Thursday, December 20, 2007
Style File: Fake It
From now until after new year's it's nothing but parties, and now you can throw a fabulous holiday soiree without any of the work. In today's Style File, Seven's Belkys Nerey shows us how to Fake It like you made it.
WSVN -- You can be the hostess with the mostest this holiday season and not have to lift a finger.
Chef David Welch: "This is definitely a way to show off to your neighbors."
Chef David of Culinary Artistry will help you throw a fab dinner party by bringing fine dining into your living room. He'll create a special menu for you and your guests, then whip up a gourmet meal right in your kitchen, and he likes to keep all the food unique.
Chef David: "We have the traditional pork for the holidays, but instead of bread stuffing we stuffed it with chorizo and plantains."
You can have the luxury of table-side service, or just hire him as a secret chef, so it looks like you did all the work.
Chef David: "We prepare all the food, clean up everything. As the guests are coming in the front door, we sneak out the back door and you get all the glory."
You can also arrange for special touches like in-house massages, or live music to really blow your guests away.
Heather Russell: "If I could have someone come in and cook and prepare everything, decorate and set everything up, and all I have to do is entertain the guest, I think that is the best."
For a rockin' cocktail party, fake it like you made it with big chef. It's a South Florida company that specializes in gourmet canapés and hors d'oeuvres that are delivered to your door.
Rosana Santos: "They are frozen. The only thing you have to do is pop in the oven, 10 to 15 minutes while you glam up, the product will be ready."
You can pick and choose from about 40 items or buy a party package, and these aren't your typical grocery store apps. Think lobster wellington, turkey and cranberry puffs, or pumpkin raisin empanadas.
Amy Leon: "This is gourmet and it is quality. You don't believe they are frozen. They taste fresh like you just made them."
Big Chef's holiday package even comes with this haute hostess' apron, so you can look like a glamorous cook. Amy faked it all for her holiday party with the girls.
Amy Leon: "You just fake it, but shhh! It's a secret, don't let anyone know, everyone's going to think I'm a good chef."
Your secret is safe with us.
Belkys Nerey: "Big Chef's products are next day delivery, so you can order today for your party tomorrow. For about 100 pieces, it's less than $100. Their holiday package with the apron is $225.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Chef David Welch