Advantages of Serving Catered Hors d’oeuvres at Your Party
Hors d’oeuvre Catering Services Offer Many Benefits to Hosts and Their Guests
When hosting a corporate event or private dinner function, the organizers might wrestle with a variety of decisions throughout their event planning. The venue, the catering, the guest list, and any entertainment are all factors that need to be considered in relation to the scope of the function and the likes/dislikes of the attendees.
Of course, one of the most, if not the most, important considerations will be the choices of menu items and the type of food service. Such decisions may/will need to embrace:
- Hot and/or cold food options
- Appetizers, entrees, desserts
- Alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages
- Served meal or buffet-style service
- Allergies/special dietary requirements
- Time of day/time allotted for the meal
While some of these decisions may be influenced by time and circumstances, one option that may appeal to all parties, organizers and guests alike, would be the catered service of hors d’oeuvres during the reception period or cocktail hour. Having hors d’oeuvres, or finger foods, passed/served before the main meal, regardless of the type/format of that meal service, offers numerous benefits to the party hosts and/or their guests:
- The flexibility to serve/enjoy hot and cold items
- A variety of food choices to please most/all tastes
- Helps ‘tide over’ appetites until main meal is served
- Opportunity to appeal to various dietary preferences
- Ability to stagger service to accommodate late arrivals
- Allowing a casual environment for conversation/socializing
- Separating foods to avoid cross-contamination of allergens
To ensure that the hors d’oeuvres portion of the corporate event/party runs as smoothly as possible, organizers will want to wisely choose their event catering services provider. Little spells trouble for a party or event or can do more damage to the host’s reputation than a corporate catering service that metaphorically drops the ball or, in more explicit terms, drops the platters.
For experienced and professional event reception and catering services, including finger foods and hors d’oeuvres catering, many party hosts and host organizations will turn to the staff from Ida’s Kitchen. The food preparers and servers from Ida’s Kitchen are fully aware of the importance to deliver diverse and flavoursome menu selections in a fashion that reflects positively on the event and on the event organizers; in turn the goal of Ida’s Kitchen is to please all clients and their guests with a great combination of flavours and spices, served in a timely and skilled manner.
Furthermore, Ida’s Kitchen can attend to all facets of corporate or private event catering, from set-up time to meal service to post-function clean-up, thereby allowing hosts and their guests to enjoy the party or program worry-free from start to finish.
Hors d’oeuvres Catering Options that Leave Guests with a Lasting Impression
The cocktail reception menus offered and served by the catering professionals at Ida’s Kitchen are prepared with the level of care and attention necessary to make these hors d’oeuvres and finger foods appealing to all tastes. Menu selections and flexibility options consist of, but are not limited to, a wide variety of:
- Hot and cold foods
- International cuisine
- Vegetarian selections
- Meat, poultry, seafood
- Cheeses, fruit, pastries
- Dips, sauces, and glazes
- Mild, sweet, spicy flavours
- And much more …
For event hosts or organizers who may prefer some guidance on the menu choices that might be best for their function, an Ida’s Kitchen menu consultant will be most happy to recommend various options that could be appropriate for the type of event/party and the nuances of the guests.
For further information on cocktail reception and hors d’oeuvres catering services from Ida’s Kitchen.
Planning a corporate or private function that will be professionally catered? Consider the many benefits of including served hors d’oeuvres during the cocktail hour or pre-event reception. Call Ida’s Kitchen today at 416-898-8097 to develop a menu that is right for your guests and will leave them with a positive and lasting impression of your event.