Five Top Tips To Help You Pick The Perfect Menu

Author: Carolyn's Creole Kitchen | | Categories: Catering , Catering Services , Creole Catering , Creole Food , French Creole , Garlic Crab , Jambalaya , Louisiana Creole Food


Smoked Turkey, Spicy Meatballs, and Succulent Seafood Platters are just a few tasty Creole dishes to tickle the taste buds. However, what you decide to serve guests will be determined by several important factors, which will give you plenty of food for thought.

At Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen, we understand the culinary challenges people face when arranging an event, which is why we want to help. Therefore, we have compiled a list of five top tips to help you pick the perfect menu.

Tip #1: Select food for your time frame
It’s essential to pick food according to the time of your event. Some dishes are preferred for brunch, while others are better for dinner. You may also tweak the meal options if you’re catering for breakfast or lunch.

Tip #2: Determine the venue
When finalizing your menu, it’s vital to determine whether you’re hosting guests at your home or offsite. After considering the space, you can opt for stations or a buffet-style serving.

Tip #3: Have an accurate guest count
Knowing how many guests you are catering to is essential, as it enables you to chalk out a budget and understand how long it will take to serve guests. The greater the number of guests you have, the more uniform servers, clean-up staff, and bartenders you will need.

Tip #4: Consider big appetites
If this is a co-ed event, it’s critical to order the right amount of food and factor in male appetites. Typically, they indulge in more finger foods that are passed around, so you may choose to order an assortment of appetizers.

Tip #5: Order enough of each dish
It’s imperative to order enough so guests can eat to their heart’s content. At the same time, don’t order a zillion items, as you will get left with a lot of food waste. (Don’t say we didn’t warn you).

Get in touch with us today!
We hope these five tips help you create a mouth-watering menu for your upcoming event. If you need assistance selecting dishes or portions, contact Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen today. As a Creole food catering service in Oakland, CA, we offer a variety of fresh and wholesome dishes.

We focus on traditional and modern interpretations of Creole, Soul food, and done-from-scratch Southern Cuisine. We can also provide you with Mexican and Italian favorites, including Chicken Marsala and delicious Lasagnas.

We offer Creole food catering services to clients across Oakland, Emeryville, San Pablo, Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro, San Francisco, and Richmond, CA.

To learn more about the catering services that we provide, please click here. If you have any questions about our menus, contact us by calling (510) 464-2928 or emailing