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GRILLED CHEESE FOR GROWN-UP’S

The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Bar The Grilled Cheese is no longer just for the kids. Chef’s Expressions puts a culinary spin on a classic comfort food favorite with the unveiling of The Gourmet Grilled Cheese Bar. This fun, flavor-filled concept makes for a great addition to any event. We’ve...Read More


HOSTING WITH DIETARY RESTRICTIONS

It is our goal to make guests feel special rather than singled out because of a food constraint. Our Event Design Consultants suggest these steps so you can ensure that your diet restricted guests feel included in every aspect of your celebration. Give Advance Notice: If you’re planning to...Read More



EVENT PLANNING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Planning an event can seem daunting, but our event design consultants are weighing in to offer their expertise so that your process will be as seamless as possible. Melanie Brzozowski, Bonny Opper, and Jen Pellegrino are sharing their tips and tricks to help you avoid these mistakes along the...Read More


HOLIDAY TRADITION: CHINESE GIFT EXCHANGE

Every Christmas Eve, my mom’s side of the family gets together for a Chinese gift exchange. Everyone brings a gag gift, and we spend hours ‘stealing’ the presents from each other. It’s a tradition that I look forward to every year because it’s the only time that my mom’s...Read More


HOLIDAY INSPIRATION: CREATIVE TREE DECOR

Over the years, I’ve made a holiday tradition out of hand selecting a beautiful living tree. I always look forward driving up to my favorite Tree Farm in Hanover, Pennsylvania and carefully selecting the perfect tree. I love this farm because, not only do they carry quality fresh cut...Read More


HOLIDAY TRADITION: THE BEST GIFT

Since my mom moved to South Dakota a few years ago, I don’t get to see her very often. Though it’s not a gift in the traditional sense, spending a few days during the holidays with her is the best gift I receive each year. We visit relatives in...Read More


HOLIDAY RECIPE INSPIRATION: GINGERBREAD HOUSES

Our Pastry Chef, David Brooks, shares the recipe he used to construct Fairy-Tale Gingerbread Houses! David recently used this exact recipe when our team took a visit to the Gramercy Mansion on December, 16th, 2013. We indulged in some fun holiday festivities, including building Gingerbread Houses with our friends from Gallagher Services. Click here...Read More


HOLIDAY INSPIRATION: PINTEREST BOARD

I love decorating for the holidays. It makes my house so cozy and inviting! This year, I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and found many creative ideas. I also enjoy making treats for friends and family, so I like trying a new recipe each year. M&M-covered pretzel rods...Read More


HOLIDAY MEMORIES: “HIGH-FIVE SANTA!”

This year, our son Benjamin is absolutely thrilled about Santa Claus. Every time you say Santa, he says, “high five!”. We are also very excited about all the snow coming so early this year. We are all ready to make our very first snowman. There is truly nothing like...Read More