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5 Great Options for Your Holiday Party

With Christmas and the New Year right around the corner, last-minute event planning has reached a fever pitch. If you’re one of the many people who find themselves in charge of planning a holiday event – whether it’s an event for friends, family or colleagues – you might be wondering just what direction to go. What menu options should you consider? What about venue and entertainment? All of these questions need to be answered if your holiday event is going to reach its full potential.…

What is the Average Cost of a Catered Event?

When you organize a catered event for the first time – whether it’s an extended family get-together of 50 people or a full-fledged wedding reception of several hundred – you’re faced with a lot of questions. What’s the best way to go about choosing a menu? How can you make sure there’s something for everyone, and that none of the guests feel “left out” or overlooked? What’s the best venue for the event? If the event is being held outdoors, what kind of weather contingency…

How to Choose a Venue for Your Winter Event

Winter is traditionally seen as a time when everything slows down, and people are less active. This may be true in a generally sense, but let’s be honest – the winter months can actually be some of the most busy and hectic of the entire year. When it comes to events, parties and professional catering, winter is indeed a busy and active season. One of the common questions people have when planning an event for the autumn or winter is how they should go about…

What Should I Look for in a Pig Roast Specialist?

Have you ever attended a professionally-catered pig roast? Maybe you’ve even organized such an event at some point in the past. It’s a hugely popular catering option, and this will continue to be true for a long time. Part of the appeal of a good pig roast is the festive atmosphere it creates. People love gathering around a whole roast pig and anticipating the succulent flavors they’ll experience. It’s a popular way to celebrate special occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, or corporate functions. But let’s…

3 Autumn Events Perfect for Catering

The summer is already a thing of the past, and people are looking ahead to Autumn (and, of course, what comes after that). But the Autumn months are some of the most beautiful, and although it’s a busy time for a lot of people with school and work obligations, there are still a lot of social engagements and events on the calendar. Many of these events will be professionally catered, and many of them will be self-catered. You might have your own reasons for going…

Where Does Your Caterer Source Their Food?

One of the great things about living in the information age is that we have so many opportunities to raise the bar on things that matter most – like food. In this day and age, we know more about food than ever before. That’s true not only in terms of preparing great cuisine, but also in terms of where that cuisine comes from, and the important link between source and quality. This is exactly why you see so many restaurants, food trucks, and markets drawing…

3 Reasons to Consider Action Stations for Your Catered Event

When you think back to the catered events you’ve attended in the past, one or two of them might stand out in your memory. Hopefully this is for good reasons and not negative ones. When you think of the best catered events you’ve attended, what comes to mind? For many people “action stations” is part of the answer. But what exactly is an action station? Let’s clear that up before we talk about why you should consider them for your event. Action stations are basically…

How to Make Sure Your Corporate Catered Event is a Success

But if the success of your corporate catered event begins with finding the right caterer, how do you proceed? There are a lot of caterers out there, and most of them will be happy to sign a contract. But which caterer will truly elevate the quality of your corporate and leave every guest with lasting, positive impression? You probably don’t need to be reminded that the reviews of past customers are a hugely important aspect of any caterer’s reputation – but we’ll remind you all…

4 Delectable Desserts to Consider for Your Catered Event

So you’ve been planning your big (or small) event for some time, and the day has finally arrived. You and your caterer have put a lot of thought into the appetizers, the entrees, the beverages – but how much thought did you put into dessert? For some people, it’s an afterthought. Some of your guests who are more health-conscious, or who may be trying hard to get in shape, might skip dessert altogether. Then again, you’ll probably have plenty of guests who are plenty interested…

3 Things That Will Set Your Summer BBQ Apart (ribs, brisket, original sauces)

It’s summer, and music is blaring all over the country. Some events are being catered professionally, and some are being self-catered. One thing is for sure: There are a lot of grills being fired up in back yards, near pools, in parks, and at professional venues. Summer barbecues are an American tradition. But obviously, they are not all the same. Here are 3 things that will set your apart. 1. Ribs Few things get the mouth salivating as much as good old-fashioned barbecued ribs. There…