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Composting Without a Yard

Composting Without a Yard

There are a number of concerns that come to mind when starting your own compost. What to put in it? Where to gather it? How to contain the smell? What to do with the compost once it has been processed? If your residence doesn’t have a yard these questions become even harder. If you are […]

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Francesca Bartolomucci

Francesca Bartolomucci

Our second intern this semester has also been a delight from the start. Francesca is another California transplant who hails from Pleasanton, CA. She has worked in the food industry her whole life since her dad owns restaurants in bay area, and felt at home doing the work at Z’s almost immediately. Her experience has […]

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Easy Dairy Substitutions

Easy Dairy Substitutions

Easy Dairy Alternatives for your Holiday Favorites These days many people have cut dairy out of their diets for a variety of reasons. While it can seem tough at first to accommodate this in your menu planning, there are actually a number of great dairy alternatives available in most stores, and some very simple dairy […]

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Setting a Lovely Table

Setting a Lovely Table

Hosting a sit down dinner party soon? Impress your guests with a beautiful table to enjoy along with a spectacular meal. Here are some of our favorite ways to liven up a table setting: Centerpieces – Centerpieces can be a lovely addition, but be sure they aren’t so high that guests can’t see each other […]

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Zero-Waste Catering

Zero-Waste Catering

To Celebrate Earth Day, we served zero-waste lunch for 90 people, meaning there was no trash generated AT ALL!! Pretty impressive, huh? Some of things we did to minimize waste include: Used real bowls and tongs Instead supplying individual mustard/mayo/sugar packets, we used bowls with spoons for people to help themselves Used recycled paper plates […]

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How to Make an Easy Charcuterie Board

How to Make an Easy Charcuterie Board

What makes a fabulous Charcuterie Board? One of the greatest things about a Charcuterie Board is that there is little to no cooking involved, which means it can be a quick an easy way to put together a great dish for your party. Though, if you are feeling creative there is still room to get […]

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Our Newest Intern – Danielle

Our Newest Intern – Danielle

  Our newest intern has shown herself to be a quick study as well as a hard worker, and we feel lucky to be working with her. “I’ve only been here a week, but I already really like the family atmosphere.” After only a few days in the Z’s kitchen, Danielle seems to sum up […]

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