Reception food: a little bit of spice OK?

posted 3 years ago in Food
  • poll: A little bit of spice OK?
    Yes the spice will be OK : (53 votes)
    87 %
    No choose another option : (8 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
    85 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    2657 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    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
    2818 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    10748 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    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
    22124 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    8483 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @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
    1881 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    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
    729 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Any way to have the spicy sauce on the side?

    Post # 14
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    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
    313 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    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
    2381 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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,??  

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