Dan Olson, chef and owner of Railtown Catering, lets us in on some of his best dinner-party-ready recipes, from honey-glazed ham to rhubarb crumble.

Vancouver-bred and French-trained chef Dan Olson started Railtown Catering with chef Tyler Day in 2012 and has been wow-ing Vancouverites ever since with delicious catering and delivery services. We managed to get five spring-time favourite recipes from Dan and the team at Railtown Catering that are perfect for spring get-togethers.

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Nothing says spring like fresh vegetables and flavours. This creamy cucumber salad has a delicious touch of dill and is the perfect accompaniment for any main course.

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Chef Dan Olson on how to cook a ham with the perfect crunchy crust-to-juicy meat ratio. With a sweet crust and juicy interior everybody will be begging for seconds.

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Long marinades give the best flavours, and this lamb leg is no exception. Marinated overnight in lemon, rosemary and dijon mustard and topped with a crunchy breadcrumb crust, this is the perfect recipe to wow your guests.

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Everybody loves potatoes and cheese, and we love this cheesy potato concoction made with creamy gruyère cheese and baked to golden perfection.

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The combination of the tart rhubarb, the cinnamon it’s mixed with, and the sweet crumble topping this dessert is the perfect final note in a menu full of stars.