Tips for Catering Your New York Wedding

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Your wedding day is not just one of the happiest days of your life, it is also an investment in your future. Many people believe that their wedding day is a reflection on how their marriage will continue. Whether you are superstitious or not, making sure your wedding day is a picture of perfection is important to everyone. The food for your big day is one of the key elements in planning because the food sets the tone, the mood and is the anchor for your reception and party. When you sit down to eat with your favorite people on this special day, you want the food to be spectacular. Not only will you be hungry (who has time to eat the day of their wedding??), you will be trying to make an impression on the people that mean the most in your life. They came there to celebrate you and your spouse’s life-changing event and the food you provide is your gift to them. Thomas Oliver’s Gourmet Catering wants you to get the most out of your catering experience with these simple tips below.

Create a budget

Before you decide what to eat, it’s important to plan and budget the amount of money you can spend. Whether it’s a wedding breakfast or reception dinner, it is important to know how much you are able to spend before you sit down with your caterers and select the meal choices. As we work with your budget, your New York wedding caterer can deliver something spectacular and beautiful you will be proud of.

Figure out the numbers

Once you know how much you can spend, determine how many guests will be coming to the event. You don’t need to know exact numbers but by figuring an approximate number, it will give you an idea of what you can plan. No matter the size, no matter the venue, your caterer can pull off something fabulous.

Pick a theme

Selecting a theme for your meal can be a real showstopper. Decide the type of ambiance you want for your wedding meal. Do you want it light-hearted and casual? Maybe swanky and formal? Whatever theme you go with, make sure the food matches. Thomas Oliver’s Gourmet Catering has dozens of themes and menu options that can fit the atmosphere you select. Here are a few options to give you an idea:
Casual Meal:
Hawaiian Luau: For a backyard or beachy wedding, this is a perfect choice. Hawaiian shrimp creole, grilled chicken breast, wild rice and fruit skewers are delicious and light for outdoor themed weddings.
Mexican Fiesta: Who can resist the flavors from Mexico with our marinated, grilled fajitas and hard shell tacos paired with the freshest toppings, nacho chips and flan milk custard.
Formal Meal:
Mashed Potato Martini Bar: Wow your guests with this creative meal. Delicious, flavored mashed potatoes served in a martini glass alongside mouthwatering sage seasoned turkey breast, slow roasted pork or garlic and pepper beef.
Buffet stations: To serve parties large and small, buffet stations are a hit. A seafood bar with New England’s freshest oysters, shrimp and clams next to a pasta bar with all kinds of sauces and noodles to please every palate.

Dietary requirements anyone?

Once your guest list is picked, it is important to see if anyone has any dietary restrictions. You want all your guests to enjoy the meal and that is possible with your New York wedding caterer Thomas Oliver’s Gourmet Catering. From gluten free, dairy free, sugar-free and more, we have substitutions to match any restriction and can create specially designed meals around that requirement.

Wedding catering in New York

Making your special day an exciting event you can remember for the rest of your life is what we are committed to. We will help you pull out all the stops. Our team strives to bring the best food in New York City to your incredible day. Call us today to plan your upcoming wedding, we look forward to serving you on this life-changing day.

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Thomas Oliver's Gourmet Catering & Events

240 West 35th Street,
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 239-0090
Cell: (646) 335-6310
Fax: (212) 239-0092

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We Cater 7 days a week all over 5 Boroughs throughout NYC including: Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, Bronx & Brooklyn, New York