Living somewhere tropical and warm is always a nice idea. Every day you step outside, the warm weather is there to greet you. But those of us who live with four distinct seasons have another perspective altogether. When a cold winter breaks and the spring finally arrives, there’s nothing like it in the world.
Which means that people often want to celebrate. They want to get outside, clean things up, even throw parties. Some of these parties are big enough to require help in the kitchen – or even a professional caterer.
Let’s say you’re throwing one of these events this year. Let’s say you’re getting people together to help you in the kitchen, or you’re hiring a professional caterer to service your party. The first obvious thing you have to decide is the menu.
Anybody who has planned or organized a party knows that designing a menu can actually be a very stressful experience – especially if you haven’t done it before and feel like you’re in the dark. What if you choose the wrong thing? What if people don’t like it? That’s one nice thing about professional catering operations. When you have a good caterer helping you plan a menu, you have a sounding board who can listen to your ideas and also give you ideas you may not have thought about. They can speak from their own experience about different menu items and what goes well together, especially during the different seasons.
When it comes to beverages, a springtime vibe can include lots of fruit and citrus, fresh mint, and even lavender. Different infusions and lemonades are popular – but it’s always a good idea to have coffee and tea on hand as well – especially if it’s earlier in the spring.
Fresh produce is the name of the game when it comes to spring, even if much of the local produce isn’t yet available. Remember though – it isn’t summer quite yet! Your springtime feast should also have warming and filling options, combined with hints of bright freshness.
If you’re catering for a brunch crowd, there’s nothing better than springtime brunch options, such as a crepe station with fresh, creative fillings and toppings. Springtime catered events are all about celebration, freshness and creativity. You may not know exactly where to start with the menu, but as you start to make choices, you’ll find the rest of the menu quickly falling into place!
A solid caterer for your springtime event
For the most people, customers aren’t looking for anything outlandish when they hire a caterer. Instead, they’re looking for skill and talent, a dependable and professional service, and fair deal. Finding a caterer who will work within your budget – and help you make decisions that will maximize that budget and give you the best possible menu for your event – is not always as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of options out there. But if you find the experienced caterers with good public reviews and reputations, you’ll be on the right track.