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Full Service Caterers vs Restaurants That Cater

Full service caterers vs restaurants that cater seems to be one of the top questions people have when choosing  a caterer now days. With so many restaurants advertising, “WE NOW CATER” we can see why it can get a little confusing! Truthfully, there are many restaurants that do a fantastic job at catering events. Please know this post is not to bash restaurants that cater, by any means. Our intentions are simply to show the similarities and differences so you can make a fully informed decision. It’s just like anything else – before you choose, do a little research and ask questions to make sure you really know what you’re getting for your money. The definition of “cater” can be different depending on who you hire.

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Changing Environments

Full service caterers are used to adapting to different environments because their work place is always changing. Setting up kitchens and working out of garages, open fields, warehouses or beautiful wedding venues is just a typical day.  Being exposed to extreme heat, cold, wind and sideways rain is just another work day obstacle. Because of these things, full service caterers are very good at being prepared and making split minute decisions to adapt quickly. Continue reading

Planning A Tasting With Your Caterer

These days, one of the most exciting things for a bride and groom while planning their wedding is having a tasting with their caterer!  Believe it or not, years ago this wasn’t even a thing. Word of mouth, good reviews or tasting the food at someone else’s wedding was the trusted way.  But, nowadays, getting a chance to sample the cuisine before hand has become a high priority for most couples.

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Pre Tasting

Before the actual tasting, it is very important you have a informative conversation with your caterer. In most cases, you’ve already collected some sort of menu, pricing information and established that they are available the day of your wedding. But, there are a few more things that your caterer needs to know before they prepare your food presentation. Continue reading

Popular Wedding Food Trends Of 2017

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Happy New Year! And with the new year comes new and exciting wedding food trends!! Of course, some 2016 trends are happily sticking around, like food trucks and mini everything. But there are a few new trends in 2017 that are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Custom. Custom. Custom.  We can’t say it enough. Create menus that tell YOUR story. Where are you from? Where did you and your partner meet? What foods do you like to share? All very important questions that will help make Continue reading