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Fall Wedding Catering for Bay Area Foodies

Wedding Catering Should Take Advantage of Fall Produce Although we’re entering the heart of the summer, autumn beckons around the corner with its colorful leaves, brisk breezes and cool nights. Especially in the beautiful Bay Area, fall can be the perfect time to host a wedding. Here’s a nice plus: if you’re a foodie planning a wedding during this season, your catering options are virtually limitless. Below are some ideas to consider as you game out your wedding menu. 1. Autumn-Themed Appetizers. Consider soups that include squash or other fall vegetables. If you would rather serve a salad, opt for salads with fall toppings, such as cranberries or pumpkin seeds. The best event catering companies should be familiar with these types of dishes and be able to create flexible and even spontaneous menus. Just be sure to taste samples before you make your final choices! 2. Entrees. For fall weddings, you can choose to serve traditional entrees, such as salmon, steak or chicken. However, you can also opt for something more “harvest season oriented,” such as Cornish hens or veal. Serve the meal with a fall-friendly side, such as candied carrots, cinnamon apples or sweet potatoes. 3. Desserts. As you consider the dessert options provided by your wedding catering...

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How to Choose the Best Wedding Catering Company for Your Venue

Wedding Catering Tips to Consider with the Venue Sometimes the search for reliable wedding catering companies can seem overwhelming. Hundreds of potential vendors might be able to help you throw a memorable event for your guests. But how should you think more constructively about the selection and planning process? Whether you’re strategizing a laid back, bohemian reception or a formal, classical meal, consider the expectations of your guests. What foods will complement the theme of your wedding day? What emotional experiences do you want your guests to have? Once you select a venue, you will be constrained in terms of which catering companies you can choose. Many venues only work with a prescribed list of caterers. So if you know a preferred caterer – perhaps someone you met through planning a corporate catering in the Bay Area, for instance, who did an amazing job – ask him or her which venues they service before choosing your venue. Your event catering company will likely offer several different serving styles, from family style table serving to a heavy appetizers cocktail party. Depending on the events and your schedule, you can choose anything from a small tasting menu to a full, three-course meal. Remember that tasting the menu...

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Wedding Brunch: A Growing Trend

Wedding Catering Tips Add a unique flair to your wedding ceremony by hosting a brunch reception instead of a more traditional dinner reception. With a morning wedding and brunch reception, you can enjoy a wider range of fantastic foods and have a more relaxed, casual celebration. (Alternatively, you can throw a brunch the day after the dinner reception to say “thanks again” to friends and relatives who’ve traveled from out of town and to keep the good vibes going.) Consider these tips to plan an ideal wedding brunch that will be remembered fondly for years: Offer luscious indulgences. An event catering specialist can use her expertise to create a menu laden with brunch classics like french toast casserole, omelettes, or frittatas. Handheld Catering features a variety of frittata choices, including bacon and cheddar cheese with fresh herbs and potato, caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, and fresh herbs. Have fun with drinks. Sipping spirits can spark exciting conversations and encourage people to be more social and celebratory. Consider setting up a mimosa bar or offering specialty teas or exotic juices to make your brunch reception sparkle. Serving brunch drinks at your wedding reception is a good way to break away...

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