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Whether graduating from Middle School, High School or College, celebrating your child’s graduation is an important and a once in a lifetime experience! Besides a wedding, a graduation may be the second most important party you throw for them.

Although some people take weeks to plan a graduation party, if you haven’t planned your party yet, don’t worry, it’s not too late!  Plenty of people throw graduation parties later in the Summer after vacations, beach week or summer school. To quickly throw a great party while ensuring a hassle-free, fun, and memorable graduation event for your loved ones, here are a few tips to follow.

To start, where are you hosting the party and who are you going to invite? If we’re talking friends and family, make sure your location can accommodate grandma and grampa as well as your child’s friends. Hosting at your or a family members house is usually the most cost effective and easiest option. Just make sure there is a big enough backyard, and enough room indoors for people who want to get out of the heat.

If your house won’t work, consider calling local wineries, parks and event hosting facilities to get rates and available dates.

Once you have determined a location that best meets your guest list and party needs, pick a date. Weekends in the summer usually fill up quick, so if you are leaning toward a Saturday or Sunday, email “save the date” evites immediately.

Next, you have another big decision to make.  Are you able to prepare enough food yourself or will you have a large guest list making it easier and more cost effective to have the event catered? If your guest list isn’t too big and you have some help cooking and setting up the party, cooking at home can save you money. But cooking for a lot of people can be overwhelming and time consuming; taking away your ability to plan a last-minute party.

If you are hosting the party outdoors, be sure to have some fun games your guests can play.  Games like bocce ball, volleyball, corn hole, frisbee, croquet, bounce houses and inflatable slides are some great outdoor activities for all ages.

Finally, try to keep it easy by offering a wonderful but simple variety of foods that cater to most people’s tastes. Be sure to have a couple different meat options as well as vegetarian dishes.  

If you determined that you need to hire a caterer to handle the food, let Silver Spoon help!  As a family, minority, & woman operated business since 1997, Silver Spoon Caterers serves the communities of Northern Virginia and the D.C. metro area with determined care and expertise. We can accommodate most dietary restrictions so that everyone at the event can be satisfied and have fun, for example vegetarian or gluten-free. We offer a variety of appetizers and meals including chicken, fish, seafood, pork and beef dishes, along with great sides such as rice, potatoes, pastas, salads, skewers, Hors D’Oeuvres and desserts. We also have delicious dishes such as Lasagna, baked ziti, peppers, meatloaf, crab cakes and multiple shrimp options.  

It’s not too late to plan your graduation party.  Give us a call to help with all of your catering needs. Our personal delivery area includes Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D.C. within a 30-mile radius of our location. Call our catering experts in Fairfax, Virginia, at (703) 935-4531 for more information about our catering services.

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Looking for the right caterer for your wedding? There are few things you want to consider. Aspects like the style and theme of your wedding, different kinds of menus, and the costs associated with each part of your catering should all be top of mind considerations. Your caterer should also be one of the first service providers you book for your wedding, as many popular caterers are booked up to a year in advance.

As you continue the planning process for your big day, here are 11 things you want to consider when hiring a wedding caterer.

Catering Costs

The factors that make up your catering costs include your guest list, your venue, your food and alcohol services, and staff. For a guest list of 100, you can expect to pay between $8,500 to $10,000 for food, with alcohol costing up to $5,000 for an open bar for 100 guests. This is for a nice, but standard wedding catering package.

When it comes to more luxurious wedding catering, you can expect to pay $20,000 or more for your food. Your catering company will likely provide a full bar service that does not unlimited drinks. This is often a cheaper option as it’s based on consumption, but it can be difficult to accurately estimate how much alcohol your guests will drink.

What is the Theme of Your Wedding?

From large deluxe galas to intimate backyard gatherings, every wedding has a theme, even if it’s subtle. What’s yours? Are you planning something dressy or something casual? For the more refined wedding, you may want to consider beautifully presented and eliquate Hors d’oeuvres and higher end dinner meals. For more intimate and casual gatherings of your closest friends and family coming together to celebrate your big day, a buffet style of delicious comfort food might work better.

Whether you’re hiring a professional catering outfit, or just ordering large portions from your favorite soul food purveyor, the personality and style of your wedding caterer should blend well with your theme.

The Right Menu

There are as many possible menu options as there is catering business and restaurants. Each vendor will offer something slightly different. As you begin your search for your wedding caterer, make sure to schedule tastings of their most popular offerings. Do this before signing a contract.

Your big day is ultimately about you and your partner, so if you find a few dishes that you absolutely love from a particular caterer, then your guests will likely love it as well. Just make sure it matches the theme of your wedding. You don’t want greasy finger foods for your black tie affair, and you don’t need to spend money on luxurious appetizers and entrees for a small get together of your closest loved ones.

You also want to inquire about dietary restrictions such as vegetarian or gluten free. Most caterers offer both of these options, but some charge an extra fee for doing so.

Licensing

This one might seem simple, but it is often overlooked. You want to make sure that the caterer you hire is properly licensed to serve food and alcohol. This is a safety precaution to ensure your guests are served food prepared by caterers that have thoroughly passed health code regulations. When it comes to serving alcohol, you want your caterer to carry liquor liability insurance. This will help protect you if one of your guests gets injured after having too much to drink at your wedding.

Alcohol Services

If your caterer does offer licensed alcohol services, you will want to inquire about how they structure their alcohol prices. Some vendors charge per legal adult guest, while others charge by consumption. Which one is more cost effective will likely depend on your RSVPd guest list. If you are planning on a large amount of alcohol consumption at your wedding, you will want to make sure there are enough bartenders to keep all your guest’s glasses full. Your catering packaging might include a set number of bartenders and there may be an extra charge for bar staff above that number.

The ideal ratio for bar and waitstaff to guest count is four cocktail servers per 100 guests, and one bartender per 50 guests.

Double Booking

Ask your caterer if they double book events on the same day or weekend. Specifically, do they have another event booked for the same day of the wedding. This is by no means a deal breaker as many catering companies employ enough staff to handle multiple events at the same time, but you want to make sure that your event gets the attention it deserves.

Service Packages

Ask potential caterers about the packages they offer. Do they only prepare and deliver the food? Or do they handle everything from set up of tables, bar area, dining ware, and break down at the end of the night? Are staff included? Most caterers offer different service packages that range from food only to fully staffed service, with each package coming at a different price point.

Finalizing Menus

Your caterer will require a date for finalizing your menu so that they can have everything prepared in time. Make sure you have enough time to finalize your decisions by their cut off date. This will require you to have a final head count so you know how much food to order.

Market Price Food

If you plan to serve food that is priced per the market such as seafood, you will want to make sure that a clear cap is placed on these menu items. This cap will limit the amount of market price food your caterer will purchase for your wedding. Without a cap your costs can skyrocket.

Wedding Cakes?

Some caterers create stunning wedding cakes and even include it in their packages. Others don’t do any baking. It might be easier to find a caterer who provides wedding cake services. Just make sure to ask if it’s included in your food price or if it’s an extra charge.

Wedding Catering Contract

The last thing you need to consider is your wedding catering contract. When you are reviewing your contract, first make sure that everything is listed correctly. This includes your name, your venue information, your guest count, your selected menu options, and your caterers licensing information.

Next, you want to make sure that the agreed upon pricing is correct and broken down by cost. The cost should include any potential overtime costs you discuss with your caterer, as well as the cap for any market priced food. It should also include all rental fees if your caterer will be setting up tables and the bar area.

Need The Best Caterer In Northern Virginia?

Need a trusted, reliable, and affordable caterer for your wedding in Northern Virginia? SilverSpoon has you (and your guests) covered. Contact us today to get started towards planning the food and beverage options for your wedding.

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What a crazy and incredibly challenging year this has been.  With COVID changing and impacting all of our lives, many small businesses like ours needed to adapt.  We’ve spent a lot of our time enriching our boxed meals service and finding creative ways to provide safe and healthy catering options to essential workers and people hosting private events. We’re thinking “outside of the box” to provide our “boxed meal service”. 😊

We’ve written about a lot this year; from our safe catering protocols, ideas to help essential workers, to eating healthy and feeding those on dietary restrictions.

To recap, here is a quick summary of our most popular blogs from one of the most challenging years in modern history….The year 2020.

HEALTHY CATERING OPTIONS FOR THE NEW YEAR

By the end of January, let’s be honest, nearly everyone has already fallen off the New Year’s resolution wagon. But not you. Not this year. You’re committed to make healthier food choices, and that means catering healthy meals too. As your premier corporate event caterer, we hear it all the time: “It’s so hard to eat healthy when I’m constantly attending banquets, trainings and conferences”. (Fast forward to March 2020 and this has changed to: “constantly joining one Zoom call after another and helping the kids with online learning”.) And the truth is, while it may sometimes be more difficult to do so, it’s not impossible.

Opt for whole-grain (over white) bread, rice, or pasta — that’s a big one. Use low-fat, low-salt, and reduced-sugar alternatives. And three: Serve fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s really that easy. Not convinced? Let’s get specific.

Read the entire article at: https://www.silverspooncaterers.com/healthy-catering-options-fairfax-corporate-event/

ORDER BOXED LUNCHES FOR ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES

Boxed lunches are the perfect grab-n-go way to safely serve our #essentialworkers while limiting contact. Consider sending Silver Spoon boxed lunches to your local first responders, sanitation, food service, or other essential workers to show them you appreciate them!

Choosing the right Catering Company to deliver your employee’s food is very important. There are a lot of things to consider. Not only will SilverSpoon accommodate allergies, but we’ll also ensure the food is prepared and delivered in a safe and sanitary manner.

Visit our box lunch page to see a list of everything we offer and place an order.

Read the entire article at: https://www.silverspooncaterers.com/order-boxed-lunches-for-essential-employees/

LEARNING TO WORK WITH COVID19: WHY CATERING IS A BETTER OPTION THAN RESTAURANT FOOD DELIVERY FOR CORPORATE EVENTS

As we move through Phase 1 and Phase 2 of “reopening”, businesses must ensure their employees have a safe work environment and remain healthy, this includes when your company needs catering services.

Silver Spoon Caterers is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safe preparation of their corporate catering services including offering single boxed meals. We are following all CDC and FDA recommendations regarding cleaning procedures and the safe handling of food. Silver Spoon Caterers ensures all meals are prepared and delivered in a safe and sanitary manner.

Read the entire article at: https://www.silverspooncaterers.com/learning-to-work-with-covid19-why-catering-is-a-better-option-than-restaurant-food-delivery-for-corporate-events/

GLUTEN FREE CATERING 101

Accommodating guests with dietary restrictions can be tricky, but especially when you’re planning to host someone with celiac disease: It’s important to understand that his or her gluten-free diet is more than a lifestyle choice, but a medical necessity. The adequate, safe preparation of a gluten-free meal depends upon more than a few modification to the regular menu; think cross contamination.

Even the slightest bit of gluten from a bowl, a spoon, or cooking oil can cause a person with celiac disease to react. It’s not enough to simply remove the croutons from the salad, but you must make a separate salad entirely, separate entrees and desserts, too. That’s why Silver Spoon Caterers recommends leaving the cooking to the professionals. That is to say, us.

Read the entire article at: https://www.silverspooncaterers.com/gluten-free-catering-tysons-corner/

HOSTING MEETINGS AND EVENTS SAFELY DURING A PANDEMIC

Throughout lockdown, birthdays, weddings, team meetings, and other events had to be put on hold. As states around the country relax stay at home orders and restrictions, Americans everywhere are excited to reconnect and celebrate with friends, family, and co-workers.

While many states now allow meetings and events, certain restrictions still apply. It’s important that event planners learn all they can about state rules and CDC guidelines to ensure everyone stays safe. This is especially true if you plan to serve food. 

Read the entire article at: https://www.silverspooncaterers.com/hosting-meetings-and-events-safely-during-a-pandemic/

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Thanksgiving provides the perfect opportunity to thank staff for their hard work. This is especially true this year, as many employees have had to work through strange and potentially unsafe conditions caused by the global pandemic. For essential workers, staying home simply isn’t an option. Employers should take Thanksgiving as an opportunity to show their staff how much they truly appreciate them.

Providing a holiday meal is an excellent way to thank staff for their hard work and for not taking their vacation the week of Thanksgiving. However, it’s important that employers adhere to safety guidelines and recommendations to prevent the spread of disease.

Corporate Catering During the Pandemic

Most people agree that it’s not a good idea to offer meals buffet-style during the pandemic. Instead, employers should consider offering boxed lunches or other pre-packaged meals to staff. These individually packaged meals allow for adequate social distancing.  This is a great way to say thanks, while keeping everybody safe.

Although employers may want to prepare a holiday feast themselves, this isn’t advised. Catering companies, like Silver Spoon Caterers, understand how to prepare and package food safely and staff members often feel safer eating food prepared by a professional caterer. Fortunately, there are several safe catering options employers can offer during the week of Thanksgiving.

Keeping Everybody Safe

Although events have officially resumed in Virginia, it’s still recommended to keep attendance to a minimum. Employers should only offer meals to employees during their work day. It’s also important to ensure employees have enough space to social distance.

Instead of offering one meal time for every employee, employers might want to offer meals to small groups at different times throughout the day. This helps prevent overcrowding in the break room and ensures everyone gets a chance to enjoy a special meal.

When serving staff, it’s important to keep in mind that different people have different dietary needs and requirements. Many times, vegetarians and individuals with food allergies must miss out because employers don’t provide them with anything safe to eat. It’s important to offer a variety of options including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free choices. This helps ensure everyone leaves work fully satisfied.

Thanksgiving Catering

Silver Spoon Caterers offers several corporate catering options. Employers can choose between breakfast, lunch, dinner, and appetizers. Boxed meal options include breakfast boxed meals, sandwich boxed lunches, individually boxed mixed grill salads, and a variety of entrees. Each single boxed meal is freshly prepared by an experienced chef shortly before delivery. All lunch and entrée boxed meals come with dessert.

An excellent option for Thanksgiving, meetings, or anytime employers want to let their staff know how much they’re appreciated, Silver Spoon Caterers’ Single Boxed Menu features a variety of favorites as well as several vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options.

Silver Spoon Caterers strives to provide exceptional service and high-quality food to individuals and businesses throughout Northern Virginia and the D.C. metro area. Please contact us to learn more about our boxed meals and safe corporate catering options.

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The dog days of summer are upon us and with it comes gatherings and parties (with social distancing of course)! This time of year brings baby showers and weddings, birthday parties and of course summer barbecues. You’re getting excited to show off your brand new patio; to break out your favorite serving dishes; and to throw the affair of the season… when somebody says those two little words: gluten free.

Accommodating guests with dietary restrictions can be tricky, but especially when you’re planning to host someone with celiac disease: It’s important to understand that his or her gluten-free diet is more than a lifestyle choice, but a medical necessity. The adequate, safe preparation of a gluten-free meal depends upon more than a few modification to the regular menu; think cross contamination.

Even the slightest bit of gluten from a bowl, a spoon, or cooking oil can cause a person with celiac disease to react. It’s not enough to simply remove the croutons from the salad, but you must make a separate salad entirely, separate entrees and desserts, too. That’s why Silver Spoon Caterers recommends leaving the cooking to the professionals. That is to say, us.

Silver Spoon Caterers is experienced in catering to the gluten-free crowd; we take pride in developing delicious menus to suit every dietary restriction and delight the palate.

Tasty (& totally gluten-free) menu options from your Fairfax VA party caterer

Appetizers

Hummus — served with fresh cut vegetables

Grilled vegetable tray — eggplant, zucchini, squash, red pepper and red onion marinated and grilled

Beef medallions — shoulder tenderloin sliced and topped with caramelized onion & balsamic reduction, garnished with roasted red pepper

Cocktail Shrimp — served with lemon wedges and cocktail sauce

Antipasto — skewered antipasto, green olive, roasted pepper, artichoke, sliced salami with vegetable crudité and roasted pepper dressing

Entrees

Mesquite roasted turkey breast — with black bean and corn salsa, served with roasted sweet potato spears, grilled mixed vegetables, tomato & cucumber salad

Greek-style chicken kabobs — with bell peppers and onions, accompanied by a Greek salad and tzatziki sauce

Mediterranean chicken — seasoned with fresh herbs, stuffed with roasted red pepper, crumbled feta cheese, chopped kalamata olives and fresh basil; served with a vegetable medley

Mediterranean mixed grill — beef kebabs and chicken souvlaki served with tzatziki sauce and market vegetables, accompanied by hummus

Hungry for a gluten-free catered meal in Fairfax Virginia?

While gluten-free eating continues to grow in popularity (and, for some, necessity) try to remain flexible when planning to serve the rye-averse and carb connoisseurs alike. Call Silver Spoon Caterers with plenty of advance notice, and come to us with some idea of what you’d like to serve; not only will your flexibility and preparedness make our jobs easier, it’s also the best way to ensure everyone leaves the party happy, fed, and healthy.

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As we move through Phase 1 and Phase 2 of “reopening”, businesses must ensure their employees have a safe work environment and remain healthy, this includes when your company needs catering services.

Silver Spoon Caterers is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safe preparation of their corporate catering services including offering single boxed meals. We are following all CDC and FDA recommendations regarding cleaning procedures and the safe handling of food. Silver Spoon Caterers ensures all meals are prepared and delivered in a safe and sanitary manner.

As we try to get back to semi-normal business operations, you have many things to consider when planning a corporate event. In addition to guest speakers and schedules, it’s important to think about the food you serve as well. Although attendees aren’t likely to expect a full four course meal, they will expect you to provide them with something to eat. It is up to you whether the food you serve will come from a restaurant or a corporate catering company.

While both restaurants and corporate caterers can provide a wide range of high quality food options, ordering from a catering company helps ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. Restaurants simply deliver food in bags and boxes, leaving set-up, serving, and clean-up to those running the event. A corporate catering company takes care of everything for you, ensuring safe food preparation and all attendees leave fully satisfied.

Corporate Event Caterers

Corporate caterers understand the importance of keeping corporate events on schedule. They work directly with event planners to determine the perfect timing and menu. On the day of the event, they send enough people to prepare the space, serve the food, and clean up after the meal. This ensures meals don’t run into important meetings. It also takes the stress of food off event planners, allowing them to focus on other important aspects of the event.

Allergies & Dietary Requirements

Allergies and special dietary requirements are one of the biggest challenges when planning the food for a corporate event. It’s important to make sure you have enough choices for all attendees, even those with allergies or special diets. Experienced corporate caterers will help you plan your menu accordingly, making sure you have a variety of options including allergy-friendly, gluten free and vegetarian choices. This can go a long way towards the success of your event.

Determining How Much Food Your Corporate Event Requires

Restaurants typically provide food in large containers. Event planners must remove the food and place it in warmers or serving platters. In addition to set-up, it is up to the event planner to determine how much food they think attendees will eat. During the event, attendees serve themselves while the event planner “hopes” they guessed correctly.

Corporate caterers cater numerous events each year. They know how much food attendees will need. In order to ensure proper proportions, corporate caterers can serve the food to attendees. They can also provide pre-packaged lunch boxes. This helps ensure everyone at the event gets enough food.

Northern Virginia Corporate Catering Services

Silver Spoon Caterers offers corporate catering for a wide range of corporate events. Our team has years of experience and knows how to ensure all guests meals are prepared and served following strict sanitary guidelines. We offer several different menu options which include plenty of vegetarian, peanut-free, and gluten free choices. In addition to boxed lunches and sandwich platters, we also offer breakfast buffets, board dinners, hot entrees, salads, happy hour catering, and more. No matter what your company requires, Silver Spoon Caterers has it covered!

Please contact us or call (703) 935-4531 for more information about our corporate catering services.

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Herndon, VA – Silver Spoon Caterers, a leading catering company headquartered in Northern Virginia, announced this week they are offering single boxed meals for delivery to businesses throughout the Washington DC area. The boxed meals provide a safe and sanitary breakfast and lunch options for essential workers and other employees as they return to the office.

Companies and residents can order Silver Spoon Caterers’ single boxed meals for direct delivery to corporate locations, police stations, fire stations, medical facilities, and other essential businesses in the Washington DC area. In addition to providing a safe option for employees and essential workers, the single boxed lunch boxes provide an excellent way for employers and residents to thank the people that continue providing essential services to the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Silver Spoon Caterers is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safe preparation of their single boxed meals. The Company is following all CDC and FDA recommendations regarding cleaning procedures and the safe handling of food. Silver Spoon Caterers ensures all meals are prepared and delivered in a safe and sanitary manner.

Boxed meals provide a satisfying and convenient option for businesses any time of the year. Employees can easily “grab and go” a boxed breakfast or lunch, allowing them to eat during meetings and between shifts. During the COVID-19 outbreak, boxed meals provide essential workers and employees with access to delicious and satisfying food, without putting employee health and safety at risk. Corporate catering services like Silver Spoon Caterers’ box meal service eliminates the need for employees to use communal cooking and eating spaces.

Silver Spoon Caterers offers a wide range of boxed meals including allergy friendly, gluten free, and vegetarian meals. Residents and employers can choose between a assortment of breakfast options, Deluxe Box Lunch, Simple Box Lunch, and a variety of Entrée Salad Box Meals. Each boxed meal provides just the right amount of food to keep employees energized and focused throughout their shift. 

“We are excited to offer boxed meals to our essential workers,” said Audrey Lustre, Owner of Silver Spoon Caterers. “We’re hearing that a lot of workers aren’t eating due to busy schedules and safety concerns. Our Boxed Meals ensure workers get a nutritional meal that they can eat on the go, while minimizing their contact with others. We think this will provide an excellent solution for businesses as employees return to work.”

As essential employees around the world struggle to provide essential services with limited resources, mealtimes often go forgotten. Reduced staff and long hours can cause employees to skip breakfast or lunch. This is especially true for workers concerned about the safety of food left in communal office spaces where other employees can touch it. Unfortunately, skipping meals can negatively affect employee health and productivity. Silver Spoon Caterers’ Boxed meals provide a safe and sanitary way to ensure employees get a nutritious meal.

Please visit Silver Spoon Caterers website for more information about their single boxed meals: https://www.silverspooncaterers.com/order-boxed-meals-for-essential-employees/

About Silver Spoon Caterers

Located in Herndon, Virginia, Silver Spoon Caterers provides corporate catering and event catering to businesses and individuals throughout the DC area. An experienced catering company, Silver Spoon Caterers assists with every step of the process from menu creation to set-up and serving. The Company offers a wide range of reasonably priced, high quality menu options including several allergy-friendly and vegetarian choices.

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Boxed lunches are the perfect grab-n-go way to safely serve our #essentialworkers while limiting contact. Consider sending Silver Spoon boxed lunches to your local first responders, sanitation, food service, or other essential workers to show them you appreciate them!

Choosing the right Catering Company to deliver your employee’s food is very important. There are a lot of things to consider. Not only will SilverSpoon accommodate allergies, but we’ll also ensure the food is prepared and delivered in a safe and sanitary manner.

Visit our box lunch page to see a list of everything we offer and place an order.

Boxed Lunches

Minimum of 8. Sides must be the same for the group.

Deluxe Box Lunch $15.25

  • signature sandwich or wrap
  • two sides
  • cookie
    • Can be made V or GF

Upgrade to dessert bar/brownie add $1.00
Upgrade to Silver Side Choice add $0.75

Simple Box Lunch $13.50

  • signature sandwich or wrap
  • house chips or side salad
  • cookie
    • Can be made V or GF

Upgrade to dessert bar/brownie add $1.00
Upgrade to Silver Side Choice add $0.75

Side Choices: Classic Caesar Salad, Garden Salad, Greek Salad, House Salad, Southwestern Salad, Orecchiette Pasta Salad, Mezze Penne Pasta Salad, House Slaw, Yukon Gold Potato Salad, Greek Potato Salad, House Chips

Upgraded Silver Side Choices: Japanese Niwa Salad, Fruity Nutty Salad, Strawberry & Feta Garden Salad, Cali Cobb Salad, Gluten Free Pasta Salad, Sesame Ginger Lo Mein Salad, Loaded Baked Potato Salad, Orzo Caprese Pasta Salad, Pesto Pasta Salad, Italian Farro Salad, Southwestern Farro Salad, Tuscan Grilled Vegetables, Fresh Fruit Salad, Quinoa Salad, Roasted Veggie Penne Salad, Green Bean Salad

Entree Salad Boxed Lunches

Minimum of 8 people.

All served as individual entree salads with dinner roll.

Classic Chicken Caesar $9.50

grilled chicken, Parmesan, grape tomatoes, red onion, house croutons with classic Caesar dressing (can be made GF)

Crispy Chicken w/Chevre & Candied Walnuts $10.50

crispy chicken, chevre, glazed walnuts, grape tomatoes, and cucumbers with balsamic vinaigrette  N  (Can be made GF)

Southwestern Steak $12.95

seared flank steak*, avocado, red bell peppers, cheddar jack, and tortilla strips with ranch and salsa (Can be made GF)

Ahi Tuna Nicoise $14.50

seared Ahi tuna*, hard-boiled egg, kalamata olives, red bell peppers, cucumbers, and grape tomatoes with Italian vinaigrette  GF

Grilled Shrimp Cobb $14.50

grilled jumbo shrimp, Applewood bacon, hard-boiled egg, chevre, bell peppers, and grape tomatoes with Italian vinaigrette  GF

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Everyone loves a good party. Although it might not be possible to throw a full St. Patrick’s Day celebration in your office, providing a special treat lets your staff know you appreciate all that they do. Providing staff with a catered meal not only helps keep them motivated and alert throughout the day, it also helps improve your bottom line. Corporate catering increases employee satisfaction, reducing turnover rate and increasing staff productivity. When staff members feel valued and appreciated, they’re much more likely to work harder.

St. Patrick’s Day is all about good luck and good food. This makes it the perfect holiday to celebrate in the office. Silver Spoon Caterers can help you create a catering menu your office won’t forget. We provide several different menu options and choices, including options for those with special dietary needs or restrictions. Our staff handles everything for you, allowing you to continue doing what you do best.

Although we always encourage our customers to let their imagination guide their choices, the following St. Patrick’s Day office catering ideas can help get you started.

Office Participation

Although this doesn’t have to do with food, getting the entire office involved can build excitement and set the stage for a successful (and productive) day. Encourage staff to wear green on March 17th. You can even offer a small prize like chocolate coins to the staff member that wears the most green.

Consider hanging simple decorations around the office like green shamrocks cut out of construction paper. You can also put out Irish Crème flavored coffee creamer by the coffee pot for an extra special treat.

Focus on Green When Selecting the Food for Your St. Patrick’s Day Office Event

Consider serving green and Irish themed dishes when selecting the catering menu for your St. Patrick’s Day event. Salads, spinach wraps, and corned beef sandwiches all make excellent choices. If you don’t want to serve an entire meal, consider colorful fruit or vegetable trays set out on green tablecloths.

When you work with Silver Spoon Caterers, we work directly with you to help plan the perfect meal. Please let us know when calling that you’re planning a St. Patrick’s Day office event. Our staff will take the time to listen to your requests and help you plan your catering menu.

We Take Care of the Hard Stuff

Office parties take a lot of planning. In addition to planning menus and working around office schedules, there’s a lot of set-up and clean-up the day of the event. Hiring a catering company allows you to focus on your business, instead of planning your event. An experienced corporate caterer like Silver Spoon Caterers, helps plan the menu, prepare the food, and can even help with set-up and clean-up after the event.

DC Area Office Catering

Silver Spoon Caterers offers corporate catering services for office parties, luncheons, corporate events, and more. We offer office catering to businesses located throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area. Please contact us for more information about our office catering services.

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By the end of January, let’s be honest, nearly everyone has already fallen off the New Year’s resolution wagon. But not you. Not this year. You’re committed to make healthier food choices, and that means catering healthy meals too. As your premier corporate event caterer, we hear it all the time: “It’s so hard to eat healthy when I’m constantly attending banquets, and networking events, and dinners out with clients.” And the truth is, while it may sometimes be more difficult to do so, it’s not impossible.

Choose healthy catering options for your next corporate function.

Opt for whole-grain (over white) bread, rice, or pasta — that’s a big one. Use low-fat, low-salt, and reduced-sugar alternatives. And three: Serve fresh fruit and vegetables. It’s really that easy. Not convinced? Let’s get specific.

Breakfast

Even your Fairfax VA healthy catering partner can recognize that breakfast gets tricky. Say, “catered breakfast” and what do people expect? Pastries, that’s what people expect. And pastry, you can provide when you opt for items like whole grain muffins, or scones.

Consider a few other healthy breakfast options:

  • Cereal — Think whole grain, like Raisin Bran or Corn Flakes.
  • Fruit — Serve fresh, seasonal fruit in a salad, whole, or in pieces.
  • Yogurt — Some like it plain; others like it flavored. Opt for low- or no-fat varieties.
  • Eggs — Scramble them. Boil them. Poach them. Or serve omelets.
  • Vegetables — They’re not just for lunch and dinner any more.

Hot Dishes

You already know the basics: Less processed junk, and more real food. It’s how you eat at home, and it’s what we’ll serve your guests.

  • Soup — Choose vegetable or legume-based soups, and broth over cream.
  • Vegetables — They’re great, and they’re yummy to the tummy any time of day! They can be steamed, microwaves, grilled or roasted.
  • Pasta — Yes, pasta! As long as it’s whole grain. Opt for tomato or vegetable-based sauces, and use only small amounts of low-fat cheese.
  • Meat — It’s all about the meats: Beef, lamb, pork, poultry. Choose lean cuts, and opt for low-fat cooking methods (grilled or roasted) over other methods that require the addition of fat. Serve hot entrée dishes with healthy side items like a salad, fresh vegetables or a baked potato.

Even dessert can be healthy when you choose fruit.

Silver Spoon Caterers makes fresh, seasonal fruit tarts and pie — just decadent enough to be delicious.

When you’re planning your next corporate event and searching for healthy catering options but aren’t willing to sacrifice flavor, call Silver Spoon Caterers.

Let’s talk about how healthy food choices can look, and taste great, too.

Along with great food and catering options our pricing is up front and simple to understand. There’s nothing more frustrating than expecting to pay one price but being charged another. The best way to avoid this type of situation is to work with a caterer that is up front about their fees.

Northern Virginia Company Catering

The service your caterer provides can leave a lasting impression on your guests. This is why it is so important to select a caterer you can trust. Silver Spoon Caterers provides catering services for a variety of events in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Our professional caterers have years of experience with corporate events of all shapes and sizes.

We offer a wide variety of menu options and are happy to accommodate dietary restrictions. We understand that planning a company event is stressful. Our company catering services allow you to focus your attention on other important aspects such as team building and special guests. Please contact us for more information about company catering services.