If you’re looking to throw a party in Sarasota, Florida, you’ll want to make sure the food is a hit. With so many catering options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to pick the perfect one. Here are some of our tried and true suggestions for your next event:
When planning a menu for a private party, there are several factors to consider.
- It is important to determine how many guests will be attending the party. This is the very first thing you must do whether you are planing a wedding, or an intimate dinner. Make the guest list. No matter where else you try to start, you will always come back to needing the approximate guest count first. This can help determine where the party will take place. From here, we create a custom quote for you with the appropriate number of staff members, any necessary rentals, and food portions. Why spend time researching different catering options, looking at menu ideas online, and trying to decide what your budget is going to be if you don’t even know how many guests you are entertaining?
- Secondly, it is important to consider any dietary restrictions or allergies that your guests may have. This will help you to ensure that there are options available for everyone and we are pleased to be able to accommodate each individual with no additional stress or thought on your part. Just send the notes our way and Chef will start planning a suggested menu.
- Consider the style of menu and type of service. You may choose a buffet presentation, a served multi-course meal, or a walking style menu. If you are not planning to provide seating for each guest at a table, that is totally okay! We actually very much enjoy an event where the focus is on socializing, mingling, enjoying the space, and moving around! We call these “walking style menus.” These items are easy to serve and eat, such as bite-sized appetizers or finger foods. You don’t have to sacrifice quality or level of sophistication. We can make innovative adjustment to a menu item to create a seem less experience for your guests.
Ultimately, you know your family and friends best! You have a sense of what they like or don’t like and what would wow them at your party. Share with us your vision and let us do the rest.