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Your Fourth of July barbecue is great; all that Halloween candy was, too. Thanksgiving turkeys are so… yesterday. And do you know what that means? That means…

Christmastime is here! It’s the happiest time of the year!

And do you know what that means? That means…

The time for Christmas parties is here!

Everyone knows the secret to a great party is great food, but why throw a great party with great food when you can throw an amazing holiday party with great food and an even greater theme?!

Consider one of these party themes, and let Silver Spoon Caterers do the cooking.

The Nightmare Before Christmas party

No one ever said Christmas has to be all sugarplums and red-nosed reindeer; and if they did, no one ever told Tim Burton. Channel your inner Jack Skellington for a party so peculiar your guests will never forget.

Serve a traditional old English menu of roasted bird (Maybe turkey’s not so yesterday.), vegetables, salad, and soup. Invite a great many, or make room for just a few; gather ‘round a fireplace, on armchairs and couches, and surround yourself with ominous melodies befitting the occasion.

Santa’s Workshop party

At Christmastime, and all year round, there’s nothing more rewarding than giving to, and caring for those less fortunate than we. Channel your inner Santa Claus, and transform your home (or any other party venue) into a workshop that brims with [donated] toys for all the girls and boys. String lights and garland; relocate the North Pole, and maybe, just maybe — if you’re extra special nice — the big guy himself will let you borrow his sleigh for the occasion.

Serve a menu of passed hors d’oeuvres (Might we suggest Honey-Glazed Chicken Lollipops?), classic salads, and plated entrees.

And as for dessert? You absolutely must leave cookies out for Santa!

White Christmas party

White is the color of snow. White is the color of elegance. Channel your inner Bing Crosby, and throw an extravagantly elegant white Christmas party. Think white linens, white china, white décor; you might even consider requesting that your guests come dressed in all white.

Serve all-white food (chicken, white asparagus, and cheesecake for dessert, perhaps?) and craft a few all-white cocktails.

When it comes to throwing an amazing holiday party with great food, the limits are few, and your options are many — especially when Silver Spoon Caterers gets involved, so give us a call, and let’s talk turkey (or maybe even pheasant).

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The holiday season has arrived, and it’s you who’s been tasked with planning the corporate Christmas party this year. You’re excited, and you’re nervous… Your company is famed for their holiday parties. Each one is better than the last, and you can’t exactly break that tradition now. But you’re not sure where to start, or how to pull off the corporate holiday party without a hitch.

Luckily, Silver Spoon Caterers is here to help you throw the best corporate holiday party northern Virginia has ever seen.

Think about your venue.

A holiday party in December can’t exactly be held outside, now can it? Opt for a nice restaurant with a private event space, or a local hall, or maybe even hit up Jack in accounting; he’s got the nicest house you’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting, and you know how he loves to host. The perfect venue can make or break a party.

Think about the grand entrance.

Projecting your company motto or logo for all to see as they enter the soiree is a great way to make a grand entrance possible. You might also consider posting someone at the door to take coats and hand out drinks.

Think about a theme.

Having a theme for your event is a great way to give your party personality and make it fun and interesting. With a well executed theme, no one will dare call your corporate holiday party boring.

Know your budget

A solid, set budget will help you as the corporate party planner know what can be spent where. You need to know how much you will need to spend on feeding all your guests first. Then, knowing what money is left over, you can plan your event accordingly. This helps keep things organized and all planned out.

Think about how to serve alcohol safely.

What’s a holiday party without alcohol? Not one that sounds fun, that’s for sure! Consider your crowd, and consider offering only beer and wine to prevent anyone from getting sloppy on company time. Also, have a few northern Virginia cab companies on speed dial for anyone who might need a safe ride home.

With these helpful tips and the aid of your go-to corporate caterer you can plan the best corporate holiday party your guests will be sure to remember.

Silver Spoon’ corporate catering service can help you make the perfect menu for your corporate party and help with the service. Don’t let the stress of planning your next corporate event menu get you down! Call us, and let’s chat about how you can throw a bang up bash.

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You have a lot to consider when planning an event. From weddings to business lunches, Silver Spoon Caterers has you covered! In addition to providing exceptional food and service for events of all sizes, we also offer helpful catering tips in our blog. Our blog posts are designed to help our Northern VA clients create a memorable experience for their guests. Want to find out which of our blog posts were the most popular? Keep reading for a shortlist of our best and brightest.

Pumpkin Spice Season Is Here!

September is here and pumpkin spice season has officially begun! Every year it seems like more and more companies are offering this delightful fall favorite. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin beer, this craze doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

If you think that pumpkin spice season started earlier this year, you’re right. Typically, we don’t see pumpkin spice infused drinks and baked goods until a few weeks before autumn. This year, Starbucks kicked off pumpkin spice season by releasing their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte in August, before Labor Day.

Best Late Summer Produce and Where to Find It

Many people find they have more time to cook throughout the summer. Summer BBQs are happening all around, and the longer hours of daylight allow us to spend more time enjoying a meal outside with friends and family. This is an excellent time to experiment with different flavors.

Late Summer Produce

Several types of produce are available during the warmer months. Some of our favorite late summer produce options include:
Summer squash
Tomatoes
Peppers (both sweet and spicy)
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Corn
Okra
Basil
Berries
Melons
Pears
Apples
Many of these ingredients can be made into a delicious summer meal for yourself and/or your friends and family.

Corporate Christmas Party Planning

A corporate holiday party can be an excellent way for employees to get to know each other outside of the office. However, creating the perfect corporate event takes careful planning. It’s important to consider issues such as budget, venue and alcohol safety. Silver Spoon Caterers can help!

Spice Up Your Lunch Catering

When hosting an event, the last thing you want is for the menu to fall flat. Our experts can help you spice up your event and create lasting memories for your guests.

Terrific Themes for a Holiday Party

Great food is only one element of a great party. A terrific theme can turn a corporate party into a truly memorable event. Silver Spoon Caterers can help you create a holiday party that your guests will talk about for years to come.

Healthy Catering Options

It can be difficult to eat healthy when you are constantly attending corporate events and banquets. Fortunately, Silver Spoon Caterers offers helpful tips and healthy catering options for all types of events. Our healthy catering options are both original and delicious.

Networking in Northern VA Can Be Scary, But It Doesn’t Have To Be A Nightmare

Networking in Northern Virginia can be tricky, especially. But gather a little gumption, and make the most out of your next professional networking event. Our blog post covers some of the most terrifying horror stories that happened to networking professionals.

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September is here and pumpkin spice season has officially begun! Every year it seems like more and more companies are offering this delightful fall favorite. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin beer, this craze doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon.

If you think that pumpkin spice season started earlier this year, you’re right. Typically, we don’t see pumpkin spice infused drinks and baked goods until a few weeks before autumn. This year, Starbucks kicked off pumpkin spice season by releasing their famous Pumpkin Spice Latte in August, before Labor Day.

Pumpkin Spice Season Grows in Popularity

While some people find it hard to stomach the idea of pumpkin spice, many more wait for it all year. In fact, fall is typically the busiest time of year for businesses like Starbucks and others offering pumpkin spice infused treats.

There’s just something about the warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you taste that familiar flavor. Some claim it reminds them of homemade pumpkin pies or Grandma’s fresh baked pumpkin bread. Others see it as the start of sweater season and their favorite time of year. Whatever the reason, demand for pumpkin spice products grows each year.

Although you can already find pumpkin spice flavored foods, we’ll likely see many more added over the next few weeks. The grocery stores will be last, as they add pumpkin spice options in late September and early October.

A Fall Favorite

There are some that wonder why these products aren’t available year round. People everywhere claim that they could enjoy pumpkin spice everyday. While this might be true for a select few, most people would lose interest after just a few months. In order to keep people wanting more, it has to be taken away. This leaves people wanting more and anticipating its return. This is why it’s so important to get your pumpkin spice treats now, while you still can.

Silver Spoon Caterers offers catering services for corporate events, weddings, parties, and more. We provide a variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options. Please contact us for more information about our services.

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 Many people find they have more time to cook throughout the summer. Summer BBQs are happening all around, and the longer hours of daylight allow us to spend more time enjoying a meal outside with friends and family. This is an excellent time to experiment with different flavors.

Late Summer Produce

Several types of produce are available during the warmer months. Some of our favorite late summer produce options include:

  • Summer squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers (both sweet and spicy)
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Corn
  • Okra
  • Basil
  • Berries
  • Melons
  • Pears
  • Apples

Many of these ingredients can be made into a delicious summer meal for yourself and/or your friends and family. Consider creating a fresh salad by combining green leaf lettuce with pears and Gorgonzola cheese. Tomatoes and basil pair well with fresh mozzarella for pizzas, sandwiches, salads, and pasta. Slices of eggplant are delicious when brushed with olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper, and placed under the broiler or on the grill until soft. There are a number of ways that fresh produce can be enjoyed.

Shop Local

When shopping for produce, consider visiting a local farmers market or farm stand. These markets offer a variety of locally grown produce, fresh picked from the vine. Many nutritionists agree that eating fresh produce is better for your health. Local farmers don’t use as many chemicals as commercial farmers, and eating seasonal produce is better for your body.

There are a number of farm stands and farmers markets throughout Northern Virginia. Many of these family-friendly markets offer a large selection of fresh seasonal produce, baked goods, flowers, and handcrafted items for sale. Although most of these markets are only open on weekends, a few are available on select weekdays as well.

Please visit the following link for a list of farm stands and farmers markets in Northern Virginia: https://www.northernvirginiamag.com/guides/farmers-markets/.

Northern Virginia Catering

Silver Spoon Caterers offers special event and corporate catering in Northern Virginia. Our experienced team uses only the highest quality ingredients including locally sourced produce. Please contact us for more information about our catering services.

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Summer has officially arrived in Northern Virginia and residents everywhere are spending more time outdoors. If you’re like many, you’ve probably considered hosting a BBQ. This is a great opportunity to get together with friends and family and spend some time enjoying the warmer weather.

The following tips can help ensure that your outdoor BBQ is a success:

Choose a Time and Location

Whether you choose to host your BBQ at your home or another location, your guests will need to know where to go and when to be there. It’s a good idea to make sure that the location you choose has plenty of parking. If you host your BBQ at a public park, make sure that you check if permits are required prior to your event.

Invite Your Guests

If you’re planning a small get together, you can probably call your guests and invite them individually. For larger groups, consider sending out e-vites or a group text to get the message out. Make sure you tell your guests where to go, when to be there, and what to bring.

Don’t Forget the Utensils!

For an outdoor BBQ you’ll need plenty of napkins, plates, cups, cutlery, and possibly some tablecloths. When purchasing these necessities, make sure to purchase extra. It’s not uncommon for people to bring guests to an outdoor BBQ.

Plan the Food

The food is the most important part of an outdoor BBQ. You’ll want to plan accordingly. Cooking large amounts of food can be stressful, and it can be difficult to know how much to buy.

It might be best to stick with easy to prepare foods such as hot dogs and hamburgers. Skewers are another good option. Try to get some practice in before the day of your event so that you’ll know exactly how long to cook the food.

Consider Other Options

If you are inexperienced on the grill, it might be a good idea to consider other options. Hiring a caterer allows you to enjoy your event, without the stress or hassle of preparing the food. An experienced caterer knows how much food to prepare and will ensure that every guest leaves fully satisfied. The right caterer will provide a variety of options including gluten free, and vegetarian.

Silver Spoon Caterers offers catering services for corporate and private events in Northern Virginia and the DC Metropolitan Area. Please contact us for more information about our event catering services.

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Catering is about more than just the food. By providing your guests with a professionally catered meal, you provide an experience they aren’t soon to forget. The service your caterer provides helps determine the overall success of your event. Excellent catering service can create memories that last a lifetime.

Fast Service

The success of every event typically revolves around a well-planned schedule. This is especially true for corporate events. It’s crucial that food is served on time and quickly so that it does not hold up other activities. If your caterer is running late, or doesn’t have the experience or tools needed to serve your guests promptly, it can negatively affect your whole schedule.

It’s crucial that you hire a caterer that is able to provide fast, friendly service. They should arrive on time and well prepared.  They should be able to fill your guest’s plates quickly so that other activities can continue as planned.

Silver Spoon Caterers has over twenty years of experience providing catering for a wide range of events. Our professional staff understands that timing is crucial and will arrive on time with everything they need to ensure your event goes as planned.

Friendly Service

No one likes to receive bad customer service. If your caterer is rude, it can make your guests uncomfortable. This can impact how guests interact with each other and the way that they remember your event.

Whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, or birthday party, your caterer should provide your guests with friendly customer service. They should be well prepared to answer any questions about the food. This ensures that guests get exactly what they want, and that those with dietary restrictions avoid anything that could cause an adverse reaction.

Excellent Food

It goes without saying that the food your caterer provides should be delicious and satisfying. Your caterer should be able to provide a wide selection for your guests, including vegetarian and gluten free options. This ensures that everyone leaves your event fully satisfied.

Silver Spoon Caterers provides breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering for events in Northern Virginia and the DC metro area. Our professional caterers are well prepared to help make sure your event is a success. Please contact us for more information.

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Catering isn’t just for lunch or dinner! Breakfast or brunch catering provides a welcome change for corporate events, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties, and more. In addition to providing your guests with the energy needed to complete their day, breakfast makes it easy to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions.

Silver Spoon Catering offers breakfast catering for events of all shapes and sizes. We offer a variety of options including several gluten free and vegetarian choices. The following are some of our most popular breakfast menu items.

American Breakfast

This gluten free classic is sure to be a hit at your next event. Our American Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, delicious local chicken apple sausage links, apple wood bacon, our fabulous red pepper home fries, and a variety of condiments. Add an optional golden Challah French toast slice with maple syrup and butter for just a few dollars more.

The House Assorted Breakfast Pastries

Provide your guests with an assortment of freshly baked pastries. Options include organic yogurt muffins, bagels, croissants, seasonal breakfast breads, coffee cake, and scones. Our pastries are served with butter, cream cheese, and preserves.

Quiche 

Quiche is the perfect dish for breakfast and brunch. This delicious pie serves six to eight people and can be made gluten free by omitting the crust. We offer five vegetarian options including Kale Parmesan with red and yellow peppers, Three Cheese with manchego, chevre, and cheddar jack, and Caprese with fresh mozzarella, demi sec tomatoes, and fresh basil. We also offer a Maryland Crab and an Apple Wood Bacon Quiche.

Breakfast Sandwich and Breakfast Burrito Combo

Can’t decide what you want to serve for breakfast? Our Breakfast Sandwich and Breakfast Burrito Combo features a variety of our popular Sunrise Sandwiches and Breakfast Burritos served with salsa. This combo includes a fresh fruit bowl, and your choice of bottled water, juice, or house roast coffee.

Silver Spoon Caterers offers a wide selection of menu options. We provide catering services for all types of events throughout Northern Virginia and the DC metropolitan area. Please contact us for more information about breakfast catering.

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There are many things to consider when planning a corporate meeting. Along with your presentation and materials, it’s important to provide your attendees with good food that does not hinder their ability to pay attention.

When choosing a corporate caterer to work with, you need to ensure that they are able to provide good quality food and service. They should also offer a variety of options so that all of your guests are able to eat. This helps ensure your meeting runs as smoothly as possible. It also ensures that your guests are focused on the meeting, and not their empty stomachs.

The following options are perfect for your next corporate lunch.

Boxed Lunches

Boxed lunches provide a portable, convenient way to serve your guests. Boxed lunches are quick to grab and easy to hold. This helps keep your meeting on track and allows your attendees to remain focused, even while eating.

Silver Spoon Caterers offers a variety of boxed lunches featuring our signature sandwiches and wraps as well as our entrée salads. We offer gluten free and vegetarian options to ensure that all of your attendees are fully satisfied.

Sandwich Platters

Sandwich platters allow you to serve a variety of options to your guests. This ensures that everyone gets exactly what he or she wants. Serving a buffet style meal allows your attendees to talk and get to know each other. This helps increase team morale and build camaraderie in the workplace.

When serving sandwiches, it’s important to consider dietary restrictions. Silver Spoon Caterers offers a variety of vegetarian and gluten free options.

Hot Sandwiches

Hot sandwiches provide a welcome meal for longer meetings. They are the perfect option for all day conferences and events. Silver Spoon Caterers offers several hot sandwiches to choose from. Our hot sandwiches are served with two sides and a cookie platter.

Silver Spoon Caterers is your best choice for corporate catering in Northern Virginia. Our professional caterers are well prepared to serve the attendees at your next corporate meeting. Please contact us for more information about catering options for lunch.

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Casual corporate events provide the perfect opportunity to connect with team members and make important announcements. These events can significantly improve employee morale and workplace productivity.

The right food and catering service can help turn your casual event into a meaningful experience that your team members will talk about for years to come.

Corporate Event Catering

Casual events do not require a full meal. In fact, serving a full meal can make your event feel more formal. Hors d’oeuvres are the ideal choice for casual corporate events. These portable, one-bite snacks allow your guests to sample a variety of food while getting to know each other.

Silver Spoon Caterers provides a wide range of hors d’oeuvres for casual corporate events. We offer vegetarian, gluten free and vegan options to ensure that all your attendees are fully satisfied. The following choices are perfect for casual events.

  • Coconut Shrimp
    Delicious shrimp surrounded in crispy breading with white rum and coconut milk
  • Mini Crab Cake
    A classic favorite, our mini crab cakes are served with lemon-caper aioli
  • Basil and Red Chili Beef Skewers
    These delicious skewers are made from high quality beef prepared with basil, red chili, and ginger
  • House Burger Sliders
    These bite-sized burgers are served on pretzel and brioche buns with sharp cheddar and dijonnaise
  • Puff Pastry Frank
    Similar to pigs in a blanket, our puff pastry franks feature an angus hot dog wrapped in golden pastry and served with a selection of condiments
  • Memphis BBQ Pork Cup
    Our savory Memphis-style BBQ pork served in a cornbread cup and topped with sharp cheddar
  • Yakitori Chicken Skewers
    Japanese-style chicken skewers prepared with Szechuan peppers, soy, scallions, and local honey
  • Black Bean Sliders
    This vegetarian choice features a delicious black bean patty on brioche silver dollar rolls, served with sharp cheddar and dijonnaise
  • Garden Mushroom Tart
    Vegetarian tart made with shitake and cremini mushrooms and manchego cheese
  • Gazpacho Soup Shooter
    Delicious cold soup featuring roasted red bell and jalapeno peppers

Silver Spoon Caterers offers catering for corporate events in Northern Virginia and the DC metropolitan area. We offer a wide range of menu choices as well as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. Our staff is well prepared to handle both large and small corporate events.

Please contact us for more information about corporate catering.