Renee Weir-Fontes, a seasoned caterer
in Orange County, California who recently published
a fantastic cookbook offering catering sized recipes.
COOK LIKE A CATERER, Party Sized Recipes for Entertaining
the new chef looking to start a catering business
or the seasoned home cook who loves to entertain
for a crowd, caterers from all over the world
have been intrigued by the concept.
When Renee posted the link on our private
International facebook catering group, Caterbuzz,
the orders for her premiere book started pouring in.
You can order a copy of Cook Like a Caterer here,
offering over 240 large party sized recipes that
Renee Weir-Fontes has developed and used in her
catering/event design business, Fresh Ideas Catering
over the past 25 years.
The recipes are international in scope but have a
west coast California flare offering California favorites
...Mandarin Chicken Salad
Renee's version of the ever popular Chinese Chicken Salad,
...Cabo Shrimp Cocktail
A Cal- Mex cerviche style shrimp cocktail
...Artichoke Chicken with Mushrooms + Parmesan
According to Renee, Artichoke Chicken is a tradition on party menus
...West Cost Grilled Tri Tip with Housemade BBQ Sauce
well it wouldn't be a California based cookbook
without a tri-tip recipe, would it?
Renee's catering recipes cover a variety of food themes
and include useful references such as food yields,
ideas for beverage services and catering notes in
many of the recipes, such as equipment you would
need to serve recipes that might also work well
as stations for your next party or event.
No party is complete without beverages
to compliment the food.
So recipe offerings for making
five gallons of fresh lemonade or
three quarts of spicy bloody mary will come
in handy along with more elegant offerings
such as crimson royal champagne punch,
simply marvelous for your next holiday event!
Rounding off the recipes, are catering notes
Renee includes in many of the recipes
that could be a great help to the newbie caterer
who is just starting out on this amazing journey
we call professional catering.
|Appetizer Sized Thai Pork Patties
with Red Curry Coconut Sauce
Cook Like a Caterer, page 44
|Endive with Chevre + Pear,
Cook Like a Caterer, page 26
yet simple to prepare appetizer of fresh endive leaves with chevre goat's cheese + pear serving 60.
Please enjoy some sample recipes and let us know what you think or better yet, just order your own copy!