If you are staging a dinner party for a number of guests or perhaps want to provide food for a less formal occasion at your home, then there are plenty of different catering options that you might go for. Many people think that they need to do all of the food preparation work themselves, but this can be a great shame, because it will often mean that you are not able to mingle with your guests and enjoy the occasion. Certainly, if you are trying to impress business contacts, spending all of your time in the kitchen is not advisable. Therefore, hiring a professional catering company is highly advisable. The question is, what sort of food should you put on the menu? For nearly every occasion, Italian food is ideal. Why is this?
A Cuisine Enjoyed By All
Firstly, Italian cuisine is enjoyed all around the world. It is one of the best-established cuisines no matter where you live, so when you choose to give guests Italian food, it is something that they are likely to be familiar with even if they are from somewhere other than Australia (or Italy). Essentially, Italian food means putting everybody at ease. Although you could make a great impression with some top-notch Japanese or Indian cuisine, for example, Italian food is a safe bet for pleasing everyone.
Plenty of Choices
Italian food is extremely varied. Just because you are sticking to one of the world's great culinary traditions, it does not mean restricting yourself very greatly. Yes, pizza is enjoyed by most people who have tried Italian food, but there are also very many healthy salads and pasta dishes which will be equally delighted your guests. Italian-style chicken and fish are also very popular, meaning you can choose a tasty menu to suit all dietary requirements.
A Light Touch In Your Kitchen
A lot of the preparation work for Italian food can be done in advance. For instance, a classic dish like Italian lasagna can be made by your catering team in their kitchens and then simply transported to your home ready to heat up in the oven. This cuts down on the amount of work that needs to be done during your event, which helps party timing to be kept on track. Caterers who specialise in Italian food will often source their ingredients at an early stage to make sure that as much work is conducted away from your home as possible.Share
25 June 2019
I've been enjoying myself in the kitchen since childhood. Although I did work spells in the past in professional kitchens, my passion is for home cooking and passing on my tips to newcomers. Read my blog even if you have never boiled an egg before because you are bound to find simple recipes that will help to build your culinary confidence. For more experienced cooks, there are also plenty of ideas about what to do with ingredients and how to make more interesting flavour combinations. You might not become a professional caterer from reading my blog but you will definitely become a better cook. Bon appetit!