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    HeLp! Dinner Party

    chachamumma
    Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:46 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I am 23 and I have never been to a dinner party nor do I have any idea how to host one . It just so happens that this saturday I am to host the dinner party; so what can I serve ? What is a dinner party ? How do I host it ???? Thank you so much !
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:20 pm
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    We'll need some details. This is a great community to ask for help. We'll get you through it!

    How many people? What is the occasion? What's your budget?
    Are you looking for a casual dinner? buffet style? Sit down dinner?

    Do you have service/ table ware for all your guests?
    DrGaellon
    Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:14 pm
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    A dinner party is a party where you serve dinner. It can be simple or elaborate, for just a small group of friends or a house full of people. It can be served plates, family-style, or a buffet.

    You have to give us a lot more information before we can help you intelligently. How many people? What is your cooking skill level?
    Zeldaz
    Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:17 pm
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    How did this happen? Someone seems to have placed you in a bad situation. There is no template we can give you for cooking and hosting if you have not done either. I recommend you choose a dish that people can assemble themselves, like a curry or upscale tacos so the basics are made and extras are optional. Is it a sit-down occasion?
    Chicagoland Chef du Jour
    Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:29 am
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    Zeldaz wrote:
    How did this happen? Someone seems to have placed you in a bad situation. There is no template we can give you for cooking and hosting if you have not done either. I recommend you choose a dish that people can assemble themselves, like a curry or upscale tacos so the basics are made and extras are optional. Is it a sit-down occasion?


    I agree Zelz, to have a dinner party dumped in your lap when you have little to no experience is presumptuous.

    The idea of a "do it yourself" taco bar, chili bar, etc. crossed my mind.

    Hopefully, this poster will be back for our help.
    Rit
    Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:35 am
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    If keeping it simple is OK for everyone. Make a favorite soup. I have a good Minestrone with sausage and veggies I like to make. A nice salad with a variety of toppings for guests to put on and hot crusty garlic bread.

    The taco bar would be fun. Have both hard and soft shells and a variety of toppings. Serve a side dish of Mexican rice and Mexican style corn

    A pre-sliced ham and fix a casserole of scalloped potatoes and a nice pot of green beans or mixed veggies and serve with rolls would be another idea.

    As one other posted, it would be nice to know more about your situation so maybe we could have better ideas for you.
    Chocolatl
    Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:34 pm
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    It would be helpful to know the occasion. Is this for work? Family? An organization?
    Rit
    Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:07 pm
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    Chocolatl wrote:
    It would be helpful to know the occasion. Is this for work? Family? An organization?


    You're so right Chocolatl, it would be helpful to know more details!
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