The Caterers: The Catering Co.
Today’s featured caterer is The Catering Company! Providing exceptional service, The Catering Company is a great consideration for your upcoming event – whether classic, contemporary, a wedding or corporate event.
What is most important to you as a caterer?
Our most important attribute is service. While high quality, well prepared and beautifully presented menu selections are important, it’s the service we provide form our initial contact with and client through completion of event that sets us apart.
Do your dishes and recipes vary per season, and if yes, how so?
The Catering Company works with each of its clients to customize a menu specific to their event needs, whether seasonal, specialty theme, international cuisine or other unique event circumstances.
What would you say is your best:
Chili rubbed braised beef short rib – presented on a Pablano pepper and corn guacamole garnished with red pepper.
Bacon Wrapped Chorizo Dates – Sweet California dates filled with Mexican chorizo sausage wrapped with cherry wood bacon with a spicy sweet Thai glaze.
Chicken Florentine – Seasoned and grilled chicken breast crowned with a blend of freshly sautéed spinach cream and cheese. Set atop rich dauphinoise potatoes.
Beef Tenderloin – Our chef cut tenderloin steak is lightly seasoned with sea salt and cracked peppercorns then grilled to medium rare and completed with our distinctive Fig & Cabernet Sauce.
Chocolate Caramel Pecan Tart – 62% bittersweet Peruvian chocolate combined with toasted pecans and rich caramel baked in a vanilla shell.
Chocolate Decadence A classic flourless chocolate cake made with Peruvian and Venezuelan chocolate, creamy, smooth and melt in your mouth texture.
What is your best advice for couples planning their wedding menus?
Our advice is to recently engaged couples is to really understand what you would like for your day. Talk about the must haves for your reception and even the items you prefer not to have. Communication is very important for planning your special day.
Do you find that most Corporate Events request heavy appetizers, entrees or both?
Corporate events vary based on specific event formats. Social gathering such as galas or fundraisers tend to lean towards hors d’oeuvres stations while events with a “meeting” format prefer a plated entrée with hors d’oeuvres during gathering time.
Could you describe a situation where one of your entrees has been significantly altered for a client:
When clients ask us to design menus for their event we like to have a feel for what they are trying to attain with the menu. If our menu items are not good fits for their theme or the direction they would like to go, we find that designing a menu from scratch work well as we can be more specific with needs to each guest’s menu.
Photos courtesy of The Catering Co.