Hiring a catering company for your next corporate event
Whether you’re planning an end of year function, meeting, birthday party, wedding or a surprise party for your partner, the quality of the food and drinks you supply can make a massive difference to the success of your event/party. Hiring an experienced team of caterers can have a big impact and help your event look and feel the part of a legit party or corporate event. There are many benefits to hiring a professional caterer.
- Quality – One thing that is always guaranteed is, that the quality of the food supplied will be of the best standard and be presented flawlessly. The standard of food at your event can make or basically destroy the event. If the food is not up to standard, then your guests are most likely not going to enjoy your event.
- Time Saving – Planning your event can be a very stressful time when trying to get everything in order, sending invites and finding the best venue. By hiring a professional catering company and leaving the sorting of the food to them, they can save you valuable time and stress of worrying about food and plating. All you would than need to do is agree to the menu and type of food you want and they will take care of the rest.
- Professional Service – Some of the best Catering Companies offer a waiting service or plating service as well as catering. This will most certainly steal your guests’ hearts. And it’s just an extra on top of having delicious food. This is a good test for the catering company and how well it can handle large crowd’s.
Vibe Catering offers a great menu to choose from or if you would like, we could make whatever the client needs to make your event unforgettable and up to standard. For great assistance with events, get in touch with Vibe Catering Now!
Tortilla Wraps and Why We Love Them
There’s nothing new to the concept of a tortilla wrap. We all know what they are and how they are used, and they are generally just there to us. But this doesn’t have to be the case when it comes to these amazing and versatile disks of greatness. They are so much more than just flat dough things, they are easy, and meal encasements that is there for anyone, literally. There are so many varieties and variations that even the fussiest of us can enjoy one.
Not Just a Light Meal
A tortilla can be used in so many different ways in so many different meals. It is not only great for breakfast, lunch or dinner; it works with so many flavours and so many cultures! So many cultures have their own tortilla. And for good reason, it is a great way to help you enjoy any meal in a simple, on the go manner – breakfast wraps. It also works for people who would like to avoid bread, and it means that you don’t need any cutlery to eat it. It also allows for pretty much anything to be used as a filling. Don’t like salad? Cool, here’s some curry and rice instead.
A Simple Dinner
No matter how you choose to use your tortilla, in a wrap, a soft taco, or quesadillas, it is so simple to use. All you have to do is a little prep work and prepare the main filling and you are set to go! This could be chicken, beef, pork, lamb, tofu, or a vegetable mix. There are no rules as to what you can put in it or how you can serve it. It is a great way to make everyone in the family happy, as well as help you cut down on the heavier starchy foods. It also makes for excellent left over food!
Vibe Catering offers catering services for any event. They offer a wide range of choices that are perfect for any event, weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, parties and corporate lunches. And of course there is tortilla options that will leave you and your guests satisfied and full of flavour.
What to Think About When Catering for Children
Whether you are holding a birthday party for your child or would like the younger attendees of an event to enjoy the food as much as everyone else, there is a surprising number of things to think about when doing it. You need to make food that appeals to your younger (and possibly fussier) feasters, you have to make it in the right portions and ensure it is both delicious and healthy at the same time. So where do you start when planning a menu for children? Fortunately for your next party, we’ve got a few ideas for you to sink your teeth into.
Pint Sized Portions
Firstly, whenever catering for children, it is important to remember to give each child a relatively small portion, and one of the best ways to do this is to have miniature sized snacks as meals. Mini-burgers, hotdogs, pizzas and sandwiches will be a hit, and will also be less likely to be unfinished and abandoned on a sofa somewhere. Remember that the point is not to overfeed them, but to let them enjoy a few treats. I say treats… though that doesn’t mean it needs to be unhealthy.
Keep it Relatively Healthy
Keeping it nutritious and relatively healthy will not only be doing the children a favour, but will also make things easier for you in dampening the inevitable sugar-rush and crash commonly associated with birthday parties and kid’s events. Consider, for instance, strawberries dipped in chocolate instead of a sugary (albeit delicious) chocolate cake. There are also the meals to consider, while you want to serve up tasty treats for your young’uns to snack on, there is no need to give them deep-fried-Mars-bars and steak. I know you wouldn’t do that, but you get the point.
Have a little fun with some ideas when working out menus and recipes. Remember that when making kids food platters, you need to make the food exciting as well as delicious. If you don’t fancy yourself as a food-artist and aren’t able to come up with ideas, check out some posts on Pinterest or other social media sites for thousands of ideas.
Remember that you Have a Budget
While the point of catering for children at their birthday or another event is to spoil them (so to speak), you need to consider that you do have a limited budget. So carefully take into account the amount of people you need to cater for, where you will source your supplies from, and how much it will all cost when planning the menu.
Consider a Catering Service
Alternatively, you may find it much easier, tastier and more exciting to pass the wooden spoon on to a catering company that you can trust to cater for your children just right. Contact a representative from Vibe Catering for further information, or take a look at our website for more on our services, specials and menus.
New Year’s Parties & Catering
New Year’s Parties & Catering
With the festive season finally here, pressure quickly increases on creating the perfect memories for our families, and where do we even begin? In this article we’re going to explore some tips that will definitely make your festive much more enjoyable so you could have perfect memories too!
Where to Start?
With festive planning, there’s so much you have to think about in terms of shopping, decorating, invitations, and making everyone happy. The best way to get things going is to write everything down before actually going out into the world and getting your festive on. It’s always best for your list your grocery items on it, your party theme and exactly how many people you’re planning on entertaining. If you’re not too sure about the exact grocery items, you’ll need it’s always good to start with the name of the meals you’d like to make. That way you can plan grocery items around each meal. Or if cooking is not entirely your strong suit and you’d like to spend more time with your family, getting a catering company to help you out is a fantastic idea! Vibe Catering is a catering company based in Johannesburg, with a menu to die for!
Which Flavor to Festive?
Having trouble choosing a party theme? Because who themes New Year’s parties anyway right? You do! You have an advantage with New Year’s Day being connected to new beginnings and a fresh start, so maybe you could play along those lines. Design games to play before the countdown and have a game night or you could have a PJ party and have a movie night until countdown, absolutely anything goes here! Just remember to decorate accordingly.
Cooking Up The Night
It’s finally New Year’s Day and you’re stressed out? Remember to relax and have fun! It’s all about family and starting the New Year off with a bang! To make sure that everything is covered and you’re reassured, you can tick off some things from your checklist that you’ve created in the planning phase. Remember, if you’d like to avoid last minute slip ups or burning food from too much excitement, Vibe Catering is you’re here for you. View our menu to choose your favorite foods from.
Benefits of using a spit braai catering company
Benefits of using a spit braai catering company
There are plenty benefits of using a spit braai catering company, like Vibe Catering for your event or your family Sunday lunch. You may think to yourself, how is a spit braai catering company any different from say, using a caterer that is experts in any other type of food. Well just so you know, there are many advantages for you to think about.
Firstly, spit braai’s are something that everyone likes and meat lovers will love. Who doesn’t love the smell of cooking meat? Spitting a lamb for example is one of those dishes/meals that can be simple or be made into something amazing and special. You can have a variety of meats, and which parts of the meats you like most. If you want a thick juicy steak, then you can use this method to prepare it. If you want to use a whole roast, you can most definitely prepare it the same way and make a whole day of it with the family.
Some of the very awesome things about hiring a spit braai catering business is that they can serve an outstanding meal that is healthy, tasty, and are more than willing to do the whole setup and the clean-up of the event or the Sunday lunch. The last thing that anybody would want to do is to take on the task of having to clean up your venue or event. When you hire a quality spit braai catering company, then you can sit back and eat an amazing and tasty meal. Then you can leave, and rest assured, that all cleaning and packing up is sorted by the professionals.
For amazing meals done the spit braai way, do not hesitate to get in touch with Vibe Catering and allow us to make your event one that will never be forgotten.
Benefits of a buffet
The buffet system increases the variety of dishes served which is reserved in case of table service. A Buffet system is preferred by those guests who are in hurry by allowing them to enjoy what they want to eat without wasting time. In a buffet system people serve themselves as per their appetite, therefore, it reduces the unnecessary wastage of food.
Whereas, in table service, it feels very awkward when one has to wait until a batch finishes eating and the table is cleaned up and ready for the next dinner to be served. So it is time-consuming, but Buffet system cuts down a lot of your budget as fewer servers are required compared to the table service system. Foods are placed in a row one after another along the borders, ready to get served, a buffet you can serve yourself whenever you feel like without waiting in the queue.
You can have your food while on the move and talking with friends or relatives spread here and there. You can inspect the food before taking it and take the quantity you prefer. The choice is entirely up to you and you may repeat a particular dish a number of times without any hesitation. You can judge the item with its name and appearance, and taste it accordingly; while this seems a bit confusing in the table service system.
A buffet system is the self-servicing method, invitees serve their own as per their want, choice and reserve themselves once-twice or more without bothering others.
Vibe caterings buffet service has a wide variety of food choices even for the most picky of eaters. Vibe catering offers the best in health foods for any occasion, whether it’s a wedding, a funeral or even just a good braai, Vibe catering can do it all. For more information view our webpage.
Why is Healthy Food Important?
Why is Healthy Food Important?
In the day and age we live in today our busy schedules and fast living life style, we often end up eating whenever we get the chance and whatever to make up for time, rather than what is healthy. Furthermore, we eat to please the unmistakable crave for fast foods, but we are quite oblivious about the health risks that this type of eating pattern that we have become a custom too poses.
In an attempt to lose weight, we tend to cut the essential ingredients out of our diets. Additionally, instead of making us healthier, this does the exact opposite, by making us weak and unable to focus. The body needs every element, whether it is vitamins, minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fibers and even fats, but rather go for the healthier fats.
The quality of the foods you consume and the quantity matters when considering good eating routine. Taking in roughly the same amount of calories as you burn ensures your weight stays steady for a long period of time. Eating unhealthy and more than you burn, basically will result in weight gain as your body converts additional calories to fat tissue. When you collect fat tissue, you increase the dangers of developing one or more health problems, like heart disease, hypertension, respiratory problems, diabetes and lastly cancer. A healthy eating plan without excess calories helps you not only feel better but can prolong your life and you can look good and comfortable in your own skin.
If for instance, you are not used to eating healthy food that promotes your well-being and physique, making moderate changes can help you better the way you eat in the long run. You can substitute high calorie sugar drinks for water. For example, shift from full-fat to low-fat dairy products. Buy lean meats instead of fatty thick cuts. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables contain less sodium than canned and snacking on fresh, juicy and crunchy fruits and vegetables like grapes, apples and pineapple slices is healthier than the unhealthy fats and salt in packets of chips.
At Vibe Catering we can assist you in eating healthy by you allowing us to make your meals; we supply only fresh fruits, vegetables and meats. We prepare your food just the way you want it all the time. We strive on the perfection of our foods and we pride ourselves in the quality of our product and services.
Benefits of Using a Catering Company
Benefits of Using a Catering Company
Organizing or arranging an event comes with a lot of responsibilities. Organizing what cuisine will be at the event is a big responsibility. You may not have a large enough kitchen or the flatware and dishes obtainable for the number of people that will be at your event. There are catering companies that handle every angle of food preparation and tidy up. Some companies can provide plates and glasses, cutlery and other items you may need to make the event a five star success. Paying for a professional will give you time to organize other features of your event.
Professional Guidance When Choosing the Right Menu
A skilled catering company can help you select the perfect menu options for your event. Your guests are likely to have different requirements and liking, so providing various selections depending on the formality of your event is essential. They will usually have menu options, but if you have something you would like that isn’t on the menu, they will effectively accommodate you. A catering company will handle food preparation and drinks.
Save on money and time
As the host, you will save yourself time and stress less by hiring a catering company. It gives you one less thing to organise so you can focus on other aspects of the event that need to be organised and over looked. Instead of cooking and serving food yourself, you can take some time to relax and socialise at the event instead of worrying about food preparation.
The quality of the food can make or break your event. Dazzle your guests with quality food, the kind they will be talking about for months to come.
Take the stress of food planning off your shoulders, hiring a professional catering company will give you one less thing to have to manage and constantly think about. After all your hard work planning your event, you deserve some time to relax and mingle with your guests. For your catering needs in Gauteng visit Vibe Catering today and allow us to help you dazzle your guests.
Planning a Breakfast Bridal Shower
Planning a Breakfast Bridal Shower
The first step in planning a breakfast bridal shower is to choose the location. The location dictates the amount of people you’re going to invite, the theme and how you’re going to decorate the venue. So choose wisely! Also carefully consider what the bride would like.
The bridal shower invitation is the first opportunity to share the breakfast theme with all the bride’s friends. It’s good to include the theme in the invitation, and having the bride’s friends as involved in the experience as possible. A good example is to theme the bridal shower “Booze and Breakfast” and maybe ask each guest to write down the favorite cocktail or breakfast idea and the recipe of it, so the bride can give it a try after being a Mrs. It’s vital to send pout invitations at least a month or two prior to the event so all the guests will be prepared. Remember to include the exact address of the location, times and gift ideas on the invitation.
Remember to prepare ‘thank you’ gifts for all the guests. It’s always a creative idea to have the gifts resemble the theme. For example, because it’s a breakfast party, jam boxes and an easy-to-make pack of bread or waffles is perfect!
For food and drinks, you don’t have to go the simple route and make a regular all you can eat English buffet. Play around with different cocktail juices, dried fruits, maybe have a bacon and cheese fest, or even better… an all you can eat bacon, pancakes and syrup fest!
If you have absolutely no idea on what to prepare for the party, hiring a caterer isn’t exactly the biggest crime you can commit. Catering companies like Vibe Catering have menus for every event. Their breakfast menu is filled with tons of nutritious goodness, and you can brainstorm about which selections of their menu would suit you and your party best.
And now that you ticked all your boxes in the “to do” list, make sure that you keep the day fun filled and special for the bride to be, after all, it is her last party with her maiden surname.
How to Spit Braai Lamb
How to Spit Braai Lamb
Having a huge family event this weekend? I think we can all agree that having a potluck at family get togethers are super outdated. But what could you possibly do with your next family gathering? Hotdogs?
Well here’s a less bland suggestion! You can try and spit braai a lamb, or any other meat of your choice. We understand that spit braaiing can be a bit of a tough situation if you’ve never done it before, literally! So here are a few tips to help you get that lamb cooked up and tender.
Which lamb to choose
It’s always a great option to choose a small lamb, especially with your first try. Ask your local butcher for a young lean lamb, well matured and weighing no more than 10kg, or you could get two 5kg lambs. As a first timer, this should make it much easier for you to get the entire lamb cooked to the bone.
How to prepare the lamb
With a sharp axe or knife, work from the inside. Chop partially through the spine in the rib area. Open and flatten this section then remove and discard the two top chops on either side to allow the heat to penetrate the shoulders, then trim away all extraneous fat and loose skin. You may then precede to push the rode’s pointy edge from the tail to the neck right through your lamb. This allows for ease of rotation when cooking your lamb. Feel free to marinate your meat with herbs, cooking oil and garlic.
While the lamb is marinating, you may start the fire and wait until it’s at a medium temperature so your lamb doesn’t burn and only cook on the outside when you put it over the fire.
Now time to be a braai master!
Now that your fire is ready, and your meat is thoroughly marinated, you my place it on the fire. Make sure that it’s not too close to the hot coals. It would be a clever idea for you to have a meat thermometer at hand to be sure of the temperature your meat is cooking at. The ideal temperature to cook at is between 90-120 °C. the meat should cook for at least 3 hours, and should be rotating constantly. If you don’t have a rotating rode and braai range, then you can just manually rotate your meat every 30 minutes.
If you think you can’t handle all the administration but still think having a spit braai is a great idea, then you could contact a catering company like Vibe Catering to help you and your family have delicious food and make great memories with your next family get together.
Happy Spit Braaiing!