Common Mistakes Made When Planning A Menu

Author: Tom's Catering | | Categories: Corporate Event Catering , Party Catering , Wedding Catering

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Everyone has preferences when deciding their favorite foods, but when planning a menu for guests, one needs to be extra cautious and try to incorporate a majority of tastes into the menu. This can be a tedious process, but the extra hard work going into the planning will save you from criticism later.

Many people do not think it through before finalizing their menu and wonder why their offerings cannot attract food lovers. Sometimes, what you cook matters more than how well you can cook.

To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Tom's Catering has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when planning a menu.

1. Not taking everyone's choice into account

There needs to be something for everyone, so ensure you pick various foods that will satisfy your guests from all walks of life. For instance, many people will choose two types of beef meat, roast beef and meatballs. There may not be any alternative options for guests who don't eat beef. We always discuss the menu with our customers to ensure that there is always something for everyone.

2. Creating a menu based on your preferred foods

Most Clients plan a menu based on their favorite foods. This may result in multiple foods of the same type, such as creamed veggies, pedishke, and scallop potatoes (cheese buns). One must strike a balance between what you prefer and what your guests prefer.

3. Ignoring the cooking techniques

One needs to evaluate the dishes chosen by clients and determine whether it will be possible to serve those dishes of their choice, hot and tasty. Quite often, the menu is chosen based on whether it requires only oven space to cook or not. To provide customers with a delicious and balanced meal, we caterers need to strike a balance between the oven and the stovetop.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Tom's Catering

Our services include breakfast, lunch, dinner buffet catering for events, wedding and corporate event catering, and Ukrainian food catering. We offer professional catering services in Lamont, Andrew, Vegreville, Fort Saskatchewan, Strathcona County, Sturgeon County, Sherwood Park, Edmonton, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Smoky Lake, and the surrounding areas.

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