Looking to get out and about this Bank Holiday weekend? Perhaps you’re in the mood for some gastronomic delights? If so, the We Love Hythe Life Food Festival will prove the perfect Bank Holiday activity, with more than 70 food, drink, and craft stalls taking to the grounds at Hythe Cricket Club to demonstrate the best of local food.
Here at Chives Caterers we’re lucky to work with a range of clients, and are now delighted to announce that we have developed an official partnership with Port Lympne Reserve. Having worked with the team in the past, we are thrilled to be working with them on a more regular basis, providing the food, wine and bar services at their new venue, the Lime Tree Avenue Marquee.
Renowned for its wedding and corporate catering, Ashford-based Chives Caterers is set to join more than 100 local venue and event suppliers at the very first Venue & Events Expo at the Kent Event Centre, Detling, this May 31.
If you and your partner identify as ‘foodies’, it’s likely you’ll want your menu to be a pretty big focus at your wedding. We doubt any of your guests will complain about that! A foodie wedding is a great way to add a touch of sophistication and ensure your day reflects your interests as a couple.
If you’re looking for ways to keep your guests topped up on food and provide a bountiful collection of different flavours at your wedding, mini food is a must. Far more chic than a lot of couples expect, the world of wedding catering has fallen (back) in love with bitesize treats!
Wedding favors are a traditional part of weddings, and also something fun that you and your partner can arrange for your guests. If you want yours to be a little different and have the chance to be creative with what you give, why not opt for food wedding favors? You can’t go wrong with a tasty treat!
Nowadays, it’s pretty common for weddings to have an entirely vegetarian – or even vegan – menu. It’s a lifestyle that’s becoming increasingly popular, so it’s not surprising! Having a vegetarian wedding menu can also help to reduce costs and introduce your guests to new and unique dishes they may not have tried before.
As summer finally seems to be approaching after a long and rainy (and sometimes snowy!) winter, our minds at Chives are inevitably turning to food. When are they not?
Warmer weather and seasonal fruit and vegetables all make for plenty of new dishes that just weren’t right to eat in the cold. From berry puddings to vegetable tarts, we’re very excited to get tucking into these flavoursome treats!
There’s a lot you have to plan when you’re organising your wedding – and we do mean, a lot; though you probably already know that! One of those many things is the food. Even if you and your partner are massive foodies, conjuring up wedding menu ideas often leaves couples stumped.
Weddings can often have long spaces between the ceremony and the meal – with so much going on, it’s inevitable. So, what better way to celebrate your nuptials and keep guests happy than with a variety of edible treats? Luxury, fun or simply delicious nibbles will add a sense of ‘wow’ to your big day, so here are some wedding reception food station ideas to consider.
If you’re tying the knot in 2018 and are looking for some wedding food ideas that are bang on trend, there are a few things to get your head around. Firstly, wedding menu trends 2018 very much break away from tradition – but if you want a formal sit down dining experience then don’t let this year’s added sense of ‘wow’ deter you. Secondly, embrace the bizarre. The more ‘out there’ you are, the more your big day will be remembered. Wedding meals are becoming quirkier than ever, so let’s take a look at some of the biggest food trends of the year.
Weddings are notoriously expensive – if you’re not careful, costs can spiral out of control. One way to reduce the financial burden of tying the knot is to consider wedding catering on a budget. Believe it or not, it’s perfectly possible to enjoy top notch cuisine without the hefty price tag, so here’s how to keep food costs down at a wedding.
So.. and it’s a big So.., trends in wedding food are great to think about but don’t let it take over your wedding, prime example, whoever started the trend for fish & chip weddings in 2013 didn’t take into account how long this would take, so every wedding who found a willing caterer then had an up to 2 hour delay on their food service, throwing out all of the timings for the day, i.e. evening guests arriving during the desserts & speeches and probably not quite the day they dreamed of.
As a caterer I would be allowed to believe that Catering is the most important part of your wedding but it isn’t, everything has to be equally important no point having a great venue, great food and no table plan, photographer or entertainment or a comfortable chair but… and this is the important bit, the main thing the guests will remember is a good or a bad meal and especially if they leave hungry so here are a few tips when deciding on your caterer.
Apart from the venue & (sometimes the honeymoon!) the wedding food will be one of the biggest parts of your budget so it’s important to spend it wisely but also bear in mind what is involved in the catering cost itself and ensure that your quote covers everything so there are no stressful surprises before the wedding.
After all your hard work planning your event make sure the food and drink are the icing on the cake and not a disappointment
So you’ve decided to get married and the thought of planning your day will either fill you with joy or possibly horror, either way along the way there will be moments when it can all feels a little daunting.