Unique St. Patrick’s Day Party Ideas

Hey guys, I’m back with some more tips! Today I’ll be showing you some St. Patrick’s Day ideas! Looking to put a new twist on your St. Patrick’s Day party?

1. Incorporate Seasonal Herbs

When it comes to adding flavor and personality to traditional St. Patrick’s Day dishes, herbs are your best friends. They bring a refreshing taste to very basic Irish ingredients like potatoes and chicken. One of our favorite flavorful spring dishes is grilled chicken marinated in thyme-rosemary oil and finished off with lemon sauce.

In my St. Patrick’s Day menu, you will notice that I like to use herbs to enhance the flavors of our sides.

2. Power Green Tricks

St. Patrick’s Day was purely a religious holiday in Ireland for most of the 20th century, which meant all its pubs were closed. Take a modern twist on this historical fact by setting up a green bar filled with superfood drinks like kale smoothies. This will be a popular station for guests looking for a nutritional boost.

The one exception to the dry bars on March 17 was for beer vendors at the national dog show. If you will be renting an outdoor, dog-friendly venue, consider setting up a mini dog park and beer haven where guests can socialize over beers while their dogs romp and play.

3. Chocolate-Irish Cream Cheesecake

One of my favorites! Combine chocolate, cream cheese, sour cream and Irish cream liqueur for this decadently rich cheesecake. If you prefer a milder liqueur flavor, use a little less Irish cream and add whipping cream or milk to make up the difference.

For an Irish cheesecake with coffee flavoring instead of chocolate, try Irish Coffee Cheesecake, a recipe from an Omaha bakery.

 

These are some of my favorite ideas to do during St. Patrick’s day. Hope you guys enjoy them and have a wonderful St. Patrick’s day! 

 

 

Catering and Event Planning

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-16-03-11Event planners can be one of your most valuable assets as a caterer. If you know one, or a few be sure to treat them right because they can not only help you get your business off the ground, but they can help you thrive in your local community well before and even after you have made a name for yourself.

 

screen-shot-2016-11-28-at-16-13-51Caterers can be called on by event planners for any number of events, from business get-togethers to weddings, and anniversaries. It is always important to have someone take the lead for a specific event when an event planner is involved. This can be you, or if you are large enough to have an employee or two it could also be one of your managers. Be sure that it’s someone that is competent and can help with suggestions and along the decision-making process.

Here are a couple of tips that are good for you to know when you are speaking to the event planners:

One of the greatest parts about opening a catering business over a restaurant is the lack of overhead. This leads to a much higher success rate than the restaurant business, and this rate can go up for you exponentially if you continue to provide great food and service to your biggest repeat clients: Event planners.