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Catering Menu Ideas: Consolidating a Successful Menu

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Catering Menu Ideas: Consolidating a Successful Menu

The pressure’s on. We’ve all been to weddings or events where the food has been the talking point, for all the wrong reasons- and it really shouldn’t be!

In some cases, it’s the chef or caterer that drop the ball, either through un-inspiring food or poor menu writing. Other times, it’s the clients, who may have great catering menu ideas in their minds, or what they believe their guests will enjoy, but needed a little expertise and guidance to bring those ideas to the plate.That’s where we can help.Below is a simple list of steps to planning your crowd-pleasing classic.

The exercise is adaptable to catering menu ideas and formats, for all wedding or special event plans, whether in a restaurant, a venue, marquee, or private property or home.

Step 1: Select Format
Four or five hours goes by very quickly, and format can be the difference between mingling, dancing, and boring.

Canape/Roaming

What: small ‘bites’ of finger food and larger substantial dishes roamed by wait staff for the duration of your event. Items can include any ingredient under the sun! สล็อตเเว็บตรงเเตกง่าย

When: you’re looking promote a casual, relaxed atmosphere for guests to mingle within the crowd. Also much easier to promote novelties like lawn games, or the dance floor.

Menu

Careful with: amounts of food. Too little and the big boys might be driving through Maccas. Too much and you could be stuck with an unnecessary food bill and plenty of waste.

Mix it up: try a roaming entree or dessert, with a classic seated main dish in between for a touch of formality/order. สล็อตเว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์

Buffet

What: large dishes with sides on a central table for guests to plate themselves.

When: you want to give guests a little more choice in a relaxed environment.

Careful with: ‘tack’ – do it for a fun party, but keep it subtle and tasteful.

Mix it up: you could add a roaming course as an option.

Soups and Stews สล็อตเว็บตรง

What: hearty and warming soup/stew with usually a stock of fresh vegetables and meats.

When: you want to encourage crock pot cooking and keep guests warm or cold through the winter.

Careful with: don’t overdo it and always keep it casual.

Mix it up: add a warm cracker or bread item.

Canapes

What: smallplatters of bite size foods with wines and spirits.

When: you want to encourage guests to mingle and dialogue. สล็อตเว็บตรง

Careful with: don’t overwhelm the guests with too many choices.

Mix it up: add a starter, salad and possibly a dessert for a low key dinner party.

Ice Cream

What: cones of ice cream with a tasty spooned out involving the fruit of your choice.

When: you want to allow the dessert to be a little more filling.

Careful with: ‘tack’ – don’t overdo it with the ice cream. Add a little whipped cream and you’ve got a nice little bite. สล็อตเว็บตรง

Mix it up: add a little whipped cream and you’ve got a nice little bite.