APPCA 2013 Personal Chef Summit: Cook for a Crowd, Fearlessly and Successfully

Filed under: Events , Author: Caron Golden , September 20, 2013



So, you’ve got your meal-service cook jobs down to a science. Then one day, one of your clients asks you to cook for a 70th birthday party for 80 to 100 people. Or, you’ve been asked by a client to cater an annual office holiday reception for 150.

Which dishes work best on a buffet? What doesn’t work? What kind of equipment is needed? How much food do you need? How to best display your food for a buffet? WHAT NOW???

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April Lee, chef/owner of Tastefully Yours serving greater Washington, D.C., and president of the APPCA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Chapter, will answer these questions and more in her breakout session on Saturday, Oct. 12, titled “Buffets and Banquets: How to Please a Crowd.” She’ll also share invaluable guidelines and tips on how to successfully execute large events.

Lee’s 20+ years as a professional events and meetings planner for national trade associations in the broadcasting industry combined with her culinary experience gives her a unique perspective and understanding for carrying out large events and how to please a crowd. If you want to learn how to make a profit and build your brand offering big events, then this breakout is for you!

LODGING: APPCA room blocks at both host hotels in Baltimore are sold out. BUT … we’ve secreted away four rooms at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Baltimore for the nights of Oct. 10, 11 and 12 at $159/night + tax. They’re available on a first-come, first-served basis, and once they’re gone, they’re gone! Contact the APPCA if you still need lodging.

DON’T MISS the 2013 Personal Chef Summit, brought to you by the leading organization of personal chefs in the USA! For more information or to register, visit, call (800) 644-8389 or e-mail

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