Post # 1
My fiance and I have been at this all night. Trying to pick some foods out of a really big list from a potential caterer. We’re thinking about either a buffet or stations, and so it could end up that most or all or what we taste will be in the different stations (since we’ll be tasting about 3 of each thing – entree, veggie, salad, starch). So confusing! There are lots of different kinds/international foods. We just don’t know how to choose for this tasting. I was thinking we should do a variety to see how well they handle different tastes– like the mango chicken, an italian thing, some asian stuff, but I’m not sure that’s what I want and some things are sticking out to me that I think could build a cohesive menu.
What did you do for yours?
Post # 3
For our tasting, we decided on 1) Things we wanted to eat and 2) Things we thought the majority of our guests would not mind eating. (so nothing exotic or too spicy for the cousins) I would pick things for the tasting that you could see creating a cohesive menu. No use tasting the potstickers if you think you want Italian food, right? And to decide that unifying theme, think about what you order at restaurants, what kind of food do you cook at home? What do you generally like best?
Hope this helps!
Post # 4
Thanks! I hadn’t thought about the exotic or spicy being a problem for some guests…
I think we ended up going for things that we wanted to eat. Thanks for reminding me that this should be about us! I wasn’t thinking about what we generally like to eat, I was just looking at their list. I know that the caterer will do things not on their list, so after this, we really need to think about what we like best that we want to share with our guests.
Post # 5
we did our from a price advantage we know our price point per plate. so anything above it we crossed off. then we narrowed down to what we knew everyone would eat, roast chicken, chicken breast,pasta,salad, and of course our traditional new mexican food green chile chicken enchiladas, spanish rice, beans, and homemade tortillas. after tasting everything and, checking portion sizes, cost, and plate presentation, and sitting there eating for literally 2 hours!!! we chose our ENCHILADAS!! and no they are the sloppy looking mess from mexican restaurants they were plated beautifully!!!! and we know everyone will enjoy them and out out of town guest can have some tradtional new mexican food too!!!
Post # 6
We chose based on what we liked most. We also picked things for the majority, as well as, vegetarian appetizers and entrees. For appetizers, we kept them pretty light, so guests wouldn’t feel too full or greasy (since they’ll be finger foods).