Your Next Event

Everyone wants their event to stand out from the rest; but what makes some events more outstanding than others? We at Chef du Jour Catering feel a lot of the most memorable events are the ones with character. Are you currently in the process of planning an event? Whether your plans are for a large…

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When to Serve Hors D'Oeuvres

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When it comes to menu planning for an event, one of the most common questions people have is about hors d’oeuvres. First, event planners may question whether they should serve them at all. Then, if they decide they should serve them, they may wonder which hors d’oeuvres they should offer. In this post, we’ll cover…

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Foods to Avoid Serving at Your Wedding

With every wedding comes the stress of selecting the appropriate foods to serve at the reception. Often, the catering ends up being one of the most memorable aspects of your wedding. Of course, you hope for guests who rave to their friends and families about the foods you served. But mostly you want guests who…

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Adding a Touch of Portland to Your Event

If you’re making plans to host a Portland themed event or to hold an event in the Portland area, then you are definitely making a great choice. Portland, itself, offers over 1,200 event venues for weddings, business meetings, and parties. There is indeed something for everyone and for every budget – and there are many…

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The Steps to Planning a Successful Event

Hosting and/or planning an event can be extremely stressful. If you’re not used to event planning, the process can seem overwhelming at first, but with a few guidelines and some easy steps, you can pull it off like a pro. Step 1: Determine Guest List The number of attendees at your party will determine many…

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