Catering Central was the team we hired for our Christmas Party in Indian Creek, Redwood Shores. The food was incredibly superb! Marcos prepared a delectable menu per our request for traditional Christmas fare, and we were surprised to discover how truly sumptuous each dish was! Our guests have been raving ever since!
Word also has it that our corporate office has heard of the success of the event brought on by this impressive array of gastronomic delights. Working with Marcos was a bree...
You don’t need to be a culinary genius to impress a few dinner guests! The links below are to countless recipes that look complicated, taste amazing, and are actually a cinch to make.
- 19 Easy Dinners That Will Impress The Heck Out Of Your Date by Buzzfeed
This list kicks off with coconut-crusted tilapia adorned in pomegranate salsa, so you can see that these recipes aren’t messing around. Make the seared scallops in brown butter, dream of the cosy chicken piccata, or try your hand at a perfectly cooked steak.
- Simple Dinner Party Ideas That Will Impress Guests by Business Insider
Antipasto and proscuitto-wrapped anything tend to impress people. Sometimes minimalist ingredients used well pack a bigger punch than all the complicated recipes in the world.
- 10 Gourmet Recipes to Impress (Plus 10 Easy Shortcuts for Weeknights) by Real Simple
Who doesn’t love a good shortcut – especially when you’re ending up with a similar product! Cutting corners doesn’t have to mean cutting taste. Check out the Salt-Baked Leg of Lamb and potatoes!
If you’re planning an upcoming event, 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.
Sometimes it’s hard to kick a craving for takeout, especially for comfort food. What if you didn’t have to deny your cravings, but you could simply alter the ingredients to make your “takeout” healthier? We have some ideas for you, when it comes to the classics.
Make your own lean patties, use lower fat cheese, and stack some fresh veggies on your bun. For even better burgers, use good quality organic, grass-fed beef.
To serve with your burgers, or by themselves, bake yourself some fries from scratch. Cut potatoes to your desired thickness, spray or toss with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. For something extra, add some fresh rosemary.
This recipe from Damn Delicious is a lighter take on the Chinese-American favorite. Who knew cornflakes could add something to a baked General Tso’s Chicken dish?
Redefined Mom gives us a delicious healthier burrito recipe, using chicken and all your favorite Mexican ingredients. Try it at home!
Lavash bread makes a perfect thin and crispy pizza crust, especially when you bake it for ten minutes before putting on the toppings. Stack the pizza with veggies, lean meats, and low fat cheese. You’ll meet your pizza need without the excess calories.
If you’d like to know more about the healthy 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.
Happy Hanukkah from Catering Central! As we come to the fifth night of the holiday, you may be winding down on the celebrations, but we hope you’ve enjoyed some dreidel, gelt, and sufganiyot. Just as Hanukkah commemorates a miracle, we head into the miracle of a new year—excited to uncover what 2017 has for Catering Central!
If you haven’t made latkes yet this year, it’s time to get on board. No matter which holidays you celebrate, Potato Latkes are delicious—especially when they’re covered in applesauce. Check out this recipe – Potato Latkes – from the Food Network. Rated five stars, and classified as an easy recipe, these little cakes are certainly something you can make with children (take care around hot oil, though). Food is even more tasty when it’s made with love!
As 2016 draws to a close, we want to thank you for taking the time to read our blog and support our business. We can’t wait to cater events for you in the new year! Happy holidays, and have a blessed 2017, from all of us here at Catering Central.
Chow Mein is a popular noodle dish throughout the USA, and is widely known as American Chinese food. Though it is usually served as a side, with added protein, Chow Mein can be a meal in its own right. At Catering Central, we love a good Chow Mein, and we’re excited to share some of our signature recipe with you.
First, it is important to prep your vegetables before you start cooking – this means green cabbage, carrots, and green onions. For the sauce, Chow Mein is made with a mixture of light soy sauce, and dark soy – using a ratio of two parts light to one part dark. Making sure we have plenty of space on a flat top grill, we fry the egg noodles in canola oil before adding veggies and seasoning with the soy mixture. At the end, we add the all-important sesame oil, as well as salt and pepper.
If you’d like to know more about the delicious 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.
Understanding how much to eat, is sometimes as important as knowing what to eat. Portion control can be a hassle, but healthy living is well worth the effort. The best part about portion control is realizing the vast amount of healthful foods you can eat, compared to a small amount of nutritionally challenged foods. Since we’re not looking to reinvent the wheel, we have some links to other sites with more in-depth information on portion control.
- Everyday Health
Ten excellent tips for controlling your portions, including; measuring accurately, observing labels, and avoiding regular family-style serving methods.
You don’t need to be pumping iron for these tips to remain relevant! Website name aside, this site has a myriad of nutritious recipes and tips for healthy living. Portion control is key to the fitness lifestyle.
Did you know that not skipping meals is one step towards managing portion control? These eight tips for controlling portion sizes are sensible, realistic, and super helpful.
Here at Catering Central, we love making food taste great. We’d be happy to hear about the vision you have for your party, and work with you to 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.
When faced with the convenience of microwaveable mac and cheese, or the effort of a healthy, balanced meal – which will you choose? It’s easy (and cheap) to shop for, and prepare processed foods, but your body won’t thank you for it. Over time, the lack of nutrients, abundance of sodium, and fake ingredients will take their toll. It might be easier to eat fast food now, but in the long run, the complications aren’t worth the time saved.
A healthy meal is made of protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and fresh produce. Your body needs vitamins and minerals to run smoothly, so you can experience your best life. Here some some sites to inspire you to eat well – no excuses!
- Cooking for one? Greatist has some fantastic single-serving meals for you.
- Be inspired by the Food Network’s Healthy Recipe pages.
- All Recipes has HUNDREDS of easy, healthy meals – ready for you to make.
Make July less of a health-kick and more of a permanent lifestyle change. While there’s no such thing as “good” and “bad” food, let’s work together on spending the majority of our lives filling our bodies with nutritious fuel instead of empty calories. If you’re looking for event catering in Redwood City (94604), private party catering in San Jose (95117), or general catering in the San Francisco Bay Area – call us today on (650) 961-3300. We thrive on healthy food – and so can you!
Salmon is a powerhouse; high in lean protein, omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12. Boasting a range of health benefits, salmon steaks make the perfect meal for taste and nutrition. Here are three ways to prepare this tasty fish:
Sprinkle garlic salt and Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute on your salmon. Bake on a foil-covered tray at 400 degrees.
Put salmon steaks in a ziplock bag, and simply pour teriyaki sauce over the top. Let the salmon marinate for at least four hours, before baking or frying. Serve with sesame seeds on top, with a side of rice and salad.
Lemon and Dill
Set each salmon steak on a piece of parchment paper large enough to wrap the entire piece of fish. Add zest on the top, as well as some juice. Season with salt, pepper and some fresh (or dried) dill. Bake at 375 degrees.
To find out what kind of salmon recipes we make at Catering Central, take a look at the menus on our website – or call us today on (650) 961-3300. We cater parties in Santa Clara (95051), provide Catering Services in Palo Alto and do all kinds of Private Event Catering in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Your kitchen is a place where new inventions come pouring in, but there’s something so satisfying about getting back to basics. Many kitchen items perform one function only, yet these five things can be upcycled and reused day after day.
If you enjoy a steaming cup of pour over every morning, you’re likely to be using paper filters. For a little more than the cost of a box of paper filters, you can pick up a cloth filter that does the job day after day. Rinse, hang out to dry!
Pasta sauce, peanut butter, olives and salsa all tend to come in glass jars. When you’re done with the product, remove the label (with the help of Goo Gone or Eucalyptus Oil) and reuse the clean jar.
Bags from Grocery Stores
Whether you’re finding uses for disposable bags at home (e.g. garbage liners, storage) or reusing cloth bags at the store, there are global benefits of being mindful of waste.
Salt and Pepper Grinders
When you purchase whole salt and pepper at the grocery store, they come in grinders that many throw in the trash after one use. Simply take off the lid, and refill.
Food Storage Containers
Bringing your own food to work or school is good for your wallet and waistline. In addition, you cut down on waste when you reuse the containers in which you store food.
If you need catering for an upcoming party, corporate event or special occasion, we would love to work with you to 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 Palo Alto (94301) to San Francisco. If you’re looking for catering when it comes to parties, events and gatherings – call us today on (650) 961-3300.
Client Holiday Party Success!!
MH Podell Property Management
We use Marcos and Catering Central for 100+ person company lunches every so often, and our employees always have good things to say! Marcos does a consistently quality job, on-time, and the price is right. We have ordered something different every time, and it's all been good. If you have a group to feed, they will work with you from menu selection through billing, definitely recommend!
Company Event is a Success!!
I've had Catering Central do two events here at Tesla. Marcos went above and beyond to make sure that both of my events were a success. His food also matched their excellent service throughout the whole planning - from picking out the menu, to working with our budget, to the day of the event and even afterwards. Enzo also was very professional and was on top of things on the day of.
I can't wait to use them again for other events.
Tesla (Palo Alto/Freemont)
Quality Food and Service!
Came across Catering Central website while looking for caterers to bring lunch to our office every week. Our employees are typically very picky but Marcos' meets or exceeds our expectations every time. Everything is always fresh and hot. We only have about 40 or less employees but the portions are generous and it's nice to have friendly people delivering who make sure we are satisfied with our order. I highly recommend Catering Central for any event!
Just Phone Him Now
Marcos and central catering provided a fantastic spread for our wedding reception. We were looking for a no fuss, tasty garden party and he delivered on all counts. The food was fantastic and servers he brought in to man the bar and pass through with the food were great, personable guys.
If you are looking for good food and great service, stop looking and just phone him now... ;)
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