Catering Central

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1558 Gladding Ct. Milpitas CA 95035Call Us: (650) 961-3300

Meal Plans vs. Ala Carte

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When you are looking to cater an upcoming event, consider the difference between meal plans and ala carte menus. At Catering Central, we are all about building quality meal plans that provide a structured theme to your event, rather than simply providing food. We believe that food can transcend simple nourishment, and become a vehicle for making memories.

Ala carte menus can definitely provide interesting bits and pieces for guests to nibble, but there are some major drawbacks for both the client and caterer. These kinds of menus create chaos and frustration in the caterer’s employees, as there is no flow. In addition, the foods are chosen based on taste preferences alone, rather than seasonality.

As we have said many times before, a themed meal is a delight for everyone involved. When the food has a theme, the event feels cohesive, and catering staff have a tighter grasp on what it is they’re serving their customer. Combined with the knowledge that we are providing the freshest food possible, a themed meal is hand designed to the nth degree – so you can focus on enjoying the occasion.

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 (94404), 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.

The Catering Central Meal Plan Method

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Here at Catering Central we pride ourselves on providing well-planned meals for our clients. Today we feature four ways in which we excel at creating meal plans that blow our competition out of the water.

 

  • Theme
    Each part of the meal has been selected to compliment the others, with all elements working in one accord. Themed meals are a symphony of flavors dictated by a particular ethnic cuisine, giving your guests a meal they won’t forget.
  • Inclusivity
    We diligently provide choices for all types of dietary needs and preferences. For example; vegetarian, gluten free, vegan, and dairy free guests will always have something delicious to eat.
  • Seasonal
    We serve what nature makes available during the season – giving you the best produce that can be obtained.
  • Incredible Salads
    Salads are easily the most overlooked part of a menu, and our salads are anything but boring. Specially selected to fit the mains to which they have been paired, our salads offer distinct flavor profiles. For example, our California menus have salads with avocado and quinoa, and our BBQ menus boast a wide range of fresh veggies to suit your plate.

To find out what kind of meals Catering Central can plan for you, take a look at the menus on our website – or call us today on (650) 961-3300. We cater parties in Santa Clara (95053), provide Catering Services in Palo Alto and do all kinds of Private Event Catering in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Top 5 Reusable Kitchen Items

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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.

  1. Coffee Filter
    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!

  1. Glass Jars
    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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.