Cooking your first Christmas Dinner: Prep is everything

With Christmas just around the corner now, more people are starting to panic about Christmas dinner; this is especially the case if you’re going to be making your first ever. The trick to making a delicious Christmas dinner that impresses all of your friends and family is organisation. You need to plan everything out perfectly. You have to be sure on your cooking and prep times, but also sure on the ingredients that you need, whilst you need to buy these in good time too. You should always have a helping hand whether that’s your husband, wife, sister or mother, and an extra pair of hands in the kitchen will go a very long way. If you take the time to do your research, prepare the meal in advance and...

Halloween treats for the whole family

With Halloween coming up, hosting a themed party for the children has never been easier. Hosting a Halloween party is a great way to celebrate this holiday tradition without going to all the houses on the street. With decorations sorted, you can move onto the catering options for a scary party, so here are a few of our favourites: Pumpkin dip- Buy a couple of small pumpkins, cut the top off and keep for a lid. Scrap the inside out, and simply fill with a tasty hummus dip, and surround with some carrot of bread sticks. Mummified sausages- Wrap some sausages in pastry to look like they have been wrapped like a mummy. Make sure you leave an area to cut out some eyes and a mouth. Bread stick fingers-...

All you need to know about the best Christmas party venues in London

Party time never waits for an occasion, but some events are meant for partying and celebrating and Christmas is one of them. Everyone is in the mood for the party along the Christmas week. London is known for its great Christmas parties all over the world. As more than half of city’s population is Christian, the festival is celebrated in its full fledge all over London. Finding best Christmas party venues, London is not so difficult. This year if you want to throw a party for your dearest and nearest ones, locate the best Christmas party venues London near you. There exists more than thousands of party venues in London; only you have to choose the one which fits your budget and can drench your party mood.Great hotels, restaurants, bars,...

Top 3 dessert options for a work event

Catering for a business event can be a big challenge for any caterer, that’s why making the desserts as simple and tasty as possible is so important. When it comes to desserts at a large corporate event, you want to be able to please any dietary requirements, make them as tasty as possible, and of course as easy to prepare and serve to the guests. We have outlined 3 main dessert options for your next catering event: Gluten and dairy free chocolate brownie- This is always a winner, for those with the dietary requirements and for those simply looking for a chocolate fix. They are easy to bake, store and serve, perfect! Small fruit salad- Small individual bowels with fruit salad and a drizzle of honey for those guests looking...

Cooking classes; A great learning experience

If you love experimenting with food and enjoy trying new flavours and dishes you may want to consider taking a cooking class. While a cooking class isn’t going to make you a chief overnight, it will simply help improve your cooking and widen your choice of home meal ideas considerably. There are many different cooking classes that you can take part in, including Asian, Italian, French, German, American, Indian and so much more. Learning cooking skills from other countries can provide a valuable learning experience for you, such as rolling spring rolls to making your own pasta or naan bread. If this sounds like something you would love to do, why not sign up to a cooking class in your local area and see if you enjoy it. Cooking classes...

5 easy-to-prepare recipes for a children’s summer birthday party

Win every kid’s attention with these 5 fun and simple-to-prepare catering ideas for children’s summer birthday bash. Fruit Doughnuts- Doughnut shaped slices of fruits like apple and pineapple dipped in vanilla or chocolate and sprinkled with candies will be loved by all. Fruit Punch- A mixture of delicious fruit juices like cranberry, mango, apple, litchi and lemon teamed up with a small portion of the soda and ice-cubes can do wonders. The best thing being, it is healthier than aerated drinks. Cheeseburgers- Burgers loaded with mozzarella or cheddar cheese is every kid’s favourite. Add it to the party menu, and the kids will love it. Chicken Nuggets and Cheesy Dip- Yummy chicken nuggets with a delicious, cheesy dip make a perfect snack. No doubt, they all love it! Honey Garlic...

Easy summer BBQ side dishes

With the weather improving across the UK, the smell of tasty BBQ’s is beginning to hit our noses. Whilst it can be easy to marinade and cook up the meat when it comes to making a good selection of side dishes to accompany it, things can seem a little tricky. If you not entering the next best chief competition, then the best thing to do with your side dishes is to keep them simple. The most popular being a mixed leaf salad with some added cherry tomatoes, cucumber and onion, then have a few salad dressings to choose from which guests can add on themselves later. To help guarantee your guests will be full and satisfied is by making a potato salad, simply boil up some potatoes, add your salad...