Post # 1
Hello Lovely Bees!
This is as far off wedding related as one can get I believe.
I have started a small bakery and we have our first catering job this weekend! EEEE I am so excited! They company requested asked for 3 trays of wraps, two trays of desserts, and one side. I don’t curently offer any sides but they requested one and said they didn’t care what it was so my question to you…
What Side dish which is easy to make for 40 people would you most want at a business meeting
Fruit Salad? Pasta Salad? Veggie Tray?
I need your suggestions, I am failing at creativity right now.
Post # 3
I guess it depends on your dessert. Fruit salad is always popular at my work. some people don’t eat carbs or dessert but eat fruit. pasta salad (especially if you keep it vegetarian) is pretty popular too.
Post # 4
Fruit salad! It can act like a side, or it can serve as a dessert for those who aren’t into baked goods.
Post # 5
Congrats on your first catering job! It’s so awesome that you stared your own business.
If I were attending the meeting I’d go for the fruit salad, so that’s what I voted for. Pasta salad also seems to be popular. I’ve worked at a lot of hotels and seen a lot of catering presentaitons, for what it’s worth.
Post # 6
Thank you ladies! I can’t wait and am so nervous for this first gig, I allready have another one lined up and sever people who are attending this workshop that I am catering are the people who helped me get the business off the ground so I want to make it an especially big thank you for them!
The desserts are 1 tray of cookies and 1 tray of cupcakes in assorted flavors
I think you ladies are right that a fruit salad is a good idea for those people who might not be in to baked desserts and might be avoiding carbs.
Thank you so much! Will let you know how it goes!
Post # 7
The fruit is too close to dessert. Since you already have that, i’d do a veggie tray. A lot of people at my work are always wary of pasta salad type dishes (since they can cause food bourne illness if they aren’t kept at the right temp and you just never know. Of course, we all work in microbiology on human pathogens, so take that as you will!). But, they always chow down on the veggies!!
Post # 8
Veggies are low carb as well….if that’s who you are trying to accommodate.
Post # 9
Congratulations on your new business and first catering job! You didn’t say WHEN the meeting was so I’m probably too late to vote or put my 2 cents in! But I would go for the veggie tray since you already have dessert. Please let us know how it went!