Celebrations to Remember is a feast of ideas for entertaining including Jewish events with Kosher recipes Christmas and holiday parties dessert and appetizer buffets spectacular weddings with stunning decor for both inside and outdoor nuptials and themes such as Mexican autumnal lakeside rooftop nibbles and African. They are the inspirations of Minnesota caterer exceptionale Soile Anderson who designed the themes prepared the food and took the photos. She teamed with food writer Eleanor Ostman to produce this colorful guide to giving great parties. Includes 70 time-tested recipes.
Every lucky guest remembers celebrations created by Chef Soile Anderson who for 30 years designed stunning decor and dining for countless events &ndash parties weddings holiday feasts Kosher festivities and business entertaining.
She has coordinated events for dignitaries ranging from the Dalai Lama to the King of Norway to President Barack Obama. She is famous for her themed celebrations from traditional Jewish Kosher events to Nordic festivals. Her Finnish Mid-Summer Party appeared on the pages of Martha Stewart Living magazine. Soile has also been featured on The Food Network.
Raised a Lutheran Soile became proficient in Kosher cuisine after one of her Jewish customers requested food for her son's Bar Mitzvah. She learned the religious rules then paired them with her innate imagination to stage stellar Friday night dinners rollicking Saturday lunches plus amazing weddings. But her business was totally ecumenical as were her legions of devoted customers and corporate clients.
Celebrations to Remember captures through Soile's photographs and recipes the excitement of perfect parties where every element tastes and looks exceptional! Ideas are equally aimed at professional caterers and home hosts who want to impress.
"If you are planning a gathering of any kind you must have this book. Soile Anderson the former owner of Deco Catering in Minnesota has shared her fabulous creative ideas awesome décor and delicious recipes for themed parties events and special celebrations in this beautiful book. Her friend Eleonor Ostman former food writer for the St Paul Pioneer Press was the co editor. If you ever attended one of the events you know not one detail was overlooked . Even if you aren't planning a party you will want to read it and maybe get in the mood to have one after digesting this incredible book."-Sue Zelickson
Soile is one of the best known and favorite Chefs in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. As a long time resident I've had the opportunity to enjoy Soile's recipes at her restaurants and from her catering kitchen. The dishes are both superb and uniquely Scandinavian in inspirations. It's just great that I can now cook many of them myself." -David Michael Griffin
"Honesty I do not know where to start...words won't do justice as to how I feel about Deco Catering's food presentation and service at my daughter's wedding. The photos of your food are worth a thousand words. As you know I have been in the hospitality/real estate industry over 40 years and I have seen it all when it comes to food. However now I can honestly say 'no I have not see it all until I found Deco'. I have been to award winning dinners with dignitaries and famous people all 5 star level events. Not one of those meals could hold a 'candle' to Deco Catering. You exceeded our expectations and our guests were impressed and astounded with your creativity and beauty of the presentation. The food was impeccable with the perfect seasonings flavors and freshness. I am so proud and grateful to have you as the caterer for my daughter's wedding. Thank you and your team for playing such a vital role in the success of the day!" -Catering customer