6 Simple Dinner Dishes for Caterers to Serve At Events

Are you planning a special event, one with a sit-down meal, but you are not sure what to serve to make it memorable?

We know a lot of work goes into restaurant kitchens and catering companies; however, instead of our normal kitchen sink-related posts, we would like to give you a break.

We all know that planning an event can be a daunting task. Any slip-ups can have critical consequences. Therefore, it is important to develop a strategic checklist. You can develop special event experiences featuring customized food and cocktail menus.

As guests will be expecting high-quality, delicately presented, and, of course, yummy food, you should be ready to serve and fulfill their expectations.

Sometimes keeping things simple and playing on people’s expectations can be an all-around winner. Remember to offer them exceptional service and attention to make it their best experience ever.

Here are some great catering ideas for special dinner dishes that caterers can serve at events or parties.

1. Roasted Vegetable

This is a wonderful dish that is simple to make yet tasty! Vegetables as a starter are always a winner. Whether it is fancy and spicy or just grilled with mixing other things out on a dish with a complementary sauce, normally the rule of serving is, The bigger the better! Vegetable stir-fry, creamy vegetable soup, and vegetable biryani mixed with paneer & mushroom will become delicious.

As this is the first dish and the first impression is the last, make sure the dish is of top quality; after all, taste is more important than size.

You can also try hot-smoked salmon; this can be done in advance and warmed just before serving.

2. Scallops

This is another classic dish that you can add as a starter. People don’t cook this dish at home often, so it is always a winner at events. The best part of serving scallops is that numerous side dishes can go with them.

You can serve them seared in soups, butter sauce, or even tempura scallops. This dish is highly malleable, so it can easily fit in with any theme and taste on your menu.

3. Rack of lamb

This dish always looks remarkable, whether served as a rack of lambs or as a crown. There are a lot of different things you can serve with lamb to make the dish more delicious.

To give it a traditional condiment, you would serve it with mint sauce. But if you feel that mint isn’t the right choice to go with the event, then break the traditional rules and give it a new taste with a new look.

4. Crab or lobster

Adding lobster to your menu adds luxury to your event. They are quite messy when eaten, but if they are of great quality, people will enjoy every bit of cheese.

If you are going to serve lobster, then serve it as a whole item; otherwise, it may be seen as cheap to serve half a lobster. If you are going to do something, do it right!

5. Chocolate soufflé

Good things indeed come to those who wait for them. Chocolate soufflé is one of the examples of such a good things. This dessert takes up to 30 minutes to be cooked. People love chocolate souffle -enough said.

6. Macarons

If you are looking for an outstanding dessert with great looks, a large collection of different-flavored and colored macarons is a great choice. These can be brought over to each table as a remarkable tower, making it even more scenic.

Nothing can substitute for good food at an event.

Caterers need to make sure that while providing food catering services for such large events, everything should be managed properly and there should be more staff to make the event successful.

There are six simple and amazing food ideas for your next event. Enjoy!

Kirsty Wark

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