Most of us thoroughly enjoy a good dinner party. Delicious food, good wine, great conversation – what’s not to love? But evening get-togethers can also be incredibly stressful, especially if you’re a busy professional and don’t have a lot of spare time to dedicate to preparing an elaborate meal.
If we were all capable supernatural beings capable of whipping up dinners in a matter of seconds, there’d be no need for freezers or frozen meals. But sadly, we’re all just ordinary individuals: we’re busy; we’re often stressed and tired; we have a million things going on; and we need pre-made dishes to fall back on when we just don’t have the time or energy to put together a meal from scratch.
Thank goodness for frozen meals! They’re a real life-saver when you just don’t have the time to cook up a feast for the family or for an upcoming dinner party. But there are also certain risks involved in freezing and thawing food, and if not done correctly, you could wind up contaminating dishes and making yourself and others very ill.
For many of us, the last thing we feel like doing at the end of an exhausting day is preparing dinner. So we resort to grabbing take-out on our way home or we throw something super quick (but relatively unhealthy) into the oven. Home-cooked frozen meals, however, provide us with an option that’s both convenient and wholesome, so the whole family can eat well, while preparation time is kept to a minimum.
Between securing a venue, booking a photographer and designing invitations, it can be easy to forget about the finer details involved in catering for a wedding. Managing the provisions at such a big event entails much more than just selecting starters, mains and desserts off a pre-planned menu. You have to consider budget, quantity, dietary restrictions and logistics, too.
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.
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.
For many brides, the wedding cake is the centrepiece of the food on their special day. It’s part of the photo line-up and a highlight for the guests. And the good news? Today’s bride is spoilt for choice!
So, how do you choose the perfect wedding cake for your big day? Make sure it’s gorgeous and delicious by following these top tips:
Whilst this chapter is exciting and exhilarating we do understand that some things may be a little daunting. Planning a wedding does involve multiple organising, planning and preparation. Multi-tasking will take on a new meaning and you may feel overwhelmed at times – you may even venture too close to the dreaded ogre of weddings – Bridezilla herself! This is something we don't want for you or your family. So, in a bid to relieve you from some stress, we feel we can shed some light on the topic closest to us - the wedding catering.