Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Your Place or Mine: Caterer's Very Flexible.(West Side Journal)

Byline: Robin Frames For the Journal

Few people driving out Southern Boulevard in Rio Rancho are aware that a former executive chef in New York City restaurants and hotels is whipping up catered meals for New Mexico groups in the area.

The unusual twist in Megan Woodworth's 6-month-old service is that she will either prepare a meal at her clients' homes or other venues, or let them dine in her hall that serves up to 88 people.

Hence, the name of the business, Your Place or Mine Catering, LLC.

"I just love catering," Woodworth says. "There's no one but me to answer to, and so much opportunity for creativity -- in designing the menu and in the presentation of the food."

She studied to be a chef at the Culinary Institute of America in Long Island, N.Y., one of the top culinary schools in the country.

"The CIA is all about food quality, precision timing, presentation and variety, as well as learning how to conduct yourself professionally," she says. …

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