How can I order a catering drinks board?

This guide will guide you in ordering a catering platter, so that you can enjoy delicious snacks on your special occasion without any worries. We make the process simple and fun, so you can focus on treating your guests to a tasteful experience.

1

Choose a catering company

Look for catering companies that offer drinks boards to find a suitable option. Start with an online search and check out the websites of catering companies in your area. Look specifically at providers that have drinks boards on their menu. Make a list of at least three to five catering companies to investigate further.

Then compare the menus and prices of these catering companies. Look for variety in the appetizer boards, such as different types of cheeses, meats, and vegetarian options. Also check that they can accommodate any dietary requirements or allergies. Then compare the prices based on the size of the snack board and the quality of the ingredients. Contact the catering companies for any questions or additional information and make an informed choice based on your taste and budget.

2

Determine the number of guests and your budget

First decide how many people you want to invite to your event. Make a list of potential guests, taking into account the size of the venue and your personal preferences. Make sure you remain realistic and that the number of guests fits the atmosphere you want to create. Also consider any restrictions or guidelines that apply to the number of people present at your location.

Then determine a budget that suits your wishes and financial possibilities. Make an overview of all potential costs, such as catering, decoration, and entertainment. Be realistic and take unforeseen expenses into account. Try to find a good balance between quality and cost so that you can create a great experience within the budget you set.

3

Choose the contents of the drinks board

  • Choose a range of different cheeses, such as mature cheese, brie, goat cheese and blue cheese. Provide variety in taste and texture by choosing hard cheeses, soft cheeses and mold cheeses.
  • Select various meats, such as salami, ham, chorizo and roast beef. Combine different types of meat for a varied snack board.
  • Add fresh fruit such as grapes, strawberries, apple slices or figs. The sweet and fresh of the fruit complements the savory cheeses and meats beautifully.
  • Choose a mix of nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, cashews or pistachios. Nuts add a crunchy texture and a savory taste to the snack board.
  • Provide different dips, such as hummus, tzatziki, pesto or tapenade. Dips are perfect for dipping your cheeses, meats and vegetables and add extra flavor to the snack board.
  • Don't forget to select matching drinks, such as a nice red wine, white wine, specialty beer or soft drink. Make sure that the drinks go well with the snacks on the snack board for a perfect flavor combination.
4

Place the order and arrange delivery

Contact the catering company and submit your order including the delivery date and time. Make sure all details are clearly agreed. For example: Call them and ask about the available options for catering at your event. Tell them the number of people and special dietary requirements. Ask for the delivery date and time and confirm this in writing by email.

Make sure all details are clearly agreed with the catering company. For example, discuss the menu, drinks, required tableware and any extras such as tables and chairs. Also indicate where exactly the delivery should take place and reconfirm all agreements one or two days before the event. This way you ensure flawless delivery and you and your guests can enjoy the event worry-free.

5

Receive and check the drinks board

Receive the drinks board at the agreed time and check whether all items are present and of good quality. Check that the cheese is fresh, the charcuterie is beautifully presented and the dips are properly sealed. Feel free to check the freshness of the breads and whether there are enough crackers and nuts. Check whether the fruit is ripe and attractively cut, and whether the sweets look tasty. If anything is missing or does not meet expectations, please contact the catering company immediately to address this.

Let the catering company know if everything went as planned. Provide specific feedback on what was good and what could be improved. For example, if the presentation of the drinks platter was attractive, be sure to let us know. If you have suggestions for other types of cheese or charcuterie you would like to see, please share this with the caterer as well. It is important to provide honest feedback so that they can improve their service and serve you even better in the future.

In summary: tasty and easy!

With this manual you now know exactly how to order a catering platter and give your guests a tasty experience. Enjoy the convenience and delicious snacks!

Useful tips for catering

  • Start by determining the number of guests and their preferences so you can order the right amount and types of snacks
  • Look for reputable catering companies in your area that specialize in appetizers and ask about their menu options
  • Ask about any dietary restrictions or allergies among the guests, so that you can take this into account when ordering the drinks platter
  • Choose a mix of cheeses, meats, dips, fruit, nuts and other delicacies to create a varied and tasty snack board
  • Make clear agreements with the caterer about delivery time, presentation and any additional services such as crockery and cutlery
  • Ensure there is sufficient space and refrigeration to store the snack board(s) until serving time
  • Don't forget to add napkins, cocktail sticks and possibly a description of the snacks for a complete experience for your guests
  • Enjoy the convenience and luxury of a delicious catering platter and make it a successful party!

Step-by-step plan for putting together the perfect drinks board

  • Choose a varied selection: Make sure that the snack board contains a mix of different cheeses, meats, fruit, nuts and dips. This ensures an attractive presentation and different flavors to enjoy
  • Presentation is important: Arrange the items on the drinks board in an attractive and inviting way. Use small bowls for dips and sauces and vary colors and textures to make it visually appealing
  • Serve with matching drinks: Think of wine, beer, soft drinks or water to complement the drinks board. Choose drinks that complement the flavors of the items on the shelf and enhance the overall experience
  • Use appropriate crockery and cutlery: Make sure you have enough plates, glasses, forks and knives for those enjoying the drinks platter. The right crockery and cutlery can refine the experience and increase enjoyment
  • Enjoy it with friends and family: Drinks are perfect for sharing, so invite friends or family to enjoy together. Make it a fun and relaxing gathering and share the delicious snacks with each other! Have fun!

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