Meet the Masters with Nicholas Daeppen, Managing Director Tentation Potel and Chabot New York

Tentation Potel & Chabot is a global catering company with offices in Paris, Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Robert Allen interviews Nicolas Daeppen in the NYC office, a boutique off-premise caterer.  Regardless of scope or location, Tentation Potel & Chabot can produce an intimate reception or tend to the details of a large, ceremonial wedding.

Nicolas was trained at the Lausanne Hotel Management School in Lausanne, Switzerland.  He came to the US in 1986 and started his career in the food and beverage industry.  He has held executive positions at the Swissotel New York, The Drake, Millenium Broadway and the Hotel Nikko San Francisco. He was General Manager and Vice President of Operations at the Helmsley Park Lane. At Tentation he combines personal service and gourmet cuisine with international style.

Nicolas tells us that your wedding can be shaped exactly the way you want.  Their philosophy is to build an experience to remember. Your personality will generate ideas.  What are your favorite foods?  restaurants?  wines?  travel adventures?  What are your ethnic backgrounds? cultures?  This fact finding process helps design a menu of distinctive food and wines.  If you are a food lover that thinks out of the box then this may be a creative alternative.

What are the current trends?  Prefer a tasting menu or family style?  Stations?  What are the benefits of off-site catering?  Time needed to plan?  Are there last minute challenges?  Special requests?  All these questions and more are answered. 

Nicolas's advice to couples...find the right caterer to match your needs.  Personality and passion is key.  Spend time with the couple and take care of them. 

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