Michelin starred chef, Keith Goddard, shares his top tips for hosting a fashion party at home, in anticipation of London’s hottest biannual event, London Fashion Week (18th-22nd September, 2015)

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Chef Keith Goddard, Founder and Owner of Keith Goddard Catering, has extensive knowledge on catering parties, having trained in New York at the French Culinary Institute, before working with acclaimed Michelin starred chefs including Tom Aikens, AND becoming head chef at the critically acclaimed 101 Pimlico Road in Chelsea.

Keith has established himself as one of the leading luxury caterers around, especially with the upcoming fashion party season, having worked with the likes of Alexander McQueen, Harvey Nichols, Whistles and Hugo Boss. Here, he shares his expertise with his top three tips for hosting the ultimate fashion party at home.

Don’t overstretch yourself.

‘There are many tricks in the industry to ensure something looks good without having to be over complicated. I use edible flowers, as they always add a touch of glamour to the final piece – also buy some ribbon from your local textile shop and use for tying napkins for an immediate lift!’

Be adventurous.

‘To make sure your party is unforgettable, have a few flavour surprises in store. Popping candy is a universal crowd-pleaser, as you just don’t see it coming. Play with different flavour combinations, textures and temperatures. Just have fun!”

Flavour comes first. 

‘Remember, your guests want to leave full – so flavour must come first! Don’t go too dainty or too obscure. We find people love the mini Chicken Ballantine canapés, which are a mix of chicken and mushrooms. These are super easy to make and serve – and are packed full of flavour. Also, try experimenting a bit with Popcorn flavours, our latest is Lobster and Lime, but for a simple crowd pleaser add a teaspoon of truffle oil to your warm popcorn before serving to your friends as an original pre-dinner taster!’

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Keith Goddard Catering offers luxury dining experiences, including corporate events, occasions and intimate dinners. For enquiries, please contact 020 7627 8930, or email info@munchfoodcompany.com.