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In the Church of Catering and Fine Dining

At Vibiana, Former Restaurant Chef Neal Fraser Converts to Cater-ism

Steal This: Breakfast Ideas

Don't skip breakfast!

In the November/December issue of Catersource, we will be talking about a three-course breakfast, Italian-style … which of course made us hungry for breakfast of all kinds. Enjoy this look at mini breakfast items from our 2014 ACE winner, By Word of Mouth, Sandton, South Africa, from the International up to $2 million category. These breakfast items might be mini, but it’s flavor to the max.

On-premise, Off-premise, Restaurateur, Sommelier

The Traveling Chef Christopher Mangless can serve it up any which way
Story & photos by Kathleen Stoehr

Chef Christopher Mangless of Green Bay’s Three Three Five wandered away from his prep cooks, up one long garden row and over to another, crouched down, and then buried his hand deep into a strawberry plant. Within seconds the Green Bay native was popping one of the last red beauties of the season into his mouth. He strolled up to his group grinning sheepishly and saying, “Well, I was going to share with you…”

When Fall is in the Air

It’s never too soon to start planning seasonal menus

Purple Onion Catering owners Margot and David Jones may still be nursing sunburns from their recent seaside vacation, but back at their Vienna, Virginia headquarters, the autumn leaves have already turned. Sure, Labor Day is barely in the rearview mirror and the Nationals are slugging it out for the pennant just across the Potomac, but Executive Chef Adam Gooch has already tightened the bolts on his fall menu and the sales staff is busy inking in the year-end calendar.

Backstage with a Top Chef

About an hour before Chef Kevin Gillespie stepped onstage as the featured speaker at Art of Catering Food on August 6 in Atlanta, he was backstage with Catersource’s Kathleen Stoehr, as well as Chef Jack Milan, chatting about upcoming projects and kitchen woes.

Chef Gillespie captivated the crowd with his talk of connecting through food, as well as a few anecdotes about his time on Top Chef.

Oh, Canada!

Gala dinner for the new U.S. Ambassador to Canada

In June, Ontario, Canada-based caterer Tulips and Maple was honored to have earned the opportunity to greet the new United States Ambassador to Canada, Bruce A. Heyman, as he began his service as President Obama’s personal representative to Canada. The creative team at Tulips and Maple welcomed the new ambassador through a gala dinner for 250 guests at the prestigious Grand Hall of the National Gallery of Canada in the nation’s capital, Ottawa, Ontario.

Vicky Crease's Winning Recipe

May 10, 2014

Want to add more industry awards to your portfolio? Follow these tips from a winner...

You might think catering superstar and TV host Vicky Crease would be accustomed to winning awards by now. This past March at Catersource, the owner of Johannesburg, South Africa’s Vicky Crease Catering + Events pulled off a hat trick by adding three CATIE awards to her already impressive collection of laudatory hardware: Signature Caterer for Best Event, Best Plated Menu, and Best Buffet Presentation and Menu categories.

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