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Spud Obsessed: How Catering Companies Celebrate National Potato Month

National Potato Month SGC CateringSeptember is National Potato Month here in the United States, and catering companies are taking notice. Whether you’re looking to host a tater-themed shindig at work or at home or hoping to execute some outside-the-box potato treats all on your own, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our homemade favorites and some options for ordering in too.

Joel Robuchon’s Potato Puree

Noted French chef Joel Robuchon has some 28 Michelin stars, a dozen or so revered restaurants in Las Vegas, Bordeaux, London, Paris, Bangkok, Tokyo and beyond, and titles like “Chef of the Century” to use whenever he feels the need. All those accolades and dishes like “frog leg kadaif fritter with red miso and espelette pepper” on his menu, and yet Robuchon is widely known for something exceedingly simple: the perfect dollop of potato puree. It’s beyond creamy, deceptively easy to prepare, and your guests will never forget it.

Gnocchi Gratin with Gorgonzola Dolce

The only thing better than potatoes is some combination of potatoes and cheese. This recipe for Gnocchi Gratin with Gorgonzola Dolce from Bon Appetit takes that classic combo and turns it into something truly extraordinary. Too many steps for a weeknight meal? Toss the gnocchi with some brown butter, sage and a sprinkling of parmesan for a simple yet elegant main dish or opt for a traditional red sauce and introduce the family to something new that still seems a tad familiar.

Best Roast Potatoes Ever

The slow turn of fall leaves and disappearance of soaring summer temps means it’s once again time to trade in the grill for low-and-slow recipes like roasts. This recipe alone is reason enough to crank up the oven. The folks over at Serious Eats have dubbed this The Best Roast Potatoes Ever. That title seems a little subjective (we have our own method that garners consistent raves), but these spuds emerge from the oven with addictively crispy outsides and lusciously creamy interiors, and who can argue with that?

Potato, Mushroom and Chicken Hash

In addition to being 31 days full of potato love, October is also National Mushroom and National Chicken Month, practically making this recipe for Potato, Mushroom and Chicken Hash required cooking. Even if the ingredients weren’t absolute perfection timing-wise, the fact that the dish is equally ideal for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner would make it a winner in our eyes. Hint: Use leftover rotisserie chicken and baked potatoes for an easy shortcut, and if you have wild mushrooms throw those in too.

Saint Germain Delights — Potato Dishes from Northern Virginia’s Most Respected Catering Company

Saint Germain’s chefs are always creating new and exciting dishes to reflect both seasonality and client requests, but regardless of whether it’s summer, fall, Thanksgiving or Fourth of July, we’ve always got spuds somewhere on the menu.

Here are just a few examples:

  • Smashed Sweet Potatoes with Nutmeg Butter (part of our American Wedding spread)
  • Vegetarian Samosas with Spiced Potato and Mango Chutney (Hors d’Oeuvres)
  • Classic American Potato Salad, Warm German Potato Salad or Bacon Blue Potato Salad (three variations available as part of our Around the World Buffets)
  • Rosemary Potatoes to complement our Herb-Roasted Pork
  • Bay Sweet Potato Salad (part of our Chesapeake Bay Cookout)
  • Potato Skins with Sour Cream and cheesy Twice-Baked Mini Potatoes (both options available with our Corporate Reception Packages)

Potatoes are grown and consumed in an estimated 125 countries, making it a truly international ingredient. Celebrate everybody’s beloved tuber by whipping up several of your favorite potato recipes this October or give your stove a break and order in from one of Northern Virginia’s busiest catering companies. Saint Germain is eager to serve you and your guests!

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