Party time! A chance to mix with your friends and families, to have a good time, to eat, drink and be merry.
Most of this you can organise yourself, but ‘eating’ requires food, and food requires catering. Good catering for a party can help make it a success and seriously reduce the stress in organising such an event. Here we talk about one of the aspects of catering to consider when planning a party.
Party food used to mean sausage rolls and various foods on cocktail sticks. This is no longer the case. A caterer, such as Gourmet Foods, can help arrange a sumptuous menu for your guests, making it a party to remember. For example, to start you could consider a soup with an international twist – such as a Singapore Laksa broth. Seafood is a contemporary favourite, such as crab bisque or salt and pepper squid. Or you may consider a more traditional option such as pate.
For the main course, you may also favour a more traditional meat dish – such as chargrilled rib-eye steak and chunky chips, or a lamb shank. Again, seafood is a popular choice. And don’t forget your vegetarian guests – risotto, goat’s cheese, and salads can all provide tasty alternatives to suit their palates.
Desserts are an important part of the meal. Again, you can consider more traditional desserts such as sticky toffee pudding, or more contemporary takes on dessert, such as chocolate fondues. And for those guests without a sweet tooth, cheese and biscuits is always guaranteed to go down well.
Finally, teas and coffees provide a good way to mark the end of a great meal.
Of course, after this, there is the business of the clearing and washing up. Even this doesn’t have to be a chore – a first class caterer, such as Gourmet Foods can include this as part of its service, allowing you peace of mind whilst you continue to entertain your guests.
As you can see, there are plenty of options available for party catering. It is always worth considering your options with a caterer to get a feel for how best to pull together the perfect catering to help make your party one to remember. The best companies will be able to guide you through the planning process from start to finish and listen to your requirements, working closely with you to make your party vision a reality.