Organic Meal Catering Ideas For Special Events

8 July 2019
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If you're planning a special event but want to serve healthy meals, rather than the typical high-fat, high-sugar, and high-salt party foods, consider hiring an organic caterer. They'll deliver high-quality, healthy lunches, dinners, or snacks that are just as tasty as their unhealthy, non-organic counterparts. 

Organic caterers typically try to use highly nutritious ingredients sourced from local farms whenever possible. Since the ingredients are locally grown, they typically taste fresher since they don't have to travel far to reach your plate. Organic foods are grown under strict guidelines and are generally free from pesticides and other chemicals.

Organic meals are ideal for any type of special event or occasion, including anniversary and graduation celebrations, adults' and kids' birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, family reunions, holiday get-togethers, and wedding receptions. Take guests' dietary restrictions into consideration when planning the organic menu, and provide meat-free options for vegan and vegetarian guests. 

When narrowing down your list of potential caterers, consider what type of cuisine you'd like to serve. Look for a catering company that is willing to prepare your cuisine of choice, such as Italian or Mexican, using all organic ingredients. 

Here are some organic menu ideas to get you started :

Appetizers

Since organic caterers usually focus on using fresh fruits and vegetables in their dishes, find ways to work them into your appetizers. For instance, you can treat guests to grilled skewers featuring a mix of produce, such as mushrooms, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and squash. Use only seasonal produce when possible for the best flavor. 

Another appetizer idea is a caprese salad filled with organic cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, and mozzarella balls. You can create salads bursting with any type of organic vegetables, topped with healthy dressings, such as olive oil and balsamic vinegar-based vinaigrettes. 

Main Courses 

When creating organic main courses, consider using proteins other than meats, including tofu, tempeh, and beans. For meat-based dishes, such as spaghetti and meatballs, hamburgers or grilled chicken, ask the caterer to use products from local farms. 

Vegan and vegetarian entree ideas include grilled portobello mushroom caps, vegetable broth-based risotto, black bean burgers topped with fresh guacamole, zucchini lasagna, and tofu stir-fry. The grilled items work best for casual, outdoor events, while other dishes, such as lasagna or risotto, can be served family-style on buffet tables. 

For kids' parties, have the cater serve up individual pizzas created with organic dough, sauce, and vegetables. 

For more information, contact a local organic catering company like Mood Food Organic Catering