When the minds behind All About Wings needed to christen their business, they decided not to bury the lede. Chicken wings?whether baked, grilled, or fried?comprise the entirety of the catering company?s menu. That being said, All About Wings? namesake product isn?t limited to a single flavor. Far from it, in fact?the cooks toss wings in more than 35 sauces, from Habanero Orange Zest to Garlic Pepper Boom to nine different incarnations of the buffalo-style sauce alone. All About Wings groups its grub into catering packages to be distributed at various events, including tailgates, weddings, birthday parties, and celebrations of National Guzzle Down 18 Pitchers of Water Day.
If movies have taught us anything, it's that two hours is enough time to accomplish almost any amazing feat. In the case of Dinner Done! Quick Creative Cuisine, a 120-minute running time is all it takes to bring back homemade meals and family conversations to the dinner tables of busy professionals everywhere?no need to go grocery shopping or grow your own pasta vines.
Fresh ingredients, ovens, knives, and all the other requisite supplies await within Dinner Done!'s professional kitchens, where participants rotate through various prep stations. At each one waits sliced and diced ingredients as well as recipes from the monthly changing menu. Of course, a little extra seasoning or another change to suit your taste is encouraged. Shepherd's pie, coconut chicken, and countless other entrees, sides, and desserts emerge from these sessions in portion sizes suitable to most families.
But even if customers can't make it to a kitchen prep session, they can still enjoy the company's eats. That's because Dinner Done! also offers the same menu of pre-made meals for pick-up or home delivery.
As head chef of Everything Spice, Chef B combines classical training with endless personal experimentation to create unique catered menus for clients. He and his staff provide food for all the events, such as birthday parties, corporate meetings, or weddings. They also offer a unique dinner party called Six Degrees. Starting with the hosts, they send out dinner invitations two-by-two, with each new guest inviting two more friends unknown to the hosts. This creates a party of old friends and new faces, all of whom enjoy a customized gourmet five-course dinner.
Established in 1998, Cornucopia Cruise Line's three ships transport guests along the New York City harbor or the inland waterways along the New Jersey and Staten Island shorelines. Each ship is appointed with uplit ceilings, brass railings, hardwood dance floors, and glittering lights. During evening cruises, wait staff serve a sit-down dinner of surf-and-turf entrees as the DJ's tunes coax diners onto the dance floor. Excursions on Saturday and Sunday sate guests with buffet-style lunch or brunch, respectively. The ships range in size from the Cornucopia Majesty's vast 1,200-person capacity to the Cornucopia Destiny's intimate 250-person quarters, where guests should wear business-casual attire, eschewing gym shoes on their feet and flip-flops on their hands.
Judge-N-Jury events take food to trial, at once showcasing the edible testimonies of caterers and asking foodies to hand down a verdict on every gourmet dish. Driven by creative themes such as Mad About Chili or Carefree Kabobs, each gathering celebrates dishes, drinks, and recipes from around the world. After learning about each creation, attendees engage in a blind taste test to rank the entries on a deliciousness scale. Beyond the culinary contests, Judge-N-Jury functions invite groups to mingle with new friends and compete for raffle prizes such as fully catered dinners.
At Jerusalem Restaurant, cooks take a thoughtful approach to Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. "The kitchen works with a light touch?a must when it comes to such hearty fare as braised lamb shanks and lamb makluba," wrote a contributor for Washingtonian, which featured the spot as a "Cheap Eats" pick in 2012 and 2013. That light touch carries through to dishes such as Moroccan carrot salad, vegetarian kabobs, and shawarma sandwiches served on fresh, pillowy pita bread. Jerusalem Restaurant also pours a selection of fruit juices and sweetens meals with Lebanese confections such as sweet baklava, creamy om ali, and phyllo dough replicas of the Dead Sea Scrolls.