Have a chef at your home

(smartshanghai.com)
Updated: 2007-04-27 10:03

Have a chef at your homeIf not traveling out, May Day holiday is a nice time to throw away parties at home. In this case, you may need some professional help with the dishes. Then why not invite a chef to your home?

With summer just around the corner, the party atmosphere will be hotting up, whether it's outdoors or indoors. If like me you're accustomed to summers on the beach or by the pool, tongs in hand, flipping meat on a BBQ, then stop reading this. If unlike me you don't like to cook or slave over hot coals, but still love hosting parties at home, preferably without lifting a finger but still keeping your guests satisfied with nice summery Thai food, then this is for you.

You'll probably know the face of Alyssa, who runs Thai Food Station, from parties, either behind the scenes or socialising with the rest of us. If not then here is a little history about Alyssa and Thai Food Station.

Once upon a time there was a little gem called Thai Food Station. It was a place you could call home, go and meet new friends, eat and be merry. The main draw was how casual it was. You could sit on the floor, even lie on the floor - basically do just about anything without Alyssa batting an eyelid. Alyssa would welcome everyone into her home with open arms and a warm smile. And the food? Well it kept me going back for more.

Unfortunately, the story of this legend on Jiang Guo Lu took a new turn a few years back when Thai Food Station moved on to Chang Le Lu together with Kevin's (now called Vogue in Kevin's). This second chapter was rather short lived due to business complications, but Alyssa's involvement in the restaurant business didn't stop there. With years of experience in both Bangkok and Shanghai, her culinary style has developed from true Thai cuisine into a style that is Asian, but with Thai flavours as the backbone to her creations.

Today, after 5 years in Shanghai, Alyssa's has led Thai Food Station into its third chapter. Teaming up with various Thai restaurants to utilise their support and to help out her Thai counterparts, Thai Food Station is now available to you in the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s for a simple meal on your own or an extravagant party that you’re hosting, Thai Food Station will both deliver and cater.

Thai Food Station's delivery business revolves mostly around its simple online ordering and delivery system (courtesy of Sherpas). Alyssa’s comprehensive menu, which includes helpful pictures as well as being bilingual, is drama free. I especially like the choice on how spicy you would like your dish.

Information on her catering service is also online. Thai Food Station can cater at several levels, from a low-key buffet to feed your close friends to canapes that will satisfy a 1,000 hungry businessman. With friendly well-trained staff to help you set up, clean up and serve at your party, it's all fuss free.

And just when you think Alyssa doesn't do enough in her busy schedule, she also offers cooking classes.

Find out more at http://www.thaifoodstation.com
Catering http://www.thaifoodstation.com/catering.asp
Home delivery http://www.thaifoodstation.com/orderonline.asp



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