Feast in a Basket

Phenomenal corporate and social catering. Intimate gatherings are our specialty. Need a class, we have that too!

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Who are we

Feast in a Basket
Feast In A Basket is an exceptional resource for every catering requirement. We are dedicated to providing the finest cuisine to support large and small events of all types, from corporate meetings to receptions to weddings. Well-respected in our industry, Feast In A Basket is known for its passion for providing the ideal catering solutions to meet clients needs. Simply put, we help customers impress their guests with exceptional food and courteous, professional staff.

Baskets
This is our signature product. Spend time with your significant other with a menu made for two. Order your keepsake basket filled with your personally curated menu. You are completely ready to enjoy your day trip, outing or intimate evening.

Weddings
We love weddings! If you are planning a wedding or shower, let our Chefs ensure that all details are covered.

Cooking Classes
Classes are held in your home and can be as hands-on as you wish. One-on-one instruction in your kitchen is a convenient way to learn cooking skills and knife techniques that will dramatically improve your skills while preparing meals.

Baskets

Feast in a Basket is the marriage of fine foods and specialty baskets. A menu designed by you, served in a quality keepsake basket that includes tablecloth, napkins, plates, silverware and cups.

Weddings

Plan your wedding to perfection! Our fantastic menus offer the perfect touch for your special occasion.

Classes

Feast in a Basket offer instructive cooking classes, through out the DC Metro area.

Classes are held in your home and can be as hands-on as you wish. One-on-one instruction in your kitchen is a convenient way to learn cooking skills and knife techniques that will dramatically improve your skills, while preparing meals. Private lessons given, using your tools and pans is a great way to gain confidence and practical skills. Each menu is uniquely designed to provide instruction while using a variety of cooking techniques. The relaxed pace of the evening allows plenty of time for questions and answers. The classes are perfect for friends, family members or "girl's night out" activity.

Each class lasts approximately one and a half hours.

Popular class offerings have included:

— Breakfast and Brunch
— Calorie Smart
— Intimate dinner for 2
— Italian
— Meatless Meals
— Side Dishes
— Soups and Stews
— Wine and Food Pairings

Cooking classes are 80 dollars per person.

There is a maximum of 8 people per class. This price includes all the ingredients, instruction and sampling

Corporate

We understand the importance of your catered event and work with you on every detail.

Feast Catering is dedicated to helping our customers impress their guest with great food and courteous staff. We understand the importance of your catered event and work with you on every detail. Every menu is tailored to your request with professional staff that will create an affair to remember.

Feast in a Basket offers a wide array of corporate menu options.

Social

Our social occasion menus offer an extensive selection for your birthday, anniversary and family gatherings

A menu designed by you, served in a quality keepsake basket that includes tablecloth, napkins, plates, silverware and cups. The food is delivered ready to eat with stay cool packets to maintain freshness.

Feast in a Basket offers a wide array of menu options.

Feast of the Month Blog

Chef Leah's blog features recipes, fast food facts, and Health and Nutrition tips.

From the blog

Health and Nutrition

Chef Leah features health and nutrition tips in her monthly blog.

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Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food

"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." This advice from Hippocrates over 2000 years ago is still true today. How each food affects you depends on how much of it that you eat, when you eat it, and what you eat it with. How the food is grown, stored, and cooked can also make a big difference, as can the medications that you are taking.

For instance, cooking spinach helps your body to absorb the antioxidants, lutein, and zeaxanthin, which can help prevent age-related muscular degeneration. Cook it too long, and it loses a lot of its immunity-boosting vitamin C. If you are on a blood thinner such as heparin or warfarin, don't eat too much, as it can interfere with the medicine. Lastly, be careful to wash spinach thoroughly to reduce the likelihood of E. coli contamination.

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Alcohol's Health Benefits

People don't often associate health benefits with alcohol but recent studies show there are some benefits to moderate drinking.

  • May stave off dementia . Moderate drinkers are 23% less likely to develop dementia.
  • Boosts bone density . It is linked to higher bone density in older women at the spine and the hip
  • Lowers stress . The relaxing effect alcohol has on your body can also cause you to feel less stress.

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Elderberry

Elderberry

There is a lot of advice on how to eat and take care of ourselves during this crisis. I know building up your immune system is a good place to start. Experts say to be sure to eat your fruit and vegetables. I advise raw, or lightly cooked for the best results. Elderberry has been mentioned as a helpful addition to your diet. I have included a fun recipe for that purpose. Elderberry syrup is a little pricy in the store, but it's also available in other forms, such as lozenges and gummies. Our body needs vitamin and mineral-rich foods now more than ever. Most importantly, A, C, potassium, folate, and iron.

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Recipes

Get ready for some amazing recipes from Chef Leah

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Monthly Recipes

Chef Leah features recipes in her monthly blog.

Grilled Cumin Honey & Mint Marinated Lamb Chops

Grilled Cumin Honey & Mint Marinated Lamb Chops

1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
8- 4 ounce lamb loins chops, about 1 inch thick, trimmed

Combine first 7 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well. Place lamb in a shallow dish: rub spice mixture over both sides of lamb. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours.

Prepare grill. Place lamb on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve immediately.

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Gazpacho

Chunky Tomato Fruit Gazpacho

2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
2 cups finely diced honeydew melon
2 cups finely diced cantaloupe
1 cup finely diced mango
1 cup finely diced seeded peeled cucumber
1 cup finely diced nectarines
1 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup finely chopped sweet onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill for 2 hours.

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Meyer Lemon Butter

Meyer Lemon Butter Sauce

4 tablespoons of butter - 1/2 stick
1/2 cup of Meyer lemon juice
Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
1 garlic clove grated
Salt and pepper to taste

Add 1 tablespoon of butter to pan.
Add garlic and stir.
Add remaining butter and stir.
Once butter is melted, add juice and zest.
Add salt and pepper.

Turn heat on low and simmer for about 5 minutes. Drizzle over seafood, such as salmon or scallops.

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