Catering is an important part of event planning – from organizing a retirement party to executing a grand exhibition. Catering plays an essential role: delicious, memorable dishes are one of the main attractions of every event, no matter what type.
People love to try out new dishes on different occasions, whether at a holiday party or any social gathering. Hosts also enjoy seeing the latest food catering services trends for their upcoming events or private parties. Maximize your catering budget with these helpful hints and delicious ideas for your next big event!
Take the Time of Day into Account
Who doesn’t love a tea party with delicious finger foods and cake bites to sweeten any afternoon? Choose an event time that will accommodate your guests with a fun, creative menu. Not every event requires a full meal. Sometimes it’s appropriate to serve lighter fares as there are full-meal times in a day.
Host Your Event with a Self-Serve Buffet
Creating various trendy dishes at a buffet station is a great way to accommodate all palettes and give your guests a memorable dining experience. Design the perfect menu for your event with Canterbury’s Culinary team that will have your guests wishing they could take home leftovers for a midnight snack.
Try the Latest Health Craze
Capitalize on healthy trends your guests will be excited to see on your event menu. Try something creative like whole-food power bowls. They are easy to work with and elevate any dish with fresh, seasonal ingredients and whole grains for the base. Healthy food options are a great way to accommodate those guests who are health conscious or have special dietary needs and give that special touch to any event.
Everyone Loves a Taco Bar
With “Taco Tuesday” on everyone’s weekly menu, why not host one of your own? With an array of fresh ingredients and tasty protein options, your guests can create their favorite tacos or savor something new. With delicious, creative tacos topped with fresh guacamole and salsa, seconds will find their way onto your guests’ plates.
Indulge in a Holiday Fare Menu
We all know Thanksgiving falls in November, but who says you can’t enjoy those holiday flavors throughout the year? Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and everyone’s favorite apple pie can give any event a warm holiday feeling and delicious aromas everyone loves. Your guests will be reminiscing of holidays past and looking forward to their next family gathering. And Canterbury has meeting rooms for your next family celebration to accommodate all family sizes!
Create a Caramel Apple Bar
Dessert is always a big hit at any catered event, and with apple season upon us, there’s no better time to enjoy a caramel apple bar. Sliced or whole, farm-fresh apples combined with gooey, warm caramel is always a hit. Add some sprinkles, mini marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate chips for some added fun! Bring out the kid in all your guests with this childhood favorite.
Let Canterbury Conference Center Give Your Next Event an Amazing Catering Experience!
Excellent customer service is Canterbury Conference Center’s goal. We are located in Oviedo, Florida, just minutes from the University of Central Florida and a short drive from downtown or Orlando International Airport (MCO). Yet our locations is far enough away to give you some peace and the seclusion, with 48 wooded acres surrounding beautiful Lake Gem. Canterbury is still close enough to enjoy all the area amenities and attractions. Our quiet charm and professional staff will make your stay at Canterbury is relaxing and memorable. Our culinary team, has a passion for creating menus that will delight the palette, using a bounty of local and fresh ingredients.
Whether you are planning a company holiday party or conference, or perhaps a family private event like a family reunion, Canterbury will make it an event to remember.
To learn more about Canterbury Conference Center, contact us through our website or call our Director of Sales at (407) 542-5929.