Celebrating at home: Festive menus that come with live stations and on-site chefs

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SINGAPORE – We all know the drill; it takes a whole village to schedule a time and place for a festive party, let alone deciding its menu. With restaurants booking out and menu pricing going off the roof (including GST), many of us actually prefer to throw home parties.

Here are a few ways you can cater food, or hire a personal chef for your home party needs.


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Margherita pizza by The Mixtape Chef.
Margherita pizza by The Mixtape Chef.

The Mixtape Chef

Run by a husband-and-wife duo, Kenneth Yong and Laureen Goh, The Mixtape Chef was born out of Yong’s love for cooking and bringing people together. Their concept includes, converting their permanent dining space where they can sit 12 people easily. Yong decided in March 2018 to pursue this passion full-time, and it has been rewarding.

So how does one go about hiring a private chef? Yong and Goh will discuss and determine a set menu with the host of the party, and you just simply turn up! No washing is needed and everyone gets to go home merry and happy. Unfortunately, The Mixtape Chef is fully booked this year, but reservations are open for 2020.

For more information, log on to www.facebook.com/themixtapechef

(PHOTO: The Kitchen Catering)
(PHOTO: The Kitchen Catering)

Kitchen Language Catering

This festive season, spoil your family and friends with a home party and buffet spread from Kitchen Language Catering, the catering arm of Refinery Concepts, and have live stations and on-site chefs to serve them.

Choose from three curated buffet menus available – Season of Joy ($42+ per person), Treasure Trove ($46+ per person, halal-certified) and the Lovely Christmas ($58+ per person). Each festive menu consists of 3 courses – an appetizer, a main and a dessert.

Start off your festive feasting with an antipasto platter, warm your stomach with festive must-haves such as Oven-roasted Rosemary Chicken, Swedish Beef Ball and Shoyu-maple Glazed Salmon and finish off with dessert options such as Warm Chocolate and William Pear Pudding, Mini Minced Fruit Pies or Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble. Items vary for each festive menu.

Add the option of live stations and festive favourites such as Roasted Herb-crusted Boneless Lamb Leg and Whole Roasted Christmas Turkey will be prepared on the spot, by professional chefs on-site.

You can also select one of four canape packages – Delicate ($22++ per person), Dainty ($28++ per person), Quintessential ($32++ per person) and Elegant ($36++ per person). They have a good selection of meats, seafood, vegetarian and sweet canapes.

A minimum order of 25 people is required for the festive menus.

Log on to https://order.kitchenlanguage.com.sg/en_SG/ for more information.

(PHOTO: Sheila Chiang/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)
(PHOTO: Sheila Chiang/Yahoo Lifestyle SEA)

The Marmalade Pantry

The Marmalade Pantry is bringing back its all-time classic festive favourites this year. Celebrate Christmas in the comforts of your home or at gatherings with classic carvery items such as the slow-roasted Wagyu Beef ($98+), Lamb Rack with Provençale Crust ($75+), Whole Roasted Turkey with Fresh Herbs ($108+) and Maple and Clove Glazed Gammon Ham ($108+).

Side dishes include the popular Garlic Mash ($20+), Cauliflower & Bulgur Salad ($20), Roasted winter Vegetables ($20+) and Traditional Stuffing ($20+) and sweet treats include the quintessential Black Forest Log Cake ($60+) and a 4-Layer Chocolate Log Cake ($60+), the popular dessert choice for chocolate lovers.

Log on to https://order.themarmaladepantry.com.sg/en_SG/ for more information.