Posts Tagged ‘menu inspiration’

A Balanced Menu That Fits Everyone

Have you ever noticed that nearly every event you attend includes a variety of foods? Serving a variety of foods at your event may not always be practical, but it is always a good idea. For one thing, you want to make sure each guest has enough to eat. An important reason for providing a…

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A Favorite Chef du Jour Recipe: Prime Rib

We love sharing our favorite recipes with you. Most recently we shared one of our favorite seafood recipes, Cedar Plank Salmon. This week, we have something for our meat lovers: prime rib. There is nothing quite like the taste of a succulent and flavorful prime rib. It is a popular entrée at many catered events…

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5 Must-Have Seasonal Menu Items at Your Summer Event

Although the first official day of summer is still a couple of weeks away, it feels like it’s already arrived here in Portland. We are definitely enjoying the warmer temperatures and beautiful weather, and looking forward to a gorgeous summer. Summertime is such a fun season for events and we’re excited about the opportunities that…

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A Twist on Old Fashioned Drinks

We all have heard of the classic, old fashioned drinks that have been made and enjoyed for years: The Old Fashioned, Martinis and Bloody Mary’s are among those timeless favorites. Although the classic cocktails are always in style, many of them have experienced a resurgence in popularity over the past few years. One reason behind…

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Easter Inspired Meals & Treats

With Easter Sunday just a few days away, you may have already planned out your Easter menu. In last week’s post, we shared a few suggestions and recipes for “must-have” menu items for spring events. Many of those recipes would also work out nicely for an Easter feast, regardless of how many guests you are…

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5 Must Have Menu Items at Your Spring Event

At Chef du Jour Catering, we are definitely excited that spring is finally here. For one thing, we have beautiful weather this time of year, making it a perfect season for events and special occasions. We also have three major holidays that occur in the spring: Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day. And of course, the…

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This Goes With That: Food Pairings – Spring Edition

Are you getting excited about spring? We certainly are – spring is a beautiful time of year here in Portland! With warmer temperatures and flowers blooming, what’s not to love? Spring is also a wonderful time for hosting events. Keep in mind that the food and drinks served this time of year tend to be…

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Chef du Jour's Favorite Recipes: Chicken Marbella

This week, we would like to share a version of one of our favorite catering recipes: Chicken Marbella. This recipe has been called one of the most famous recipes from Julie Rosso and the late Sheila Lukins’ Silver Palate Cookbook, which was first published in 1982. Chef du Jour offers a version of Chicken Marbella…

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Balancing Your Event Menu

We have all been to events and/or parties where there was too little variety or a lack of balance with the food choices on the menu. Maybe the host served only veggies…or no veggies. Whenever you bring a group together, regardless of size, each person attending your event has at least slightly different menu preferences.…

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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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