Let’s face it – who wants to go out in the middle of winter and pay top dollar for an average meal when Classic Katering can show you how to whip up a storm, for a fraction of the cost in the comfort of your own home.
Don’t overdo it – more than 6 guests’ means that you won’t be engaging with each other as too many different conversations will be occurring. Keep your dinner-party small and intimate. Choose your guests wisely – you don’t want to invite the strictly Christian aunt along on the same night as your husband’s boozy/foul mouthed best friend. Invite friends or family that have some common interests.
Theme and table setting
Think about the time of year and make a theme out of your dinner party – the only thing holding you back is your imagination. Sports, one of the four Seasons, your birthday, a colour, Halloween, Christmas, Easter…. The options are endless…. Once you have your theme look around your house and garden for decorations. If you don’t have a “good” dinner set…… don’t stress, use unusual crockery – eg: jam jars for desserts, wooden boards, boxes, tea cups and saucers – just to name a few alternatives. You will be amazed at what you can use if you just look around.
Menu & those dreaded dietary requirements.
These days the dietary demands of guests can be tricky – vegetarian, vegan, diabetic, coeliac, non-dairy or just down right fussy. As the host, you are responsible for satisfying all dietary requirements. Let Classic Katering show you how easy you can accommodate every guest with easy to prepare, tasty menus, which will have your guests asking for the recipes and coming back for more.
When and how much to buy – once you have mastered the rule of thumb – you will be off and running. Classic Katering can show you how having the basics readily available in your pantry can give you 70% of your shopping requirements. All you will need is your fresh produce.
Planning the Cooking schedule
Don’t try and become a Master Chef overnight– you will be exhausted by the time your guests arrive and most people don’t want fancy cooking, they just want old-fashioned, honest to goodness hearty food. Classic Katering will show you how to plan a cost effective and exciting menu that can be prepared prior to the evening.
Can be one on one, intimate or up to 15 people or Classic Katering can come to you.
The Cost & Menu
Can be tailored to suit your individual budget and requirements. Gather a group of friends and share the cost of the ingredients, or let us plan and do the shopping for you.
Make a night of it and bring a bottle of wine (or two) to enjoy with your creations.
A great alternative for the next hen’s night, birthday party or just for that something different with the girls.
You can be totally involved or leave it to Classic Katering to create your evening. Classes can include, but are not limited to, chocolate making, Asian cooking, breads and dough, prepping the pantry, cup-cakes or traditional meals.