Curtis Stone's Make-Ahead Grilling Party

Chef Curtis Stone's make-ahead party plan guarantees that your meal will be marvelous and that when your guests arrive, you'll be happy, relaxed and nowhere near the kitchen.

Recipes by Curtis Stone, Written by Carolyn Jung, Photography by Coral Von Zumwalt

The Morning Of
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Set the Table

"Put out your linens and flatware early so you're not rushing around later," Curtis says. "My only decorating rule is to keep it simple: Go to the farmers' market for flowers or snip whatever's growing in your garden. I put one stem in a water bottle or a few in jam jars. Less is more."

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