Choosing a Great Menu for a Special Event: How-To
Match the Affair
For example, if you’re hosting a laidback backyard event, choose fun, fulfilling comfort food like buttermilk fried chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy and ginger coleslaw. If you’re having a private party for business clients, lobster stuffed ravioli and seared ahi tuna salad would do just the trick. Your menu has to match the theme of the day.
Factor in those Special Requests
Accommodate your guests’ taste in food when creating a menu. If someone’s a vegan, have special dietary restrictions or any food allergies. The menu has to include dishes that would make your guests feel included. Ask beforehand whether someone has any requests. You want to make a positive impression on all attending.
Choose a ‘Good’ Catering Company
Never go with a cheap company. Cheap won’t give you the type of quality food you need, especially if it’s a major event. When searching for a caterer, go with event planners that cater exclusively for private and corporate events. Check their reviews, go for food tastings. Also check their website. You want to see quality in all aspects of their work.
Talk about Presentation
Yes, your food’s presentation matters a lot. Observe how the food is served during food tasting sessions, and ask your caterer to change the style if something seems off to you. Whether the dressing can be served alongside and not on the same plate, how the courses will be delivered, at once, or one-by-one.
Never shy away from giving your opinion. Although your chosen catering company has catered numerous events, they will accommodate your feedback if need be. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, or talk about their specialties and any similar events they’ve catered in the past. This will help you improve your menu.
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