Hors d’oeuvres is a French word that translates into appetizer or starter. In the US, hors d’oeuvres may be served either hot or cold. The purpose is to whet the appetite of the guest for the main course which will follow. At a special event, starters usually tend to help hold the guests over until the dinner is ready.
Occasions Where Hors D’oeuvres Should Be Served
There are many ways to use hors d’oeuvres properly in order to keep guests happy. Here are a few suggestions:
- Weddings – Hors d’oeuvres provide some food to go along with a cocktail hour and help keep guests from getting too hungry while waiting for the wedding party to arrive and be introduced.
- Corporate Events – At a corporate event, there may not even be a main Hors d’oeuvres are usually finger foods, which is perfect when guests are in business attire. It keeps things less messy and allows for a snack between speakers as opposed to a full meal that may lull an audience to sleep.
- Holiday Parties – Holiday parties often have free flowing alcohol, so it’s important to make sure that guests have something to eat right away. It’s also a good way to keep guests happy while waiting for the main meal.
A Wide Array of Hors D’oeuvres to Meet Your Needs
Caterman Catering offers a wide array of both hot and cold hors d’oeuvres to ensure that even your pickiest guest will have something to snack on before the main meal is served. From classy appetizers like bacon-wrapped scallops to party favorites like olive-cream filled jalapenos, these starters will get your event going right. Call 408-441-8719 to start working on your hors d’oeuvres menu today.