What do we all look forward to when we go to a special occasion? Food! Planning your catering menu for your special occasion can be overwhelming! As a caterer, i conduct many consultations and food tastings and many people feel they have to have a thanksgiving spread for their guests! Sometimes clients add food to their menu after they have selected their catering package! Here are tips for great catering options for your special occasion:
Event/Party/Meeting: Finger Food! Easy finger food to pass around or for guests to pickup. Examples are: fruit, veggie platter, cheese, crackers, crab cakes, and chicken wingettes. Most events, parties or meetings there is alot of talking, dancing, announcements or activities going on. You want to satisfy your guest to hold them over but don't want to provide a heavy meal where people get lazy.
Banquet/Wedding: Not skimpy and not heavy! Selections Entertainment recommends one or two meats, a salad, side item and/or heavy appetizers. Examples: baked chicken breast, steak, roast, kabobs, pasta and vegetables. You want your guest to still have energy to participate in the special occasion and have a festive atmosphere. Especially after dinner is served! Save the thanksgiving meals for thanksgiving day! Happy planning!