GAS, FOOD, LIVING: ESSENTIALS ARE GOING UP Businesses such as Catering Works of Raleigh have found ways to reduce costs.
The company has taken a hit from the high price of gas, the rising cost of food and a 10 percent to 15 percent annual price increase for the 1,500 pieces of plasticware it uses every day.
The company is grouping deliveries to save gas and has also added a $2 gas surcharge to deliveries.
I DO, I DO, I DO HATE TO PAY FULL PRICE Retail reporter Sue Stock answers question about retail in the Triangle and also shares her random shopping observations and savvy shopping expertise. Sue and Javier wed at Sarah P. Duke Gardens in October of 2007.
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.
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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