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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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Silver Spoon Caterers is your premier choice for quality catering in Northern Virginia. Please contact us for more information.

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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.

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The food is one of the most important aspects of any event. Good food helps bring people together and provides your guests with a memorable experience. The right caterer can help make your company picnic, party, or event a success.

When choosing a caterer, you’ll want to select a catering company that has experience with corporate events. Your caterer should be well prepared to handle a variety of situations.

When hiring a caterer, it’s important to watch out for the following catering red flags. These issues could seriously affect the outcome of your event.

Lack of Communication

Good communication is extremely important for any event. The caterer you choose should be able to answer all of your questions and have lots of questions of their own. A caterer needs to know all of the details of your event in order to properly prepare. If you find yourself having to repeat information or if you can’t get the caterer to return your calls, it’s probably best to work with someone else.

Poorly Trained Staff

The service you receive from your caterer can make just as much, if not more, of an impression on your guests than the food. Make sure that the caterer you work with is properly trained.

Hidden Fees

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. They should have a clear fee structure and be able to explain how they arrived at your estimate.

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.