Entertaining at home? Stock up on these items!

Avoid those last-minute scrambles for extra plates or wineglasses when you entertain. Get stocked!

You know how you’re always calling your friends and asking them to bring extra Champagne glasses or dinner plates when you throw a party? How about stocking up on basics so that you’re always prepared for the next social get-together?

In the video here, sponsored by Berkeley’s Rocket Restaurant Resource, Hugh Groman, who runs two successful catering companies and a restaurant in Berkeley, suggests what we should have on hand.

In the 2-Minute Tips video series, published on Berkeleyside and NOSH, Groman offers practical guidance from a professional to us home cooks and hosts.

Catch up on the 2-Minute Tip videos to date — so far, Groman has suggested the best equipment for a home cocktail bar, and recommended three basic, inexpensive tools you probably don’t have in your kitchen but should.

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