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Steal This: Chef Action Stations

Make your chef the star of the party with eye-catching action that not just feeds, but also entertains. Here are five ideas, covering a range of styles and cuisines.



Bringing science and fun together into its Science on the Hill holiday party, Purple Onion Catering, Vienna, VA dressed the chefs in lab coats, some menu items were served in glass beakers, and the welcome drink was served in clear test tubes. As one can expect, liquid nitrogen was a featured aspect in many areas, including the bar.

Sushi station included an assortment of Aburi (torched on top, raw on the bottom) sushi including shrimp mango, bulgogi beef, Atlantic salmon, and volcano tuna Photo:

The liquid nitrogen dessert station, called “Dragon’s Breath” showed chefs dipping various types of cereal, which were then handed to guests so they could “blow smoke” Photo:

Blowing smoke! Photo: