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Fall 2012 Newsletter

Geppetto Catering, Inc. Washington's Choice for Corporate Catering  

Fall 2012




Josh Carin, Geppetto Catering, Inc.Now that the presidential election is over, we can all get focused on one of my favorite holidays; Thanksgiving.

If this is your first time hosting for the holiday and you are a little nervous about preparing for the big day, just visit our website for the perfect holiday meal: Turkey Tips & Preparation.
Or, leave the cooking to us. Just place an order by Monday, November 19th, 2012. Your secret will be safe with me!

If you still have not booked your holiday party, just give us a ring. We can help you with a simple drop-off order of platters or a full-service celebration.

Additionally, Toby Younis of our team has a few dates available at our conference center; Top Of The Hill. Learn more on our Venues Page or shoot Toby an email.


Toby Younis

Toby Younis


  • As the year comes to a close I want to personally thank you for your support. I know you have a choice when it comes to corporate catering and I appreciate you choosing us!
  • I wish you and your family all of the best this holiday season. Have a wonderful new year!






Table Convo
Etiquette Section

Tips to Consider:

  • During the holidays you'll be sitting next to people for all sorts of events. To keep the conversation going consider getting everyone to introduce themselves and tell a short story on how they do community service.


  • Be sure to talk to people on both sides of you equally.


  • If the conversation at the table slows down, ask people to tell about their mother's best recipe.


  • When talking with people, be sure not to have any food in your mouth. Please chew with your mouth closed!


  • Hot Topics: sports, food, travel, hobbies


  • Topics to avoid: religion, politics, personal life and gossip. You never know who's listening.
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Sweet Potato Pie
  •   Sweet Potato Pie
  •     Ingredients:
  • 5-6 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1-½ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup whiskey
  • Grated lemon rind
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ½ teaspoon mace
  • 1 unbaked 10-inch pie shell
  • Preheat oven to 450° Remove the pulp from the sweet potatoes and mash it. There should be 2 cups. In a bowl, cream together butter, softened, and sugar until the mixture is fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, the mashed potatoes, whiskey, the grated rind, the lemon juice and the mace. Pour the mixture into the pie shell. Bake the pie in the bottom third of a preheated oven (425°) for 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350°. Transfer the pie to the middle shelf and bake it for 40-45 minutes more or until the crust is browned and the filling set. Let the pie cool on a rack and sift.


Chef Tip: You have to get yellow New Jersey sweet potatoes and they usually only appear around Thanksgiving or Christmas... and Bourbon for the whiskey!
Recipe provided by:
Marilynn Deane Mendell

In the News

Catering Mag

Catering Magazine
"La Passione di Milano", The Georgetowner
  • Capital Area Food Bank

Community Corner

  • The mission of the
  • Capital Area Food Bank is to feed those who suffer from hunger in the Washington metro area by acquiring food and distributing it through its network of partner agencies; and educating, empowering and enlightening the community about the issues of hunger and nutrition. The CAFB's motto is 'til no one is hungry'.
  • Support
  • Bringing in the birds
  • The Capital Area Food Bank also regularly works to fill the meal gap for low-income senior citizens and provide nourishing. During Thanksgiving time, the traditional meal becomes a luxury many of these seniors can't afford. According to the U.S. Census, 12.1 million senior citizens are at risk of or suffering from hunger by living at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. In DC, as many as 40% of senior citizens are at risk of hunger. Every year CAFB provides these seniors a Brown Bag Program with a turkey and five other Thanksgiving complements that typically
  • make up this delicious
  • holiday meal. Please support:
  • Bringing in the Birds with Bucks
  • to help CAFB reach this years goal and provide meals for 3900 senior citizens.
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