Beat the Winter Blues with Delicious Fruit Platters and Dessert Trays

Fruit Platters Offer an Attractive and Healthy Complement to Any Catered Event

Beautifully decorated fresh fruit plater at a catered eventWith winter now settled in for a few months, Toronto residents may become disillusioned by the limited choices in the produce departments of their local grocery stores.  Until the local growing season returns next year, there will be fewer types of fruit available, with many being imported from international markets, and several with a level of quality that can be somewhat questionable due to transportation and storage times.

But there are two facets to purchasing fruit in the winter of which local residents can rest assured: that quantities are often lower and costs are almost certainly much higher; it is for reasons such as this that people tend to eat less fruit throughout the winter season.  However, rather than being disenchanted by these circumstances, party hosts and event organizers can actually use it to their advantage – by including fresh fruit platters as part of their catering menus for private occasions or corporate gatherings.

Such fruit platters can provide an excellent, and healthy, complement to hot and/or cold foods served at a variety of functions such as:

  • Private dinner parties
  • Sports-themed parties
  • Open house-type functions
  • Corporate event receptions
  • Meeting breaks/lunch buffets
  • Fundraiser galas (intermissions)
  • And much, much more …

And what better way to include these fruit platters in any event menu than through the experience and expertise of a professional catering service such as Ida’s Kitchen, one of Toronto’s leading catering companies for more than 30 years.  The staff of Ida’s Kitchen can alleviate the worry for party hosts or event organizers by handling all aspects in the preparation of their fruit trays, such as:

  • Fresh fruit selection
  • Colourful combinations
  • Attractive presentations
  • Appropriate refrigeration
  • On-time delivery services

Ida’s Kitchen offers several types of fruit platters that may appeal to a variety of tastes:

  • Fresh Fruit Platter – berries, melons, grapes, tropical fruit
  • Exotic Fruit Kebobs – pieces of different fruits on a skewer
  • Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Platter
  • Watermelon Boat – a carved out rind filled with fruit pieces

Delightful Dessert Trays to Make Your Catered Event an Unqualified Success

Homemade chocolate dipped strawberriesWhile party guests and event attendees will indeed appreciate the inclusion of colourful and healthy fruit platters in any/all catering menus, especially during the winter months, it can be reasonably assumed that many would enjoy a selection of desserts too.  There is just something irresistible about beautifully-detailed dessert trays boasting a variety of bite-sized baked goods to cap off a catered party, reception, or corporate event.

Just imagine the amount of time and effort required on the part of the party host or the event organizers to bake, cut-to-size, plate, and/or chill such desserts until the time that they are to be served.  Once again, Ida’s Kitchen in Toronto removes those worries while providing the catering expertise necessary to convert the mouth-watering vision outlined above into appealing and delicious dessert trays for any function.

Based on the host’s preferences, in concert with the type of party/event and the number expected to attend, Ida’s Kitchen will prepare dessert trays displaying an assortment of:

  • Pastries
  • Mini-tarts
  • Dessert bars

Looking to serve fruit platters and/or dessert trays at your private party or corporate event but just do not have the time or inclination to prepare them?  Let one of Toronto’s leading catering professionals handle all of that work on your behalf.  Call Ida’s Kitchen today at 416-898-8097 to discuss your needs and choose the platters and trays that will make your event an unqualified success!

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