So You Want to Have a Dinner Party
But You Don't Know How

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What should I put on the menu for my dinner party? How can I make it easy on myself so I can spend more time with my guests? Those are questions I get asked a lot. Especially by people who have never entertained before.

As a professional chef I get asked lots of cooking and entertaining questions. How do I put a dinner party menu together? How can I make my holiday table setting look a little more interesting? What can I serve to my guests that different and new, but still recognizable?

I will answer all of these questions and more on this site.

Even when a gathering is planned to serve your family, it should serve as more than just a means to filling an empty stomach. It should be a relaxing and enjoyable time for all involved. Even the person who planned it!

Hosting a successful event in your home doesn't have to be painful. It should be fun. And it will be if you follow the recommendations on this site.

When planning a social gathering, the style is completely up to you. Menus can be as easy or elaborate as you like. We will show you different menu ideas and recipes that can be made in advance and held, and cool ways to doctor up store bought convenience foods. You will also need to know what tools you absolutely must have when preparing any meal.

All of the tips on this site have been learned from years of experience as a professional chef. But...

...You Don't Have To Be a Professional Chef to Entertain Like One

For more elegant menus, we will tell you how to plan the whole event and hire other people to execute it for you. In the end, you'll still be the hero.

So whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two, a luncheon menu to celebrate a birth or adoption, or a sports themed party to cheer on your favorite team, this site is sure to help.