Fast Track to Fine Dining

Strawberry Glazed CheesecakeYou’re busy, you’re tired, but you want to entertain. You envision a home where people enjoy great food, inspiring conversation and lots of laughter, but there’s one small detail. You don’t cook. Sound familiar?

It does to me. As a Wall Street equity analyst, I found myself in this very situation, until one day, I decided enough was enough. I needed to learn how to cook. I wanted to have people over, both people I knew and people I wanted to get to know better. Hosting dinner parties seemed like the perfect solution.

So, in 2004, I walked to the bookstore to look for a book that would tell me exactly how to plan and prepare a multicourse dinner party. Basically, I was looking for an instruction manual that would tell me exactly what to do and when. I knew I could follow directions. I just needed the directions.



Nov 13, 2010
A fitting dinner in Sussex - U.K.

Oct 9, 2010
Carve out time for jack-o'-lantern feast

Sep 11, 2010
Family, friends, food on fall Friday

Aug 7, 2010
Lively luncheon makes time for friends

July 10, 2010
Pregame meal delivers a big-time blast

June 12, 2010
It's a day to celebrate being with Dad

May 8, 2010
Teamwork is key part of get-tother

Apr 11, 2010
It's the Right Time to Spread Spears of Joy

Mar 14, 2010
Return to Roots: Seasonal Soup, Lamb on Holiday

Feb 14, 2010
Dinner Party Easy to Make in Advance

Dec 29, 2009
Celebrate the New Year and Beyond with Friends and Family


The Kitchen Files: Reading Local (scroll down the page)
Edible Chicago
Winter 2010

Fast Track to Fine Dining
WUWM Public Radio Interview
Nov 10, 2009

New Local Cookbook is the Ultimate Fine Dining Guide
March 18, 2009

Anatomy of a Dinner Party
M, Milwaukee's Lifestyle Magazine
Dec 17, 2008

Fresh Batch of Cookbooks Includes Some Local Flavor
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Dec 9, 2008


A Step-By-Step Guide To Planning A Dinner Party
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