Leading Caterers of America announces the availability of its inaugural cookbook, Fifteen Chefs: Inspiring & Innovative Recipes from the Leading Caterers of America. Following the official book launch at the Catersource and Event Solutions Conference & Tradeshow in March, this collection of enticing recipes from some of the country's most well respected chefs is now available for purchase online from the Catersource Store. For more information and to purchase the Fifteen Chefs cookbook, please visit: catersourcestore.miiduu.com/fifteen-chefs-cookbook.

Catersource and the LCA present a collection of large-yield recipes straight from the kitchens of top catering chefs. A compilation of the premier appetizers, entrees, desserts, and other tasty delights that perform best when made in large quantities, Fifteen Chefs features recipes from a wide swath of cuisines and styles. The book also includes unique plating options, as well as guidance on how to develop in smaller portions first - both yields for 10 and 50 are included with each recipe. This unique catalog of vibrant dishes and ideas from the LCA companies will help you dazzle any crowd.

The Leading Caterers of America (LCA) is a consortium comprised of many of the most successful caterers in North America. Known as industry trendsetters, LCA companies represent quality in all aspects of the catering and events trade, and have won innumerable industry and client awards of distinction.

Over the past year, Catersource and the LCA have been working with top chefs from all corners of the U.S. and Canada to compile some of the best dishes made in large quantities. For this book, chefs were flown to either Miami, FL or Portland, OR to summit, discuss, and then cook these recipes on the spot. Fresh out of the oven or off the top of the grill, each dish was then plated, photographed and critiqued. The recipes were edited by award-winning caterer Jack Milan, Culinary Director for the LCA and President/CEO of Different Tastes catering company.

"After a successful launch at Catersource 2015, we are excited to extend the availability of Fifteen Chefs," said Kathleen Stoehr, Publisher & Executive Editor of Catersource magazine. "The cookbook offers caterers the opportunity to learn from some of the most talented chefs in the industry. Members of the LCA represent the top catering businesses across the country, delivering not only outstanding cuisine, but also highly attentive service and creative presentation."

The LCA chefs featured in the cookbook include:

Chef Ericson Aladenika, Simply Delicious Caterings, Memphis, TN

Chef Will Brown, Glen Sanders Mansion–Mazzone Hospitality, Scotia, NY & Chef Matt Delos, Mazzone Hospitality, Scotia, NY

Chef Angelo Grasso, Jeffrey Miller Catering, Philadelphia, PA

Chef Jenna Johansen, Epicurean Group, Centennial, CO

Chef Colin John, Forte Belanger, Troy, MI

Chef Chris Johnston, Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes, Seattle, WA

Chef Rachanee Keovorabouth, Thomas Caterers of Distinction, Indianapolis, IN

Chef Paul Larson, Blue Plate, Chicago, IL

Chef Eric Petrus, VT Group, Portland, OR

Chefs David Rooney & Jeff Snow, Catering Creations, Omaha, NE

Chef John Walsh, The Classic Catering People, Owing Mills, MD

Chef Elgin Woodman, A Joy Wallace Catering Production & Design, Miami, FL

Chef Greg Ziegenfuss, Butler's Pantry, St. Louis, MO

Fifteen Chefs: Inspiring & Innovative Recipes from the Leading Caterers of America is available for $49.99 in the CatersourceStore. To purchase a copy, visit: catersourcestore.miiduu.com/fifteen-chefs-cookbook .