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Tips on Establishing Your Catering Menu

Tips on Establishing Your Catering Menu

The best way to go about planning for catering menu and services in your wedding is to prepare a detailed plan of the menu that you would wish served on your special day. Have in mind the equipment’s that are needed to prepare the food and those that will be used to serve the food. Proper planning is fundamental and will result in a successful wedding day. Here are some tips.

  • Come up with a menu that you love. The best way to achieve success is to ensure that the menu to be prepared suites your taste and that of your spouse. It is also fair to consider the number of guests you expect to attend the wedding for this will help you make the budget estimation and come up with an approximation of the cost. It is wise to shop and confirm that all the ingredients are available and ensure they are well prepared. Test all the recipes before the special day, so that if there are any adjustments needed before the big day, they are done in good time to avoid inconveniences.
  • The food should be kept simple. You should strike a balance between keeping the food simple and making the meal a unique delicacy. If you expect your guests to turn-out in large numbers, this should not be the right time to experiment on a new recipe. This may affect the quality of the meal. It is safe to consider that the guests comprise of people at different age brackets. Children prefer simple foods that can be easily digested, and you should not use more spices on children’s food as they have a sensitive stomach. Those given the role of serving food should advise the guests on ingredients used to avoid complications as others are subjected to special diets. Ensure that the meal contains a balanced diet and you can serve the guests with fruits to complement the dish.
  • Ensure that food preparation is safe and sanitary. Make sure that food preparation meets the hygienic standards. The process should involve safe food handling methods where those preparing food are advised to use gloves when handling and when serving food.  To ease this process, you can consider hiring a supporting crew in order to reduce the workload.

Since guests might not attend the wedding reception, it is good to plan for the leftovers as they should be well utilized and not considered as waste.