Cooking for a Crowd?
We Invited HOW many people???

Oh boy...They're on the way, and they're hungry...

Lots of guests means thinking and cooking large. Plan and prep. Plan a menu that works for you, then learn how to prepare it.

Not to worry. You can do it. It's all here for you - we are too! Let's stretch your kitchen, find what you'll need and how to do it.

They'll love our Strawberry and Avocado Salad - large quantity recipes,
shopping lists and step-by-step photos instructions for delicious parties!

Cooking for a crowd is
less about recipe and more about procedure.
The links below show you how caterer's organize,
how to work with what you've got,
and what you need to get the crowd fed in style!

  • Your Home Kitchen is the venue. So the party's at your home, or in your backyard. You'll be cooking the foods ahead of time and serving from your Home Kitchen. Stretch your kitchen into shape with lots of Party Recipes and Ideas.

  • The Party Kitchen is not at home, so maybe you're making food in your Home Kitchen and serving it at the party location, somewhere else? Or doing it all from there? Here's how to make sure your Party Kitchen is equal to your party!, and, what to do if it's not.

  • Cooking Tools shows you what you'll need to do a first class job but still fly coach - and it's probably not as much as you think. Shop small - cook large!

  • Food Warmers and Chafing Dishes will show you how to expand your oven space, keep hot foods hot the easy way. This is how caterers serve everything at the same time...!

  • Refrigeration rules. Gotta stay cool (you too), keep those cold foods cold. Check out our ideas and tips to put the big chill on your big day.

  • Food Safety will give you basic tips and tricks to prep and serve safe food. It's easy when you know how.

    Comfort Your Crowd with Easy Cooking!

    Easy Cooking for a Crowd! Written by a gifted Chef, this site offers family and holiday favorites for entertaining fun.

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  • Best Food Warmer,
    our most popular,
    really inexpensive,
    home party perfect!

    Our favorite knife - we use
    it 85% of the time. Cheap
    knifes should be illegal.

    Party Food MUST! Food
    safe and savory, have
    one in my pocket now.

    Great occasional use,
    best all purpose size,
    with lid, priced right.

    Caterer's use real Bases
    for sauces, soups and more.
    Amazon has all the
    different flavors.

    This disposable chafer
    is ugly, but it works
    great, especially back
    in the kitchen.

    THE best caterer's cookbook
    ever, for serious party food.
    Written for devoted cooks
    there's nothing better.

    Believe it or not, you
    can stir 350^ oil with
    this spatula. We use
    ours everyday.