Bakeries & Confectionery, Catering services, Featured Vendor

Tantalise Your Lover With Cakes From Tito Cakes And Events

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Quite a spectacular hidden gem in the Cakes and Events Industry, serving some of the most delicious cakes and meals. TITO Cakes and Events is known for incredible specialty cakes that are almost too beautiful to eat. You can literally smell the cake fresh out of the oven, and when you take a bite, oh my, it’s all honey and butter. It is to their credit that they’ve mastered the art of balancing butter, flour, sugar and those other things including its secret recipe and a heart for excellence to create a truly magical experience TITO Cakes and Events caters

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Bakeries & Confectionery, Catering services, Featured Vendor

Fan Some Love With Cake Flair Creamy Cakes

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This Bakery is an absolute breadwinner! Cake Flair got some right footing and is a highly sought bakery that has catered to several organizations and individuals, earning recognition with Standard Chartered Bank as a second runner up in the highly cerebral TV Programme, Dragon’s Den. Take our word for it that people come all over from the state to lay their hands on some of the gorgeous beauties straight out from this quintessential bakery. Over the years, Cake Flair has become synonymous to a perfect mix of sugar and flour, churning out irresistible pastries that have become iconic bestsellers. With

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Bakeries & Confectionery, Catering services, Food

Let Love Speak With Cakes So Romantic From Love Struck Cakes

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You know a good cake company when you smell it! When a bakery has Google, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Goge Africa , Flour Mills as partners, you know you’ve got a winning brand that’s quite delectable. Love Struck Cakes is simply the neighbourhood dream with a menu full of exquisite cakes, small chops, Oven-fresh Bread, Hot dog rolls, Glazed doughnuts, and Burger Buns, all baked daily. No matter the special occasion, Love Struck Cakes is home to multi award winning wedding cakes, stunning bespoke cakes ,cupcakes, birthdays cakes, showers cakes, grand openings cakes, and more. The cakes are divine and a sell

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Catering services

Mid Week Treat – Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These easy bake chocolate chip cookies are perfect for a mid-day pick me up, after school treat or a fuss free yet delicious dessert at the weekend. With a crisp outer layer, soft squidgy interior and little chocolate chips oozing out in the middle they are just delicious. Yum!   Makes 12 – 15 Here’s what you need 350g unsifted self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp salt 225g butter 175g caster sugar 175g soft brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 350g of any type of chocolate, crumbled   Preparation Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. In a bowl, combine the dry

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Catering services

How to Get More Events For A Catering Company

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Catering can be a satisfying and profitable business for someone who loves to cook and orchestrate events. But marketing a catering company and getting more events to cater can be a tricky endeavor. Unlike food businesses such as restaurants, which largely stay in one place and attract nightly customers through a consistent presence, caterers often rely on clients hosting intermittent events such as weddings. As a caterer, you can get more events by patiently and effectively building your brand, and by choosing a specialty and then seeking opportunities to connect with customers who fit into the appropriate demographic Branding Potential

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How To Make Your Catering Service Business Stand Out

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In order to run a successful catering business, you must not only provide the right food for your customers at a price they can afford, but you must also have a viable business model that enables you to earn a profit. Catering can be a tricky business because events and menus are tailored to specific customers and venues, making it difficult to create systems. A successful caterer builds a core group of menus and capabilities that can be adapted for a wide range of situations. Quality The quality of caterer’s offerings directly impact the odds of success for the business

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How to Plate a Dish: 5 Easy Tips on Food Styling

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When it comes to eating, our visual senses take primary seat, whereas the taste buds follow suit. And this is the reason why beautifully presented plates enhance our appetite and make those we cook for feel special. Here are some tips for aesthetic and pretty serving: 1. Visualise Did you know most chefs sketch out their food presentations? Either on paper and pencil or using paper cut outs? They visualise the final dish just like a fine artist. All artists or writers will first look at their blank sheet of paper, and visualise what they want to paint or write.

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Catering services, Food

Chicken Fingers. 3 popular recipes you have to try

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Chicken fingers are preferred by many people because the slim slices of meat are perfect for chunky interior and tender meat. Chicken fingers are the best finger food because of their slender shape that makes them easy to grab. They’re perfectly shaped for being dunked in sauce or ketchup. Chicken fingers are also easy to prepare in a variety of ways. Here are three popular recipes: 1. Cheese crusted chicken salad: What you need: – Slices of onion – Quarter a cup of apple cider vinegar – Two tablespoons sugar – Salt and pepper to taste – 500 grams of

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Catering services, Food

How Important Is It To Follow A Recipe Exactly?

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When it comes to cooking, most of us go freestyle, a new study finds. Last Saturday night, I took one of my favorite dishes to a party: Sourdough Panzanella withSummer Vegetables. Over the years, I’ve learned you shouldn’t leave out or substitute a few of the ingredients in that recipe — like the red onion or the type of bread — but other ingredients, particularly the variety of vegetables, can be changed. I tend to follow recipes closely the first time I make a dish, but after that, I improvise. A British study says I’m not alone. No one actually

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Catering services

Your 5 Biggest Baking Problems. Solved.

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Whether it’s apple pie or maple cookies, cool fall weather means baking season is a go! To keep this time in the kitchen sweet and successful, here are 5 quick fixes for the most common baking blunders. MEASURING INGREDIENTS INACCURATELY Approximate measurements can work when cooking, but baking requires precision. Even small changes in ingredient amounts can dramatically effect baked treats. What to do: Ensure measuring cups and spoons are in good condition. Take the time to accurately measure each ingredient before you begin. When measuring liquids, use a clear glass or plastic cup marked with easy-to-read measurements, like the

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Catering services

3 GREAT WAYS OF PREPARING CHICKEN

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– Roasted Chicken with Asparagus – Baked Chicken – Sautéed Chicken       There are different ways in preparing chicken which can help you to change the same routine you’ve been practicing in your home. And this will also help you to be attracted to your cooking.  The different ways are as follows Roasted Chicken with Asparagus Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 bone-in chicken thighs (2 1/2 pounds) Kosher salt Black pepper 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed 1 pint grape tomatoes 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, plus more for serving Instruction Heat oven to 400°F Heat the oil in a

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Catering services, Food

All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen

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“Africa has been totally misunderstood,” said Doughba Caranda-Martin III, the owner of a tea shop in Harlem. “We have so many complex flavors and delicacies, and I want to investigate all of them.” Yes, all of them. At Serengeti Kitchen, the restaurant he plans to open on 125th Street in early November, Mr. Caranda-Martin will use vanilla beans from Madagascar and shave fresh South African-grown black truffles when they are in season. He will experiment with traditional fermentation techniques and maybe even persuade New Yorkers to try snails that aren’t gleaming with garlic butter. Unlike New York’s great Senegalese and

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Catering services, Food

Cooking Tasty Tomato Butter Pasta Sauce

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I’m possibly the slowest cook I’ve ever met. My friends like to joke a person should anticipate hunger hours ahead and let me know if I’m the one cooking what they will eat. I know how annoying this may be for people who aren’t used to my method of coking, and so I like to find faster alternatives for making delicious meals. One of such ways, is having parboiled pasta, and then making a super-easy pasta sauce. This tomato butter pasta sauce is great because you don’t need a whole lot of ingredients to make it, and it takes less

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Catering services, Meetings

7 Super Snacks for Your Next Meeting

Coffee breaks provide an often-needed respite for attendees to absorb and digest presented information. Meeting planners can make coffee break time more fun with these 7 super snack ideas from Carlos Collado, executive director of catering at MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. 1. Stick it to ‘em.   Serve your snacks on a stick. Small morsels presented on sticks are quick and easy for attendees to eat, especially when they are on-the-go. They also lend themselves to attractive displays, as they can be pushed into anything from cakes and watermelons to decorated Styrofoam blocks. Foods that translate well to sticks include

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Catering services, Event Planning

Requirements to Meet in Catering

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Today’s caterers are expected to provide a wide range of services other than just serving food in any type of events. Depending on the celebration or event, catering service may be employed to prepare food according to the chosen menu and deliver the same to a particular location or venue. Customer satisfaction and patronage are major consideration in order to have a successful catering business.Companies that are engaged in food catering are required to comply with strict guidelines that are set by the government. The compliance of caterers will result to the proper conduct and bigger possibility of success. These

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Catering services, Event Management, Hospitality

Create A Masterpiece On The Reception Table

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Want to add some extra “wow” to your reception tables? Consider some of these inspiring ideas for creative wedding place settings. They will help highlight and extend your wedding’s theme and color palette through to your tables and centrepieces without much extra effort or expense. Plus, wedding guests usually spend a fair amount of time at their seats, so this is one wedding day detail that is sure to get noticed!   For a rustic or picnic wedding, pack up the essentials into a decorated and tagged Kraft paper bag. Especially if you are serving something like barbeque, make sure to

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Birthdays, Catering services

Trendy Ways To Save More On Children’s Birthday Party Menu

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Kids’ birthday parties are special opportunities to lavish attention on the little ones we love. That doesn’t mean we have to break the bank in the process, though. Birthday party tabs can quickly rise as we tack on pricey venues, entertainers, goodie bags, custom cakes and party food. But in reality, most kids are pleased with the simple things — especially when it comes to the birthday menu. Trimming the food budget is one of the easiest ways to cut the cost of hosting a kid’s birthday party. Start by asking the guest of honor what he or she would

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Catering services, Food

Celebrate Sallah With These Creative Cooking Methods

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This period not only brings prayers to our hearts, but the thought of good food, and sharing meaty moments with friends and family. Sallah festival, is a religious rite in memory of the sacrifice performed by Prophet Abraham. It is commonly referred to as “Big Sallah”. An animal (usually a ram) is sacrificed and the meat of the animal is divided into three parts. One of the three parts is retained by the family, the second part is shared amongst friends and relatives of the family, and the third part is given out as alms to the poor and needy

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Catering services, Event Planning, Food

How To Handle Your Cocktail Catering Like A Pro

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As an event planner, cocktail parties are my favorite  to host. They’re easy to plan and glamorous yet relatively inexpensive—you can serve high-priced items like caviar and still have some money left over because you’ll only be serving small bites. Plus, since you’ll be making several different types of hors d’oeuvres, there’s plenty of room to experiment in the kitchen. The more formal way to serve food at a cocktail party is butler service, which means passing hors d’oeuvres on trays. Easier and more casual is setting up your food buffet style so guests can help themselves. (Unless you have

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Cater a Wedding or Other Large Event

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This week I’m sharing the wedding I catered for a friend last month — a big shebang with drinks and appetizers for about 200 people. It was a lot of work, and while I love catering weddings from time to time, I honestly don’t recommend it as a one-size-fits-all solution for a budget wedding. You need to make sure you have a few things in place and are up for the challenge. To that end, I always recommend people ask these five questions — ready to take the quiz? If you’re thinking of catering a big event, check these out. Will

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