How to WOW Guests with your Wedding Menu
Today I’m proud to bring you some tips and insight into wedding and event catering, provided by one of our favorite caterers in Central Florida, Big City Catering! We have partnered with Big City Catering on countless events and when I tell you they are all around top-notch in both food quality and service, I am not exaggerating! The menu is sometimes overlooked when it comes to wedding and event catering, but having been both the planner and a guest, I can tell you that a good menu really is memorable and can be a big part of the whole experience. Read on to see what our friends at Big City have to say…
Here at Big City Catering, we don’t have any set packages or menus so we really enjoy creating a custom menu for each couple that comes through our doors! We love how every one of our events is completely different from the next one. Here are some tips from us to help you chose catering for your next event:
- For those of you looking to “wow” your guests with some trendy and out-of-the-box items, Cocktail Hour is a great time to spice up your selections! Consider our Chicken and Waffle Bite or Beer Cheese Fondue Hors D’oeuvres.
Southern Fried Chicken and Belgium Waffle drizzled with Maple Syrup
A blend of Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Mild Colby Cheese, and Hearty Ales into a Creamy Piquant Fondue. Accompanied by Fresh Vegetables, Pretzels, and Bread Cubes for dunking.
- Consider the time of day you are serving the food and beverage. Most couple’s think that just serving Heavy Hors D’eouvres will save them money, but at the end of the day your guests will most likely be leaving hungry for a meal and it is about the same price as a buffet!
- Adding one station to your buffet is also a GREAT way to add in a “wow-factor” without totally breaking the bank. Like our Bacon Bar with Traditional Thick Cut Applewood Smoked Bacon, Chocolate Covered Bacon, Brown Sugar Candied Bacon, Apple Wood Smoked Balsamic Bacon, and Spicy Sriracha Bacon.
- When considering what style of meal you will serve, take into account your venue space, your guest count and the length you want the meal to be. For example, if you are looking for a plated meal, make sure there is a good sized kitchen for your caterer to use. As well as thinking about serving a plated meal for 50 guests will take about 20-30 minutes of service, while a plated meal of 150 guests will take about 40-50 minutes of service. If you are looking for the most cost effective or easiest option, Buffet is definitely the way to go!
Any way you slice it, putting some consideration into your wedding menu is a must when you’re putting on an incredible event. Think about food choices that fit your wedding style and most importantly, the feeling you want to create that day. Thank you Big City!