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Spring 2013 Newsletter

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

Spring 2013



Josh Carin, Geppetto Catering, Inc.

  • Spring is now in full bloom and it's hard to believe that we are almost half way through the year. Time sure does fly when you are having fun. In this town, there is so much one can do to have fun.
  • Just a few weeks ago I catered a dinner at the Library of Congress. For a moment I asked myself, how long had it been since I visited the Library of Congress? We have so many opportunities to explore interesting places that people travel all over the world to see. I encourage you to take a "staycation" this summer and explore the many museums, galleries, parks and communities that are just around the corner.
  • While visiting our communities, remember to try the local foods. The enclosed recipe does just that. Fresh local rockfish paired with your favorite side from your neighborhood farmers market. What could be better?
  • If you are looking for something to do later this month, join us at the Potomac Hunt Races benefiting The Yellow Ribbon Fund. As we honor military month, this is a perfect way to have fun with the family while supporting our troops.
  • As always, my team and I are here to help you with any events you may be planning. We look forward to hearing from you soon!
  • Josh





Bus Intro  

Etiquette Section

  • Our business and non-profit community involves a
  • plethora of networking events, meetings and fundraisers. As you meet new people throughout these settings, consider the tips below to make a great first impression and lasting relationship.

Tips to   Consider:

  •   •  Always use a firm (but not too hard) handshake. Look the person in the eye.
  • •  Repeat their name. For example, "It is a pleasure to meet you David". This shows respect and can be used as a mechanism to remember that individual's name.
  • •  Make the conversation less about work, but more personal. For  example, "Do you have any vacations planned for this summer?" This will help you connect with the individual on a deeper level. Work will come up more naturally.
  • • Always follow-up the  next day with a hand-written note.

More tips: First Impressions in Business Etiquette

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Grilled Rockfish      
  • Grilled Rockfish with Currant Caper Sauce 


  • Ingredients:
  • 4 six oz. portions of
  • Rockfish with Skin On
  • 3 tbs. Currants
  • 1 tbs. Drained Capers
  • Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • from 1 Whole Lemon
  • 1/2 c. White Wine
  • 1/4 Stick of Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Season the fillet of rockfish with salt and pepper. In a preheated pan, add olive oil and fish (skin side down).
  • Cook for two minutes on high heat, then flip the fish to the flesh side.
  • Remove fish from pan after two minutes of cooking on flesh side.
  • Lower heat. Add capers and currants. Deglaze the pan with white wine and add lemon juice.
  • Turn the heat off, then add butter to pan. Swirl butter until completely melted and incorporate into sauce.
  • Add fish to the pan and let re-heat.
  • Chef Comments:
  • Serve rockfish with your favorite side from your local farmers market. Enjoy!


 In the News
  Josh Carin at BOT Midwinter Dinner
Washington Business Journal
"The Book of Lists, The Back Page" Washington Business Journal

  Yellow Ribbon Fund

 Community Corner

  • The Yellow Ribbon Fund provides practical support to injured service members and their families while they're at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, and after they return to their hometowns. Since their beginning, 83 cents of every dollar spent has gone directly to programs and services, thanks in part to the small staff and a volunteer force that has grown to more than 1,200.   


Potomac Hunt Races

The Potomac Hunt Races


  • The Potomac Hunt Races, benefiting The Yellow Ribbon Fund, will take place Sunday, May 19th at the Kiplinger estate in Poolesville, MD. An annual tradition celebrating the sport of steeplechase racing; 
  • activities include mounted police demonstrations, a moon bounce, pony rides and vendor row. 
  • Sunday, May 19th, 2013
  • 14401B Partnership Road,
  • Activities Begin at 12 pm
  • Poolesville, MD 20837,

Gates Open at 11 am

 Purchase:  Gate Pass