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Summer 2013 Newsletter

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

Summer 2013



Josh Carin, Geppetto Catering, Inc.It's hard to believe that summer is almost over. With Labor Day fast approaching, my thoughts go to the last minute trips to the beach, back to school shopping for the kids, heavier traffic and the planning of upcoming holiday celebrations.
Don't be fooled, there is still plenty to do before our hectic fall schedules return. May I suggest a tour of a local winery, bike ride in the country and shopping for your favorite produce at the neighborhood farmers' market. The New York Times provides a wonderful tool for new farmers' market recipes. Pump in your just purchased items in the "Farmers' Market Recipe Generator" to create new and delicious meals. 
My recipe of the quarter takes advantage of local peaches. As many of the local orchards have excess fruit, I suggest baking several Peach Cobblers to store in the freezer for later enjoyment. They hold up well and are incredible hot out of the oven topped with some vanilla ice cream!  
Another fast approaching family activity would be the Light The Way 5K; a sanctioned walk or run at Nationals Park. Light The Way 5K is a perfect way to get some exercise and support a great organization. I encourage you to become involved and join us this September.

Lastly, we have a new team member who has joined the Geppetto Catering family. Meet Tara Young who can assist you with placing your next corporate
drop-off order. Tara's contact information is below.
Tara Young


  • Enjoy the last few weeks of summer and please let us know if there is anything we can assist with.   






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Selecting Menus for Business Meetings
  •               Deciding on a catering menu for your next business metting involves many factors. Below are some tips to consider when planning for your next event:
    • • Note Dietary Restrictions and Food Allergies: Send a message to confirmed attendees requesting any special dietary restrictions. i.e. Kosher, Halal, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Food Allergies.
    • • Include Snacks and Breaks in All Day Conferences: Snacks such as whole fresh fruit, pretzels or granola bars are healthy options to keep attendees focused and avoid grumbling stomachs.
    • • Variety of Refreshments: Assorted beverages provides options for all meeting attendees. Soda, juice, coffee, tea, water ensures everyone stays happy and hydrated throughout your meeting.
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Peach Cobbler




  • 9 fresh peaches - peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup currants


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, currants, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 1 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.


  • Chef Tip: Enjoy hot out of the oven topped with vanilla ice cream!

Yield: 6 servings       


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 Community Corner

  • Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is a nonprofit organization that has been serving the DC Metro Region for over 100 years. CLB provides a comprehensive, integrated range of services including low vision care and rehabilitation, job development training, and employment for people of all ages who are visually impaired or blind to enable them to remain independent.


2013 Light The Way 5K


  • The   2013 Light the Way 5K   is a   family friendly race held at the Nationals Park Stadium. Over 1,350 people participated in last year's race with over 100 of them being either blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired. Together we raised close to $200,000 to support CLB's programs and services in our region.


  • 2013 Light the Way 5K
  • Saturday, September 28th, 2013
  • Nationals Park Stadium
  • 1500 South Capital Street, NW
  • Washington, DC 20003
  • Packet Pickup Opens at 6:30 am
  • Timed Run Begins at 8:00 am
  • Walk Begins at 8:45 am
  • Click here to: Register


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