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Vegan Catering Tips: Your Meatless Dinner is served!

March 27, 2014

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vegan catering

Years ago, an upscale catered affair meant caviar, heavy, cream-soaked dishes, and prawn cocktails whilst the guests smoked the night away. If something wasn’t appealing to your particular taste buds, well, that was just too bad.

Of course, times have certainly changed, and the catering industry has changed along with them. Many people are requesting fresher, lighter and healthier fare, and today’s caterer acknowledges that tastes and lifestyles are widely varied, and will be able to create dishes that will tantalize his entire clientele.

The primary reason for hiring a caterer is to ensure everyone’s dietary preferences will be, well, catered to, so first things first: let’s nix the idea that ve

Catering 101 – Easy Ways to Throw An Amazing Party Every Time

March 19, 2014

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Catering 101

Throwing a great party starts with great food. While many people are not sure what to serve for a particular function, they have many more choices then they realize. The best thing about throwing a party is the infinite choices that people have in feeding everyone at the event and theming the party towards something that really sings to them. With these simple tips, everyone can get a party that is going to be exciting for everyone who attends and delicious at the same time.

Choose A Theme That Is Food-Related

The party could have an island theme and feature island-inspired foods. The party could be a barbecue and feature actual barbecued meats or a wine and cheese night with treats from www.cheesesticks.com. The party

What Makes a Table Wine?

March 18, 2014

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Table Wine

When it comes to choosing a wine, people can become very specific about their preferences, their experiences and their choices. There seems to be a notion that the kind of wine a person selects can relate to their social status, their wine knowledge and their cultural tastes. While that may be true for some, for the vast majority, wine is a beverage to be enjoyed, not dissected. You choose a wine based on the flavor, by what you are eating or what the price may be. However, there are some distinctions to make when it comes to selecting certain kinds of wine.

There is the celebration wine, gift wine, anniversary wine, trying-to-impress wine and then there is table wine. There are very specific distinctions between the different kinds but let’s attempt to explain how you should go about ch

What Makes a Table Wine?

March 18, 2014

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Table Wine

When it comes to choosing a wine, people can become very specific about their preferences, their experiences and their choices. There seems to be a notion that the kind of wine a person selects can relate to their social status, their wine knowledge and their cultural tastes. While that may be true for some, for the vast majority, wine is a beverage to be enjoyed, not dissected. You choose a wine based on the flavor, by what you are eating or what the price may be. However, there are some distinctions to make when it comes to selecting certain kinds of wine.

There is the celebration wine, gift wine, anniversary wine, trying-to-impress wine and then there is table wine. There are very specific distinctions between the different kinds but let’s attempt to explain how you should go about ch

How to Have Fancy Hors D’Oeuvres

March 17, 2014

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hors d'oeuvres

When you are trying to plan a get together, or celebration there are a multitude of factors to consider. Things like location, guest lists, themes, cocktails, and food are the paramount concerns but when focusing on these parts, many people seem to forget to plan the hors d’oeuvres. They may not be the focal point of your party but when they are not good, they can put a tone to your event that you may not appreciate.

Hors d’oeuvres function the same way at parties that appetizers do in restaurants. They are meant to awaken the appetite, get people excited about the food and get them enjoying something as soon as they enter your soiree. When you do not take the time to plan something or

Serving Wines at the Perfect Temperatures

March 14, 2014

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Serving Wines

Most wine connoisseurs will tell you that there are a multitude of factors to consider when deciding if a wine is acceptable. Conditions like region, year, additives, weather, even the glassware you use. All of these things give a bottle of wine the particular taste is having. What many do not realize is that the temperature is also a major contributor to the taste you associate with your wine selection. This article is going to explore the proper temperatures that your favorite wine should be served at so you can have a better drinking experience and get the most out of every bottle.

For those light, dry whites, roses, and sparkling wines, it is important to keep them at a cool 40-50 degrees. When yo

Catering for Guests with Special Dietary Requirements

March 7, 2014

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Catering for Guests

You’d hate to plan a large party and not have enough food for everyone, right? Well there are more considerations than just the quantity and the quality of the food being offered.

Whenever catering for any event, large or small, it’s important to take into consideration any special requirements the guests may have. Are there any guests with allergies? How about special dietary needs?

Those two questions can be enough to make a caterer afraid to try anything exotic or unusual for fear of leaving some guests out from enjoying the meal. Not to worry though.

With just a little forethought and planning, any even