page offers tips on menu selection. All of our set menus are
selected to be balanced and to appeal to a wide audience.
But should you want to build your own buffet menu, please
bear in mind the following: -.
The biggest mistake that people make is choosing too much
of the same type of dish base ingedient. Just because you
or your boss like chicken, don't go overboard - there will
be people who dislike chicken, or prefer a wider selection
of choice, such as beef, fish, or vegetarian options. A menu
consisting of chicken sandwiches, chicken tikka skewers and
chicken vol-au-vents may seem delightful to some, but boring
and sickly to the majority. Select your
menu to reflect an even balance to cater for all tastes -
if you do that your menu will be appreciated and your event
catering a success.
Know your guests:
In any gathering of people at least one in ten will be a vegetarian
and at least one in fifty may be vegan or kosher, so the rule
is: 'know your guests and always ask for any special dietary requirements on
Then choose enough variety to cater for those guests marking
those dishes which are suitable for them. Do not mix platters
with different foods unless you know it is acceptable, since
certain religions cannot eat from plates also containing other
foods which are taboo for them.
Where are people going to be eating,
what is the environment and who is attending? Finger
buffets can be served practically anywhere, but eating a fork
buffet can be awkward if it is a crowded venue, or if there
are no tables and chairs available for eating at - yes, the
majority of people can eat with a fork standing up, but if
you are elderly, or have a disability it can be difficult
without access to seating.
Know what you are trying to achieve:
Are you trying to create an impression?
Is this an important landmark celebration?
are catering for an upmarket event or a product launch a dressed salmon is a good centre piece to have and makes a real impression. You
might also want to choose a menu with some luxury items to create
a better impression. Items such as smoked salmon, caviar,
king prawns, parma ham and exotic fruits. Ask our experienced
catering staff for advice if you are unsure.
it is a celebration where a special cake will enhance the
celebration. With advance notice we can provide a freshly
baked cake from a choice of recipes, which can be iced with
a special message, or designed with a company logo.
Allow enough budget to professionally cater for your guests,
since their impression of you can be
affected by the quality, variety and amount of food you serve.
you choose Princes Catering it is our job to help make your
menu and event a success.
We have years of experience catering to the public and corporate
organisations large and small, so take advantage of that experience
and ask us if you need guidance about your menus, or are looking
for ideas to make your occasion that little bit different.