Outsourcing Your Home and Family Event Cooking

Cooking doesn’t seem that hard, at first. However, when you’re not cooking for eight or more people at a time and doing it on a regular basis, the challenge of a big event and related catering is going to be overwhelming, according to Danielle Riddle. She should know; she’s been handling big event catering and professional dinners for years now with her own operation. Don’t take it personally; there’s no reflection on your cooking skills for regular eating and even fun. However, taking on the task of an actual food event for a group, or even a big gathering, so going to be a production.

First off, there is all the planning involved in terms of equipment, food ingredients, production, and delivery. That alone can be a full-time job. Then there is the actual cooking itself. Next comes all the storage and containment to keep the food safe and at the right temperature until it’s time to actually serve. Finally, after the eating is done and over, Danielle Riddle notes, there is also all the cleanup and removal.

Second, most professional operations, like Danielle Riddle and her team, typically utilize a trained unit of anywhere from five to ten people to do all the above. Even for a small event, it can still require a handful of folks to pull off right. Most folks don’t have the above down to a system. Some are used to cooking for big families, which is close, but not quite the same thing.

With a professional cooking and dining event team, all of the details are taken care of. Instead of having to worry about food lists, the right ingredients, critical equipment missing, temperature issues, and serving times, you can instead sit back, enjoy your event and guests, and then really top off the whole experience with a great meal and after-serving dessert. Even better, you don’t have to worry about post-production either. There is a personal involvement when you prepare a big event for a group, but it’s not as romantic as it sounds when it becomes work that you’re not used to. Letting a professional like Danielle Riddle take over this part of the event can be one of the most practical, smart choices contributing to the success of your big event. Spend your time with your guests instead of in the kitchen; manage things smart.Read more

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Other Curiosities to Visit After the Moco Museum

Amsterdam has a variety of places to captivate you. Some of them very curious. If you already enjoyed your visit to the Moco Museum, we invite you to know other very particular places in this beautiful city. We assure you that you will not get bored. It is difficult to choose the best options after your visit to the Amsterdam museum, but we are going to talk about some very singular ones. Let’s start with the Albert Cuyp Market. With an average of 260 market stalls, it is the largest market in the Netherlands. You can find this fun and particular market in the De Pijp neighborhood. The best part is the excellent prices and variety of products offered for sale. It is an excellent option to enjoy Amsterdam’s own products, aromas and flavors. It is well known that “the way to someone’s heart is through the stomach.”.

Places you never imagined to visit

There are many parts of the world that have unimaginable surprises. Amsterdam is not far behind. Surely you will think that there are not many places that can surprise you. Think twice. In this curious city there is The Cat Boat (Poezenboot). Do you like cats? Imagine seeing a cat sanctuary floating on an Amsterdam houseboat. If you want to come across this particular place, you must go to Singel 38.G. Don’t forget to leave a donation for the cute kitties. Another curious place to visit is the Sea Level Indicator in City Hall. In case you didn’t know, Amsterdam and much of the Netherlands is protected by dunes and dikes. This is because they are below sea level. Here you can see the sea levels in large tubes at the ports of Ijmuiden and Vlissingen.

Eccentric curiosities only for eccentrics

Here we are going to talk about two different tastes. Although Amsterdam has a special place for everyone, we are going to mention only two on this occasion. The first one is the Max Euwe Centre (Chess Museum). If you are a chess lover, this is your place. This museum honors the former Dutch grandmaster Max Euwe (1901-1981). If you want to join in with other chess enthusiasts, we are waiting for you on Max Euweplein (between Leidseplein and Vondelpark). Finally, if you want to learn a bit about cannabis, we invite you to the Cannabis College. You can get free information and advice on the recreational, medicinal and industrial use of cannabis and hemp plants. Come to the Oudezijds Achterburgwal 124 to see their organic, fully flowering public cannabis garden. We are sure it is an experience you will not forget.Read more

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