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New Year’s Resolutions

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Without a doubt, the most common New Year’s Resolutions relate to cleaner eating, weight loss, and higher activity levels. It’s easy to make a resolution, but much harder to put your ideals into practice. After a season of festivity, it’s natural to want to clean up your diet, so here are three simple ways to stay healthy (and realistic) in 2018.

 

  • All Things in Moderation
    If you cut out all treats, you’re more likely to break – and eventually binge. Make space for small treats, or make your own “healthier” versions of treat you love.
  • Read Labels
    Be aware of the amount of sugar, fat, sodium, and carbohydrates you’re putting into your body. Is the sugar natural or added? Are there products available with less sugar? Greek yogurt, for example, is packed with protein… but often also with sugar. Canned foods may be low in fat, but sky high in sodium. Know what you’re putting in your body!
  • Eat Real Food
    The best way to clean up your diet is by simply eating real food. Buy fresh, not processed, foods and make what you can from scratch. There are so many additives that you can avoid if you’re willing to put in a bit of extra effort into preparation.

When it comes to events, catering for a party requires much more than just preparing food. We prepare, transport, heat, serve, and clean up after food. We’re sure you’d agree that your role as the host of an event would be better utilized mingling and directing, rather than worrying about the food. Let us take care of that for you! We do Private Party catering in the San Francisco Bay Area, Corporate Catering in Silicon Valley, and events all the way from Mountain View to San Francisco – call us today on (650) 961-3300.

Merry Christmas

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We are just five days away from one of the biggest holidays of the year, and staring down the barrel at the end of 2017. From all of us here at Catering Central, we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas filled with good food, family, and friends. We’re so thankful you’ve chosen to do business with us in 2017 and hope to continue to serve you in the new year.

If you’re planning an upcoming event in 2018, let Catering Central take care of the food. We believe that food can transcend simple nourishment, harnessing the power to connect people. We provide corporate catering in San Mateo, private party catering in Mountain View, the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond! Call us today on (650) 961-3300.

Happy Hanukkah!

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Have you ever wanted to make your own jelly donuts? Why not make your own Sufganiyot this Hanukkah! We have a few recipes to share with you.

 

  • Martha Stewart
    Fresh, jelly-filled morsels that celebrate the miracle of the oil. There are mixed reviews as to the amount of yeast to use, but many reviewers have stated that these donuts are basic, simple, and delicious.
  • Bon Apetit
    You can refrigerate this dough for up to three hours if you need to make it in advance, and easily swap the strawberry preserve for any flavor you like.
  • NYT Cooking
    For something different, try these orange-scented sufganiyot. Still filled with thick strawberry or raspberry jam, the orange-scented dough will add a fresh twist to your Hanukkah treats.

If you need a little extra help this holiday season, call us today at Catering Central on (650) 961-3300. We can’t wait to consult with you on your event preferences – from plates, to hors d’oeuvres, tablecloths to dessert – we have you covered! We do corporate catering in Palo Alto ( 94304), private party catering in San Jose (95154), and we cater all kinds of parties around the Bay Area. Let us know what kind of event you’re looking to cater, and we’ll do the rest!

Holiday Party Ideas

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Whatever you celebrate, there’s probably a party coming up! December is prime holiday party season, if for no other reason than appreciating the end of another year’s work. So, if you’re responsible for planning a family, friends, or corporate function – we have some ideas for you!

(1) Afternoon Appetizers
Talk to us about what kinds of hors d’oeuvres to serve for your casual afternoon holiday events. We can help you match the right bites to the perfect beverages, whether they’re for friends or coworkers. 

(2) Brunch
Brunch parties are really underrated! We serve all kinds of mid-morning fare – a perfectly unconventional holiday party for those looking to avoid a late night event.

(3) Cocktail Parties
For something a little more high end, but less formal than sitting down to a meal, why not host a cocktail party this year? If you like to keep things simple, choose a signature cocktail or two.

(4) Sit Down Meals
Call us today to find out more about the menus and meals we serve, including equipment for hire. Let us know your vision, and we will work with you to create something within your budget.

This holiday season, don’t stress – call us! At Catering Central, we cover all kinds of event catering, including but not limited to; private event catering in San Mateo (94497), private party catering in Sunnyvale (94088), and corporate catering in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pick up the phone and call us on (650) 961-3300.

Tagines

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The warming spices of fall can be applied in so many more ways than just desserts. A tagine is a Moroccan stew that employs sweet and spicy elements, alongside tender meats like lamb or beef. Technically a tagine is a clay pot, not the food itself, and needs to be seasoned and cared for in a very specific way – but rest assured – you can still make something akin to a tagine without the clay pot. In essence, a crock pot is somewhat like a modern tagine. Here are a few slow cooker tagine recipes to warm you this season:

  1. Chicken, Chickpea, and Apricot Tagine
    Genius Kitchen has a delicious recipe combining all your favorite North African flavors in one simple dish. Make sure you use preserved lemons!

  2. Lamb Tagine
    All Recipes Lamb Tagine is great served with a side of cous cous – you can even add some harissa if you’re looking for that extra kick.

  3. Beef Tagine
    Jamie Oliver has a tagine recipe that is described as spicy, fragrant, and sweet – all the perfect attributes of a good tagine! Find the recipe here.

This holiday season, don’t stress – call us! At Catering Central, we cover all kinds of event catering, including but not limited to; private event catering in San Mateo (94497), private party catering in Sunnyvale (94088), and corporate catering in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pick up the phone and call us on (650) 961-3300.

Happy Thanksgiving from Catering Central

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Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and we couldn’t be more thankful for you, our clients. It sounds cliche, but without you we wouldn’t be able to do what we love, which is bringing food to your table. At Catering Central, we aren’t just about feeding people. Our goal is to provide food that serves as a means of connection between friends and family, coworkers, and hosts with their guests. Our food is of a high standard so you can host events knowing that your guests will be satisfied, as you receive excellent value for money. We know you have a very wide variety of companies from which to choose, so thank you for choosing Catering Central.

Your holiday season is likely full of parties – some of which you may be hosting. The beauty of hiring a catering company like ours is that you can enjoy the party with your guests, without so much as lifting a finger. If you’re seeking corporate catering in Mountain View (94043), general catering services in Palo Alto (94306), or any kind of private event Catering in the San Francisco Bay Area, call us today on (650) 961-3300.

Thanksgiving Trends 2017

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Are you stuck for ideas on something to bring to your friends or family Thanksgiving celebration? You can be fairly certain someone else will have the turkey, stuffing, and green bean casserole covered… so what else can you make? We have scoured the internet to find obscure, on trend recipes to wow your fellow guests.

  1. Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Salad
    This delicious spin on regular sweet potato recipes is from Country Living, and is ready to set your side-dish tastebuds alight. With all the heavy comfort food of the season, this salad will lighten your plate without sacrificing taste.

  2. Hasselback Butternut Squash with Bay Leaves
    There can never be too many hasselback vegetables, right? Bon Apetit brings us this recipe with a bit of sweet, a bit of heat, and a whole lot of flavor.

  3. Pumpkin Cream Cheese Balls
    Are you looking for the world’s easiest dessert to make? Chelette’s Decor and More has a recipe for three ingredient cheesecake balls. Warning: they aren’t healthy, but they look delicious.

If you need a little extra help this holiday season, call us today at Catering Central on (650) 961-3300. We can’t wait to consult with you on your event preferences – from plates, to hors d’oeuvres, tablecloths to dessert – we have you covered! We do corporate catering in Palo Alto ( 94304), private party catering in San Jose (95154), and we cater all kinds of parties around the Bay Area. Let us know what kind of event you’re looking to cater, and we’ll do the rest!

Holiday Party Catering

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It’s that time of year again – holiday party time! After Halloween, it seems like every weekend is packed with parties, some of which you may be hosting. If you’re holding an event for more people than you’re comfortable catering for, or would just prefer to outsource so you can be part of the festivities – call us! We’ve got you covered.

When you’re looking for a holiday party quote, make sure you know some specifics about the kind of event you’re hosting, so that we can give you the most accurate quote possible. Is it a corporate or private party? Hors d’oeuvres or ala carte? Formal or informal? Do you need food dropped off, or full service? We will work with you to make your vision come alive, with utmost professionalism and attention to detail.

If you need catering for an upcoming party, corporate event or special occasion, we would love to help you make it happen. We do Private Party catering in the San Francisco Bay Area, Corporate Catering in Silicon Valley, and events all the way from Mountain View to San Francisco. If you’re looking for catering when it comes to parties, events and gatherings – call us today on (650) 961-3300.

Holiday Party Catering

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It’s that time of year again – holiday party time! After Halloween, it seems like every weekend is packed with parties, some of which you may be hosting. If you’re holding an event for more people than you’re comfortable catering for, or would just prefer to outsource so you can be part of the festivities – call us! We’ve got you covered.

When you’re looking for a holiday party quote, make sure you know some specifics about the kind of event you’re hosting, so that we can give you the most accurate quote possible. Is it a corporate or private party? Hors d’oeuvres or ala carte? Formal or informal? Do you need food dropped off, or full service? We will work with you to make your vision come alive, with utmost professionalism and attention to detail.   

If you need catering for an upcoming party, corporate event or special occasion, we would love to help you make it happen. We do Private Party catering in the San Francisco Bay Area, Corporate Catering in Silicon Valley, and events all the way from Mountain View to San Francisco. If you’re looking for catering when it comes to parties, events and gatherings – call us today on (650) 961-3300.

Halloween Party Ideas

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Halloween is less than a week away – so if you’re looking for ways to celebrate in style… it’s time to get your Pinterest on! There are plenty of tried and tested recipes and costumes for the spookiest time of year, but we wanted to bring you some trending pop-culture-themed recipes that are specific to 2017.

 

  • Game of Thrones
    Thrillist’s list of Game of Thrones recipes will have you in stitches! Highlights include; A Corn Dog Has No Name, Jon Snow Cones, and … Bran. Just Bran.
  • Handmaid’s Tale
    Blessed be the fruit! Cupcakes with bonnets and scarlet robes will be an hilarious addition to the food table this Halloween.
  • Westworld
    Seeing as though Westworld is a show for grownups only, we bring to you Paste’s list of Westworld themed cocktails. The ‘Man in Black’ will bring you fresh, fruity, and chocolatey notes, wrapped up in a warm whiskey package.
  • Wonderwoman
    Attractive to kids and adults alike, there are countless ways to use the shield and star on food and drink. There are too many to choose a single favorite – just type “Wonderwoman Themed Food” into Google or Pinterest and enjoy!

If you’d like to know more about the holiday recipes we prepare at Catering Central, call us today on (650) 961-3300. Your first step towards planning an event starts here – discussing budgets, numbers, and the vision you have for the event. Let’s work together on creating professional corporate catering in Silicon Valley (94301), and memorable private party catering in San Mateo 94402.