The perfect answer when a guest asks ‘’What should I bring?’’ to the dinner you are organizing is: ‘’Nothing, thank you. Just your presence.’’ This holds true especially when it’s someone you don’t know well. Of course, with close friends there’s nothing wrong with suggesting a dish or drink to avoid any embarassment. If anyone brings you flowers, you should immediately put them in a vase and place them somewhere visible for all. Take time to do this even if you are very busy. If you receive wine, chocolate or anything edible, you should open and serve it throughout the party.
The Brazilian chef from O Bar da Dona Onça and A Casa do Porco in São Paulo has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the restaurant industry and her role in driving positive change in her community.