How This Local Catering Company Can Please the Pickiest of Guests
Your wedding day should be all about you – in theory.
But the happy couple is also tasked with making everyone else happy, too. When it comes to planning the dinner menu and appeasing the carnivores, vegetarians, and picky eaters, you need to be able to provide more than just chicken or fish.
Before you go crazy, consider some of the dozens of options from The Chef’s Table. Variety is the name of the game at this catering company, committed to serving all of Eastern Massachusetts with deliciously unique food.
Here’s just a sneak peek at their mouthwatering menu. (Fair warning: Do not read on an empty stomach.)
Hordes of hors d’oeuvres
Choose from an extensive list of passed hors d’oeuvres, ranging from everyday crowd favorites like maple glazed scallops wrapped in bacon, to cutting-edge creations like five-spice crusted duck breast with mango salsa on a wonton chip. Meat eaters will appreciate the mini scalloped potatoes and roasted filet with micro watercress, while seafood lovers will gobble up miniature fish ‘n’ chips or poached lobster fritters with sweet peas and basil. Vegetarians won’t feel left out with warm smoked pear tarts with blue cheese, pecans, and cranberries, or goat cheese and artichoke croquettes. And that’s only the beginning.
Creative cocktail stations
Get your guests in line for cocktail stations that have something for everyone. The cheese and fruit display, raw bar, and sushi display are always effective, while the individual charcuterie boards, hanging bruschetta, and slider displays will keep people talking for years to come. Fall and winter weddings are suited for the soup sampler, offering three selections from a list of clam chowder, tomato and basil puree, butternut puree, pumpkin puree with five spiced pecans, and more. Think outside the box even further with “The Bacon Wall,” a wall of perfectly cooked herb-crusted, maple glazed bacon. That’s right, bacon-loving brides and grooms; you can literally have a wall of bacon at your wedding. Top that!
Staples such as the herb-crusted filet with mashed Yukon gold potatoes in a crispy potato basket and carrot-wrapped green bundles are always crowd favorites. A freeform lobster ravioli with asparagus and butternut jus pairs beautifully opposite a wood-grilled rack of lamb with a scalloped potato galette and roasted root vegetables. The Chef’s Table can also customize a menu to reflect your personal style, like jambalaya for couples that met in New Orleans or veggie-only menus for herbivores in love.
Savory stationed receptions
Decide on a stationed reception with options like grilled pizzas, or kebabs, Caribbean, Southwestern, and carving stations. Stay true to your roots with “The Best of New England,” featuring butter poached lobster served on buttermilk biscuits, asparagus tips, and (of course) New England clam chowder with oyster crackers. Or how about homemade savory pop-tarts filled with duck confit or beef bourguignon? For the ultimate farm-to-table experience, “The Field of Living Greens” allows guests to create their own salad from greens snipped to order from hydroponic pods. And, just as soothing as it sounds, “Antique Comfort Food” comes with grilled cheese pressed with antique irons and tomato soup served in vintage coffee cups.
Family-style, buffets, and more
Say you want to pass on plated courses. The Chef’s Table can accommodate different types of dinner service. For a more interactive meal, opt for family style with big dishes and help yourself to heaps of food. Go for a buffet and find inventive options for meat, seafood, pasta, vegetables, and starches, like smoked steamship of beef with confetti quinoa, or shrimp pad thai with Asian vegetables and rice noodles. Pick passed small plates and try the stuffed paccheri with ricotta over a spinach mousse and a monogrammed parmesan tuile.
The only thing sweeter than the ceremony will be the dessert stations. While the menu is constantly changing, The Chef’s Table offers tasty treats at the pie bar, a French pastries display, and dessert shots. The jar bar is the perfect photo op with strawberry shortcake, death by chocolate, and blueberry and lemon crème in mini mason jars. The “Breakfast from Bed” gives sensory Sunday brunch vibes for all-night festivities; the station is designed like an actual bed for guests to take their sausage and egg sliders, homemade donut holes, and chocolate-dipped bacon. Childhood sweethearts can reminisce about the younger days with a s’mores station (sans campfire) or a homemade ice cream truck.
But wait, there’s more! The Chef’s Table can also make late night snacks, first-course salads, and signature cocktails. With all the things you have to stress about for the big day, choosing a caterer isn’t one of them. Go with The Chef’s Table and easily find food that both you and your guests will love to the very last bite.
For more information and even more appetizing options, visit thechefstableonline.com.
This is a paid partnership between The Chef's Table and Boston Magazine's City/Studio