4 Helpful Tips on Selecting the Menu for Your Event

When preparing an event, whether corporate or personal, formal or informal; it is crucial that you select the right venue. Nevertheless, there’s a lot more that goes into planning and holding a successful event in addition to choosing a great place such as. One of the other important tasks is selecting a menu. Here are menu selection tips to help you ensure everyone is well fed. If you are planning to serve breakfast, opt for cost-effective packaged menus. For lunch, you need to select the options considering how long people will have to eat.

1. Don’t over focus on cost

It makes sense to try and find a good bargain because the event needs to fit within your budget. Nonetheless, focusing too much on costs can have disastrous effects on your event. Even as you consider the prices, you need food and service that is of acceptable quality. If you are hiring a caterer, go for one that has a great reputation, considerable experience catering for events such as yours, and provides the service at a reasonable enough price.

2. Stick to the basics

While it’s okay to go for a daring, edgy menu, you need to be careful not to cross the borderline into the strange zone. It is better to stick to the foods that many people know. This is especially important for the main meal. If you wish to experiment with edgy food, you could play around with the dessert menu instead of the main meal.

3. Dietary requirements

Although you can’t please everyone, it is important to consider the guests’ dietary needs. Different people have dietary requirements. There are those who will eat just about anything, and there are others who avoid some foods for varying reasons. Some of your guests might be vegetarians and others might have allergies and other medical conditions that require them to avoid specific foods. If you are planning an invite-only event where you know all the individuals and their dietary requirements, it will be easier for you to plan a menu that will leave all the guests satisfied. However, on many occasions you won’t know what everyone prefers or what allergies they have; all the more reason to stick to the basics. You should also provide a few alternatives so that everyone can at least find something they can eat.

4. Provide sufficient food

One of the most disastrous occurrences in events is having your guests leave with empty stomachs because the food you provided was only enough for a few of the attendees. The good thing is that you can avoid this with proper planning. As you plan which foods to serve, you also need to consider the required quantities. It is thus important to know the number of expected guests and budget for them and a little extra just in case more people than expected show up.
Remember that the food you provide should complement each other and most importantly be delicious and sufficient. Whether the food will be provided by the venue’s staff or outside catering, it is important that they be flexible to accommodate the specific menu needs. If you want to hold your event in and around California, check out ENVY a hot Orange County event venue that can accommodate different types of event requirements from food to seating arrangements.

Ways to Enjoy Your Waffles

Waffles are crispy, scrumptious food with different flavors that have been in existence for a long time. They have found their ways into many people’s breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert plates, and are a common snack in various parts of the world. This pocket-friendly food as evidenced by the Waffle house menu pricing list can be eaten in a variety of flavors and ways. They can also be made at home and accompanied with different foods. Here are things you can use to make waffles if you don’t want to go out to a waffle house and several ways, other than plain; that you can have your waffles.

 

Ingredients

You can make your waffles and have them with just about anything you fancy. You can make them with the regular white wheat flour, whole wheat flour, sweet potato, buckwheat, cornmeal, and oat flour, if you are allergic to gluten, you can ditch the wheat and make your own gluten-free waffles at home using rice, coconut, almond or amaranth flours. You can also use a store-bought, gluten-free floor that is a blend of different floors. Once you’ve made your waffles, you can have them with strawberries, ham and cheese, and syrups of various kinds including maple, pineapple, and coconut. You can also add chocolate chips or peanut butter.

You will also need other ingredients including baking powder, eggs, milk, butter and your favorite flavor. You may be able to substitute some of these ingredients with other alternatives especially if you don’t want to use dairy. There are recipes available for gluten-free and vegan waffles.

Waffle Makers

These appliances make it so easy to make waffles because you only need to mix the ingredients, put it in the waffle maker, set a timer and wait for the alert. Just look for a waffle maker that is affordable and easy clean and if you desire, has features such as temperature control or flip plates. You can also make your own savory waffles quickly with waffle makers, but there are other things you can use too. You can use your grill pan too. Further, you can find other uses for your waffle maker when you are not making waffles. You can make cinnamon rolls with your waffle maker in minutes.
Other tools such as strawberry hullers, measuring cups and hand mixers will also make your waffle preparation easier and faster.

How to Have Your Waffles

As mentioned above, there are no limits to how and what you can have your waffle with. One of the options you have is the waffle sandwich or rather the Wafflewich. If you are tired of the bread sandwich, you can opt for the Wafflewich. Just place your favorite sandwich filling between two fresh waffles and enjoy a delicious crunchy snack or meal. Another option is to have your waffles with chicken. Though this may sound unlikely to the uninitiated, others love it. You can make it into a waffle cake, pull-apart bread, or quesadillas. You can also have it with fried eggs, and wash it down with a variety of beverages whether at home or at your favorite waffle place.

The list of ways you can have your waffles is long, and so is the number of unique and delicious recipes available on the internet. Look these up or be creative with your own recipe and enjoy your waffle or keep treating yourself to waffles from your favorite seller.

Catered Party Buses from George Lounge!

We’d like to announce that we are now offering a great new option for nightlife and parties with our renowned food offerings, thanks to a partnership with a wonderful luxury party bus company, PartyBusRentals.NYC.   Please read below for more info on this exciting new feature of the George Lounge family.

Catering for Weddings and Bachelorette Parties

While we have been happy to provide catering services for many years, our new partership allows us to provide even more accomodation for bachelor parties and wedding parties, among others.  We now offer exclusive packages for party bus rentals throughout the city, which can be used for riding around town, trips to casinos, sight seeing or other venues.

These packages will include food and drink provided by George Lounge.  You can choose from one of our many curated menu packages, or sit down with your chef to work out exactly what you want for your menu.  Easy peasy!

Start at George, then Hit the Town!

Another exciting option for this new offering is the combination of a feast at any of our locations plus a trip in the party bus around town.  We can provide all the drinks and refreshments on the bus, and you can choose any destination within the city.  We have some great recommendations for some exciting destinations that you can choose from, if you cant pick one on your own.

Up to 45 People!

The best part about these deluxe party buses is that they can fit up to 45 passengers.  This can usually account for an entire wedding party or bachelorette party.  The spacious party buses allow for everything from sitting and chilling to dancing and grooving.  Just check out some of these picks from Party Bus Rentals NYC website:

If you are interested in these exciting new options, please contact us today!