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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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Whether your conference is just a few hours long or an all-day event, you will want attendees to stay focused and alert. This becomes impossible when they are allowed to become hungry or thirsty.

The right catering company can make or break your event. Good catering can be a welcome relief from a long day of meetings or training, effectively refreshing and recharging attendees for the rest of their day. Bad catering can lead to indigestion, blood sugar crashes and several other problems.

Many catering companies offer corporate catering however, not all caterers are created equal. Finding the right catering company is crucial to the overall success of your conference. The following conference catering tips can help you choose a corporate caterer for your event.

Corporate Catering Experience

Corporate catering is very different from wedding catering. A conference is not the right environment for party food. Your chosen caterer should be one that has ample corporate catering experience.

Special Dietary Requirements

Food allergies can be life-threatening and dietary restrictions should never be taken lightly. When planning a corporate event it’s important that nobody feels excluded. A quality caterer should be able to accommodate dietary requirements so that all attendees can be safe and satisfied.

Quality Food and Service

The food and service at your conference will probably be remembered long after the event. You will want that memory to be a good one. A fantastic corporate caterer always provides high quality food, diverse menus and reliable service.

Corporate Catering in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland

There’s a lot of planning that goes into a conference. The key to success lies in the details. Every detail needs to be perfect, including your food and beverage selection. When you work with a conference catering company like Silver Spoon Catering, you can let the professionals handle the food while you focus on the most important aspects of your conference.

Silver Spoon Caterers offer high quality corporate catering to Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. Our experienced chefs and staff can provide your conference with a variety of options guaranteed to please even the pickiest attendee. We have many years of corporate catering experience and we are able to accommodate almost any dietary restriction. Please contact us for more information!

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Juggling drink tickets, making small talk, being careful not to spill anything, trying not to say anything embarrassing…

Networking events offer a myriad of pitfalls as well as opportunities. Attending a networking event can be exciting and stressful enough. Hosting an event is still more exciting and stressful.

How can you host a successful, comfortable event for guests? One of the many elements is choosing the caterer with care.

When working with a corporate event caterer to plan the menu, do what you can to make the eating easy on your guests.

Here are a few food items to avoid serving or consuming at your next networking event. Avoid the embarrassment of broccoli in teeth or bolognaise on sports coats.

Avoid:

  • Items that feature heavy, bold sauces like ribs or spaghetti;
  • Items such as pastry covered in powdered sugar;
  • Items that contain seeds (A poppy kernel isn’t the best accessory.);
  • Items that require the use of a fork and knife.

Instead, opt for bite-sized items that can be eaten easily with a toothpick or fingers; serve lighter pasta dishes (Think penne or ziti in an oil-based sauce.); and offer guests the choice of a plate or a bowl. You want your guests to mingle and make connections, to eat and enjoy themselves. The key is convenience. Stage the space with plenty of napkins. And don’t forget about the trash; make sure bins are plentiful.

Planning a networking event in Fairfax VA?

Consider the menu options available from Silver Spoon Caterers:

  • Coconut shrimp (made with white rum and coconut milk)
  • Lump crab empanada (made with puff pastry)
  • Mini crab cake (served with a lemon-garlic aioli)
  • Signature meatballs (all beef, served with client’s choice of Cran-BBQ, Romesco with Manchego, or Teppanyaki sauce)
  • Caribbean chicken skewer (marinated in Caribbean spices with grilled pineapple)
  • Asparagus & Phyllo (hand rolled filo with ricotta & Parmesan)
  • Garden Mushroom Tart (made with shitake & crimini mushrooms and manchego cheese)
  • Mini Zucchini Cakes (served with an herb aioli)
  • Fresh Fruit & Cheese Platter (artisan display of seasonal fresh fruits and a variety of international and domestic cheeses with crackers

Our carefully curated menu and well trained staff have what it takes to make a networking event hassle-free. From hairnets to nitrile coated gloves our staff will provide the best hospitality and service for your event.