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If you’re following the wedding scene, you’ve probably heard a little bit about microweddings. Couples are scaling back both on scope and budget, and focusing on what’s most important to them. But lucky for caterers, food still remains the focus for most nuptial events. After all, a microwedding doesn’t have to mean micro experience. 1....
Planning your Milwaukee wedding most likely includes booking bartending services. If you want these guests to dance, you’re going to have to keep them hydrated. This is just basic courtesy. Assuming bar service isn’t included in your catering package, you must arrange for a refreshing oasis whereby drinks can be clinked, grandmas can guzzle, and...
Food preferences and limitations are common enough now that you can expect more than one odd guest with special needs. The chefs in the game today understand these greater challenges. We can now expect exciting dishes while managing food restrictions, creating unique options that don’t scream “high maintenance guest,” and instead blend in with or highlight other more mainstream selections. Lifestyle choices, religious beliefs, and health considerations are all easily accommodated simply by communicating and collaborating in advance.
If you have booked a venue, it is possible they will provide a list of preferred caterers, based on their own contracts or previous experience. These purveyors might be a great place to start. Many venues will have great knowledge of set-up guidelines and already has a rapport with on-site staff. Whether working with the venue or an outside contender, keep the following checklist with you to help iron out the details.
Brides and grooms are increasingly putting their money where their mouth is, prioritizing deliciousness and allotting much of their budget for memorable meals.
By: Pfister Executive Chef Brian Frakes As Executive Chef of Milwaukee’s Pfister Hotel, I know that for decades, a plated, sit-down meal with the choice of a protein (meat or fish) or a vegetarian option was the wedding standard. In recent years, however, we are seeing a lot more creativity and personalization coming from our...
Ask the right questions: What packages do you offer? What do they include? Have you worked at my reception site before? Do you provide beverage service or bar service? Do you have opening or corking fees? When is the deadline for the final guest count? When will we need to finalize the menus? Can you...