We live in a world that is stricken with fear of the coronavirus. This real fear of the unknown and the urge to flatten the curve, means that we need to start practicing social distancing. It can be difficult, but it is necessary to keep everyone safe. One of the ways that you can stay sane and still practice this ever important temporary lifestyle change, is to have small gatherings under ten people with amazing food. Married to Food Catering with Chef Marcel & Jeannie is here to share some tips to help you make the most out of this social distancing time in our lives and still enjoy food that can lift the soul and create happiness.
Importance of Safe Food Preparation Practices
You can still enjoy wonderful food and stay safe from the many winter sicknesses that are going around, including coronavirus. It is extremely important that you use proper sanitary habits when you are preparing food. You should ensure your preparation surface is clean and properly sanitized before you start cutting and preparing any food. All of your dishes should be washed and clean as well. The number one way that you can safely prepare food for your small gathering is to wash your hands. You should be washing your hands with hot water and soap for at least 20 seconds to ensure they are completely clean before preparing any food.
Have a Strict No Sickness Policy
If you have guests that are showing any signs of sickness, they need to stay home. You should make this rule very clear before the party even starts. As you are inviting your few guests for the evening, make it clear that they need to be healthy before coming to your home. It isn’t a bad idea to check in with all of your guests the day of the event and remind them of this ever important rule.
Plan Food Menu to Remember
Since you are working with such a small group, you can put a large focus on the food. You can include a menu to die for as you don’t need to worry about the cost near as much when only feeding a few rather than a large crowd. Don’t cut any corners on the menu and use only the finest ingredients as you are planning the menu. With a small group, you can really customize the meal as well. Find out what the favorite foods of your guests are and come up with a menu that they will remember long after the party is over.
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At Married to Food with Chef Marcel & Jeannie, we know how much good food can lift the soul. Using only the finest ingredients in everything we make, you will only get the finest when you choose us. We specialize in small gatherings and look forward to helping you make it through this tough time. Call us today!