How To Choose The Best Catering Company

There is no denying that choosing the right caterers can be an important and difficult decision. No matter what the event may be, you always want to impress your guests and ensure that everyone has plenty to eat. There are so many different catering companies around it can feel impossible to narrow it down. 

Therefore, in order to help you, the Fresh N Funky team have put together a list of our top 3 things to remember when looking for your perfect caterer. 

Variety of food

Ultimately, if a catering company doesn’t offer the type of food you are looking for, then move on. People usually have an idea of the sort of food they are looking for when they plan an event and you shouldn’t have to change this just because a company doesn’t offer it. We can pretty much guarantee that no matter what you are looking for someone will offer it. 

Here at Fresh N Funky Catering, we ensure that we have a wide range of services available to our customers so whether you are looking for a buffet, canapes or formal dining we can assist you. Across our website, we have a wide range of menus for you to choose from – so it is completely up to you and your specific preferences. 

Price

Everyone has a budget in mind and as long as it is realistic, you shouldn’t have to spend hundreds more than you want to. Search around and ask different companies for prices, you will then get an idea of what is normal and what is expensive. 

You should always be able to get a detailed quote from a caterer and if they won’t offer you one then don’t waste your time. Any good company will happily provide you with any information you require to help you find the best organisation to work with. 

References and reviews 

Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to do your own digging and find out a bit more about a potential catering company. You should be able to see a testimonials page on any caterer’s website, as everyone likes to show off good things that are said about them. You may even be able to find pictures of previous events here also. 

Remember, don’t be afraid to ask a company for additional feedback from their previous customers, especially if you’re looking for a particular specific service. They should gladly show you any additional references that they have. 

Booking your catering company 

If you have found your prefered food choice, for a reasonable price, offered by a trustworthy company, then go ahead and book them for your event. We would always advise to book as early as you can, as many catering companies get booked up very far in advance and you don’t want to risk your date being taken by someone else. 

Here at Fresh N Funky Catering, we are happy to help any potential customers with their search for event caterers and if you have any questions at all about our private catering services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can do so by calling 03450 942 922 or emailing info@freshnfunkycatering.co.uk and we will provide you with the additional information you require. Whether you’re looking for a bespoke menu for a dinner party, a buffet for a corporate event or canapes for your wedding we look forward to assisting you. 

The Benefits of Hiring a Catering Company

It doesn’t matter whether you are planning a corporate event, birthday party, wedding or even a baby shower, it can be incredibly stressful. You have so many things to think about, from finding the perfect venue to organising decorations, there is a lot of planning and preparation required. 

However, you can give yourself one less thing to worry about and hire a professional catering company. If you need convincing why it is a good idea, please feel free to continue reading.

Free time 

You have spent the whole lead up to this event organising and planning, but if you’re in the kitchen cooking you won’t even get to enjoy it yourself. By calling in the experts, you can spend more time socialising with your guests and partying and less time working. All you have to do is agree on the menu and type of food you want and your caterers will take care of the rest.

Quality

By hiring a professional catering company, you can guarantee that the quality of the food supplied will be of the highest standard. You won’t need to raid the frozen aisle for party food, your caterers will create beautiful food that delights every guest’s taste buds. The quality of food can be make or break for the entire event, you want people to be talking about it for all the right reasons. 

Health and safety 

It can be a struggle when cooking for a large number of people to ensure that everything is cooked thoroughly and then stored correctly until it is served. You can trust that when you hire a reputable catering company, all aspects of food hygiene and safety are upheld. Whether the food is prepared on or off-site, with a professional catering company you know that no corners have been cut.

Drinks and service 

It isn’t uncommon for catering companies to provide additional services such as food services and also bar services. You can tick a number of boxes at the same time by choosing to work with a catering company like Fresh N Funky. Not only is it much easier to work with one company that can offer everything rather than hiring multiple companies but, you will probably find that you save money by doing this also. 

About Fresh N Funky

To work with professional trustworthy caterers that can provide you with delicious food, please feel free to get in touch with Fresh N Funky today. You can browse our website to see the multiple different catering solutions that we provide and see what would work best for you. All of the food we serve has been sourced from local suppliers and we ensure that it is of a high standard, palatable and tasty

If you have something specific in mind for your event catering then give us a call on 03450 942 922 and we will gladly discuss this with you and see what we can do to accommodate your needs. Alternatively, feel free to send us an email to info@freshnfunkycatering.co.uk and we will get back to you soon.

4 Reasons To Have A BBQ At Your Wedding

The thought of planning a wedding can be very daunting. Your to-do list will feel never-ending and you will be trying to enjoy every moment but it can sometimes feel impossible. Once you have your venue booked the next step is often your food. Wedding food has changed so much over the years and a 3 course sit down meal is becoming less and less popular. 

If you’re organising a summer wedding, have you considered having a BBQ? Everyone loves a BBQ so, why would you not want this type of food on your big day. We understand that this may be questioned by some people but you can trust us when we say that there are lots of great ways to incorporate BBQ catering into your wedding day, and there are many great reasons to do so. 

 

Cost-effective 

How many times have you been to a wedding and had a posh sit-down meal that barely touched the sides? Unfortunately, wedding food can be very expensive and you usually don’t get much of it either. However, you can guarantee that when you opt for a BBQ everyone will be left feeling full and you will have got a lot for your money. 

 

Customisable 

It can be so hard to please everyone when it comes to wedding food. Especially when you are accommodating for adults, children, meat-eaters, vegetarians, vegans and the occasional fussy eater. The beauty of a BBQ is that you can cook multiple items all at the same time, so there is something for everyone and people can pick whatever they fancy. 

 

Easy to Serve 

A BBQ couldn’t be more simple to serve. Whether you choose to serve it on paper plates to fit in with your rustic theme or the finest china for a more formal affair, it will work perfectly. Get your guests involved in your wedding breakfast, as many people are moving away from table service and opting for a help-yourself approach. It is a much more social way of eating, rather than being served your food whilst being confined to your table, get everyone up to collect their food and mingling. 

 

Complete package 

The majority of catering companies, like Fresh N Funky, won’t just offer you a BBQ with meat, they will have thought of everything. From nibbles and burger buns to homemade salads and coleslaw – there is truly something for everyone. Not to mention, a range of delicious desserts to finish things off perfectly. When choosing an experienced catering company they should also be able to offer you staff, drinks and equipment to ensure that you don’t have to worry about a thing. 

How to book your BBQ wedding caterer

If you think that a BBQ sounds perfect for your wedding and you would like to find out more, you can head over to the Fresh N Funky website to see all of your BBQ food options. All our work is priced incredibly reasonably and you would be working with a team of experts that have a wealth of experience in the industry. 

With years of experience in the hospitality industry and as an event caterer, we can assure you that the food, drinks and service that you receive from Fresh N Funky Catering will be industry-leading. Whether you need us to cater for 20 people or 200, there is no job our experts cannot handle – so you know we are the business you need to contact today. 

4 Of The Best Breakfast Options For a Staff Meeting

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but far too many people go without, reaching for a coffee in the morning instead. Skipping breakfast can throw your entire day off by making it harder to focus and remember. 

However, many studies have shown that morning meetings work well because they don’t interrupt the day, with people being the most alert first thing in the morning. So, it makes sense to combine the two, creating breakfast meetings. Fuel yourself and your staff for the day ahead and ensure that the working day will be productive. Therefore, the Fresh N Funky team have put together a list of the 4 best breakfast options for your team. 

Continental

The perfect quick, easy and convenient office breakfast. We can guarantee that a selection of mini Danish pastries, croissants and chocolate muffins will go down a treat. The food you choose should always be relatively simple so that it doesn’t get in the way while employees are collaborating. You can trust that a continental breakfast won’t just be favoured by the majority but it won’t distract from the job at hand.

Hot rolls

Bacon and sausage rolls work brilliantly in work meetings. Your staff can pick up their roll, take a seat and get straight on with the meeting. It isn’t messy or obstructive, you don’t need to have room on a table for a buffet, it really is incredibly simple. We are sure that everyone will be more than happy with this option too. 

Healthy option 

If serving healthy food for breakfast is part of the company wellness program or part of your personal philosophy, you can still pull it off while making your employees happy. Having a fresh fruit platter, fruit yoghurts, cereals and granola bars will ensure that everyone gets a substantial healthy breakfast. It also offers a good variety so people can choose exactly what they would like. 

Bagels 

Looking for something else savoury? A breakfast bagel is definitely a hearty and satisfying way to start out the day. Choosing between smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels or ham and cheese bagels is a good decision to have to make in the morning. It is another easy option with no mess involved. You can also rely on a bagel to leave you feeling full until lunchtime. 

Do you want to organise corporate breakfast meetings? 

If you are looking to hold corporate breakfast meetings within your organisation, the Fresh N Funky team would be more than happy to help you. We can supply you with all of the above delicacies, along with a range of drink options to ensure you have everything you need for your meeting. All of the food we serve has been sourced from local suppliers and we ensure that it is of a high standard, palatable and tasty; just as you’d expect from one of the best catering companies in London.

Arranging private catering services for your breakfast meetings couldn’t be easier. Simply contact a member of our experienced team and place your order. If you require assistance with any other corporate catering, whether it is a lunch meeting or maybe even a corporate party then this is something that we can assist you with. 

Olympic Barbecue

Here at Fresh N Funky we are so excited that summer is here! Not only do we have some sun at last but we also have the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro!

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What better way to enjoy and celebrate our boys and girls bringing home the gold than a gathering with friends and family for the weekend garden party or even an ‘Olympic themed’ office party?

Whatever the occasion, you have to try our sizzling homemade beef burgers with all the fixings, our always popular flame-grilled peri peri chicken thighs, or our halloumi & roasted vegetable kebabs, all accompanied with fresh salads, classic slaws and delicious potato salads.

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Our barbecue menu will enable you to taste flavours from around the world no matter which team you’re supporting!

Winter Wonderland Salad

As we head towards Christmas again it can certainly be a time of over indulgence but going back through our archive of ‘superfood’ recipes we came across this quick and easy Winter Wonderland Salad – hope you enjoy!

 

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Winter Wonderland Salad

1. Mix a salad bowl containing sultanas, goats’ cheese, and
rocket leaves (or lettuce if preferred). Serve on plates

2. Slice figs in quarter and add them to the plates

3. Add sliced cherry tomatoes

4. Drizzle some honey vinaigrette over the top (make your own with
olive oil and honey, or buy a ready made version)

Superfoods Series

A few years ago Fresh N Funky teamed up with a London council to come up with some healthy menus using ‘superfood’ ingredients. Over the coming weeks we will be blogging some of these menus, especially those perfect during autumn and winter. We start with a delicious salad dish.

 

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Steamed Salmon Salad with Pumpkin, Carrot, Fig and Rocket
1. Steam your salmon fillets (or roast in oven if no steamer).
2. Cut your chunks of pumpkin and carrot into chunks, drizzle in olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and a small pinch of sugar; add a pinch of chilli flakes if desired. You can use sweet potato or butternut squash if you prefer.
3. Cut a fig into four and place in a mixing bowl with a healthy portion of rocket leaves. Add the pumpkin and carrot to the bowl once it is cooked.
4. Mix the contents of the bowl with a dressing made out of grain mustard (one part), white wine vinegar (two parts), olive oil (four-six parts) and salt and pepper. Make sure the food is nicely coated in the dressing.
5. Once the salmon is steamed or roasted, dust it with pumpkin seeds and drizzle it with a touch of honey.
6. Spoon the contents of the mixing bowl on to your plate; place the salmon on top and add a drizzle of your dressing if you have any left. Serve with a wedge of lemon and another sliced fig. Garnish with cress if desired.

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