chef bo taylor
I first met Bo Taylor ten years ago when he and I were a part of the Food Committee for the Red Tie Ball (Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund) here in Oklahoma City. The thing that drew me to Bo, was his passion for and interest in food. It's amazing we got any work done that year.
Fast forward to 2013, and Bo is the Chef and owner of "Catering by Bo Taylor". I was fotunante enough this past holiday to sample some of Bo's delicacies, and as always was very impressed. Bo has a simple style when it comes to his food: cooked on site, no more than five ingredients when possible, rustic, colorful, and most importantly.... DELICIOUS! An aspect of Bo's style that I like, is that he is always seeking new ideas. Where do you go for new and innovative ideas in cooking... San Francisco of course. Chef Bo travels to the west coast several times a year to unwind, update, and back to "Thunder City" to show his clients what he has picked up. If you are in the Oklahoma City area and needing catering services, please give Bo a shout.... He comes highly recommended :-) . CATERING by BO TAYLOR (405) 206-5931
Now tonight I get my friend Bo into the Hot Seat, and pick his brain on what it's like to be a caterer, and what you need to know when hiring a caterer. We delve a little into his German cooking background, and the wonderful way he is able to use it on an upcoming "gig". There's also a funny story about a Baked Alaska I think you'll love.
Check out Bo's delicious recipe for Rustic Pear Torte.. it's one of my favorites, and I know you're going to love it as well.
Chef Bo's Rustic Pear Torte serves 8 9" Spring Form Pan
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups AP flour
- 3 pounds fresh pears peeled, cored, and sliced 1 inch broad
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup dry unflavored fine breadcrumbs