The Captivating Culinary Delights of Saint Germain Catering

Office Catering 101

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For those of you assigned the responsibly of catering your next office event, the task can prove to be challenging. Not only do you need keep the dietary restrictions and preferences of your co-workers in mind, but food variety and cost also plays a huge role. In Washington DC, for example, your typical options are either mainstream restaurant catering menus or a high-budget catering company who will hand you a bill sure to raise your boss’s heart rate.

To solve this catering problem, Saint Germain Catering has created a high-quality, gourmet, and cost-effective catering menu sure to leave everyone in the office satisfied. But this poses some new questions: Where do I start? How do I know what types of food to order? Fear not, this handy office catering cheat sheet will set you down the right path. Soon enough, you will be the hero of your office.

Here are some of the most popular items for office catering:

Seasonal Fruit and Berries Platter – a platter packed full of organic and fresh figs, pomegranates, apples, pears and more.

Market Vegetable Platter – This platter offers up some incredible farm-fresh veggies, as well as a plethora of grilled vegetables with a side of spinach dip

Cheese & Fruit Platter – Chicago loves cheese, so what better platter than gourmet cheese and fruit pairing along with seasonal fruits, jams, and crackers

Cured Meats & Cheeses Platter – The home-run of office catering platters, this is a platter full of gourmet meats including salami and prosciutto, as well as curated cheeses, local vegetables, and breads

Just like platters, you’ll need some delicious chilled and warm appetizers to impress your coworkers. Here are some of the most popular appetizers for your officer catering.

Deviled Eggs – A true classic made up of both locally poached eggs, bacon, and baby arugula

Silver Dollar Crab Cakes – Light, delicious crab cakes served with red pepper dipping sauce is consistently a favorite item for catering

Puff Pastry Mushroom Tarts – This appetizer brings some unique and creative flavors to the office as it is made with manchego, chives, and kale chips

Lunchtime (Great for client meetings or larger gatherings):

Now that you have caught the attention of your office with some delicious platters and appetizers, you are ready to serve lunch. Here are four can’t-miss options for your office lunch.

Mini Sandwich Buffet – Classic lunch option right here: an array of sandwiches on mini sliders and buns with a variety of tasty options, including tuna salad, sliced roast beef, bacon and tomato, and herb-roasted turkey

Roulades – Looking for a fun and flavorful option? This lunch item is a colorful tortilla pinwheel rolled with roasted turkey (or veggies) with delicious cream cheese

Antipasto Lunch – Selections of baby grilled artichokes, roasted local potatoes, apples, orange-thyme olives, fresh mozzarella and cheddar, and garnished with mustards, jams, and sea salt.

Executive Box Lunches – These aren’t your average box lunches. These compact meals come with a expertly crafted deli sandwich, two side options, and a delicious dessert

Desserts:

Last, but certainly not least, dessert. A great dessert can make or break your officer catering endeavors, so be sure to choose wisely. Here are three dessert options that you make you the hero of your office.

Decadent Delights – A spectacular assortment of flaky chocolate, almond, or original croissants, paired with whipped butter and jam. Also served with long john’s, apple fritters, and maple-bacon donuts

Miniature Desserts – French-style cakes and tarts including mini pastries, bars, and macaroons

Cookies & Brownies – Timeless classic sure to leave a smile on everyone’s face, these cookies and brownies are paired with seasonal fruits and whipped cream

You are now well on your way to catering your next office event! The next step? Check out our online catering menu or contact us today to start planning your order (we also offer delivery).

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