Los Angeles Catering - the tasting.
When catering in LA, you want 3 things:
4. Finding Places that Cater near me. This allows us to have a tasting! Ah, and that's the critical 4th step. The catering company doesn't necessarily have to be 'near' us and 'near' in LA can be an hour away.
And when it comes to meal delivery or catering set up, there is a challenge, art and science to transporting the food while keeping it fresh and scaling it without losing quality.
Los Angeles catering companies are used to traveling all over the city but if you know how to find the ones that don't show up in your searches, you'll open up so many new possibilities to find places that cater near me.
Menu Tasting - don't skip this step if at all possible. Sometimes we have no choice but to take a leap of faith because we're short on time.
So many people skip this critical step of tasting the food and sampling the menu because their under a time crunch due to their up-coming event that they need catered, but skipping this step can have some consequences.
If you think about it, the only thing that matters when hosting, planning or organizing an event, party or gathering that has guests who are real people with meaning full lives and relationships...
Then the only thing that really matters is how happy and satisfied your guests are. What really matters is how rememberable the event was. Are people still talking about your event years later because the food was so amazing or maybe a particular dish or serving station blew them away.
Maybe you event was super memorable because it was a huge success in terms of the human interactions and transactions. When you are able to create a Los Angeles event that inspires the guests beyond the usual LA attractions, parties, and events.
There are so many events and parties in LA, and with a simple tasting and meet n greet with the LA Caterers you are considering working with, you highly increase the happiness of your guests and the impact your event has on the lives of the people at your party (we'll even dare to say you could guarantee the happiness of your guests by having a tasting to craft your menu).
Tired of Trying to Sift Through the Madness of L.A. Catering? Follow These Quick Four Steps to Uncovering the Gems of the Business
Are you a Los Angeles resident who struggles to find the perfect catering company for your event or wedding? Do you need a gourmet caterer you can count on but you have a hard time sifting through the myriad caterers claiming they are the best? Are you looking for an affordable, boutique caterer who can deliver on healthy, affordable yet high-end food for your special event?
If you get confused when searching for a caterer, you're certainly not alone. This is the case for many L.A. residents, and that's why you need a catering company you can trust and count on to deliver for your event.
Read on to get our four quick steps for finding the true gems of the catering business in Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Wine Tips by Local Wine Expert - RG! Salute!
If you've ever handled fresh basil, you know how delicate it is.
For years, every time I'd try to wash fresh basil, I'd end up throwing half of it away because it turns black so quickly.
And if you can get it washed without it turning black, forget trying to cut it - pretty much impossible...until now...
Vegan options for Thanksgiving sounds great if you're a restaurant or a caterer, but what we are finding today is more meat eaters are scrambling to find some vegan options for the 'outlier' vegan guest.
A perfect example is my brother. He recently got married and now that the wedding party is over, he is gearing up to cook and host his first Thanksgiving dinner as a Dad with an official family. Needless to say, he's very excited. Instead of going to someone's house, my brother get's to have everything his way - pretty awesome right?....Wrong!
What's the difference between a chef and a caterer? This is a common question because some chef's are also caterers, but not all caterers are chefs.
Most people would be surprised to know most chefs actually are not caterers as well, although many chefs naturally progress into catering to supplement their skill set, offering and business.
Caterers have additional governmental regulations and guidelines to abide by in addition to the standard food safety and health guidelines.
Catering requires additional knowledge and expertise, especially in transporting food without compromising it's prepared state for the occasion.
For example, keeping Indian food warm for a 20 minute commute while managing the condensation is a skill most Indian chefs may not be aware of because their expertise may come in preparing and creating the recipes, rather than transporting the food in a way that it arrives fresh, hot and full of taste.
Finding Raw Milk Cheese
for some, this is a healthy alternative to cheese made with pasteurized milk because raw milk cheese has not been heated (pasteurized), therefore, the raw milk cheese is believed to be healthier than pasteurized milk cheese because many of the enzymes, vitamins, minerals and probiotics are preserved in raw milk cheese, providing more nutrients.
We support our caterers who support local sustainable agriculture by purchasing local raw-milk dairy fresh from local family-run dairies in Southern California, as well as local dairies in Northern California.
Catering on the Holidays is not what one typically thinks about when picturing a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, unless it's an event or party of 50 or more people.
Cooking on the holidays is part of the tradition and as much as we love catering, preserving holiday traditions that center around the family unit is first and foremost - the catering comes next!
You can still cook and get that family bonding without slaving for hours or days over a hot oven checking the temperature of a Turkey.
Imagine cooking the easy stuff, like opening the wine, while your local grocery (we prefer caterer) to bring you a perfectly cooked Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner tailored to your tastes and delivered right to your door.
Now imagine being able to eat your Holiday dinner on-time...we all know that never happens! How often have you gone over to grandmas house for Christmas and the turkey's not quite done yet, or by the time it is, you're already full on mashed potatoes.
Catering for the Holidays is a smart, efficient and delicious way to go about enjoying this special time with loved ones and family.
Preparing a full Thanksgiving Dinner, complete with stuffing, sides and all the fixings, takes time, but you don't want just anybody cooking your Turkey (or Vegetarian Turkey), because meals are meaningful, especially Holiday meals.
Finding a caterer that matches your standards in food preparation is important. I want all my food organic. I prefer not to waver on that and why should I make an exception for Holiday Parties. That's just an example.
Taking careful care to match up with the right caterer can be one of the best moves you can make for happy holiday catering in Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA.
We all know people get catering on special occasions of their lives like weddings, birthdays, holidays etc.
What if we had catering for all the moments of our lives - as many as we choose. That gives every occasion the potential of being a special occasion.
-Now we get to have choice, and that's important.
I am choosing to do my hair today and I choose to have the whole thing professionally catered - that's how I roll.
Sounds kind of crazy I know: to get catering to make everyday occasions important which makes life more meaningful which makes us more purposeful, but it's totally possible, especially if you live in Hollywood, California - catering can and should be a part of your life because it enhances your life.
Ok, so where does the rubber meet the road? How do I get catering in Hollywood if I'm doing my hair and I want that to be a special catered event for 1 person, not 20 people, or 30 people or even catering for 100 people - this is catering for 1 person.
You're probably thinking, catering for 1 person is no more than ordering a pizza, and that may be the case, but that is more in the realm of food delivery, rather than catering.
Hollywood Food Delivery is a very valid form of catering. We offer several unique food delivery services in Hollywood because pizza delivery is one thing, grocery delivery is another thing, and gourmet delivery a totally separate category.
Labeling everything as "meal delivery near me" or "food delivery in Hollywood" is where HollywoodCater.com differs from other services -
We treat all shades of "local food and meal delivery service" as an art form within itself
Does your caterer know how to keep warm buns from getting soggy when they are stuck in traffic and the 30 person anniversary party is 20 miles away?
It takes years of experience to know how to keep buns warm temperatures cool.
Get warm fresh buns with
"RG" - LA Wine Expert
Life is better with effortless Catering that improves our lives.