A Red Velvet Christmas

A Red Velvet Christmas

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Catered Food

by Zachary Castro

When you need to have food catered from a company like Soups Sandwiches & More for a large number of people, there are a few things you can do to make the food go further so that you do not have to buy as much. Here are 3 simple ways to make the food go as far as possible.

Order Soups

First, ordering a variety of soups is a great way to feed a lot of people on a budget. Because soups contain broth and a lot of liquid, they are less costly to make and yet are still filling. 

Consider ordering a soup that contains potatoes or rice, a soup that contains meat and veggies, and also a soup that is a bit spicier. When you order these soups, you can order garnishes and simple toppings that add texture, flavor, and are filling.

Some of the best toppings to order include tortilla strips, guacamole, shredded cheese, bacon pieces, cheesy croutons, and parmesan cheese. Soups will be sure to go a long way, and it is easier to plan for a big crowd because you have variety of choices so that everyone can get something that they like.

Create a Sandwich Table

Next, create a sandwich table for your guests so that they can make simple sandwiches. The best way to do this is by hiring a caterer who can pre-cut the sub rolls into 3 or 4 inch sections. Your guests can then take one or two sections, add the kinds of meats, cheeses, veggies, and spreads that they want.

If you want to make sure that your guests do not take too much of any one thing, then have the caterings staff watch over the table and fix the sandwiches. This will reduce the germs that are spread by your guests, and your guests will feel like they are getting customized sandwiches made.

Your catering staff should know how much meat and other toppings can be used per sandwich, so you should not have to worry about running out as long as you have planned for a couple of sandwiches per guest.

Add Salads

A sure way to help your guests fill up quickly is by adding side salads to the menu. If you really want to keep the cost low on salads, choose just one or two basic salads, and the catering staff can make them ahead and have them ready to serve.

They can also pre-portion the salad dressing into little containers so that there is no waste among your guests. You will also avoid contamination of the dressings if people are not accidentally dropping things into large vats of dressing.

By doing these 3 things, you can create a great catering menu, save money, and make sure that all of your guests leave feeling full and happy.


About Me

A Red Velvet Christmas

Before marrying my amazing husband nine years ago, I had never baked a cake in my life. At our wedding shower, one of my beloved aunts gifted me with several types of cake pans including three single layer ones. Never one to waste a gadget, I anxiously stirred up my first desert, a towering rich red velvet cake, with my new cake pans. Since baking this first cake, I’ve become known around my community as an expert red velvet cake baker. Around Christmas time, I always get requests to make this tantalizingly delicious dessert. One of the secrets to my success is adding an abundant amount of liquid to my batter in the form of oil and buttermilk. On this blog, you will discover the other ingredients needed to have your own red velvet Christmas this year.