The Captivating Culinary Delights of Saint Germain Catering

Delighting Your Guests This Holiday Season

Enchanging Holiday table setting
Enchanting Holiday table setting

Food plays a large role in the holiday season, so as your gatherings approach, we wanted to share some ways to make your time with friends and family festive, beautiful and enjoyable. It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3, so here we go!

To get started, keep these 3 questions in mind:

  1. What do you want your guests to experience?
  2. How do you want your guests to feel when they enter? A good way to answer is by using your 5 senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. Try closing your eyes while you think.
  3. Is there an image in your head of how you’d love for your table to be set?  If not, or even if you do, gather ideas online starting with our Pinterest page.

If you’re new to Pinterest, it’s an extremely popular ‘social’ place to browse, store and share images and information you gather online…and then organize to your liking. It’s the equivalent of having a bulletin board for any topic you like, but instead of covering your walls with them, they’re all stored neatly on your Pinterest page. It can be an incredible resource for ideas, and we’ve gathered quite a few to get you started.

You’ve gathered ideas, now keep these 3 things in mind:

  1. Many or just a few elements can be combined to set the tone for your gathering, including colors, textures, dinnerware, lighting, linens and accents. Remember to use those 5 senses!
  2. Simple can have as much of an impact as elaborate.
  3. Using the things you love as well as traditions you want to share help personalize your holidays.

Time to turn that creation into a reality and as you do, here are 3 tips:

  1.  Create your “To Do” list and group like tasks together to help you minimize trips to the store and enable you to delegate tasks.
  2. Not good with details? Enlist someone who is and focus on things you enjoy.
  3. Plan ahead and create a simple calendar or schedule to help you stay on track, leaving room for last minute changes or glitches.

However you choose to celebrate this holiday season, may it be filled with those you love, magnificent food and lasting memories.  And let us know how we can help!


Saint Germain Catering is the premier catering company serving DC, MD and Northern VA, using only the freshest and highest quality foods and ingredients. Full service to drop-off catering, online ordering, corporate specialists…exquisite events like weddings, baby/bridal showers, holiday parties, birthdays, anniversaries, Bar/Mat Vitzvahs, Quinceaneras and more. We can cook/prepare any food, and serve gatherings small and large. Visit our homepage for more information, to view menus, submit an inquiry or to contact one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff today!

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