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Creative Catering

Wedding Wednesday

Last week we dished on important questions to ask your caterer so you have every detail covered. This week, we couldn’t help but talk more about food! You have your list of questions, but how about narrowing down that list? You may feel overwhelmed by how many choices there are for catering. What type of food do you go with? What is going to fit best with your theme, budget, and guest list? This is the fun part!  We flip stressed into desserts and put the ease into grilled cheese! Get creative with your catering with some of these trending choices and local finds!

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Think Outside The Box

Literally! Ditch the idea of a traditional caterer for a unique option that will keep all your guests happy. If you’re looking for options that will wow your wedding, we are in love with the trend of food trucks!               One of our Lauren O brides in 2016 had a pizza truck that kept her guests coming back for more! By offering a diverse menu of options will eliminate the stress of submitting choices on a fixed menu. Break away from the three course meal and let your friends and family decide how they’re feeling that day! We’ve all been to an event where that “chicken or fish” option just doesn’t cut it. Food trucks are a great, versatile option and, especially here in Connecticut, offer a variety of options from hors d’oeuvres to full meals!

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Small Bites, Big Appetites

Creative catering options can seem casual, but are anything but. Many food trucks offer a catering menu, and will adapt to their client’s needs, venue, and style. We had the opportunity to interview a local Middletown treat, the Whey Station grilled cheese food truck, to find out how they adapt their menu to events and weddings.

The Whey Station

We loved grilled cheese! How do you adapt your menu and serving style to a wedding?

We are super flexible, we can bring the truck and park it for any outdoor wedding. We also can pack up our extra trailer and bring our portable (grilled cheese) presses inside. We actually can cater to as many people as we need to, as long as we have a number and some specifications on the menu before hand. We can get fancy!

Ok, we’re getting hungry. What have you offered at other events you catered?

We’re not full service, but we definitely bring a lot to take the stress off the host of the party or in this case, the bride booking us for her wedding. We double our staff. We have the portable presses or we can set up our truck and trailer for a more casual outdoor venue. We have forks, napkins, paper goods, trash cans, beverages, we have our own generator, too! The best part is at the end of the night we drive away and eliminate any need for clean up.

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What makes your menu unique?

Specials! We can accommodate almost any request. For a more traditional feel we have made cheese plates with figs, meats, and bread. We can make salads as a starter. We can offer brownies for dessert. We aim to please! A fan favorite is our authentic poutine or truffle fries. We have gluten free options, we can offer vegan. We also use as many local ingredients (ex: fresh mozzarella from East Haven) as possible to support other businesses.

Now we need to book you! Let’s make it happen!!

We’re revamping our website, but give us a call! We are happy to schedule tastings for prospective clients at our prep location in Middletown. We can also come to you, a big perk of having a truck, too! We can bring our menu anywhere! Give us a call! Website. Instagram.

 

 

 

We love local businesses and hidden treasures right here in Connecticut. We take the time to network with a lot of different vendors and meet many wonderful people while event planning. It’s always a pleasure to share other small businesses, especially when they have some amazing food! When choosing your caterer, don’t be afraid to think of some unique options. Your guests and your stomach will thank you!

 

Until next time, happy planning!

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Photos 1-4: Robert Norman Photography

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