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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Additives
Legumes

There are 13,000 varieties of legumes that are grown worldwide. Beans are a subset of legumes. Beans come in two main varieties pod and shelled. Pods beans, such as green beans and snap peas. Shelled beans such as chickpeas, lentils and black beans. Beans and legumes are nutritional powerhouses, high in protein, fiber, vitamin B, iron and other minerals.

Additives
Additives

Not all additives are put into foods to improve their color, boost their flavor or make life easier for the manufactuer. Some ingredients are added for your health. Some Nutrients commonly added to foods include: Folate, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D and Calcium

Why Yoga?
Why Yoga?

This month we offer some advice from Rashidah Akbar. She is based in Maryland, and is a health & wellness coach available for online consulting through her company Tailored Health & Wellness.


Food as Medicine
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.

Recipes

Get ready for some amazing recipes from Chef Leah

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Monthly Recipes

Chef Leah features recipes in her monthly blog.

Mashed Potatoes Casserole
Mashed Potatoes Casserole

5 russet potatoes, cubed
1/3 cup milk
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbles, divided
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
5 green onions

Place cubed potatoes in a pot. Cover with water and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place cooked potatoes in bowl of electric mixer.
Blend together on low speed with milk, butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, Parmesan and 1/4 of the bacon until smooth.

Spread potatoes into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
Top with cheddar and remaining bacon.
Bake for 15 minutes.

Top with green onions.

Chunky Tomato Fruit Gazpacho
Barcelona Hot Chocolate

2/3 cup boiling water
2 ounces good quality dark or bittersweet chocolate (60-70% cocoa) finely chopped
1 1/3 cup of 1% low fat milk
1 cup brewed expresso or strong coffee
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 2-inch piece orange rind strip
1/4 cup whipped topping, thawed

Combine 2/3 cup boiling water and chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan, stirring until chocolate melts.
Add milk and next 4 ingredients;
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring with a whisk.
Heat 5 minutes until tiny bubles form around the edge of the pan, stirring frequently-do not boil.
Discard the rind.
Pour 1 cup mixture into 4 mugs.
Spoon 1 tablespoon whipped topping over each serving.

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad

1 pound Brussels sprouts thinly sliced or shredded
2 cups Tuscab kale w/ stems removed and finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots shredded and chopped
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
1/2 large avocado peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup candied pecans chopped

In a large bowl toss together the Brussels sprouts, kale, carrots and pomegrante arils. Just before serving add the avocado and candied pecans. Add your preferred vinaigrette and toss once again and serve. Note: Avocado will brown. If you expect to have leftovers, serve the avocado on the side. The salad is best with it. It provides a smooth and creamy element to the salad.
Serving size: 3-4

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