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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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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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A company Christmas party provides your employees with a unique opportunity to get to know each other and your company. This can significantly boost employee morale.

When planning your holiday party, the food is one of the first things you’ll need to consider. Planning menus, shopping for ingredients, preparing food and serving guests takes a lot of time and effort. In fact, it’s often the most stressful part of planning a company party.

The right caterer can make your party a success. Hiring a caterer allows you to focus on other important aspects of your event. This makes it possible to throw a Christmas party that your guests are sure to remember.

The right holiday theme can help take your company party from ordinary to extraordinary. Your guests are sure to appreciate the extra effort you put into planning. The following are our favorite company Christmas party themes.

Masquerade Ball

 Throw a truly magical company party with this fun theme. Encourage your guests to come adorned with their own decorative masks. A masquerade ball theme includes traditional Christmas colors with lots of gold and purple thrown in. This type of party calls for appetizers, hors d’oeuvres and finger foods. We have a number of options for you to choose from on our holiday catering menu.

Santa’s Workshop 

Get your employees into the Christmas spirit with a holiday party that encourages giving. Have your employees and their guests each bring a toy to be donated to a local toy drive. Decorate your venue with red and white, twinkling lights and festive greenery. Offer your guests comforting entrees such as Parmesan crusted chicken or bourbon maple glazed ham.

White Christmas

 Transform your party into a winter wonderland. Decorate with white ornaments, white linens, white tableware and sprigs of flocked greenery. Offer your guests light colored dishes for the best effect. Good choices include cauliflower steaks and a roast turkey feast.

Silver Spoon Catering offers holiday catering services for company parties. Our holiday catering menu features a number of choices including gluten free and vegetarian options. Please contact us for more information about holiday party catering.

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Corporate events provide the perfect opportunity for coworkers to get to know each other outside of the office. These events allow employees to feel like part of a team. This can have a significant impact on morale, work relationships and company loyalty.

Themed company picnics are an excellent way to make your corporate event fun and memorable for your guests. Consider throwing your office a Southern cookout this year. A Southern cookout is all about preparation, great food and family. The following tips can help you throw an unforgettable corporate cookout.

Fantastic Food

Every great corporate event has one thing in common: excellent food. Southern cookouts always have plenty of options for guests to choose from. Popular dishes include:

  • Memphis Style Pulled Pork
  • Barbeque Chicken Sandwiches
  • Burgers

Family-Friendly Corporate Events

Southern cookouts are family events. Encourage your guests to bring their family members to join in the fun. Make sure that you have a variety of games and activities set up for everyone to enjoy. Some ideas include:

  • Flag Football
  • Ladder Golf
  • Bean Bag Toss
  • Go Kart/Mud Races

Southern Cookout Décor

Your company cookout just isn’t complete without the proper décor. Southern décor is robust and rustic and pays homage to the diverse natural landscapes of the region. Create the perfect look and feel by sticking with this gorgeous tradition. Decorate for your event with checkered tablecloths, Mason jar centerpieces and sunflowers.

If you are expecting a large turnout for your event, it might be a good idea to provide your guests with a few menus. Chalkboard menus are a unique way to communicate food options and add rustic décor to your event.

Northern Virginia Catering Company

Silver Spoon Caterers provides exceptional food and service to corporate events of all shapes and sizes in Northern Virginia. We offer a variety of menu items to choose from and we are well equipped to handle special dietary requirements. Our experienced team takes care of all the details so that you are able to focus on the important team-building aspects of your event. We coordinate every step, from menu creation to serving. Please contact us for more information about our corporate catering services.

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There are many decisions that must be made when planning a company picnic. Some of the most important decisions involve the menu and the preparation of the food.

Although you might be tempted to handle the food on your own, there are many drawbacks to this approach. Not only will it prevent you from participating in team-building activities, it can lead to problems if you aren’t used to preparing food for large groups of people. Hiring a professional caterer to handle the food at your company picnic has many benefits.

1. Excellent Food
Perhaps the biggest benefit of hiring a professional catering service is the quality of the food. Silver Spoon Caterers provides exceptional food and mouth-watering side dishes for events of all sizes.

2. Creative Menus
An experienced caterer can help you customize your menu. This allows you to create a unique theme for your company picnic.

3. Consideration of Special Dietary Requirements
When planning an event, special dietary requirements should always be considered. Our experienced caterers ensure that every guest leaves your event fully satisfied.

4. Saves Time and Cost
There is a lot of time and cost involved with preparing the food yourself. When you hire a professional caterer, they handle all of the details from the menu to serving the food. This enables you to focus your time and energy on other important aspects of your event.

5. Ensures a Memorable Event
The food served at a company picnic can make or break your event. Our professional caterers provide exceptional food that your guests will talk about for years to come.

6. Professional Expertise
Catering companies offer much more than just food; they also provide valuable insight on how to ensure a successful event. Our experienced caterers have years of experience and extensive industry knowledge. They can help you create an event that is both unique and memorable.

Please contact us for more information about company picnic catering in the Northern Virginia and DC Metro area.

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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.

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When you’ve got important clients to impress, what do you do? You take them out to lunch, of course. But what about bigger groups — think about major board meetings, or large-scale sales pitches? It may be worth it to consider catering a corporate lunch event, right in your home office.

Silver Spoon Caterers is northern Virginia’s preeminent lunch caterer.

Get delicious food for your clients without the hassle of a visiting a restaurant. Silver Spoon Caterers will do all the work: We’ll come direct to your office and set up the entire lunch meal before your clients or board members arrive. As a northern Virginia catering company that specializes in corporate lunch events, we offer a premium selection of accouterments guaranteed to add an element of class and prestige.

Fine dishware and linens are important, but let’s face it: When it comes to corporate lunch catering, the most important element is, of course, the food. And lucky for you, that’s our area of expertise.

Corporate lunch catering is a great way to offer food that everyone will love. When you’ve got to cater (Heh, get it?) to a myriad of discerning palates, a buffet-style lunch is the way to go. Silver Spoon Caterers will set up hot and cold stations that could include hot sandwiches, soups, fresh fruit, mixed salads and dessert trays piled with cookies and brownies.

Once you go corporate lunch catering, you’ll never go back.

Who’s going to want dull, boring brown bag lunches after an exciting, tasty catered lunch from Silver Spoon Caterers? No one. That’s who. Your staff, your board members and you clients in northern Virginia will be far more impressed by an elaborate lunch buffet, complete with all the food they love.

Corporate catering is great for special events, too.

Hosting a major training event for your executive staff? Cater lunch.

Corporate lunch catering is perfect for staff appreciation events, holiday celebrations, and parties to celebrate a staff member’s retirement or anniversary with the company. And Silver Spoon is the perfect corporate lunch event caterer for the occasion.