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Category: Caterers

5 Wedding Catering Ideas that will Surprise and Delight Your Guests

Although every wedding is always centered on the bride and the groom, it is also important to consider your guests when making your wedding decisions. The type of food in season and the time of the year your wedding will take place influence the right selection of foods and drinks. A seasonal wedding menu ensures that your guests are served fresh and flavorful food. Whether you are having a buffet, serving a sit-down dinner or small bites during cocktail hour, setting the right atmosphere for…

4 Questions to Ask Your Caterer

1. Is there any type of event you specialize in? There are a lot of different caterers out there, and if you live in a busy urban area, you can expect dozens of companies to choose from. Some of these caterers specialize in certain events, such as weddings or corporate parties. Others specialize in certain types of good, such as pig roasts or barbecued ribs. It’s helpful to know whether or not a given caterer has an area of focus, or one area in which…

3 Reasons Why Catering Companies Get Bad Reviews

There’s no doubt that reviews are a huge part of life these days, and catering is a good example. Finding a professional to handle your next catered event is something you do mindfully, in hopes that your event will be as successful as you imagine it. But it doesn’t always work out that way – perhaps because you didn’t read enough reviews! Knowing what leads to negative reviews is a great way to get a handle on some of the common catering pitfalls, and steer…

3 Signs of an Unprofessional Caterer

In case you haven’t noticed, a lot of people are more interested in collecting experiences instead of things these days. Catered events have always been popular, but now they’re more popular than ever. If you find yourself getting ready to organize a catered event, whether it’s a big corporate party or a small private get-together, you’ll probably find a lot of different choices in your area. How do you make sense of them? How do you choose the right one? Sometimes, it helps to know…

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.…

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…

What Appetizers Should I Order from My Professional Caterer?

If you’ve ever organized a catered party, no matter what the occasion happened to be, you know that attention to detail is everything. Hours are spent looking at the guest list, planning the menu, and making sure everything is in place. If you’re serving a full meal, the main courses and sides are extremely important. Drinks and bar service can also be an important aspect of some functions. And what about appetizers? Obviously, these might have an important place at the table ­– but they…

4 Ways to Spot a Bad Caterer

In every business and every industry, there are always a few bad apples. Often times, there are more than a few – that’s why online reviews have gained such importance in recent years. As people seek to make the most of their dollars, they turn to the experiences of other customers to determine whether or not a business is reputable and professional. Nowhere is this more true than in the catering business. Catering is one area where people want to make absolutely sure they’re hiring…

How Do Professional Caterers Roast a Pig?

Have you ever been to a professionally catered pig roast, and wondered how exactly it was prepared? Maybe you’ve even picked up a whole pig from the butcher yourself, and prepared it for your own special event. Most people, however, don’t really know how pigs are roasted or what is involved. You may have seen images of a traditional Hawaiian pig roast, in which the pig is carefully roasted for many hours in a pit in the ground, with smoldering banana leaves to keep it…