13 Tips for a Successful College Send-Off Party

San Jose Private Event Caterers Offer Advice for a Stress-Free Party

College send-off parties are a fun way to create lasting memories with friends and family before moving away and starting this new chapter. They’re a great way to celebrate the end of summer, but they can also be a lot of work for those hosting them. Our full-service San Jose catering company offers 13 great tips for creating a celebratory party to send-off your recent grad.
1. Plan first
Avoid as many last-minute frustrations as possible by making all preparations as early as possible. Outline your plan for the day, including food prep and decorations.
2. Set a budget
The amount of money you are willing to spend on the party sets the tone for the whole event. Have clear expectations on how big the event will be....

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Make the Most of Your Event with a Caterer

What are you planning: a corporate event, wedding reception, birthday party, or a family reunion? The venue, the invitation list, and the activities are all important decisions to make but we all know what the keystone to any good event is: the food. Good food brings people together. Whatever your event in the Bay Area, hire a caterer to make it an event worth remembering. We can help you get there. Food guests will be talking about long after. Catering companies provide high-quality food fitted to your and your guests’ tastes. Take a look at the menus to decide which meals would be best suited for your event. Caterers can provide something for everyone so that each guest is left satisfied. Save money, time, and effort. Cooking is hard work! From preparation to presentation, planning the food, buying the ingredients, and cooking food for the masses is not only stressful but expensive, too. Leave it to a professional. Catering companies get their ingredients at wholesale prices to protect you from high grocery costs. They can take care of everything from set-up to take-down and let you spend your energy having fun. Customize your menu to keep each guest happy, not hungry. Talk with...

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How to Throw the Best Backyard BBQ

Grilling Tips From Your Bay Area Event Caterers With football season upon us, many people are planning to host parties and backyard barbecues. Sunday night football is the perfect time to unwind, relax, and kickback with your friends, family, and – of course – food.   For those seeking to make their backyard barbecue the best ever, ideas abound to take their parties from good to great. These include: Make it a theme party. Establish a unifying taste and aesthetic – such as Southwest, Hawaiian luau, or clambake – and engage your guests in festive fun. Groom your grill. Make sure your grill is clean, preheated, and brushed lightly with vegetable oil before you begin. Don’t “flip out.” Grillers need only flip meats once; any more will negatively impact the flavor and texture. Put a twist on the classics. Rather than serving up plain old burgers and hot dogs, try adding an unusual kick to one or more dishes. Gourmet sliders, unusual spices, and exotic salads add excitement to an otherwise ho-hum    barbecue. Consider a caterer. Not everyone has the time or inclination to slave over a hot grill, and who can blame them? Fortunately, Handheld Catering offers barbecue favorites, like our watermelon arugula salad and scrumptious Hickory-smoked...

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