Celebrity caterer Mary Giuliani is one of the best caterers and most sought after event planners in the country. She’s planned parties for the biggest names in Hollywood, and is a regular contributor on the Rachael Ray Show. She also has a partnership with Chef Mario Batali. They started MARIO by Mary as a corporate catering business together and have now expanded with a soup and sandwich shop Mario by Mary at the Pennsy in NYC.
Mary grew up in an Italian household with her amazing grandparents who helped shape her, and gave her her love of cooking! They spent Saturday cooking and prepping for Sunday dinner, an experience that taught her to cook and influenced her career.
Earlier this week, Mary Giuliani was kind enough to join me for an interview to chat about how cooking with her grandparents shaped her and made her the successful cook and event planner she is today! She shared the secret to living Italian, and how to plan the perfect Italian theme party! That’s not all, Mary dished on everything you need to create a breadstick bar and dessert bar too. Who doesn’t love breadsticks and cookies? I’m fairly certain I could live on appetizers and dessert! I wish I’d been live in New York with her when our interview took place as this food looked amazing! If you’re looking for inspiration for your dinner party this weekend, for Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day with the family, bridal shower season (and more) you’ll definitely want to check out this interview. For more information, please visit: mulinobianco.com.
YouTube video: Watch Candace Rose interview celebrity caterer and event planner, Mary Giuliani on how to plan the perfect Italian theme party. She created an amazing breadstick bar and dessert bar, too!
Mary Giuliani also has an amazing book out called The Cocktail Party: Eat Drink Play Recover!
Sponsor: Provided by Mulino Bianco. Candace Rose was not compensated by the sponsor for this interview.