Sushi Made Simple

Beginner Sushi Guide: Making Norimaki Whether you’re hosting a party at your own home, or you’re invited to attend a potluck dinner, you often need to make crowd-pleasing appetizers. One creative hors-d’oeuvre that’s always bound to impress is sushi; however,…

Summer Candy Salad

As a single mother of toddler twins and the owner of a busy catering company I’m obsessed with finding shortcuts to ease the day-to-day pandemonium that is my life. Being a chef you would think I’d have creative solutions to…

For the Love of Donuts

I was lucky to grow up in an Italian family where food was often the highlight of conversation and get-togethers. It was a huge influence on my decision to attend culinary school eight years ago, and even decades later those…

Tips from a Catering Diva

Welcome to Tips From a Catering Diva! As Executive Chef and Creative Director of Sweet Basil Catering & Events, much of my cooking is more formal for catered events, but I also enjoy preparing casual dinners at home when friends…

As Seen In ..

As seen in New York Weddings Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides Magazine. Sweet Basil Catering is featured throughout the media for their showcase service and cuisine.

Appearances

Brides Magazine asks Sweet Basil’s founder, Amy Aversa how to stay classy and cut costs on wedding bills. Amy’s expert advise helps readers “Trim the Fat Without Losing the Flavor.”

5 Tips to Avoid a Catering Disaster

It’s August. It’s hot, muggy, and everyone has left New York City for someplace a little cooler, calmer, and quieter. But soon enough, everyone will flood back into the city and the parties will pick up. Who knows, you may…