For the most part, we all have at least a short list of foods that we do not enjoy. These foods are not those that result in allergic reactions, but rather foods that we simply do not like. Most people are not particularly picky but there are those few who can make catering a real challenge! If you are planning a wedding, birthday party, anniversary celebration, or any other event and you have to satisfy a picky eater, here are some tips.
The first thing you can do is ask this guest in advance. They should provide you will a reasonable list of foods that they are happy to eat. If the food needs to be prepared a certain way (i.e. grilled instead of fried), they should also make this clear. Keep this list and discuss these foods and various options with your catering service. They should be able to come up with a menu that pleases everyone. Alternatively, they could cater specifically for that person if you are sure that this will not cause problems among your guests.
Another good tip to remember is to serve a variety of foods. Not everyone enjoys fish, so make sure that you offer white and red meat alternatives as well as vegetarian dishes. Keep all vegetables separate with individual serving spoons if you are setting out a buffet. Sauces should also be keep separate and on the side. For example, somebody may love a particular cut of meat but the sauce you have chosen is not to their liking. By serving the two separate, you keep everyone happy.
Finally, there is always joy to be found in a delicious dessert! Serve simple desserts that are popular and classic favourites. By sticking to the classics – like ice cream and a selection of toppings – you will ensure that the meal ends on the perfect, high note.