Catering Tips: Surprise Your Guests with Creativity in Your Meals

Posted on December 16, 2013


Surprise Your Guests with Creativity in Your Meals

When having a dinner party and catering for guests we often lose the run of ourselves in the kitchen and forget to be creative. It is fun bringing that spark back into your cooking and creating dishes you know your guests will never forget. Use your imagination and come up with aesthetically beautiful and tasty dishes that are guaranteed to blow your guests away. Do not forget to be health conscious. Obesity and childhood obesity levels are at epidemic levels so it is always important to be mindful of ingredients and portion sizes. Here are a few ideas to help surprise your guests with creativity in your meals.

Burrito Bar

Transform your kitchen into your very own Burrito Bar! This is a fun, easy and creative way to serve up dinner. Prepare all of your ingredients, chicken, fish or steak and vegetables the night before. Lay all of the ingredients out in separate containers on your kitchen table, including salsas, sour cream and cheese. Have your guests line up at the bar and ask them exactly what they want. You can create tasty, personalised burritos to suit everybody’s taste!

Pizza Muffins

If you want to make an alternative appetiser, we’ve got a great suggestion for you, pizza muffins! These are simple to make and so tasty. Here’s everything you need:

  • 1½ cups of flour
  • 1½ teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Italian seasoning
  • 1½ cups of milk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups of grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups diced pepperoni
  • Tomato pizza sauce for dipping

So, what’s next? Mix the flour, baking powder and seasoning in a large bowl. Whisk in the milk and eggs, then add the cheese and stir everything together. Let the mixture set for about ten minutes and allow it to thicken. Pour the mixture into a lined muffin tin and bake for approximately 30 minutes in a preheated oven at 350. Voila! Your guests are guaranteed to be surprised with this tasty treat and kids love them too.
They are just a few creative suggestions to surprise your dinner guests. If you have any other ideas, we would love to know! Bon Apetit!