Plan a stress-free event around hors d’oeuvres

July 14, 2021Lauren Windle

It used to be that planning an event around appetizers and hors d’oeuvres was boring and -- well, kind of cheesy (literally and figuratively).

Not so anymore. Especially with Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering robust menu of possibilities. In fact, if you look at our drop-down menu of hors d’oeuvres, you’ll find over 100 choices, from cocktail sandwiches to beef, seafood, chicken, and vegetarian options -- even special seasonal ideas.

According to Jacquie Bols, owner/operator of Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering, events featuring hors d’oeuvres only (often called light appetizers or small plates) continue to gain in popularity.

Here’s why:

  • Flexibility - In addition to having lots of options, planning an event around hors d’oeuvres allows you lots of co-existing choices. Hot or cold appetizers – or both; fresh seafood and beef; the choices are endless.
  • Versatility - Since menu items are smaller, you can increase the diversity of your offerings. Include red meat, gluten free items and vegetarian choices, for instance. (You really can please everyone!)
  • Safety – Individual portions mean less potential handling by guests. They can choose just the item they want – without spooning out an individual portion from a community serving bowl.
  • Theme-friendly – Whatever your event theme, small plates and appetizers are especially easy to support your vision. Tex-Mex? Got it. Mediterranean? New England Seafood? Cuban? We got you covered.
  • Organic and Local – At Jacquie’s, we’re all about buying and supporting local farmers. We pay attention to what’s in everything we prepare -- from our locally sourced cheeses to our organic eggs, fresh tomatoes and garden-grown beets. Beef and chicken are all produced locally, too -- fed on organic non-GMO grains. And our seafood is guaranteed fresh from sources we trust.

So – make it easy on yourself – and delicious for your guests, and let Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering help you pull together a truly inspired and delightful event with our ingenious and creative small plate options.



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