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Host Like A Pro: Catering Tips for Your Next Event

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Party planning can be serious business—but not to worry, Lettuce Entertain You Restaurants has the food covered! Whether it’s for an office luncheon, a small backyard BBQ bash, or a summer soirée with family and friends, all you have to do is send the invites, and we will take care of the food!

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Here are four tips to get you started:

1. Think Seasonally

Find out what’s in season and use it as the inspiration for your menu! Choosing seasonal ingredients isn’t just a trend—it’s about peak flavor and freshness. Our chefs always build our menus with fresh, seasonal ingredients in mind, ensuring Lettuce catering spreads reflect the best of what’s available throughout the year.

Summer House Cobb Salad catering spreadSummer Soirée: Serve a summer salad with ripe heirloom tomatoes, fresh cucumbers, and sweet corn like this Cobb Salad from Summer House, alongside glasses of rosé.

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Party spread at AbaSpring Bridal Shower: Feature vegetable platters with bright spring veggies like watermelon radishes alongside creamy dips like this setup from Aba Miami – Bal Harbour.

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2. Consider Your Timing

Big crowd at lunch? We pack the punch with hearty hors d’oeuvres or food stations. Afternoon cocktail hour? We keep the menu light and drinks flowing. We match your menu to your event’s rhythm, making sure everyone leaves satisfied.
Parfait with berries at The OakvilleConference Breakfast: Build-your-own yogurt parfaits with granola, nuts, and seasonal berries make for a fun station and a healthy start to any conference day. Add other items like baked goods and breakfast sandwiches to prepare you with options for all. Not sure where to start? Gem Catering & Events can help bring your vision to life.
Inquire about breakfast catering options with Gem Catering & Events.
Catering from Big BowlAfternoon Birthday Party: Hosting adventurous palates for your kid’s birthday? Make sure to have a variety of dishes and fun finger foods that they will all enjoy! Get inspo from Big Bowl’s menu.
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Catering Platters at L. WoodsWeekend Backyard BBQ: Finally found a date for that small friends and family gathering? L. Woods Tap & Pine Lodge and Bub City are here to help you make the most of your time together whether it’s a gathering for 10 people or 50, the BBQ is coming in hot!
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Inquire about catering from the Bub City location nearest you.

3. Simplify with Batched Drinks

You can’t lose with a batched cocktail (including spirit-free)! An on-theme, easy sipper is sure to steal the show at the bar and make your bar shopping list so much shorter! So choose the theme and we’ll mix up the perfect batch.

Large Format Spritzes at Pizzeria PortofinoColorful Spritzes: From Aperol to lemon, watermelon and pineapple spritz options, the possibilities to add a touch of elegance and ease with large dispensers are endless. Pizzeria Portofino shows us how!

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Psst, they also have on-boat catering, view the menu here.

Private Party at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!Sangria Station: Sangrias are another way to keep your drink station fun while minimizing costs. Offer a variety and include extra fruit for serving like this setup from Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba!

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4. Make the Display Part of the Show

Catering doesn’t have to be plain. When your food looks as good as it tastes, it sets the perfect vibe for your event. Think bright dishes, themed serving ware, or touches of décor like florals to make your setup pop.

RPM Steak CateringA Catered Office Spread: Want to take your company picnic to the next level? Add elegance while still keeping it simple, delicious and fun with dishes served on different platters and varying in size and color. RPM Steak shows us how to make aluminum trays look chic while being 100% practical.

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Bloody Mary and Raw Seafood StationAn Extravagant Raw Bar: Ideal for a garden brunch celebration, set up a luxurious seafood station with tiers of oysters, shrimp, and crab legs, accented with build-your-own-bloody marys like this setup by RPM Events.

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Sushi san carryoutAesthetic Catering Boxes: For any event, from a birthday to an office party, Sushi-san’s catering sets come in beautifully crafted sushi boxes that serve as both a feast for the eyes and the palate, eliminating the need for additional serving dishes. Want to impress your guests? Add their pop-up handroll bar! It includes all four of signature handrolls: Crunchy Fatty Tuna, Salmon Avocado, Negi Hamachi, and Kanpyo, made to order by a sushi chef.

From Live Action Sushi to Group Catering, inquire about Sushi-san catering.

Roaming oyster shuckerInteractive Stations: For an impressive and hassle-free experience at your next event, consider hiring one of Shaw’s roaming oyster shuckers, who can engage with your guests and add an entertaining and educational element to the night.

Inquire about catering options at Shaw’s Crab House – Chicago or Schaumburg.

Here’s how to host an epic raw bar at home from the experts at Shaw’s Crab House.

Find more interactive event inspo here.

Ready to Plan?

Breakfast catering spread from BeatrixWhether celebrating a milestone birthday, tying the knot, or hosting a corporate event, our team is ready to add that special spark. Quality, creativity, and a dash of fun—just set the date!

Connect with our team today and let’s start crafting an event that’s as seamless as it is spectacular.

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