Ask partygoers what they most look forward to when attending an event. Chances are that food and drink are pretty close to the top of their anticipation lists. Whenever you’re throwing a party, either at your Toronto home or for the office, menu options are probably at the forefront of your mind. With the various tastes, preferences, and dietary needs of your diverse guest list, it can be difficult to plan a spread that is perfect for everyone from gluten abstainers to vegetarians to meat lovers and those with all manners of food allergies. On top of that, unless you’re an aspiring gourmet cook, you probably want to stick to something simple and hassle-free that takes few ingredients or little time to prepare on the day of the party. At Pumpernickel’s we know that being a host is hard work so we’ve compiled a list of a few easy-to-make dishes that will make your party catering a breeze.
When you’re hosting a party, you want every detail from the music to the decorations to the food to wow your guests. Preparing delicious food doesn’t have to be time-consuming or stressful. Here are a few easy spreads that are sure to impress.
Chips and dip might have been par for the course in college, but it’s high time to get a little more creative with finger foods. Swap chips for potato wedges, baking sweet and regular potatoes with sea salt, black pepper, paprika, and olive oil. Simple sliders are always a big hit. Spice it up with different burger options from traditional beef to turkey, salmon, and veggie. Stay classy with a scrumptious cheese platter that features a variety of textures and flavours like aged cheddar, Brie, Gouda, or goat cheese; and don’t forget the crackers and grapes.
Deli Done Right
Who doesn’t love a sandwich? Hand-selected meats, vegetables, and cheeses situated between two pieces of high-quality bread – they’re an easy way to ensure variety and cater to everyone’s needs. Rather than put sandwiches together yourself, set up a deli bar where guests can select their favourite bread or wrap, meat, cheese, and veggie fillings, and spreads. Be sure to provide a wide range of offerings to fit every preference such as whole wheat bread for the health-conscious and favourites such as hummus, pickles, and avocado.
If your party is a dinner affair, consider warm and savoury dishes such as simple meat and veggie lasagnes, pesto or margarita pizza, or a big pot of chilli. Go buffet style with a scrumptious lemon or teriyaki salmon or grilled chicken breast with grilled veggie sides. Another great way to satisfy substantial cravings is by making your own kebabs. Have your guests choose from fresh salmon, marinated chicken, mushrooms, peppers, onions, zucchini, and other delicious veggie options to grill.
Desserts for Days
Cookies are delicious, but they’re also about a dime a dozen. Cupcakes are the latest sweet craze, and they’re not just for kids’ birthday parties. Try baking regular, vegan, and gluten-free varieties.
Still feeling the stress? When you’re too busy organizing and troubleshooting your party to actually enjoy it, consider calling a professional party catering company to handle the heavy lifting for you. Pumpernickel’s has been serving up delicious European- and Mediterranean-style event catering, business catering, and party catering for almost thirty years, saving busy Toronto residents precious time and energy. Contact us today so that you can take time during your party to chat with friends, have a cocktail, and even sample our delicious spreads yourself.
Since 1986 Pumpernickel's is a leader in corporate catering. It has been one the premier deli and caterers in Toronto, with thousands of satisfied customers in the GTA. Many of our kitchen locations are located within Toronto's financial core to provide timely services for catering in downtown Toronto. We use only the freshest ingredients, and promise excellent customer service and value for all of your catering services. As soon as you become our regular customer we will not let you down. We are one of the leading corporate catering companies in Toronto, which also offers breakfast catering and sandwich catering. Visit us on Google+.