There’s just something magical about autumn when nature’s summer colour palette transforms into stunning shades of yellow, orange and red. The colours are not the only the thing that changes, there’s usually a shift seen in corporate catering as well, with bright, summer salads slipping away to make way for bulkier, heartier comfort foods. Let’s take a look at some popular autumn catering menu options seen around.
When there’s a slight nip in the air and the weather starts getting cooler, nothing beats a warm casserole. Caterers and clients are equally fond of including a simple, but warming lamb or speedy chicken casserole in an event catering menu as casseroles are a fabulous representation of real home cooking.
Frittatas and Quiche
Other great additions to an autumn catering menu are delicious frittatas and quiche. A regular favourite on most catering menus, they make a fabulous addition that your guests will love! Experiment with different flavours and discuss either unusual options such as Pumpkin, Pancetta and Feta Filo Frittata or more quick, standard options also featuring fresh, seasonal produce such as a satisfying Chicken and Mushroom Frittata or a Smoked Salmon and Leek Quiche.
We absolutely heart the rich, creamy goodness of a great soup! Though a more popular winter catering menu option, soups usually start making a more substantial appearance in menus around middle or late autumn. You can’t go wrong with including a healthy and great soup options like a Harvest Vegetable Soup using seasonal produce or a main meal substitute such as Lamb, Vegetable and Barley Soup.
Looking for cocktail catering menu soup options? Have your caterer serve soup in shot glasses for a quick and filling appetiser. A puree based soup is the best option for this style of service and can be served with a rosemary or basil cracker to add a bit of crunch after the shot of soup.
With the Sydney catering arena being a melting pot of varying international cuisines and flavours, curries have become an Australian catering favourite.There are some great spicy and gentle curries that are available for both vegetarians and nonvegetarians now. Discuss curry options with your caterer and consider serving up favourites such as a Moroccan spiced Lamb Stew or a brilliant Beef Massaman curry that’ll just warm the cockles of your heart!
Easter Menu Options
Easter rolls around during the nippy season of autumn and brings along some fabulous Easter favourites. Who doesn’t love a yeasty, hot cross bun with a pat of butter and jam - we sure do! For all you chocolate lovers out there, have your caterer serve up some good ol’ Easter eggs with either a marzipan filling or just plain.