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2017 Wedding Catering Trends

Friday, January 20th, 2017 | Filed under: Wedding Caterer, wedding menu, Wedding Trends 2017 | author: By Keith Sly,    

Catering TrendsOne of the most stressful parts of the wedding planning process involves coordinating with the caterer to create a delectable menu for your big day. While many may be content with a run-of-the-mill menu, the food and beverages you choose to serve can truly transform you reception from ordinary to extraordinary. For years, wedding menus had a standard structure: The first course consists of a salad, followed by an entrée – chicken, beef or fish – and finally a piece of the delicious wedding cake for dessert.

However, times have changed. Today, chances are that your guests are savvy eaters with a broadened palette, and an appreciation for fine cuisine. In other words, traditional menus just won’t cut it. Your guests will be looking for some more unique than a standard chicken or fish plate, which is why it is important to hire a reputable catering company to ensure your guests will be happily satisfied with their meals and ready to hit the dance floor.

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Best-Of Wedding Cocktail Party Tips

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 | Filed under: Best Of, Wedding Cocktail Party, Wedding Drinks, wedding menu | author: By Iwan Stoev,    

Best-Of Wedding Cocktail Party TipsMany wedding guests look forward to the wedding cocktail party most, given the wide range of fabulous catering options in those spectacular stations and buffet dishes, as well as the many passed hors d’oeuvres that circulate around the party space, thrilling guests with the delectable menu options and gorgeous food presentation. Add in signature drinks and top-shelf drink at the bar, and guests are ready for enjoying and mingling in this relaxed pre-reception portion of your wedding celebration. At our weddings, we take great pleasure in helping our NJ wedding couples select each option of their cocktail party menus, and pairing many dishes with the perfect drink options. There has been a return to indulging wedding guests, giving them a great variety of menu choices so that everyone in attendance can enjoy the entirety of the cuisine offerings. We know that wedding guests often have special dietary restrictions and preferences, so our chefs work endlessly to develop menu options to suit all dietary needs.

To help you plan your standout cocktail party, we offer some of our top-viewed, Best-Of blog posts all about the cocktail party details:
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Sharing your Wedding Menu Planning Process with Your Parents

Saturday, January 30th, 2016 | Filed under: Parents and wedding planning, wedding menu, wedding planning, Wedding Venue’s Chef | author: By BLG,    

Sharing your Wedding Menu Planning Process with Your ParentsPlanning your wedding menu with the help of your NJ wedding catering team is one of the most enjoyable wedding planning tasks, as you create your list of delectable wedding menu items from your wedding chef’s list of possibilities and select a personalized wedding menu perfect for your day. They say the food makes the wedding, standing out as a remarkable and memorable foodie experience for all of your guests. A wedding featuring the top wedding menu trends and farm-fresh ingredients, plus your wedding catering venue’s expertise and magic with food preparation and presentation is sure to make your day even more amazing.tips dan trik android

Long before your big day, you’ll meet with your wedding venue’s banquet manager to choose the dishes for your wedding cocktail party menu, reception menu and dessert choices, at a meeting of the minds (and palates) that begins to turn your wedding menu wishes into reality. And many of our NJ wedding couples opt to bring their parents to the meeting, for their input and as a much-appreciated chance to share in the excitement of this important part of wedding planning.

Involving parents in wedding menu selection has become a big wedding trend for 2016, and we’re always happy to welcome wedding couples along with their parents for a menu adventure and the creation of the best wedding menu plan possible. Here are some tips for including your parents in the wedding menu planning process:
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Wedding Trends 2016: Wedding Menus

Monday, July 20th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding Dinner, wedding menu, Wedding Trends 2016 | author: By BLG,    

Wedding MenusWedding couples know that their guests are savvy foodies with an appreciation of fine cuisine and a sophisticated palate. They also know that wedding guests fully enjoy comfort food, sliders, and short ribs. So the big trend in wedding menus for 2016 is a blend of elevated cuisine like a perfectly-cooked Chateaubriand and chef-elevated comfort foods like mac n cheese (elevated by adding in lobster, goat cheese or the finest truffle oil.) A good rule of thumb for a wedding menu is offering dishes that guests don’t cook for themselves very often, and offering dishes that guests have never seen like this.

Here are the top wedding menu trends for 2016: Read more…

Wedding Etiquette: 5 Tips for Creating a Wedding Menu with Guests’ Dietary Rules in Mind

Sunday, April 12th, 2015 | Filed under: Wedding etiquette, wedding menu, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    

Menu It’s now a wedding planning Must to create a wedding catering menu offering dishes that can be enjoyed by guests who have particular dietary rules, such as eating gluten-free, vegan and Kosher. Many wedding couples now include Paleo cuisine in their wedding menus to accommodate their friends and family who adhere to that trendy diet. Read more…

Top New Wedding Trends 2014: Wedding Menus

Friday, June 27th, 2014 | Filed under: dream wedding, wedding dinner party, wedding menu | author: By BLG,    

weddingmenusBrides and grooms put a very high priority on their wedding menus, wanting their guests to enjoy delicious foods in a great variety, but they also want their wedding menus to be personalized, themed, and, especially, fun.

The top trends in wedding menus at the top wedding venues in New Jersey include:

  • Interactive stations. Delectable gourmet foods become even more exciting to wedding guests when a chef or server stands behind the station, preparing foods to order or serving guests’ choices of plated hot or cold hors d’oeuvres. Guests who consider themselves to be foodies, or who are fans of shows like Top Chef, find it very enticing to watch the chef in action, putting on a show, and making their food choices an experience.

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How to Make your Wedding Menus Fresh and Fun

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 | Filed under: wedding menu, wedding planning, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    
Kids Wedding Menu Trends

Wedding Menu

A fabulous wedding has the best catering options, the top trends in stations, fresh and healthy menu options, elaborate station displays, and delicious food that guests love and rave about for long after the wedding. You could choose the most beautiful reception venue, but if the food isn’t delicious and unique, the wedding itself will be disappointing to all.

It seems like a lot of pressure to put on yourselves about choosing the best wedding menu, but you’ll have plenty of help from the top wedding catering manager who will work with you to arrange the perfect collection of cocktail party stations and sit-down dinner menu choices, according to the dishes you both love. Here’s how to build your menu to co-create with your catering team a fresh and fun menu: Read more…

Wedding Guests with Special Dietary Needs

Thursday, November 29th, 2012 | Filed under: Party Planning, reception planning, Rehearsal Dinner, Wedding Cocktail Party, wedding dinner party, wedding menu, wedding planning | author: By BLG,    
Special Dietary Needs

Wedding Menu

When thinking about your wedding menu – for your cocktail party, your wedding reception dinner, and your wedding cake and desserts, be sure to keep in mind your guests’ special dietary requirements.

It’s now become far more prevalent for our New Jersey and New York City wedding couples to customize their wedding catering choices with a large selection of food items that their gluten-free and vegetarian guests can enjoy. Brides and grooms have read horror stories on wedding websites, wedding blogs and wedding message boards about weddings at which dietary-restricted guests could only pick on a small number of foods. They certainly don’t want that for their own wedding guests, nor do we. Read more…

Top Dessert Trends for Weddings

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 | Filed under: Party Planning, Wedding Cocktail Party, wedding dinner party, wedding ideas, wedding menu, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    
Top Dessert Trends for Weddings

Wedding Dessert

Wedding guests look forward to the dessert hour with great anticipation. Even as they savor your gourmet wedding menu, they’re looking forward to your spectacular wedding cake, decadent dessert buffet, and sweets stations.  Great desserts make a fabulous wedding unforgettable, as the last taste of your grand wedding impresses your guests tremendously.

Here are the top trends in wedding desserts to inspire you:

  • Individual dessert plates: Each guests receives his or her own plate arranged with a trio or collection of fresh-made desserts, such as a crème brûlée, amaretto cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake and a chocolate dipped berry. Another combination may be chocolate mousse, cheesecake with raspberry sauce, and berries. Read more…

Kids’ Wedding Menu Trends

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012 | Filed under: Bright Ideas, Bright Ideas for your wedding, Party Planning, reception planning, Wedding Cocktail Party, wedding dinner party, wedding menu, wedding receptions | author: By BLG,    
Kids Wedding Menu Trends

Kids Wedding Menu

If you think that kids’ menus at weddings consist of just chicken fingers and mini pizzas, think again. Today’s kids actually enjoy more adventurous foods in their everyday lives, so they’re perfectly happy with most of the items on your fine cuisine wedding menu. Perhaps with the exception of the raw seafood bar, and of course with parental supervision over kids’ food allergies. (Which is why we suggest placing food ID cards by each of your cocktail party menu items and carving stations.)

Here are some of the top trends in kids’ wedding menu choices:

  • Sushi. Since many parents prefer cooked sushi choices over raw for their kids, arrange with your wedding caterer to provide displays of cooked-item sushi choices.
  • Crab cakes, salmon cakes, lobster cakes, cod cakes…in sizes big enough to require two bites, not small balls posing choking hazards for kids.
  • Hummus and pita bread
  • Pastas with classic or creative sauces
  • Meatballs
  • Sliders, either as burgers or pulled pork, and we’ve seen requests for veggie burger sliders for the kids’ choices as well as the adults.
  • Macaroni and cheese is always a hit with kids.
  • Mashed potato and mashed sweet potato bars let kids create their  own creamy ‘sundaes’ with their choices of toppings.
  • Chicken tenders with a trio of kid-friendly sauces.
  • French fries cut in spiral styles or with unique flavors.
  • Mini pizzas topped with a variety of combinations, from four-cheese to vegetables to tiny bits of sausage.
  • Crudites and cooked vegetables served with fun flair at cocktail party stations.
  • Fruits cut into kid-friendly shapes, such as smiles, stars, and cartoon characters. Read more…

To make an appointment with a banquet manager, please contact us at 973-325-2060.