There are many reasons to have a party, from the traditional celebrations throughout an engagement and wedding, birthdays and anniversaries, job promotions, graduations, or simply to connect with friends and family. No matter the reason, catering is often the best solution for food to help alleviate the load of hosting a party. Today, we at Married to Food Catering by Chef Marcel and Jeannie would like to share a few appetizer ideas to serve at your party.
Crackers, Cheese & Meat Platter
Most people are attracted to a quality cheese platter. Kick off the party by offering the guests a variety of cheese that include an assortment of textures and flavors when selecting cheeses; try choosing cheeses that are soft, firm, aged, and blue. Where exotic cheeses are a nice touch, be sure to include at least one familiar cheese to help keep the ease of the guests who might be a little more adventurous. Your cheese display is not complete without a variety of quality meats and crackers.
Chicken Wings with Dipping Sauces
A catering staple and a crowd pleaser are chicken wings. Because they straddle the line between an appetizer and full-blown entrée, they are ideal for small events. Allowing you to accommodate many themes, chicken wings are compatible with a wide variety of flavors. Teriyaki, buffalo, barbecue, or seasoned are just a few of the popular flavors.
Crackers Served with Fresh Fruit
As opposed to traditional appetizer options, fresh fruit appetizers are a lighter alternative. Including kebab or platter style, seasonal fruits can be served in a variety of ways. You can drizzle fruit with chocolate to easily transform this appetizer into an impromptu dessert tray as well. With this healthy appetizer option, an assortment of crackers is a perfect accompaniment.
Elegant Meatball Appetizer
Being easily kept warm during lengthy events, this is a mouthwatering food that can please most crowds. The range of flavors you can offer your guests is staggering, meatballs are a very versatile dish. In a savory gravy or sweet and smoky barbecue sauce are a few favorites of the meatball options.
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Any way they are prepared, quite a few people love jumbo shrimp are delicious. Being prepared to take on a number of different flavors and satisfy a variety of preferences, shrimp is a versatile appetizer. Consider offering a wide variety for your guests to try new things since there are several sauces can be served with shrimp. Shrimp can be an excellent hors d’oeuvre for any type of event whether it is baked, sautéed, marinated, bacon-wrapped, or simply served cold over ice.
Teriyaki Chicken Skewers
Due to its flexibility, brochette (skewers) is a popular appetizer for small events. From meats, vegetables, or fruits, this option can be served with a host of options. They are typically a safe bet for guests with picky appetites, for this reason. Try a delicious teriyaki chicken brochette platter if you’re worried about a lack of variety in your event’s menu.
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