If you’re an events planner then you’ll know that a ton of planning and preparation goes into creating and executing a big event like a wedding or corporate function. And one of the most important aspects of such an occasion is the catering. Food (and food service) brings people together, helps to create a pleasurable memory for the guests, and can be the reason for the gathering itself.
Whether you’re an events planner or your company’s office organiser, you will probably find yourself hosting a farewell lunch for a client or colleague at some point. Whether they’re retiring or moving on, a farewell event can be a great opportunity to leave a good lasting impression of the person leaving as well as show them (and their colleagues) that employees are valued and appreciated.
If you’re an event planner, you know that creating the perfect event is about more than just one element, whether it is the venue, the service, or the surrounds. You also know that catering is a crucial part of what makes any event a success. And that means the menu can make or break your client’s experience of your venue.
Themed weddings can be so much fun while still being elegant and classy. The key is to keep things classic and simple while co-ordinating the themed elements. One way to do this is through your catering. And with Easter just round the corner, we’d thought we’d look at how you could add a little egg-tastic fun to your (or your client’s) wedding menu.
Summer weddings call for fresh food and fabulous cocktails. What better way to celebrate such a special event than with a fun and delicious drink (or two) that tastes as good as it looks? From a signature wedding drink to festively fruity delights that compliment your catering, cocktails make the perfect classy addition to any wedding menu.
So, if you’re not a fan of traditional cake, we’ve got some delicious alternatives, sure to satisfy your guests, whatever their dessert preferences. Our advice? If you’re doing your yuletide baking yourself or buying something new, try a practice round to ensure your choice is the perfect ending to your special Christmas meal or special occasion event.
Are you in charge of putting together the Christmas menu this year? Whether it’s for lunch on the big day or any time during the silly season, our top tips will make sure that, when it comes to the catering, your party is more festive fare than frazzled fuss.
Know you want a wedding cake but not a fan of the traditional options? Helping a bride choose her wedding dessert menu and want to offer her something more than marzipan and a wedding couple cake topper? While we certainly believe that a wedding cake should be at the top of any wedding dessert catering list, we also know that it doesn’t have to be a traditional version to make a great impression (or taste delicious).
Nothing tops of a fabulous wedding menu like a made-for-the-occasion wedding cake. Both a traditional part of wedding celebrations and a chance to show off your unique style and taste when it comes to the dessert menu, your wedding cake is the perfect symbol of wedding day bliss.
When it comes to wedding catering, dessert menus have become a much-anticipated and memorable part of the big day. And, even though the wedding cake is most often the star of the dessert buffet, there are a number of dessert options that are sure to satisfy and delight your guests.
At Food Matters, we know just how important your wedding cake can be – the centre of your dessert menu and the star of the show when it comes to that first bite of cake as husband and wife. That’s why we love making dream weddings cakes for our clients.
It’s become common practice for organisations to put together lunch for their employees at least once a week, and often on a Friday. Not only does this save precious time away from work (as employees leave their desks to seek out lunch), it can also act as a token of appreciation for a job well done.
Are you in charge of the menu for a Heritage Day event? Whether you’re feeding a large conference group or bringing the food to a corporate celebration, a Heritage Day menu gives you an opportunity to explore foods from the many different cultural heritages that make up South African cuisine. And that can be both exciting and daunting.