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Freshen up the Menu

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How to Make an Average Corporate Party Spectacular with a Twist on the Menu

Corporate parties and events can often be very dry functions to attend. They seem to have the same type of food and be held at the same venue time after time. The commonality of the event can make guests dread attending. Although the event location is not always able to be changed, the menu is something that is flexible and should be given careful attention. Here are some ideas on how to take the same boring and expected menu, put a spin on it, and refresh the entire experience thereby creating a guest experience that will be enjoyed.

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Wedding Expenses

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What to Splurge On and Where to Save

Planning your wedding day is a daunting task when it comes to juggling the many details and a budget. The simplistic ceremonies of old have given way to lavish affairs – that have caused many couples to go into debt. It is tricky to find the sweet spot between the luxury wedding of star-studded dreams and a budget conscious wedding. Hiring the right vendors, like Common Plea Catering, allows newlyweds to get their dream wedding and more importantly the marriage off to the right start. As most veteran married couples will attest, it is a lot easier moving forward in the relationship when you are not saddled by wedding debt. With some careful planning, you can economize and splurge while creating a memorable wedding event. The trick is to find the right balance so that the wedding experience is fluid. Check-out these ideas on where to binge and where to save for your wedding.

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New Executive Pastry Chef – April Gruver

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We are excited to announce the hiring of April Gruver as our new executive pastry chef at the Common Plea.  April had been the owner of the Vanilla Pastry Studio in Regent Square for over a decade and will now work with our team to create pastries, cakes and more for our clients.   She was recently featured in an article in Pittsburgh Magazine detailing the transition.

See full article on Pittsburgh Magazine

Wedding Menus That Will Surprise and Delight Your Guests

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Incorporating the Right Food for the Event

If you have ever attended a wedding you understand that apart from seeing two people come together in true and unrequited love, the food is the most important aspect. Everyone has a story of a beautiful wedding cast into the darkness by food that was not properly prepared. Even the best and most elaborate wedding can be brought low with inadequate food offerings. Never allow your big day to be downgraded with substandard food. Here are a few ways that you can ensure that your wedding food will be memorable and wonderful every time and how you can incorporate some of your favorite foods right into the ceremony.

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