Serving your wedding guests a professionally catered meal can quickly get pricey. However, some dishes aren’t worth the added expense, no matter how flashy they seem now.
Here are some dishes that should not make an appearance at your reception. Whether they remain dangerous to serve or just too complicated, you can find better substitutions.
Maybe you’re trying to recreate when you got proposed to in France, or you love the idea of serving sushi. When you have hundreds of guests and little to no refrigeration, however, raw dishes stay more dangerous.
Steak tartare, raw oysters, sushi rolls, and other uncooked delicacies often fetch higher pricing. They also maintain much higher levels of bacteria that can quickly turn any party into a rush for the bathroom.
You decided to go with a Southwest-inspired menu, and you think that tableside guacamole would set the tone for guests. However, with only one person to mix every avocado by hand, it takes forever to get meals out.
Entrée salads can especially seem like an impressive meal presentation, but by the end, tables receive warm soggy lettuce. Keep your plates fresher, faster, and longer by skipping complicated dishes.
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While you may have gone vegan years ago, old aunt Bethany still enjoys her steak and potatoes. Or, when the shoe is on the other foot, some guests wind up with nothing to eat.
Feeding larger groups of people get increasingly more challenging, but you must have more than one choice. Otherwise, those with dietary needs, known and unknown, will only wind up going hungry.
Seasonal dishes that get served during times that they don’t typically get made only make your life a struggle. The reason these meals only appear during specific times of the year is the ingredients going into them.
When you can only find a handful of fresh ears of corn or certain fruits stay elusive, pick something new. Otherwise, you will just add more pressure to your event and still not have everyone who showed up fed.