Sunday, March 18, 2012

Food for Thought

Pictures by Justin Marantz in Style Me Pretty

I remember growing up and my mother used to tell me, "Vicky, don't play with your food!" Now I am all grown up and I just can't help but laugh because in my chosen field of work, I am totally playing with all types of food. Working with caterers is so much fun. Challenging their ability to work with colors, textures, and presentation is an opportunity to create
one-of-a-kind ideas that will make your event unique and tasteful, no pun intended. Coming up with ideas is easy. Just ask yourself, what do I love to eat and simply make it part of your menu. Let's avoid the traditional fancy shmancy food and create something that guests will really enjoy!

Many weddings carry the same traditional appetizers during cocktail such as pigs in a blanket, meatballs, cheese platters, etc. Guests would not expect to read grilled cheese or french fries on a menu, but I say, "why not?"'s all about presentation. Caterers have been able to create innovative ideas to transform a typical grilled cheese sandwich into a classy wedding appetizer. Combining this homestyle favorite with a classy mini glass filled with tomato soup is sure to capture your guests interest. Another idea would be to offer your guests some beef sliders and fries presented in a paper cone! This is so cute and let's face it, who doesn't like burgers and fries? This is a definitely a fan favorite.

Some of these pictures are other ideas that have caught my eye and left me saying, "cool" "amazing" and "wow." Give it a try for your next big event. Put your caterer to the test. Be innovative, be creative and simply be you! Happy Planning

Chicken Salad with Peas in Celery Rib
Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup - from Style Me Pretty (Pic by Justin Marantz)

Bacon Wrap

Prusciutto Asparagus Puff Pastry from Roon No 17
Latin Dish - Arroz Con Pollo & Olive in a mini martini glass