3 Ideas for Your Corporate Catering Menu

Are you planning an appreciation luncheon or dinner for your employees? Or perhaps you’re hosting a meeting with new or potential clients and would like to serve a nice meal? If so, you may consider learning more about corporate catering options. Sure, sandwiches and pizza are usually acceptable for your more casual corporate meetings. However,…

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When to Serve Hors D'Oeuvres

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When it comes to menu planning for an event, one of the most common questions people have is about hors d’oeuvres. First, event planners may question whether they should serve them at all. Then, if they decide they should serve them, they may wonder which hors d’oeuvres they should offer. In this post, we’ll cover…

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Foods to Avoid Serving at Your Wedding

With every wedding comes the stress of selecting the appropriate foods to serve at the reception. Often, the catering ends up being one of the most memorable aspects of your wedding. Of course, you hope for guests who rave to their friends and families about the foods you served. But mostly you want guests who…

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5 Must-Have Menu Items at Your Winter Event

When it comes to winter foods, many of us have our favorite seasonal menu items we typically associate with this time of year. The colder weather of the winter season tends to enhance our cravings for “comfort” foods. These include any of the foods and/or drinks that warm us up when it’s cold outside. At…

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Creating a Winter Wonderland

“A beautiful sight, we’re happy tonight. Walking in a winter wonderland.” ~ Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith The coldest months of the year are drawing near, and it’s truly a magical time. Winter appeals to all of our senses: As we experience the smells and tastes of our favorite cold-weather foods and beverages; while…

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Drinks for the Holidays: Say, “Cheers” with These Holiday Drinks!

The holidays are getting closer – are you ready? You may start receiving invitations to holiday parties soon, if you haven’t already. Perhaps you’re planning your own festivities. Whether your plans involve a simple dinner at home or a huge gala (or somewhere in between), seasonal drinks are always fun to serve to your guests.…

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5 Must-Have Menu Items at Your Fall Event

Portland is turning the corner to the crisp, beautiful days of fall. While temps are still high, the cool morning air and slowly dropping leaves give us a yearning for comfort food. If you are planning a fall event, here are 5 must-haves for your menu – they are sure to satisfy! Alternative Grains: Say…

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The Steps to Planning a Successful Event

Hosting and/or planning an event can be extremely stressful. If you’re not used to event planning, the process can seem overwhelming at first, but with a few guidelines and some easy steps, you can pull it off like a pro. Step 1: Determine Guest List The number of attendees at your party will determine many…

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Beginners Guide to Grilling

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The summer is winding down, but that doesn’t mean that grilling season is over! Grilling is the classic food prep method of choice for game day barbeques and can be a great way to add flavor and easy cleanup to your menu prep. An added bonus: many stores put their “summer” inventory on sale this…

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This Goes With That: Food Pairings

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Somewhere along the way, during your journey into adulthood and attendance at tastings, dinner parties, and the like, you might have picked up a thing or two about food pairings. Food pairing can refer to combining different foods whose flavors pair well together or pairing food with beverages that complement each others’ flavors. Foodpairing.com is a…

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