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How To Create The Perfect Wedding Menu

Your wedding is likely the only time when you and all of your closest friends and family will sit down and share a meal, so you want to make sure everything is perfect when it comes to planning and executing your wedding meal. That can prove trickier than expected, especially since you probably don’t have a lot of experience planning a meal for such a large group of people. So what are some of the best tips for planning your wedding menu, and how can you make sure the meal goes off without a hitch? We share some advice for creating the perfect wedding menu in today’s blog.

Developing Your Perfect Wedding Menu

There are a number of questions you’ll ask yourself throughout the process of planning your wedding, and oftentimes it’s extremely helpful to have an expert by your side to help provide some guidance for these decisions. Not only do we have expert chefs to prepare your dishes on the big day, but you can also sit down with our culinary team well in advance of your wedding to plan the perfect menu.

We’ll sit down with you and your future spouse, ask about your preferences, showcase some of our more popular dishes and really get to understand what type of experience you’re hoping to deliver with your menu. We’ll go over your hors d’oeuvres, your main course, your desserts and even your late night offerings if you want to feed your guests once more before the night ends. If there are certain flavors or dietary restrictions you want to accommodate, we’ll work with you during this consult to come up with a wonderful array of options that surpass your wishes and stay within your budget.

One unique offering that we have at our Elite Catering division is our food tasting experience. You and your spouse can attend a tasting session with a few other couples. Not only will you be able to sample your menu, but you’ll be able to taste the menus of other couples, so you can really see which dishes impress the most. If you want to switch things up or add something to your menu after our tasting experience, it’s not a problem. We offer these tasting menus so that you know what to expect on the day of your wedding and to expose you to some options that you may have not considered but now can’t live without.

Incredible Venues

Another benefit of going with Entourage Events Group and our Elite Catering division is that we can work in-house at all of our superb venues. You’re not catering in from another location or relying on a third party vendor. Everything is made in house with equipment our chefs are familiar with, ensuring that food is cooked exactly as designed and comes out perfectly on schedule.

And while we’d love it if you chose to have your wedding at one of our picturesque venues like The Grand 1858 or The View, we can bring our award winning menu options to you. Not only can we help you create a wonderful menu for your wedding or event, but our mobile team can come to you. The Kitchen is a fifty-three foot culinary masterpiece on wheels that can use state-of-the-art equipment to cater your next event. This interactive culinary experience is available for private events and can feed your guests wherever you’re hosting your next get-together.

So if you’re worried about whether or not you’ll have enough food for your wedding or what wines to pair with each entree, don’t be. Instead, sync up with a professional team of event planners who can help you develop the perfect menu to feed your crew. Whether you’re planning an intimate wedding or a larger than life event, we have the team and the talent to bring your menu to life on your big day. To learn more about our catering options, or to talk to a member of our team about scheduling a walk through or meeting with our catering division, give us a call today at (612) 564-3777 or click here to visit our contact form.

How to Use Your Menu To Set Your Wedding Apart

Oftentimes one of the more memorable aspects of a wedding reception is the meal that accompanies the toasts and the celebration of the newlyweds. You want your wedding to stand out for all the right reasons, but if there’s an issue with the food or drinks, it’s easy for that to become the focus of the evening.

At Entourage Events Group, we pride ourselves on providing a one-of-a-kind catering service, so much so that we created an entire division dedicated to the craft – Elite Catering. In today’s blog, our catering team shares some ways you can use your food and beverage menu to make your meal a dish to remember, and some of the ways our team can go above and beyond to ensure all your food and drink expectations are surpassed.

Setting Your Wedding About With Food And Drinks

Here’s a look at some of the ways we make the dining experience a unique and memorable part of your wedding.

  • Your Bar, Your Way – Regardless of whether you’re hosting a pre-reception or cocktail hour, you’re going to want to provide a way for your guests to stay refreshed and hydrated. What’s great about our venues like The Grand 1858, The View or any of our venues is that you can put your own personal touch on the bar and the beverages. We can personalize some bar stations or match them to your decor so that they feel ingrained in your event. You can work with our team to feature a signature cocktail, create your own fused water station or host a perfectly-timed coffee bar once the meal and desserts have been served.
  • Culinary Creation – Our culinary team has years of professional experience and a wide range of diverse backgrounds and palettes to bring the right flavor to your wedding. We work directly with each couple to develop a one-of-a-kind menu that you won’t find at most standard venues. You won’t just get to pick between chicken or steak, you’ll be able to work with master chefs to create your own unique menu suited to your personal style.
  • Dazzle With Desserts – We are constantly looking for creative ways to go above and beyond with our dessert offerings, and we’re confident that we can find something to dazzle your guests. Does a donut display interest you? How about a decadent cupcake spread? Maybe individually-crafted desserts are more your style, or how about a Build Your Own S’Mores station? If you’ve got a dessert in mind, not only can we create them in-house, but we can wow with how they are presented to your guests.
  • Late Night Cravings – After some time breaking it down on the dance floor, your guests may be looking for a late night snack to hold them over until the night ends. We can ensure nobody leaves hungry with our array of late-night offerings. Whether it’s carnival-style popcorn, a Baravian pretzel cart or just delicious homemade pizzas, we can ensure your late night cravings menu is on point.
  • One Stop Shop – Finally, one thing that sets Elite Catering apart from other caters is how easy it is to communicate and plan all aspects of the catering side of your wedding. You’re not trying to chase down vendors or hope they call you back, because we’re a division within Entourage Events Group. When you streamline your venue, your decorations, the catering and the entertainment all through one events group, nothing falls through the cracks and you have one easy source as a point of contact. Simplify the catering process by choosing an in-house option like Elite Catering.

The food and drinks at your wedding will be a shared experience for all your guests, so make sure it surpasses all expectations by trusting the event catering to a team known for one-of-a-kind experiences. To learn more about how we can set your wedding apart with our food and beverage creations, to see a larger portfolio of our previous success stories, or to learn more about getting a quote for your wedding, click here or give our team a call today at (612) 564-3777.

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