My friend and client Christie asked me to cater a surprise birthday party for her husband, Derek. I've never been involved in, or to a surprise party. So, I was super excited to be involved. And man was I involved, my job was to feed a crowd of thirty.
Derek is a big, athletic guy and he sure can eat. With that in mind, I tailored the menu around his appetite: Blue Cheese Burgers, Guacamole Burgers, Beef Kebabs, Potato Salad, Tomato & Corn Quinoa Salad, Simple Slaw with Peanut Dressing, Crudités with Ranch Dip, and Tortilla Chips with salsa and guacamole. I pride myself on making all my sauces, spreads, dressings from scratch and hand chopping all my vegetables and fruits. It's that whole OUTSIDE of the Box thing, ya know?
Here's a look-see at all the deliciousness!
The birthday fella couldn't stay away from the grill (it's usually his job)
The birthday fella and his '73 Corvette