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Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Trust in Gaston Catering for all your Hors d’ Oeuvres and cocktail party planning in the Sacramento area

Caterers use a formula when planning for Hors d’ Oeuvres before a meal or if you choose to serve heavy Hors d’ Oeuvres for a cocktail party. Basic rule of thumb is two to four appetizer selections if a meal will follow. Eight to twelve selections if planning for a cocktail party or appetizer stations.

It is good to select a few larger displays, such as the European Cheese & Fruit display or the Charcuterie display as an anchor for your the display. These items are large, colorful and will accommodate many guest’s tastes. It is good to balance out the rest of the selections with some hot & cold, more meat & vegetarian items with the addition of a seafood item or a carving station for a cocktail party.

If you choose to serve an appetizer before a meal, consider the meal following immediately, and try to select complementary foods.

It is a great addition to service to include at one to two selections to be butler passed. These items should be easy for your guests to handle and one to two bites. Sesame Wonton Triangles with Smoked Salmon, Wasabi Aioli, Organic Micro Greens & Black Sesame Seeds is a great option for passing or our Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Stuffed Dates with Fresh Basil.


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2795 East Bidwell Street, Ste 100 - 133
Folsom, CA 95630

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