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Passed Hors d’oeuvres or Stationed Food-Which is Right For Your Party?

Are you planning a cocktail party and trying to decide between passed hors d’oeuvres and stationed food? Figuring out the best catering option to go for can be challenging. On the one hand, passed hors d’oeuvres and canapes bring an element of elegance and sophistication to an event, while stationary food (aka grazing stations) offer a greater variety and make for a relaxed atmosphere. In this post, we’ll help you decide which catering format is right for your event. What are Passed Hors d’oeuvres?

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5 Reasons Your Event Needs Full-Service Catering

Planning a successful event in New York City can be as challenging as hailing a cab in the rain. Sure, you can DIY your event by ordering drop-off catering and doing your own set up. But hiring a full-service catering company won’t only save you time and stress- It’ll take your event to the next level. What is full-service catering? Full-service catering means hiring a company to handle every aspect of your event, from menu planning  to setup, service and clean up. Most full-service

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2024 Catering Trends That’ll Transform Your NYC Event

As we look into what 2024 holds for events, it’s clear that the New York City catering & events scene is about to get even more exciting. From plant-based foods, to fusion flavors, to interactive food stations, caterers in New York are going to take you on a delicious adventure. We’re going to dive into what’s in store for events in the Big Apple. 1-Interactive Food Stations When it comes to food, it’s not just about what you eat, but how you eat it.

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How To Plan a Stress Free Catered Event

Are you feeling overwhelmed by planning your catered event?  We’ve all been there.  Hiring a professional catering service in NYC is, in itself, already a HUGE deal! And then when it comes to all of the planning and decisions it requires, like whether to serve passed hors d’oeuvres or to opt for food stations, how everything will look, etc… the stress can really escalate. Whether it’s a private party, corporate cocktail reception, or holiday celebration, planning an event can be a daunting task. Don’t worry, we’ve got

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9 Finger Food Tips for Summer Cocktail Parties & Outdoor Events

Summer is the perfect season for hosting catered events. With long days and warm weather, there’s no better way to bring people together than over delicious food and drinks.  But planning the ultimate catered event can be tricky! From finger foods to full-blown grazing stations, our top 9 catering tips will help you plan a crowd-pleasing cocktail party menu. 1. Serve a VARIETY OF 5-7 finger foods For summer events, variety is the way to go. An example would be a variety of 1-2

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How to Create a Grazing Station like a Catering Pro

Grazing stations are a modern alternative to traditional buffets and are a great option for both large and small events.  One of the best things about grazing stations is their versatility. We’ve created hundreds of grazing stations over the years for both social and corporate catered  events.  A fun part is creating specific looks to match the occasion.  If you’re thinking about setting up a grazing table for your next gathering you’re going to want to check out our TOP TIPS for creating a

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