So you’ve decided to throw a party! The event is fast approaching and you are in need of a little inspiration for your buffet… Lucky for you, we are pretty good at catering for parties. Here are some of ideas to make sure your party is both creative and impressive. The food you choose to cater your event must reflect the theme (if any) of your party. Even if you do not have a set theme, you will (hopefully) have an idea of the people attending and the tone the party should have.
BIGGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER: ‘EAT ME, DRINK ME’ INSPIRATIONS FROM ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Get inspired by Alice in Wonderland and shrink food into smaller, bitesize portions. Not only will this make sampling the different foods on offer at your event more easier, it will have people talking about the presentation as much as the taste. If your event is more laid-back, try bitesize hamburgers and hotdogs. If you are looking for a little more elegance, how about a bouquet of cherry tomato tulips stuffed with cream cheese?
ALL IS NOT WHAT IS SEEMS: DECEPTIVE FOOD THAT IS SURE TO CAUSE A PLEASANT SURPRISE
One way to cause a stir at your buffet and break the culinary norms by making typically sweet foods savoury and typically. Start with popcorn, popcorn is already a food that has spanned both sweet and savoury, but it’s time to break the monotony of sweet and salted and if you think caramel-flavoured counts as creative. Think again! Sprinkle with parmesan for a cheesy kick, go all sugar and spice with cinnamon and cane sugar or if you want ideas that will definitely get the crowd talking, how about glazing the popcorn kernels in one of 1883 Maison Routin’s interesting flavoured syrups before popping them in the microwave and your popcorn could taste of anything from red peppers and pistachios to amaretto and coffee.
THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAIL: IDEAS FOR MAKING YOUR FOOD STAND OUT ON THE BUFFET TABLE
Producing great food is only half the battle. Getting people to notice it is another. Here are our best ideas for presentation to keep in mind when you are catering for parties. One of the biggest trends in food presentation as of late has been ‘vertical’. Rather than going with the horizontal flow, try mixing up the flat design of your food with options that reach for the ceiling and stand out on the buffet table. Whether it’s seasoned polenta chips in a tall serving glass or vegetable bouquets that stand upwards on the plate, going ‘vertical’ when catering for parties just might be the answer to standing out.