Wedding is an important event in a person’s life. All the fun and frolic and the excitement of a new beginning is enriched and made more special with the love and support of friends and family. Such grand events need the dash of perfect catering and delicious food to remember for a long time.
Wedding catering is a different kind of catering altogether. It requires the right menu, the right taste and of course, the right presentation. When serving a host of people and ensuring that they enjoy every moment of the ceremony or event, presentation plays a key part. There is nothing more assuring and more enticing than good presentation and how it can allure you to a plate of appetizers even without batting an eyelid.
The first and foremost need of presentation is matching up to the occasion. Weddings are special and so are the items on menu. Therefore, one cannot settle down with just about anything. From the bride’s and groom’s favorite recipe, to season’s favorite and then to the caterer’s specialty; one can find all sorts of delicacies dished out in the most brilliant of colors and the most delightful of textures.
One of the common examples of good presentation is easily seen in appetizers or starters, one can find skewers sprinkled with salt and pepper with a stick pierced into them. This is both handy and each guest can just pick up one stick with the skewer and relish the taste. One does not even have to take off their gloves or use cutlery to eat the appetizers. Similarly, there are fresh fruits with sticks and cakes, pie slices and even cookies with wafer at the bottom so that they can be picked up easily.
Another important way of presentation is with the seasoning, garnishing and dressing. One can add different seasonal spices and flavors to a salad, toss the salad with fresh cream and seasoning, add fresh lettuce and veggies to a sandwich or BBQ platter and also use colorful and tangy dressings for wraps, kebobs, fillets etc.
One of the finest presentation ideas used by most event catering companies is that using fresh fruits and vegetables and cutting them into life-like forms of birds, animals, and other caricatures. The use of watermelon as peacock, or carving out a cute little puppy on a creamy chocolate cake with vanilla is one of the few examples of presentation.
Overall, one can experiment with different colors and styles for presentation. One can also use creative and matching table tops, table cloths, cutlery and buffet arrangement to gel with the event theme or the other accessories such as drapes and furniture used at the event.