Jane Scobie Event Planning

"The Most Positive Experience"

Jane Scobie Event Planning provides planning and management for recording studio events, birthday parties, product launches, anniversary dinners, memorial celebrations, fundraisers, record release parties, menus, networking events, wine tastings...  all celebrations!


You are a successful executive running one of the most award winning pro audio manufacturing companies in the U.S. Your husband is also involved with the company. In addition, he is a very sought after audio engineer. You both love your work, but your time is very limited at home as you both travel extensively to attend industry events and conventions all over the world.


You have a beautiful spacious home in a very nice part of the city. Socializing out in restaurants is becoming quite tedious and you would love to share an evening with friends and close industry colleagues and invite them to your home.


Because you are both into fine wines, a wine tasting coupled with an amazing menu of appetizers sounds attractive and fun to you.


How an earth are you going to pull together all the elements of the evening when you barely have time to squeeze in some work-out time in an effort to stay fit. There is always the possibility of course of one of your grown up children deciding to come and visit unannounced that will completely throw you off course.


This is where I come in. Say goodbye to stress and say hello to peace of mind.


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Happy Yuletide everyone!

In Gt. Britain we say Happy Christmas. Here in the U.S. it is customary to say Happy Holidays.

As this year begins to draw to an end, so many people look to the next year with the hope of better times. They are also looking forward to spending Christmas time with family and friends that they rarely get to see throughout the year. 

A time to appreciate and feel gratitude for what you have that is positive in your life, and an opportunity to reflect on the experiences that have not served you, but you have learned from.

Wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Love, Jane


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3 lbs. Organic SWEET POTATOES washed, topped and tailed and cut into 1” chunks (Leave the skins on)

2 Tbsp. Unsalted BUTTER

2” Fresh GINGER ROOT peeled and diced



1 Large Organic ONION peeled and chopped


2 Tbsp. Low Sodium SOY SAUCE

Juice of 1 Large LIME or LEMON


In a large saucepan add the ginger root, onion, salt and butter. Saute slowly with the lid on stirring periodically.  Make sure to not let the ingredients burn.  10 minutes should do it. Add the sweet potatoes and cover with the vegetable stock.  Stir well.  Add a little more water if necessary.  Bring the liquid to a gentle simmer and cover. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender. Turn off the heat and add the maple syrup, lemon or lime juice and soy sauce.  Stir well and let cool to room temperature. Put the saucepan in the fridge over night. Next day.  Remove from the fridge and stir well. Using a blender,  puree the liquid.  Reheat the soup in another saucepan adjusting the salt to taste. Serve in individual bowls with freshly ground BLACK PEPPER and garnished with fresh PARSLEY LEAVES.

This soup will freeze well stored in empty 32 oz. yoghurt containers with tightly sealed lids for several days. (Please do NOT dilute, and make sure the lids are on tight). Defrost thoroughly before heating.

Serves 6


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I went to the Huntington Library in San Marino and walked around the botanical gardens.  Then I  spent a few minutes listening to Medieval  Christmas carols being sung outside the Huntington Art Gallery.  


This has got to be one of my most favorite places to spend time in. Henry and Arabella Huntington founded this world famous establishment at the end of the 1800's.  I shall always be grateful to them.


The cactus and succulent gardens displayed tall orange poker flowers soaring from giant aloe plants, and the herb garden presented several different kinds of sage and oregano.  Some of the Julia Child rose bushes were still in bloom with their golden yellow colored flowers. Julia chose this particular color as it resembled butter to her.  She was certainly not afraid to use this ingredient lavishly in her cook book recipes. 


I am going to make a pot of the most delicious sweet potato soup this week. The recipe was given to me by a fellow traveler when I was in Thailand a few years ago which I have adapted and will post on my website to share. Sweet potatoes are packed with antioxidants and abundant this time of year. Please remember to choose organic.


The color orange is just everywhere!


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I really enjoy going to Farmers Markets to buy my produce.  With each season comes an abundance of produce all locally grown and mostly organic, which is as we know the way to go nowadays. 


Eating fruits and vegetables in season means they are always at their best.  


Autumn and Winter time bring an awry of orange and red.  Oranges, persimmons, sweet potatoes. This is also a great time of the year for apples, pears and pumpkins of course!  


I am a big fan of using fresh herbs to enhance flavors, as well as adding extra nutrition. 


Designing a menu that incorporates fruits and vegetables in season is a must in my book. Paired with a wine from a boutique wine producer and you are all set for a meal to remember. 


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So you are a entrepreneur mum of two young children with a busy work schedule.  Your husband travels a lot with his job.  Therefore, he isn't always around as much as you would like to back you up.  You hardly ever get to see your friends, and you long to have the time to be a real person again. 


Imagine enjoying some yummy food and your favorite wines in the relaxed atmosphere of your own home.  


You just don't have anymore hours left in the day to organize the invites, choose the menu, buy the wine.  Do you have enough plates and silverware, or should you rent them to reduce clean-up at the end of your gathering?  


Who is going to help keep it all together on the day of the event?  Liaise with the caterer?  Set the scene? Make sure that your house is back in order at the end of the day.? 


Imagine having time to have real conversation with your friends, bond again and have peace of mind.


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Jane Scobie is originally from Great Britain and has made Los Angeles her home for more than 20 years.  Prior to launching Jane Scobie Event Planning, Jane enjoyed a long and successful career in the music industry on the upper management level.

Seeking a new challenge, she decided to indulge her passions for the culinary arts, fine wine, and the fun of hospitality and launch Jane Scobie Event Planning.

Jane is the author of a vegetarian cookbook with an international flavor and holds a Junior Wine Executive credential through LearnAboutWine School.

Her vast entertainment experience includes a recent stint as Party Manager for Good Gracious Events, an award-winning event and catering company based in Los Angeles.


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