Now that you have decided it’s best to have a professional caterer provide the food for your party, here are some tips and questions on what to look for when hiring a caterer.
What Does a Caterer Do?
They prepare food for your event. When considering how to select a caterer, look at many factors. You should consider the nature of the event, how formal it is, what sorts of foods you wish to serve, and how much you can afford to spend.
Finding a Caterer
The ideal way to find a caterer is via personal recommendation. Ask friends, family and colleagues if they have catered an event, and who they used. Personal recommendations can help you select the right caterer
- Searching for a cater for her wedding reception
- Telephone book
- Event planners
- Reception Hall
- Favorite Restaurant
Questions to ask Prospective Caterer
- Do they serve the type of food you want to serve your guests
- Are they available for the date of your event
- When and where will the food be cooked
- Do they serve it or is it buffet style
- Is there an event they are doing that you might attend
- Can you taste their food prior to your event
- Is there a deposit required
- What form of payment do they accept
- Is there a contract to sign
If you are satisfied that this is your caterer hire them and get all the necessary paperwork done. Then you can kick back and relax. The only thing left to do is give them your final count and enjoy your party! Have a great day!
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of grilling beef? Usually steak. While steak is a good cut of beef for the grill, it’s not the only cut suitable for the grill. The following is a feature about how we grill different types of beef on our backyard grill.
Different Kinds of Steak
There are many fine cuts that are available for grilling. We prefer three specific cuts when we grill at home.
- Rib steaks
- The rib steak is cut from the rib region of the beef. While it will still retain tenderness this cut is in the moderate price range.
Marinated steak cooking over charcoal
- T-bones and porterhouse steaks
- Are cut from the tenderloin region and will produce a very tender steak. However, with tenderness comes price increase.
- No matter which cut you may choose we have found that you can retain that tenderness no matter what marinade you use.
- The key to retaining the tenderness is the length of the marinating. A good overnight soak will allow the steak to fully absorb the liquid and aid in tenderness no matter what doneness. Make sure to reserve some of the marinade to use during grilling. However discard any unused marinade after grilling; do not use for consumption. Any sauces you may wish to use can be applied when you first put the meat on the grill. Continue reading Tips for Grilling Beef
Over our 13 years in business we have found things that have helped us improve our barbecuing skills. We’ll do a series of tips over the season to share what we have learned. Every three weeks we will post a new tip, so check back to read all the tips. Enjoy your BBQ and let the Smoke Roll! Continue reading Tip 1 SPRING CLEANING THE GRILL