Save Money by Serving Appetizers at Your Private Event

Do you have a special event coming up and want to have it catered but are worrying about the expense? Appetizers are a great way to avoid having to serve an entire meal. The key is to have the event at the right time of day and to plan the invites, so no one is expecting a full meal. Here are a few tips.

  • Have the event just after mealtime – If your event starts at 1:30 in the afternoon, that gives people plenty of time to have lunch before they arrive, but also starts early enough that most people won’t be expecting dinner.
  • Mention the menu on the invite – Whether you say “appetizers will be served” or you specifically list the appetizers you plan on having, this lets people know it’s not just a late lunch or early dinner. It is particularly important if you start the event at 8 pm or later. You don’t want anyone to think you are just having a late dinner or people will arrive starving.
  • Order a mix of hot and cold appetizers – This gives people a nice variety. Also, some people will pick at the cold appetizers as a starter and move on to the hot appetizers as their main course. It gives people more of a full meal feeling even though they are still just having appetizers.

The Hot and Cold Appetizers that Are Sure to Please Your Guests

Caterman Catering offers both hot and cold starters that your event attendees are sure to enjoy. Contact us today to plan your menu, or you can choose from our many preset menus and party platters. Call 408-441-8719 to get started.