NIBBLES IN NO TIME Make these party starters for fuss-free Entertaining-even after work. "You're ready to entertain if you rely on the Girl Scout motto 'Be prepared.'" That advice comes from Jill Kucera, mom and owner of Catering Works in Raleigh, North Carolina. We've included some of the key items Jill keeps on hand in her pantry and refrigerator to get the party started. "You'll stay calm, and guests will be impressed," she says.
Vibrant colors made their way to the four-tier cheesecake with white buttercream icing and wrapped with the same plaid ribbon as the bridesmaid bouquets. Mary Lindsey wanted the reception to be "Southern gourmet" ("I am a southern belle at heart, and we would be moving to Georgia!" she laughs.) The 300 guests enjoyed gourmet barbecue pork tenderloin with grits and shrimp, along with sugar snap peas, sweet potato biscuits and rolls, and homemade peach ice cream.
EXECUTIVE PERKS YOU CAN DUNK A Raleigh Company called Catering Works started out making late-night drop offs of milk and cookies to college students. Eventually, the company found that corporate clients also hungered for that same childhood treat- especially in the afternoons. The titans of business choose from the freshly baked "Dirty Dozen" ($12, plus delivery) to the 30-count "Birthday Bash" ($30, plus delivery) that come hot from the oven. "People love to order this snack for meetings and
WHEN TO CALL THE CATERER Jill Kucera, president of Raleigh's Catering Works, a catering and event planning company founded in 1988, has catered everything from a corporate family Day event for 10,000 at RTP to an intimate dinner for ten at home. "My best tip is to remember to have a good time," Kucera said.
MAIN COURSES Works founded in 1989 by award winning chef Jill Kucera, offers several cooking class series a year. The class I took, making homemade pasta, was part of an Italian cooking series taught by guest chef and former Catering Works employee (Joyce) Tarentino... While we've been working on dough with Tarantino, Jill Kucera has been preparing commercial-size portions of ingredients: two pounds of butter, a half-gallon of heavy cream, and large jars of spices.
Catering Works is an off-premise catering and special event planning company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. We serve the Triangle area, and other regions in and out of North Carolina. At the core of Catering Works success is a dedicated team of professionals, committed to preparing and presenting the highest quality recipes and beverages with artistic vision and finesse. We offer simple delivery drop off, elaborate full service events and everything in between!
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