Episode #4: Serving People in Your Home

by Kelly Minter and Regina Pinto | A Place at the Table Podcast

Episode #4

For those of you who love to host dinner parties but struggle when it comes to prepping, planning, and being present, this episode is for you!

As a chef, caterer, and expert dinner party host, Regina shares with us about some of her key tricks and tips for how to prepare your meal ahead of time and how certain planning tools will allow you to be able to spend more time with your guests without the stress of getting the food out on the table.


The key highlights of this episode:

  • Nothing will ever fully be perfect when hosting a dinner party – and that’s okay. The point is not perfection; it’s being able to be ready so that you can be present with your guests.
  • Pace yourself. The best way to do that is planning ahead of time, including what is on your menu, how many people are coming, and the ways you are going to keep your food warm.
  • Don’t let the stress of getting the food together for a dinner party keep you from inviting guests over! Using these tips and any of your own methods, practice preparing food ahead of time, and don’t be afraid to ask a friend for help.


Quotes from Kelly + Regina:

“If we are prepared ahead of time… then we are more present for our guests.” – Kelly

“We want community – we want to take as many barriers out of the way.” – Kelly


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