Cocktails to Dessert: Bay Area Event Catering finds Foodies Looking for Something Special
When it comes to wedding catering, Menlo Park companies offer an impressive and exciting variety of options. The most flexible companies can tailor their menus to meet the (often quite finicky and specific) requests of their clients. Below are some tips to help you plan a menu that is sure to wow your guests, whether you’re throwing together a paleo-style barbecue or a vegan/gluten-free formal affair.
1. Plan cocktail hour carefully.
Cocktail hour may not be the main event, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be a delightful diversion and culinary adventure for guests. Put a wild spin on traditional offerings, or try something new and bold, like gourmet popsicle cocktails or soup shooters. Work with your caterer to get creative.
2. Use your own recipes.
Many companies that specialize in catering Menlo Park gatherings will allow you to submit some of your own recipes for appetizers, dinner or dessert. These recipes may need to be modified to accommodate the load and logistics of planning for several hundred people.
3. Print or post a menu.
Guests want to know what they will be eating at dinner. Post a menu or hand out printed menus that guests can peruse during cocktail hour. (Don’t be afraid to throw in a few “off menu” options as a fun surprise.)
4. Consider a dessert bar.
Rather than serving everyone the same dessert, set up a table with a variety of desserts for your guests. If you are working with a company that specializes in event catering Menlo Park weddings, ask them to keep the desserts on this table small and portable. Likewise, be mindful of your guests: offer sugar free and/or reduced carb options for diabetics and those watching their weight, so they can enjoy a treat.
More than Typical Meat and Potatoes Bay Area Catering
Our Bay Area catering experts would love to learn more about your wedding and help you and your beloved plan an amazing day (and evening). Call (408) 692-4782 or send us some information about your event to start planning your event today!