Mintahoe Catering & Events was honored to sponsor desserts for the Minnesota Meetings + Events Awards at Aria in Minneapolis. With Miami Chic inspiration, Pastry Chef Janet Lopez and Sales Director Cindy Walker designed over 800 hand-decorated desserts for 350 event professionals.
Photography by Minnesota Meetings + Events
Photo from Food & Wine
Steal these catering tricks for your holiday party this year!
Create a more casual vibe with an “open house” style party.
Save yourself a little stress by having guests can arrive as they please during your party. Your guests won’t feel the need to be exactly on time and those with a packed schedule will likely still stop by. Additionally, guest arrival time will be scattered allowing you time to chat with everyone at a more casual pace.
The science of food quantities.
You probably need less food than you think. Depending on the style of your event, here are some general guidelines:
Hors d’oeuvres 8 – 10 bites/servings per guest
Entrees and Salads Half catering pan per 10 – 12 guests
Side Dishes 1/4 pound per guest
Cocktails 1 1/2 drinks per hour per guest
Serve beautiful + room temperature appetizers.
Caterers know that hors d’oeuvres should look as good as they taste. Rather than lining your table with crock pots and tree shaped platters, try transforming your table into a never-ending cheeseboard with several room temperature antipasti options. In addition to being beautiful, this offers guests tons of grazing options and eliminates temperature concerns. Win, win, win!
Don’t underestimate the power of a hot drink.
Hot drinks are just too festive and fun to forget about. Greet guests with a glass of mulled wine or set up a DIY Spiked Hot Cocoa Bar incorporating festive mugs and a few flavors for guests to personalize their drinks.
A garbage plan will make your life easier.
Regardless of your menu and guest count, you will absolutely create tons of garbage. A catering trick is to line your garbages and recycling containers with opened bags, so when you grab a full bag, there’s another already waiting. Pure. Genius.
We had a fabulous time at the Mall of America Parkview Grand Opening! With a play on spring, we served a fun assortment of bite-sized hors d’oeuvres and desserts surrounded by greens and florals!
Located in the Southwest corner of Nickelodeon Universe, Parkview Meeting + Event Center features 4,000 square feet of private event space as well as an outdoor balcony that overlooks Nickelodeon Universe. The room is equipped with full A/V capabilities, perimeter lighting, and private restrooms – perfect for corporate parties and weddings!
Delightfully Delicious Desserts at Minnesota Meetings + Events Awards
Mintahoe was lucky enough to be selected as the Dessert Sponsor at the 2015 Best of Minnesota Meetings + Events awards. Surrounded by hundreds of talented event professionals, we wanted to create a modern and magical presentation. With the vision of sales director Cindy Walker and VP of operations Keith Hanson, our culinary team designed hundreds of miniature desserts complete with a giant peacock-inspired tiered cake.
“This was a fantastically creative menu,” claimed Executive Pastry Chef, Janet Lopez. “The extensive variety and intricate details made this event one of my favorite challenges to date.”
Our talented team is at it again – Mintahoe wins Best Catering 2016 from mywedding.com! Cheers to that!
Photography | La Vie Photography
Mintahoe Catering & Events was recently selected as a preferred caterer to Muse Event Center and we could not be more excited! Located in the trendy North Loop neighborhood, Muse is the perfect combination of industrial and artsy! With five amazing event spaces and seating for more than 350 guests, Muse offers endless event capabilities.
Let us know if you want to check it out for your upcoming event!