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What Exactly is the Meaning of an Amuse-Bouche/Amuse-Gueule..Huum, Ever Wonder, Less Ever Hear That Term Before?

Hello fellow foodies.  Chef Dave here from The Laughing Pear Group in Park City.  Well,have I wanted to share something really cool with all of you.  This term you may Continue Reading →

What Exactly is Charcuterie/What is The Meaning of Charcuterie? Some Already Know, But Many Do Not, Let,s Learn

Hello Fellow Foodies.  I was going back and looking at a winter menu I did from last year.  I had an amazing display of Charcuterie on the menu and we Continue Reading →

We invite you to listen to KPCW Radio on the Randy Barton Show on 6/7/11 at 5:15pm

Well, 16 days to go and we have a really nice following thus far.  You can listen to me, Chef Dave, on KPCW at 5:15pm to dicsuss our awesome “Under Continue Reading →

Under Ground Dining Experience – The Laughing Pear “Supper Club”

What an exciting and fun culinary treat we are announcing.  This promises to be a 5 Star experience like no other.  This “Under Ground Dinner Society” will bring out the Continue Reading →

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Catering and Cooking Classes Park City and Utah

Drop off and DeliveryHello Chef Dave :

We just got home from your beautiful Park City! We are all still talking about and reliving the phenomenal dinner you prepared for us! Without exception, every course was as promised: a unique and delicious experience! The food was exceptional, the presentation was beautiful, the service was impeccable and your attention to detail was beyond incredible! The time you spent preparing the dinner and cleaning up the kitchen after the meal was beyond expectation!

The kitchen was spotless - if we didn't know better- we would never have known you had been there! Our only regret is that we didn't schedule more dinners with you !! You truly created an evening to remember! With heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation,

Cliff, Linda, Joe & Leslie Kemp and Brian and Lindsey Burik

Catering and Cooking Classes Park City and Utah

So excited to have a great meal again prepared by you Chef Dave. Your Supper Club Dinners are to die for and we wold not miss it for the world.  Thank you  again for the invite.  Thanks so much! 

Mrs. Sarah

Catering and Cooking Classes Park City and Utah

I was organizing my best friend's bachelorette party and came across The Laughing Pear.  Chef Dave listened to my requests and created a 6 course meal with wine pairings. The overall experience was superb. The chef was excellent in his preparation and presentation, and the meal was amazing. Each course was prepared perfectly, and the wine paring was very nice. The service was wonderful, as the server even began serving beer to one of the guests who was allergic to wine. I like to consider myself a foodie with a rich pallet, and I would recommend this Chef and dining experience to anyone. It was fabulous, and a meal that I will never forget.

It was unanimous.  From the preparation to the food itself to the discussions during clean-up, we all had a great evening!  Thanks so much for spending the time to understand our desires and to accommodate some of our younger palates.  Jeffrey and Andrew have declared your morel mushroom and goat cheese appetizer their new absolute favorite.  You run a quality business and I've already shared your name with our concierge at Merrill Lynch who helps plan vacations for other clients.  

A quick summary for your webpage is listed below and I'm happy to provide a reference for anyone who wishes to speak with a former client before booking your service.  

"Chef Dave arrived at our rental home and provided a 4-course "Utah" dinner that exceeded our expectations, entertained us for hours, and left us determined to return again to Park City and his fabulous cooking.  If you enjoy a fine meal, you'll fall in love with the convenience and experience of having one designed specifically for your party in your home."

I hope your procedure went well on Friday.  We will certainly be in touch as soon as we can figure out a way to get back to Utah!  It's due to be 94 here today (and feel like 100).  We may return sooner than we had thought.  Take care.  Good luck with the business.

Regards, Susan

Catering and Cooking Classes Park City and Utah

I am pleased to write this letter of recommendation for Chef David Kratky and the Laughing Pear Catering Company. On August of 2011, I hosted a private dinner party at my residence in Deer Valley, hosting the board of directors and senior executive team for my company.

Chef Kratky was such a professional presence – from the moment he was contacted to submit his proposal to each detail leading up to the dinner and after, I was impressed and would recommend him for any event, large or small. The food was outstanding and they did a great job preparing everything, serving and I’m sure my kitchen was actually cleaner when they left for the evening than it was when they arrived.

I received nothing but positive comments from my colleagues about the quality of food and service, therefore, I would not hesitate hire Chef Kratky for any future event that I or my company would host in the future.

Kind regards,
Mr. Rick C.

Catering and Cooking Classes Park City and Utah

We were referred to The Laughing Pear group, as we were planning to host a dinner for about 15 of our clients during Sundance 2011. After many years of hosting dinners at restaurants, we were excited about the idea of having a team come on-site to prepare something more customized and intimate for our group. From our first call with Chef Dave, it was clear that we were working with a true professional.

Not only was Dave able to make very specific accommodations for our group's needs in terms of quality and diversity of options, he was also incredibly consultative, using his experience to help us make better decisions about the food selections. Dave went as far as to create a custom charcuterie plate, which was all hand-made and a huge hit with our group. The staff that attended the night of the event was also terrific, making sure all of our needs were met and that every detail was attended to.

Throughout the process, Dave was thorough, easy to work with, and he handled our event with extreme care. The dinner was a tremendous success, and we will without question be including The Laughing Pear in future years of Sundance events.

Mrs. Sarah Lofton

Catering and Cooking Classes Park City and Utah

Thanks Chef....I had a great time too.  I was on a total high....chopped onions and garlic today using the bear claw technique and held the knife as you showed me....I feel more comfortable even with the short time we had yesterday. As for being your best student yet....well I am not surprised.  I was listening to your every word and made sure I understood what you were trying to communicate.  You were very clear and so I think that is to your credit.  I am a good student and you are a good teacher.  I love to be in a jovial environment but I believe we can have excellence and fun.  You seem to have a similar philosophy.  Thank you!

A. Marin Gianesi

Catering and Cooking Classes Park City and Utah

Many thanks to you again, for a most memorable evening.  Your delicious dinner, and friendly way,  truly helped to make our family get-together most memorable.
It will be my pleasure to give you great references should the need arise.

All our best,
Susan and Arnie