When it comes to business catering, it’s important that the best caterer is chosen to take the heat away from that very important business meeting. Be it a team building or a new product launch, you will find a caterer you will need for your day.
As a start, plan your menu in the full knowledge of your guests’ tastes and number. A tip is always not to over complicate it, as ‘less is more’ like the old adage goes. Consider is a fork buffet, hot buffet or a cold buffet is what is perfect for your guests. Simplicity is key but then again form always follow function. Consider theming your event, or if entertainment will add that extra spice. The more information you have when you get to talk to your caterer, the more likely it is to have a fabulous event.
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Canapés come in different flavours and tastes. They are a simple appetiser to get your guests going. They can also be decorative too. Canapés can come as a selection like the classic canapé selection of pork & chicken liver pâté with cranberry, avocado & prawn, pepper salsa & goat’s cheese topped crostinis or simply a salmon canapé again in different flavours like oriental crab roulade, cream cheese & chive sandwich, sundried tomato & red pepper triangle plus a lot of other types some homemade. Discuss with your caterer, again you might be surprised what more ideas there are.
We always advise a finger buffet not least because it free you up to have time to interact with your guests as mentioned earlier but also because of its simplicity. There is quite a lot you could consider for a finger buffet, from sandwich selections, snack selections to cheeseboards, nibbles, drumsticks, quiches, mini pies, and many more.
Deli plates of cold meats or smoked salmon, dips and crudités are equally great additions.
One pot hot dishes with a complex carbohydrate accompaniment is always a great choice. Remember that for hot buffets food hygiene regulations require that they be held for a maximum of two hours at least 65OC after which you’ve got to get rid of it. Also consider hot hold equipment will be required so a power point has to be accessible.
The range of hot dishes is pretty much only limited by imagination and scope. Other than that, chilli con carne, homemade pies, curries and chillies, Lasagnes are some of the main stream dishes most caterers will be comfortable preparing even at short notice.
Often over looked, drinks can not only spice of a buffet with their bustling colours and favours, they add to the whole buffet atmosphere. Consider cocktails even non-alcoholic cocktails as some guests will be driving back. If you are considering juice why not think of soft drinks, why not an interesting one, like elderflower, ginger beer and mint rather than plain juice or fizzy drinks adds impact. Remember to keep then chilled or have ice cubes on the side.
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