Post # 1
So we just had our tasting with the caterer last night and let me just say I am soooooo happy with our choice of caterer. The food was nothing short of amazing. She has made it so hard to choose tho.
I just have one question. We all loved the chicken she made and are leaning toward having this. It was a chicken breast with a 16 spice rub topped with a roasted red pepper sauce. We all LOVED it! However it did have a bit of a kick to it. Nothing that couldn’t be handled by any means. I don’t like super spicy things but this wasn’t super spicy just mild-medium. My only concern is that I know some people don’t like spice at all in their food. I can’t think of anyone off the top of my head of the wedding guests that don’t but I’m sure there are some. We are having a buffet and the other meat option will be a beef tenderloin, so there will be another option if they don’t like the chicken. So my question is would you serve something that had a bit of spice to it or should I go with one of the other options? (this was the only chicken option)
Post # 3
At first I was concerned but if there’s a second option I think it’s totally fine. The only reason I say that is I know some people have health issues that means they really can’t have spicy food (my grandmother will get really sick if she does). But as long as there’s a non-spicy option I don’t see a problem… especially when that other option is delicious beef tenderloin!
Post # 4
We have the exact same situation. We are choosing a beef with a little bit of a kick to it. But, our chicken is pretty plain. We chose a fairly bland chicken on purpose so pretty much anyone can eat it. Your choices are fine!
Post # 5
As long as there’s another meat option, I think you’ll be fine. I would only be concerned about the spice if the chicken was the only meat available at the buffet. I love spicy food and your chicken dish sounds awesome!
Post # 6
I would put a note on the menu that it’s a bit spicy. I would then steer clear of it myself since spice can often ruin a meal for me unfortunately 🙁 I love beef tenderloin so I’d pick that option 😀
My SO dumps hot sauce on everything and I am in awe lol.
Post # 7
My only thought would be what if they non-spicy person can’t have red meat? A friend of mine had a fit at a conference because there was a turkey sandwich, a tuna sandwich and a roast beef sandwich. The turkey sandwich had bacon on it, but the caterers probably assumed that anyone who can’t have red meat or pork would just have the tuna. But she is allergic to seafood and doesn’t eat pork or red meat. Since you’re serving chicken and beef (and the spice factor is a concern for you) I’d make the chicken the catchall option, rather than being the option that some people will avoid.
Post # 8
At first I thought ehhhhh maybe not (I’m one of those people who hates spice), but then I see that you have a backup meat option so I think that’s fine. Maybe just have a note on the chicken dish that it’s spicy, otherwise I think you’re ok.
Post # 9
I think if the spice is pretty mild and you have another option, it’s fine to serve! Nice of you to be conscientious of your guests’ tastes though. 🙂
Post # 10
I love spicy food so I would love it. It doesn’t even soundy spicy, it just sound like it is made with spices! Plenty of spices are not hot at all. Some people are just picky or can’t have it though. As long as there’s another option.
I have an uncle that thinks lasagna is too “spicy.” Some people just can’t be satisfied and/or prefer really bland food (at least in my family!)
Post # 11
@Western: if you are having another less-spicy option, then you should be ok. just make sure that your guests are aware of which menu item is spicy. i would be more concerned of not them just liking it but if someone ate it because it’s on their plate, they may have stomach issues later in the night. i would not want someone to be feeling sick at my wedding.
Post # 12
Since it’s a buffet, you are in the clear. If it were plated then I would say it’s cause for concern bc the anti-spice people would be stuck with it. But as long as there are other options it’s fine. And I would label the chicken something like 16-Spice Chicken, or Peppered Chicken so that guests know it’ll have some kick to it.
Post # 13
Any way to have the spicy sauce on the side?
Post # 14
That sounds delicious!
It’s totally fine. If someone refuses to eat something with spice AND red meat AND can’t make a meal of whatever sides you have…sorry that’s just being too picky and it’s not your responsibility to cater to that.
Post # 15
I’m biased. We are nice and white. But we had Korea and Indian food at the reception. The kimchi certainly had a kick!!
Some people need a little spice in their lives.
Post # 16
I can’t do any spice, and I don’t eat beef tenderloin…… I’d be screwed lol.
can you have a few chicken breasts with no spice,??