Shanti’s Top 5 (highly debatable) Entertaining Rules


Sarah and I had so much fun sharing our entertaining tips we have asked our A & O private chef team to share theirs as well. First up is Shanti…


Hey All… my name is Shanti and I am one of the other three chefs L & S work with. Short intro…cooking for 8 years, obsessed with all things food and fashion, especially love wearing pretty aprons. I LOVE dining out and even consider it a second job. So lets see, my Top 5 (highly debatable) Entertaining Rules… or should I say things I have done and in turn you should NOT do…


1. Do not get sauced before the guests arrive. Being a tipsy hostess goes against all rules of decorum, not to mention you poop out before the party even gets started! Pace yourself and make sure you eat something other than chips and salsa. Ahh hindsight…


2. Be aware of your jewels and accessory selections. Although turquoise stones are pretty to look at, no one wants them in their ceviche. Save the prizes for the piñatas. I discourage long scarves, necklaces, shoulder duster earrings and the like.


3. Do not invite more than one man you’re dating. Although you will be tempted, don’t do it.


4. Have a start time and an end time. Then people will (hopefully) attempt to show up at a reasonable hour (Angelenos… I’m talking to you!).


5. People are there to see you and be social, do not spend all night in the kitchen, go mingle!

2 Comments on Shanti’s Top 5 (highly debatable) Entertaining Rules

  1. Julie & Lauren
    October 27, 2011 at 7:45 am (12 years ago)

    Ha, this is so cute! I like ‘save the prizes for the pinatas’! Looks like you girls have a great team 🙂

  2. Mary Sullivan
    October 27, 2011 at 5:24 pm (12 years ago)

    I love the first one. “Do not get sauced before the first guest arrives.” Very good suggestions Shanti.

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