An expatriate of New Orleans – and professional chef – who has lived in Los Angeles since her childhood, blogs about the journey from New Orleans to Los Angeles back to New Orleans, and points along the way.

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Catered Parties in this Current Economic Climate ?

By on Oct 3, 2008, 12:24 pm in Celebrations, Reflections on the Catering Life, Small Pleasures Catering | 0 comments

All the news these past couple of weeks has been about the economic mess we find ourselves in right now. That situation, on top of the election cycle we are in, is cause for a lot of uncertainty and anxiety.

As I was faced with putting out a newsletter to my client list this past week, I wondered what I could possibly say that would be pertinent. The holidays are coming and traditionally this is the time to book those parties. But who’s thinking about throwing a catered party, right now, with such other pressing matters on their minds, I asked myself? By the way, it turns out people are still entertaining. I had a pretty busy September.

I thought back to one of my favorite quotes- a quote from the immortal  and irrepressible Julia Child- which I have often used when speaking before groups.

"Dining with one’s friends and beloved family is certainly one of life’s primal and most innocent delights, one that is both soul-satisfying and eternal".

Wise words indeed!

This crisis, too, shall pass. What’s important in life is those beloved family and friends. And still during times like these-maybe especially during times like these, it’s important to gather together and dine with our loved ones. After all, Julia Child developed her culinary and hostessing skills during post World War II Europe- certainly a challenging time.

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