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Summer is finally here and it is the period of parties, wining and dining and of course garden parties. Everybody enjoys attending these events, but behind all of those glorious parties, there is the host who organizes it all!
The Con Gusto Team has helped organised many events in our time, so we thought we would put together a little 'top tips' list for being the perfect party host, as it isn't always easy knowing where to start!
Tip One - Number of guests
Getting the number of guests right is crucial. This is for two reasons. Firstly regarding event space. You want the room full but not crowded. If you have just a few, select guests coming, choose a space with is smaller and more secluded so it doesn't feel sparse. Secondly, the number of guests changes the number of seats / glasses / canapes that you need too! Try and get an RSVP at least a week before the event so you can finalise these numbers
Tip Two - Music
Music adds ambiance to the event, where it is background music or a live singer, it adds an extra touch to a party which makes it more enjoyable.
Tip Three - Drinks
A drinks reception is a requisite. Be it alcoholic or non alcoholic, to be the perfect host you should always have a drink on hand to satiate the thirst of your guests.
Tip Four - Food
Food is the finishing touch for a party. From finger food to a sit-down meal, it is the talking point and makes for happy guests. We believe that no party should be without at least some canapes! Why not indulge yourself in some of our menus for some ideas!
Tip Five - Circulate
To be the perfect host it is important that you circulate and talk to ever guest. Try not to spend the whole event speaking to just one group or one person - you have invited the people close to you so dedicate time to make them all feel welcome
Catering London and it's prestigious Harrod's Estates has been a great partnership over the last two years for us.
We have long provided sushi catering, private catering and private chef hire for Harrod's Estates One the Tower, but we have now had the experience to cater for 1 Ebury Square too for their elegant Christmas party.
1 Ebury Square is a beautiful serviced apartments in the heart of Belgravia. This year for their Christmas party, we were delighted to provide a range of our high end finger food menu for their party food. On the menu was our famous sushi catering selection including flame torched nigiri and our sashimi selection. There was also foie gras canapés, venison carpaccio and smoked halibut with passion fruit.
The residents and the staff within beautiful estate were amazed by the selection. We were ecstatic that the Estate Manager left the following feedback:
'Thank you very much for organising such amazing canapés for our Christmas reception yesterday.The reception was a roaring success and the canapés certainly contributed to it.They were a delight for the eyes and for the taste buds. The feedback from our client and from our residents has been fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending Con Gusto’s services and I sincerely hope that this event will bring you some business.
Congratulations to you and your team on a job well done!"
HARRODS ESTATES, 1 EBURY SQUARE BELGRAVIA, GENERAL MANAGER, DECEMBER 2015
Being a luxury caterer in London is always a delight as it means we get to work on such fabulous collaborations as the ones above with Harrods and their great team of concierges. We love showing them our sushi catering as often it isn't something that is considered as a party food, but in fact becomes the delight of the party.
If you are looking for a caterers London then why not contact the friendly team for a quote and menu bespoke for your event email@example.com
It's now coming up to Christmas and the festive period is in full swing. People are holding more parties, whether at home or at work and enjoying this time of year.
Apart from of course providing good music and some good bubbly, it is essential to provide some delicious Christmas canapes and finger food for your guests, as luxury catering really makes an event extra special whether you make it yourself of whether you'd like is to provide it for you.
Our private chefs have designed some extra special party food for this Christmas period, including pear and almond cake with vanilla mousse topped with gold lead to give a decadent feel to this festive canape. This sparkling finger food will be sure to delight your guests and its traditional flavour is welcome to all.
Our chefs here at Con Gusto Catering have also created espresso lollipops with a white chocolate outer coating. This fun canapes are est served in shavings of chocolate which the sweet lollipops can be rolled in!
So make sure to have fun with your food this Christmas with decadent and frivolous canapes - now is the perfect time of year to play with your food and to indulge in decadence.
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