Do It for Less! Parties – Just Like The Divine!

Do It for Less! Parties, Tricks of the trade from a professional caterer’s kitchen

A seasoned food professional with 20 years of experience, Denise Vivaldo has catered more than 10,000 parties and has cooked for such guests as George H.W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, Prince Charles, Bette Midler, Suzanne Somers, Merv Griffin, Cher, Aaron Spelling, Sly Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. She began her culinary training at the Ritz Escoffier and La Varenne in Paris, and then graduated Chef de Cuisine from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.

Cooking for a crowd and don’t know where to begin? Do It for Less! Parties bridges the gap between the home entertainer and the professional caterer, teaching you to host the perfect party for less time and less money.

Cookbook recipes include:

quantity recipes for 12, 25, 50,&75 guests
detailed shopping lists and menu countdowns
conversion tables, worksheets, and charts
resources for equipment, tools and supplies
time-saving and money-saving tips
decorating ideas for each menu

Learn how to:

create your first party
plan your menu
prepare your party space
estimate your budget
budget your time
cook in quantity
serve large groups

Party Tips:

TIP #1: Do a Paris Sweets holiday dessert party: everyone likes it, and it’s easy. Can be any night of the week and is wonderful on Sunday before people go back to work.

TIP #2: Work with what you have. Don’t drive yourself crazy about what you don’t own. Entertaining is for fun not to create more stress!

TIP #3: Make one kind of cocktail or drink so guests can pour their own.

TIP #4: Set up table with different cloths, heights and color.

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