Post # 1
Hi all, I need some help!
So we are having a destination wedding in Cabo and a local reception for everyone that couldn’t make it to our Destination Wedding a month or 2 after Cabo. The problem is I’m Chinese and he is mexican/native american and both families are picky eaters 🙁 We are thinking of having the reception catered–but how do we mix american, chinese, and mexican together? Can we have more than 1 caterer (i’m not sure if the caterer’s would be upset with this)?
Or we can have 1 caterer and I can order a bunch of Chinese food. The thing is, I this is not going to be a super formal event, but I would like it to still look and feel well done and classy (without breaking the bank of course )
I would appreciate any and all suggestions. And we ARE flexible.. we just want to make sure no one feels offended and that the reception doesn’t come off cheap & tacky.
Thank you all!
Post # 3
Are you looking for a caterer for the Cabo wedding, or for the local reception?
For the local reception, I would say probably order in Chinese food & hire a Mexican-American fusion caterer. OR, hire an Asian-American fusion caterer (probably more common) & order in Mexican.
For the wedding, I’m not sure what kind of caterers you would have there to choose from, so I dunno if I can help you.
Post # 4
oh, sorry! I’m trying to figure out food for the local reception. We may go with a buffet menu for cabo, so hopefully we’re good there 🙂
Post # 5
For my reception, I started with an Indian caterer (I’m Indian/American and my husband is Mexican/Black) and while the caterer wasn’t thrilled about the idea, he worked with me to develop a “flow” to the food. He talked me out of my original triple-fusion idea and into just Indian-Mexican. We decided to treat birria like another curry dish (to have with Indian rice and naan) and had tamales as a side dish. It was delicious.
Another tactic is to split courses, perhaps Mexican appetizers and dessert (tres leches cake!) and Chinese entrees.
Either way, start talking to caterers! They are creative problem-solvers who love food 🙂
Good luck! I’m sure it will be amazing.