Feeding a crowd can be tricky when everyone has different preferences. However, working with a professional catering team and knowing how to put together a diverse menu will help you satisfy all of your guests.
How to Create a Crowd-Pleasing Catering Menu
1. Add A Variety of Dishes
While it is normal to have an overarching theme for the breakfast, lunch, or dinner you are catering, add a variety of dishes under that umbrella so everyone can find something they like. For example, if you’re preparing a Hawaiian barbecue-themed meal, add a side of fresh pineapple or curry to contrast the teriyaki chicken and smoked meat.
2. Avoid Common Allergens
You never know who will be allergic to what, so it’s best to avoid serving common allergens like cow’s milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, shellfish, and soy as much as possible. If the food will be self-served, label every dish with the allergens it contains. Ask the catering company you work with to provide you with a list of ingredients so you can answer any questions your guests may have.
3. Ask About Specialties
Ask your caterer about what most clients request, and whether or not they have return customers for certain dishes. Often, businesses have at least one signature dish they’re known for and will recommend everyone try.
Whether you’re planning a small party or a large corporate event, the team at Laverne’s in Waipahu, HI, will provide the delicious food everyone is sure to enjoy. With more than 20 years of experience, the family-owned and -operated company offers a diverse catering menu with everything from spare ribs and macaroni salad to beef stew and edamame. View their catering options and prices online, or give them a call at (808) 551-8214 to place an order. You can also preview their tasty dishes on Facebook.