November 3, 2011

Food Theory Thursday: Creating a Menu


Hi all!  Today I've asked our executive chef, Marco Niccoli, to give his top tips on creating a menu!  I know for a lot of people, narrowing down what to serve at your event can be REALLY difficult, but I think Marco's advice is AWESOME!  Take a look!

1. When creating a menu I start by looking at the budget.  Budget is a huge concern for anyone planning any event.  You want to make sure to consider your budget carefully so you are able to get a sense of your options before meeting with us.  That way, you can make sure to select a menu that won't break the bank AND that will be delicious and amazing.

2. Next, I check seasonal items and things I can get from local farmers to ensure fresh, quality product.  This is where we at Culinary Crafts can really help you out.  We always try to use local foods, but everything is the freshest, and the highest quality of food available.  We will definitely let you know what is in season and what has the best flavors for the season and your event.  Using local vendors is always a great way to elevate your menu to the next level as well!

3. After we know what products would be the most practical to use, we look at things that are appealing to you and how you want your experience to be. Food sets the tone for any event and your menu should reflect the message you want to send to your guests.  After all is said and done, it is YOUR event and what you like and what fits in with your event is equally important to budget and season.  We at Culinary Crafts strive to make each event a wonderful and spectacular event - and make sure all of your wants are reflected to the best of our abilities!

Creating a menu can be difficult, but it can also be really fun and a creative way to add to your event's overall experience.  We guide all of our clients to make sure that they are given the highest quality of foods and also have a great time planning their event with us.  We look forward to helping you!

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