March 22, 2009
As any good caterer knows, a good party involves not just excellent food, but a wonderful setting. So, when the Baltimore chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives throws its annual "Uncorked!" party, you can bet both the eats and the environment will be spectacular. The banquet room at the American Visionary Art Museum was a vision itself, with 27 tables decorated to fit the evening's "A Night at the Movies" theme. A table with The Birds theme featured the famous silhouette of Alfred Hitchcock hanging above a life-size tree centerpiece filled with black birds.
December 20, 1990
The owners of Dominique's, a stylish restaurant in The Brokerage, said yesterday that they have shut down the restaurant portion of the business and will keep only its catering and party operation.The move comes two months after Dominique's reopened after closing because of financial pressures that drove it to file for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.When the restaurant reopened in October, it did so with a menu and prices scaled down from those of its flagship Washington restaurant, which sells alligator steaks and rattlesnake meat.
September 26, 2004
J. Frank Tarleton, who spent more than four decades in the catering business, died Monday at St. Joseph's Hospital of complications from a recent heart attack. The Kingsville resident was 64. Born in Baltimore and raised in White Marsh, he was a 1958 graduate of Kenwood High School. After graduating, he worked in the display department at the Sears and Roebuck store on North Avenue. In 1960, he joined Overlea Caterers as catering manager. He joined the Army in 1963, serving in Vietnam as an administrative and operational clerk.
December 22, 1994
For caterer Marlene Meyer, food is fashion.Not, of course, the stains and spills that land on her clothes during the average workday, but the vibrant pepper designs on her socks and the embroidered vegetable pattern on her silk vest. "Chef's wear is not as boring as it used to be," says Ms. Meyer, who's in her early 50s and lives in Mount Washington.But during the height of the party season, she has little time to worry whether her clothes are boring. As the owner of Life of the Party -- a catering and party planning firm that has done 20 events in the last month -- she says black, comfortably stylish clothes have seen her through many frantic days.
April 16, 2004
William Koras, former president and chief executive officer of the catering business that fed crowds at the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes as well as Major League Baseball fans at stadiums from coast to coast, died of cancer Monday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The Lutherville resident was 72. Named president of Harry M. Stevens Inc. in 1982, he oversaw the concessions and clubhouse dining rooms at Maryland racetracks as well as the food service at New York's Saratoga Springs, the Meadowlands in New Jersey and the Houston Astrodome.
November 20, 1991
Baltimoreans have been going to the First Thursdays promotion since 1985 so they could expand their knowledge of the visual arts.This year caterer Sascha Wolhandler has begun offering the First Thursday patrons a way to develop the culinary arts as well. The first Thursday of each month she and her staff at Sascha's Catering, 527 Lovegrove St., are offering free seminars on wine and food. The seminars, "A Taste of Easy Entertaining," will include demonstrations on how to make holiday food displays for office and home entertaining.