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The Underground Kitchen Experience

John Cohen | August 6, 2018

Recently, my wife and I took part in what’s described as “the most exclusive dining ticket in town” – The Underground Kitchen. This pop-up dinner series has always been extremely popular in Richmond, VA and has now expanded to over 28 cities nationally. While we’ve always had our eye on this unique concept, it’s taken us…

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Summer Backyard Party Trends

John Cohen | July 18, 2018

Summer parties have moved well beyond hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill—people are getting serious about throwing a beautiful backyard get together! Check out these awesome backyard party trends: Lighting Patio or bistro lighting can seriously elevate any outdoor space. In addition to their practical purpose, lights are a great way to visually designate…

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5 Tips for Catering Outdoors This Summer

John Cohen | June 22, 2018

So many catering clients imagine beautiful outdoor events on warm summer evenings. What they don’t always consider is how the weather will impact the caterer! While they’re picturing a refreshing cocktail and a lovely breeze, you’re picturing cooking over a hot grill in the sunlight in a heavy chef coat. That’s why it pays to…

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How Caterers Can Save Time and Increase Efficiency

John Cohen | June 7, 2018

There is one thing all caterers could use more of: time. Many people don’t realize just how much time goes into a single event, especially if that event is off premise! While we can’t offer 8 extra hours in your day, we do have some great time-saving tips and tricks for caterers. Check them out…

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SEO for Caterers

John Cohen | May 13, 2018

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short, is a process used to get greater online visibility, more website traffic, better and more consistent conversions, and ultimately, more business through organic search engine rankings. It is becoming increasingly important for caterers to rank well in search engines, as consumers are more distrusting of advertising, and ad…

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Client Spotlight: Impressions Catering

John Cohen | May 9, 2018

Impressions Catering and Events, based in Cleveland, Tennessee, is a full-service catering and events company founded by Greg Hicks. Greg is truly a master of his craft; not only are his events beautiful and unique, but his team operates like a well-oiled machine. In fact, the Impressions Catering team is so efficient, we often send…

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Fun things to do in Chicago this May

John Cohen | May 7, 2018

The countdown has officially begun! The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show is right around the corner, and we are so excited to see everyone. The show takes place May 19-22 in Chicago, and it’s going to be a wonderful event.  Chicago is an incredible city with some amazing restaurants, so it’s very fitting for NRA…

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Catering Do’s and Don’ts to Get More Bookings

John Cohen | April 2, 2018

Did you know many of us here at Total Party Planner have worked in the catering industry? Yep, our team knows where you’re coming from because we’ve been there! We also have a number of employees who have been on the other side of the prep counter, hiring caterers for their weddings or events. I…

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Our Favorite Moments From Catersource 2018

John Cohen | March 12, 2018

Check out our favorite moments from Catersource 2018! Catersource 2018 was such a blast, it’s hard to pick a favorite moment! I absolutely loved meeting our clients and connecting with new people! But, if I have to pick a favorite moment I’d have to choose CaterSlam! It was so fun and entertaining and brought back…

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2018 Wedding Trends Every Caterer Needs to Know

John Cohen | March 2, 2018

From the decor to the drinks, we’re seeing the unique touches that take weddings from “standard” celebrations and turn them into a personalized experience. Every year Pinterest reports on the trends with the highest search volume. These are the biggest food and drink trends caterers need to know for 2018! A Bigger Bash How often…

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