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Martha Stewart and Lake Tahoe's Private Chef company, HeyChef! know how to throw parties!

Our Clients Love to Party!

November 7, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

The truth is, we love certain clients more than others. (It’s true.) Let me lay it out for you: some people just love to throw a party! (And you might be one of them.) But here’s the difference: some...

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Are you asking your family the wrong question every day?

October 31, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

Nearly every day you’ll either hear or you’ll ask (in a dreary tone) ‘What's for dinner?’ But this is the wrong question! These words are never going to give you the answer you truly hunger for. In...

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"What you don't know about your oven" graphic for your next Tahoe Dinner Party

What You Don't Know About Your Oven Will Kill Your Party

October 24, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

I hate to say it, but we once helped a hostess throw a party for her friends and neighbors and she totally bombed (yes, it was her, not us) – and regrettably, it could have been prevented. That’s why...

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Even Party Pros Fail Because of This

October 16, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

I hate to admit, but this Party Pro failed at this weekend’s party. Yep, I really messed up. With twenty years’ experience planning and throwing parties you’d think I could pull off a Saturday night...

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Never Underestimate the Power of Your Words

October 11, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

When Holly said “Serving and cooking for others are sacred obligations” the power of her words hooked me. I’d seen the HeyChef! website, heard of their reputation, and I’d been looking for work with...

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Why Your Winter Fun is Already in Jeopardy

August 6, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

(Or, ‘What the Grasshopper learned from the Ant about how to transition from Summer to Fall’) You want to savor every last day of Tahoe summer, but lose focus on the coming fall/winter and you...

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The Official Drink of Summer (Take Your Pick)!

August 6, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

Admit It: Rosé hasn’t been invited to your parties in a long time If you secretly fear serving rosé at your party, this is for you (and me)! Once I tried this recipe I vowed to never exclude rosé...

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7 Real Chefs Dish on Their Best Summer Entertaining Tips

August 6, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

Oh, the relaxation of long summer days and eating outdoors. The perfect time to show off your hostess skills. But the beach towels and inflatables in the entryway tell me party planning is low on...

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The Chef that Satisfies Your Late-Night Craving

August 6, 2018 by Holly Verbeck

My job’s not easy. When people find out I run a private chef staffing company they say ‘Oh, you’re a chef?’ (no) and ‘That must be fun' (yes). But in truth, life in the world of human resources,...

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