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Category: Catered Events

7 Unique and Delicious Entrees That Will Pleasantly Surprise Your Guests

The term entrée is used to refer to a small course that is served before the main dish in a three-course meal. It is referred to as an appetizer in American usage and a starter in a British setup. Serving unique and delicious entrees can help satisfy the appetite of your guests before the main course. It is one of the best ways to create a memorable experience in birthday parties, weddings, cocktail parties, family reunions, and get-togethers. Small bites, dips, finger foods, and nibbles…

7 Tips on How to Decide How Much Food You Will Need per Person at Your Catered Event

The amount of food you will need per person may vary depending on the type of event and number of guests you have. Having too many leftovers is a waste of money and on the other hand, you do not want your guests to go home hungry. There are general principles you need to follow when making plans for your catered event. You need to look at the bigger picture in order to make adjustments to your plan. Here are seven tips on how to…

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 Signs of a Next-Level Catering Company

When you set out to organize a party, whether it’s a big flashy event or a small intimate gathering, mediocrity is never your goal. It doesn’t matter what the occasion, budget, or theme of the party may be — it’s natural to strive for the best. Providing your guests with a wonderful and memorable experience, including all aspects of the menu, service and ambiance, is the ideal that every party planner hopes to achieve. And if it’s a truly special occasion, like a wedding reception,…

Should I Have an ‘Action Station’ for My Catered Event?

Have you ever attended a catered event and been truly “wowed” by the service and the quality of food? If you’re planning a catered event, this is obviously the impression you’d like your own crowd to have. Everybody wants their guests to walk away feeling good about the experience, the flavors, and the attentiveness of the catering professionals on-site. This is the goal from the moment you first start planning your menu with a caterer. It doesn’t always happen this way, however. There are lot…

Autumn Ideas for your Next Catered Event

With Autumn in full swing, and winter just around the corner, dreams of an outdoor catered event might have to wait until the snow melts — unless, of course, you live in one of those areas where the sun shines all year. The rest of us, however, might have to think about holding our catered events and parties indoors. But does that mean they have to be drab? Absolutely not! With the right kind of strategy and expertise, your indoor autumn event can be perfectly…

4 Ways Your Caterer Should Make Your Event Less Stressful

Let’s face it, planning an event is stressful. And the contractors you hire for the event should make things less stressful – not more. And yet, working with inexperienced or ill-equipped caterers often create more work and provoke more headaches than you would have had if you tried to do everything yourself. When it comes to catering, you want to choose a caterer who will pull of the job beautifully and leave you less stressed on the big day. Read on for four ways that…

What Are the Warning Signs of a Disreputable Caterer?

It doesn’t really matter whether your crowd is fifteen or fifteen hundred. When you are planning a catered event, you want everything to go perfectly. That’s what makes planning an event so daunting. So many factors have to come together. You hope the venue will accommodate your every wish, the weather will cooperate, the catering will be perfect, and your guests will be wowed by the outcome. But often times, when the date rolls around, things end up falling short of the mark. There are…

5 Things You Should Know About Choosing a Menu for Your Catered Event

Whether it’s a wedding, graduation or corporate event, choosing a menu can be both fun and stressful. But with the number of different dietary restrictions and food preferences that people have — plus all of the other pressures of organizing a catered even — it can be difficult to choose a menu that will hit all the right notes with your guests, and make the event a runaway success. But since it’s impossible to cover all of these details in one blog post, let’s focus…

How Do I Choose a Venue for My Catered Event?

So you’ve been put in charge of organizing an event this summer. Maybe it’s a corporate picnic, or a graduation party, or an anniversary. Whatever the occasion, you want to make it the best event it can possibly be. But this isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Your ‘to do’ list keeps getting bigger, and you’re a little worried about missing some of the details. You may have even imagined a few “worst case” scenarios. Don’t worry — as long as you choose a…