Archive for March 2015

Easter Inspired Meals & Treats

With Easter Sunday just a few days away, you may have already planned out your Easter menu. In last week’s post, we shared a few suggestions and recipes for “must-have” menu items for spring events. Many of those recipes would also work out nicely for an Easter feast, regardless of how many guests you are…

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5 Must Have Menu Items at Your Spring Event

At Chef du Jour Catering, we are definitely excited that spring is finally here. For one thing, we have beautiful weather this time of year, making it a perfect season for events and special occasions. We also have three major holidays that occur in the spring: Easter, Passover, and Mother’s Day. And of course, the…

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This Goes With That: Food Pairings – Spring Edition

Are you getting excited about spring? We certainly are – spring is a beautiful time of year here in Portland! With warmer temperatures and flowers blooming, what’s not to love? Spring is also a wonderful time for hosting events. Keep in mind that the food and drinks served this time of year tend to be…

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What to Expect When Hiring A Caterer

Portland Oregon event catering

Event attendees are most likely to anticipate – and remember – the food and drinks that are served than any other part of an event. Since most events are often defined by their menus, one of your most important activities for event planning involves hiring the right caterer. You may already have an idea of…

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How Much Food is Too Much?

There is more to food planning than simply deciding upon which foods you think your guests will enjoy eating. One of the most common problems with hosting an event often centers on deciding how much food you should serve while staying within your budget. Of course, you want plenty of food on hand for your…

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