To Our Valued Members:
We are delighted to present our very first cookbook, Entertaining the Costco
Way. A collection of recipes and creative ideas from celebrity chefs, Costco
members, employees and suppliers, the book is geared to year-round party-giving
and entertaining with all the products you will find at Costco.
As you might expect, Entertaining the Costco Way has a heavy emphasis on
quality and value—whether it is in what you buy or what you serve. Just as in
our warehouses, you’ll find all the basics here—meat, potatoes and some great
salmon. And there’s always an unexpected treasure to be discovered on the next
page—like the recipe for sweet potato jalapeño soup with lime cream from one
of our Arizona members.
In fact, a number of our members contributed to the cookbook, sharing
some of their favorite recipes. These include clever ideas for using Costco stand-bys to create fast, easy, delicious meals. The chicken flautas on page 221, for
example, use our famous rotisserie chicken, and the salmon fillets on page 203
are coated with pesto sauce from our deli section.
Our suppliers, of course, played a big role in making this book a reality.
These are the same vendors who work so closely with our Costco buyers to
constantly improve the quality and value of the food products we sell, and they
have come up with some intriguing new ways to prepare their own specialties.
Entertaining the Costco Way is more than a cookbook. You’ll find tips and
ideas that will turn every meal into a special occasion, from making piñatas to
picking the right wines for the season.
We are proud of the reputation Costco has earned as an innovator in food
retailing, and we hope you will enjoy these gourmet suggestions throughout the
year. Whether you’re preparing a simple family dinner or getting ready for a
grand affair, you can make it great the Costco way!
President & C.E.O.
Costco Wholesale Corporation