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Warmer weather

Catering Ideas For Warmer Weather

With summer around the corner, the weather is starting to warm up. And when that warmer weather hits, who wants to spend the beautiful days sweltering over a hot stove? Whether you’re hosting a small dinner with friends or catering a casual business meeting or planning a special event, here are some fun summer catering ideas to consider.

Creative Beverages
When the weather is hot, it’s ever important to stay hydrated. Water is essential and infusing it with fresh fruit or herbs can be refreshing surprise. Instead of (or in addition to) lemon, you can try cucumber slices, strawberries, watermelon, ginger root, or even fresh mint or parsley.

You can get inventive with your mocktails as well. Shrubs are acidulated beverages make of fruit juice, sugar and other ingredients, and thus, the possibilities are endless.

Healthy Eats
You don’t want your food weighing you down, especially during the summer. Light, healthy bites are favored over hearty dishes. Think lean proteins, whole-grain breads, fruits and vegetables. Grains like quinoa and millet or grain-free riced cauliflower can become a delicious and nutritious base for healthy bowls. And with an abundance of plant-based proteins, it’s much easier to cater to guests who are vegetarian, vegan, grain-free or gluten-free.

BBQ
Nothing screams summer quite like barbecue. And catering packages allow office workers to enjoy the backyard barbecue vibe indoors. Whether you favor Texas-style or Memphis-style, there are plenty of caterers that specialize in various barbecue styles to suit your preference.

What are your predictions for catering trends this summer? What’s your favorite nostalgic summertime food? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Pinterest!

Looking for affordable and delicious catering for your next event? From sandwich platters to boxed lunches, we’ve got you covered. Give us a call at 909-596-5225 or visit us in store – we’re located at 105 E Arrow Highway (Northeast corner of Arrow Hwy and Garey Ave) in Pomona.