Cooking for a crowd – Part 2

“Food is symbolic of love when words are inadequate.” —Alan D. Wolfelt

Catering tips and tricks – BOSASA IFMThis is part 2 of our ‘Cooking for a crowd’ series. If you haven’t read it yet click here to read part 1. As you read this blog, remember that our best tip of all is to cook your food with love…

  1. Every time you host people, make sure you tell them to arrive at a time when everything you want to serve is cooked. There’s nothing more uncomfortable than cooking under pressure while your hungry guests are smelling the food they can’t eat.
  2. Hosting a function for people is not only about food, it’s also about where they’ll sit while they enjoy your food. Make sure you have enough tables, preferably long ones which accommodate people on both sides and have ample space for one or two uninvited guests.
  3. Make sure you have enough serving utensils and dishes for your guests. You don’t want one or two of your guests waiting around for someone to finish eating so that they can get a plate to eat with. If you don’t have enough in your kitchen go out and buy some more, or borrow from your friend.
  4. Make sure you serve the food at the right temperature. No one likes a cold lamb stew or ice cream served melted. Chafing dishes are perfect for keeping food warm, especially in buffets setups. And don’t forget to put the cold salads and desserts in the fridge until its serving time.
  5. If you’re not cooking a heavy meal or you’re not sure if the food you cooked will keep your guests full all evening, be sure to serve dessert. A delicious dessert is always the best way to end off a meal.

Now that you know what to do before hosting a group of people, go ahead and put these tips in use. Follow them and receive praises later. Remember food made with love is food to be remembered. Be sure to check out our recipes on Facebook for some quick and easy recipes.

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