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A Review of Food and Mobile Catering Companies in UK

We often have so many events to celebrate and fall wondering that how can we accomplish these celebrations? Partying can be a very effective way, but a party cannot be thought of without the inclusion of delicious dishes. UK food catering standards suggest strict regulations to maintain food quality. This is an issue that is directly concerned with public health. Further, food catering companies not only find projects such as event management, wedding, birthdays, etc., but also find many a things to do in the bars, pubs, and restaurants. The UK food catering standards are amply designed to match with the complicated requirements of food safety and nutrition in the broader sense. In such circumstances, what would you expect from a food mobile catering company? Idyllically, food catering companies must comply with the safety standards along with the market demands. In these days of complicated industry and commerce, requirements have diversified aplenty. This has given rise to the tendency to multi task. Multitasking coupled with innovative catering and food technology can put a food catering company at the frontline. You must look for the added facilities that the food catering companies can provide you. The food catering company can further provide you with quality party supplies, expert personnel, innovative menus, quality fittings for the event concerned and proven reliability. When you are going to choose a suitable firm from the list of the standard food catering companies, you must check for the permits, registrations, and certificates that the company has. The legal aspects are crucial, and always avoid the parallel operators who are neither reliable nor proficient.

When it comes to the very subject of food safety, sustainability, and processing, we often run out of proper knowledge and resources. Even in the twenty first century UK, one may hear of occurrences of botulism, food poisoning, and MRSA. Are these occurrences purely accidental or exceptional? Proper food habits are very necessary for both the individual and his community. It may be suggested in the light of recent researches that we must still develop proper knowledge in the sphere of food and nutrition. Of course, the food catering companies have lots of things to do in this regard. Catering and processing should be lenient to the food quality and its natural flavour. The UK food catering enterprises are striving consistently and rivalling each other to come up with more innovation and nutrition consciousness. Increasing health awareness among the consumers has given rise to different food habits. In the cosmopolitans like London, multiplicity of ethnicities has added to the diversities of food habits. The food catering companies must look forward to professionally tackle these problems. Somebody may avoid spicy food, while others might like it. For example, Indian curry and other cuisines have become very popular due to the marvellous flavours. Somebody may like the Chinese dishes, while others might indulge in the American variety of junk food. The triumph of McDonald’s and KFC has already testified such tendencies in the public. The food catering companies cannot and do not overlook these trends. The sincerity on the part of the UK food catering companies can be testified by the fact that many of them are coming up with more diversified and adaptable menus. An ideal UK standard London based food catering company thus amply meets with the diverse needs of the Vegans, Koshers, Halals, and Vegetarians. A corporate level UK food catering scheme must also address the problems of those who have an allergy to specific foods.

An industry standard food catering company must have several schemes and specialty services. A few of them can be like Celebration Catering, Wedding, Dinning Dinner Parties, Canapé Parties, and Corporate Events Catering. In doing professional catering, a premier food catering company can provide more to you by finding the following:

1. Photographer (still and movie)

2. DJ/ Live Music/ Entertainment

3. Limousine/Chauffeur Services

4. Floral Decorations and Interior Designing

5. Mobile Bar-Services, Chocolate Fountains, etc.

6. Event Planner and Local Accommodation Finder

7. Toastmaster

8. Umbrella-Coatroom/ Coat Stands Service.

9. Table Decorations and Marquees

10. Valet Parking coupled with Meet & Greet Services.

To find reliable catering services across the UK, one may examine to the contemporary listings and directories available in the UK markets. Conceivably, the most popular food catering companies of UK are Empty Plates Catering, Purple Grape Catering, Japanese Ideas, Planet Cake, Sterling Service, Truffle Hunters, and The Flying Hog. More in the lists, the less popular but standard food catering companies are Gospoda Polish Pub and Restaurant, Delightful Dining, Smith and Jennings Event Caterers, Riverbank Hospitality Catering, Adams Cuisine, etc. These lists are not restricted only within the metropolitan area of London. The catering services assorted and scrutinized in this way can give you a comprehensive picture of the UK food catering industry. The diverse cultural attributes of these food catering companies vary with flavours from all over the world, ranging from European countries like Poland and France to the Asian ones like Japan, China, and India.

The prime food catering companies are working hard to adjust with the demands of corporate arrangements. The challenges in the corporate sphere do not restrict themselves only within the limits of Event Management. Corporate parties may become platforms of international business treaties and deals, building up client relationship, and even take strategic decisions. An agile group of competent staffs and premier industry standard services are generally looked for. UK has a rich tradition and culture along with an emerging ethnically diversified population. Tourist and businessmen are always flooding in and out the island nation throughout the year. Inn fact, capital of any country can be reached within twenty four hours if you start from the Heathrow Airport, London. The antiquity of the nation and the historic sights are really attractive even in the twenty first century. Hence, complexities are increasing as the food catering industries are getting merged with Event Management, Hotel Management, Tourism, Business Communication, Technology, and Aesthetics. Hence, the food catering companies really need to innovate along with their British traditions in the modern Britain.

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Asian Wedding Catering in London and UK

Amongst all weddings in Asia, Indian weddings are extremely famous for their food and traditional rituals that bond two people for eternity. The marriage ceremony often stays as drawing discussions due to their emotional value. Being so closed to heart, it therefore gets crucial for the host to put their best foot forward and organize the ceremony in the best ways possible.

Out of all the wedding preparations, catering and food are vital ingredients that add on the most. Therefore the first thing to consider while thinking of the ceremonies is to look for an Asian catering company that delivers local cuisines in a foreign land and thus recreates that nostalgic feel for all the guests and specialises in weddings and receptions. However as Asia has many different kinds of cuisines, it gets important to check the competency of the various Asian wedding catering companies.

Though most hosts, mostly Indians and Pakistanis living in London, root for Indian or Pakistani food due to their guest, it is also important to find an Asian wedding catering company that can deliver a wide range of food items. To further accentuate the experience, ensure that Asian wedding catering companies are experienced as well can handle different themes and setting easily.

Essentials for Asian Wedding Catering

An Asian wedding catering company should not only be proficient with different tastes but also be adept at hosting events as well as managing the entire event till its eventuality. The following aspects of an Asian wedding catering must, therefore, be checked.

Catering:

Catering does not only involves serving of food or welcoming drink but it also includes, glassware, crockery, cutlery, table cloths and napkins, serving utensils, candelabras, silk flowers and also the way the catering is done. There has been lot of new concepts added in the way catering is done so check for how much the Asian wedding catering companies are updated and what arrangements they can make easily.

Silver Service Meal

Guests are served by the waiter/ waitress or the dishes are placed on the individual tables for the guest to help themselves.

Multi Dish Karahi Stand Service

Under this service Karahi stand holds are kept at the time of serving the guests. These stands keep the food warm by getting a candle placed under the copper karahi dishes and guests help themselves.

Simple Buffet

Buffet meal is the most popular option among the Asians for the weddings or for the occasions where large number of guests has to be served. Such arrangements are made in the hall and the staff is engaged in serving the guests as well as maintaining the appropriate quantity of food.

Asian Wedding Catering: The Food & Wine

Normally, three- course meal is served by Asian wedding catering companies including the drinks/ soups/ juices. As Asian weddings are incomplete without a huge menu comprising of different food cuisines including Indian, Pakistani, Chinese, Lebanese, Thai, and others, better Asian wedding catering companies always offer you a huge list of food items to select from.

Mentioned below are a few food options that Asian wedding catering companies normally are proficient with:

Indian

The real essence of Indian food lies in the Indian spices, which provides aroma to the dishes. Normally Indian food is spicy. However for events such as weddings, it is best advised to ask for lesser spicy food that people with different taste can enjoy.

Some of the dishes which are mostly added to any Indian cuisine are mixed vegetable, Shahi Panner, kadhai Paneer, Dal Makhani, In the non vegetarian menu food items like kadayi chicken, Biryani, Korma and stew are popular.

Thai

Thai cuisine is famous for its good blend of hot and chilly spices. As Thai food is predominantly sea food, ingredients such as fishes and herbs are the most common ingredients. Most Thai cuisine are made after stirring, baking or grilling. Coconut milk is the most important ingredient used in a plethora of Thai dishes.

Thai desserts normally have dishes made of mangoes, papaya, grapes or melon.

Lebanese

Lebanese cuisine belongs to the western Asia and is normally made up of starch, vegetables and fishes. Lebanese cuisines are based on poultry more than red meat. The food items are mostly baked, grilled or sauté in the olive oil. Creams and butter are avoided. The focus is kept on the herbs, fresh ingredients with the right amount of spices. ‘Mezze’ is the drink served with Lebanese food. One famous Lebanese desert is Baklava.

 

Japanese

Japanese cuisine is famously known for its freshness and the relationship with the seasons. Japanese cuisines combine the staple food items like rice and noodles together with some soup and okazu. Most dishes are made using fish, vegetables, meat and even tofu. The essence is added by using dashi, miso and also soy sauce.

A standard Japanese meal includes different types of okazu accompanied wit the white Japanese rice and a bowl of soup with some pickles.

Russian

Russian cuisines have a combination of good quantity of poultry, mushrooms, berries, fishes and honey as their ingredients. Rice, wheat and millet are also used for pancakes, cereals, beer and vodka. Russian cuisine exudes flavourful soups and strews.

 

Asian Wedding Catering Companies and Knowledge of Culture

Besides the food, the biggest differentiator between Asian weddings and western weddings is the traditions and culture. Therefore it gets central to the selection procedure that the Asian catering company you choose, have professionals that understand the various traditions and thus stay ahead of time for effective arrangements.  After all, every tradition stays so close to the hearts of the guests as well as the families that a slight delay or disorganization can mar the fun.

Therefore knowledge of the various traditions and the way they are practiced is central for any Asian wedding catering company. The staff should be completely aware and organized. Normally, wedding catering companies assign one team head for every occasion to supervise the various elements of the party. Therefore, check for all these factors in any Asian wedding catering company to make the best decision.

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Indian Catering companies and Vegetarian, Buffet, BBQ Indian Caterers

This is a quick one because I’m still quite amazed at what I saw in this Indian event that I didn’t go to. I was invited to an Indian wedding this week somwhere near London (don’t remember exactly where)- It was a sikh wedding, in which another one of UK’s top shot sikh guys were getting married.

My friend went and he got some pics. I can’t explain what that wedding was. You can imagine the best 5-7 star hotel, full of the most elite, and still you won’t grasp it fully. The venue rocked – It was decorated like an Arabian village and guess what? It was a marquee, not a building at all. I have seen marquee weddings in India and I’ve seen some awesome ones, but I have never seen anything like this.

What I’m going to do next is ask my friend to get me some pics on a usb and I’ll upload them here, then you’ll see what I mean. The Indian catering company who also does marquee design really bowled me over. I guess I need to find the name of that company and publish it for people to see.

Talking of weddings and catering – My cousin is getting married in Jan in India. That is happy news. Good good – lots of marriages to attend to and lots of yummy Indian food. 🙂