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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
Con Gusto Catering has the pleasure of regularly catering for none other than Charlie Mullins OBE of Pimlico Plumbers, a true gentleman.
For this luxury event in a Penthouse in central London its beautiful 360 degree views were show-stopping: overlooking most London landmarks such as Big Ben, Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. The apartment was the perfect location for such a party and the view was breathtaking for all.
The team were out in full force with Chefs Rigels and Chef Bledi providing luxury finger food for 150 people as well as a champagne reception for all of Pimlico Plumbers and their friends. Our lovely staff were there to meet guests on arrival with white or rose champagne and then of course canapés and much more to enjoy through the night. Throughout the evening there was lots of entertainment for the party and the guests enjoyed the evening, the party food and drinks reception.
It is always a pleasure to provide catering for such a well recognised national treasure and we hope that we made his special party one to remember for a long time. Making people's events extra special is everything to us, and we hope it is all the extra special final touches the things which our clients remember. Catering for VIPs, celebrities and notable individuals is always exciting and this was an event to remember.
We pride ourselves on our bespoke corporate catering for high end events. We know that when it comes to corporate catering, the events can vary widely, whether it's morning breakfasts for press events, business lunches or canapes & prosecco. We will work with you closely on your event needs and budget, and also help arrange the decorations should you need a little extra hand. We will work with you to make sure your event runs smoothly and represents your brand perfectly to your clients.
Here at Con Gusto Catering, we pride ourselves on our chefs. With their michelin training from Italy, global experience and perfectionist outlook, we are confident that they will create a party to remember. We have years experience catering for London's elites across the capital, so you can be sure with us you will receive quality, exclusivity and privacy.
Home chef hire is a great way to alleviate the stress of a party, business meeting or gathering. We will create a bespoke menu for your event, and also organise the smaller details, such as drinks, decorations and staff should you need that too. We delight in organizing parties according t o themes and can even make the food match should you wish!
From three courses to sever, our chefs will bring along the ingredients, cook and clean. This will leave you with more time to spend with your guests and to relax and enjoy the evening. We can either bring our own fine china, cutlery and glasses or use your own, which ever you would prefer. If you are hosting at home or in a corporate office, do let us know and we will be sure to create the perfect menu for your event.
Our chefs are trained in a number of cuisines, so if you'd like to try something different such as Japanese or Asian, we will oblige. No request is too big, and we love being challenged so please do ask if there is something special you'd like to try.
Our private chef hire service is popular throughout London and is also available for regular dates and occasions if that would suit you better. We have found that many people enjoy this service as it means you have all the service of a restaurant with all the privacy of your own home or office which makes it all the better for important meetings.
Summer is slowly creeping on us and BBQ season is almost here! But along with all the meat, it's great to have a few crunchy salad options on the menu to balance it out.
Our clients' current favourite is the Japanese Vegetable wrap. This is a great little finger-food starter as it is bursting with flavour, crunchy and a great healthy bite to get started on. The rice cracker, enoki mushroom and nori all add a Japanese touch to the finger food which makes it all the more delightful for the senses.
Another reason we label it the perfect canapé is because everyone can enjoy it from any age, nationality and also vegetarians and vegans. It really is so helpful at a party having something on the menu which everyone can dig into without being worried!
This summer, the Con Gusto team having been bringing out this delightful canapé to a number of parties and the guests have delighted in it. We also have buratta with roasted mixed peppers, caprese skewers and much more as part of our vegetarian finger food menu.
If you are holding a party and would like a bit of help with a bespoke menu to suit all your guests tastes, why not message firstname.lastname@example.org for an event manager to help you out!
For two years the Con Gusto Catering team has been partnering with Harrod's Estates. Catering for their VIP clients whether in their apartments or outside of it demands the highest quality of service. We pride ourselves on being London's luxury caterer company, which means it comes naturally to us to deliver the finest in service, presentation and communications.
Harrod's Estates have several luxury buildings across London, including 1 Ebury Square, The Tower and the newly constructed Riverlight Quay in London. As part of this partnership we regularly partner with these luxury served apartments and no event is the same. From children's parties to important corporate private dinners, we listen to what you want and create a bespoke menu around your event needs.
We know that catering for VIP guests the need for discretion, precision and of course for extra special food. So if you or your client has any special requests be sure to let us know so we can cater for them. No request is too big, and believe us when we say we've heard it all before!
Our chefs are also available for private hire at home, so if you are looking for a home chef to cook your meals, why not contact us for availability. They are trained in a number of cuisines, European, Japanese and Asian. They can also cook for any type of event, for example for luxury 5 course sit down dinners, party catering and healthy breakfasts.
So if you are looking for gourmet cuisine by Michelin trained chefs, why not contact us on email@example.com to speak about your event needs.
Private party catering London is our speciality. It can be any type of party, including baby showers, first Birthday parties, corporate events or penthouse parties - we will make sure that the menu fits the event perfectly. We can oblige almost any request, be it themed cocktails, specialty sushi or rare wagyu beef for the menu - so just let us know if you have something extra special that you are looking for to make your private party that little bit more special.
Event catering requires not just the menu to fit with the style of the event, but also requires the final touch of the event manager. If you are looking for mobile cocktail bar catering, help with decorations, balloons or flowers, do just ask and our event managers will take care of the rest.
We always go the extra mile to give that final detail - for example our Japanese menu is served on authentic Japanese crackleware china to give that extra detail which makes a party extra special. As a luxury London caterer, we make sure that those finishing touchers are there at every event, so you know by booking your catering with us you are in safe hands for enjoying an extra special gourmet catering experience for your party.
Our chefs are what makes Con Gusto Catering truly great. With over 15 years experience in the culinary world as well as attending culinary college, they also have global experience, from working all over Italy, Canada, Singapore and Japan to give them well rounded experience in a number of cuisines. Having also worked at top restaurants globally, they can provide the fine-dining restaurant experience to you at home through our private chef at home packages.
Through the experience of our chefs, the dedication of our staff and event managers, we can provide London with VIP catering experiences to create the ultimate private party catering. We can provide gourmet catering across London and with little notice. For a quote, why not contact the team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here at Con Gusto Catering, we specialise in London gourmet event catering for VIP clients. Our vast range of VIP clients appreciate our bespoke menus for them, as if they are looking for a something specific , for example a difficult to source ingredient for a particular luxury canapé, or perhaps to have sushi that they had tried, we will always endeavour to make miracles happen.
Indeed, our staff pride themselves on making the impossible reality; no request is too big. We have even catered for International Royalty with just hours notice....so please go ahead and ask and we will do our best to make your wishes become a reality.
As part of our London luxury catering services, we also provide private catering in a number of different forms, including private chef hire in London as well as gourmet sushi catering. So if you are looking for something special, whether it be a corporate event, or VIP private dining solutions, just let us know and our staff will create a bespoke menu to fit exactly what you require for your event.
Our chefs are trained in various cuisines, European, Asian and Japanese to name a few, so if you have a favourite be sure to let us know. With their michelin star training, they delight in creating aesthetically pleasing dishes for every event. From fine-dining to canapés, they will put their soul into creating a dish which will create tat wow-factor for your guests. Because of course, our gourmet catering of food and beverages really is what makes a party stand out!
Con Gusto Catering was delighted to attend the exclusive Russian luxury magazine "Russian Roulette"'s London party based in the beautiful Opera Gallery.
The magazine, also known as РУССКАЯ РУЛЕТКА, is aimed at Russian speaking
speaking residents and visits in Europe. Focusing on luxury lifestyle, art and culture, Russian Roulette selects the best art exhibitions, hotels, restaurants and most exclusive attractions, throughout the world. The impressive photography, in depth interviews and original editorial content make it a illustriously sought after magazine. Con Gusto Catering is proud to have been featured in such an illustrious magazine.
Invited by the chief editor, Olga Mayr, the event celebrated Russian Roulette's latest Spring edition of their new magazine. Written by a team of journalists in Paris, London, Monaco and Moscow, the interviews are with celebrities from all over the world. As chief editor, Olga is not only the maestro behind the magazine, but also a beautiful host who makes all feel welcome.
The party itself was a delight; located in New Bond Street's Opera Gallery, complete with luxury finger food including caviar and a champagne reception. The gallery itself was showcasing the pieces of Andy Denzler, Mark Sijan, Damian Hirst and Edwardo Guelfenbein, the gallery shows the masters of modern art.
Thank you to Russian Roulette for such a fabulous party.
We cater for many VIP private dinners at home throughout London, from Soho to Fitzrovia to Mayfair. Holding a private dinner party at home is just that, leaving you time to discuss what you wish in private, while at the same time having gourmet food and service.
We can bring you everything, from the food and staff to crockery, cutlery and glasses, just let us know what you need. No request is too big, so please do ask and we will endeavour to fulfil it. And whether it is a private dining event just for 2 or up to 40, we know we will make it an event to remember.
Our staff will create a bespoke menu for you, so you can dine on exactly what you wish. Our trained chefs have backgrounds in a number of cuisines, with their specialities being European, Japanese and Asian.
So, if you are looking for private chef hire for your VIP private dinner at home, why not email us on email@example.com or call on 020 7112 8544 and we can start discussing the finer details.
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