How to Holiday Safe at Catered Events and Parties

November 11, 2021 | Catering, Drop Off Catering, Full Service Catering, Holiday

The holiday season is synonymous with spending time with friends, family, and coworkers in a relaxed and cozy setting – which can feel at odds with current COVID safety precautions.

 

Whether safety is something you’re concerned about or not, your guests may be, and hosting a party is all about keeping your guests comfortable. No one can feel comfortable if they don’t feel safe and healthy. While we’re in a far better place than last year, we’ve had a lot of clients inquire about our current policies and how we address the concerns of managing food and guests safely during holiday parties. To respond to those concerns, our team put together some ideas of what can be done and what we’ve been doing to help you holiday safe this year – with the best-tasting food and drink of course.

(Left to Right) Asian Beef Skewers, Chili Lime Shrimp Skewers, Tofu Skewers

Individually Packaged Meals

One of our initial transitions was to take our drop-off menu meals and package them into single-serving containers. We then created a line of gourmet boxes specific to the single-serving goal. This solution was and still is great for companies having in-person meetings or conferences or when having an event at your home.

Mini Chicken and Waffles
Mini Chicken and Waffles

Single-Serve Portions

Already a crowd favorite, our single-serve portions act like a grab-and-go option at events. Set up a station or pass them on trays. Perfect for late-night snacks at a wedding or soirée, but also a great way to make more traditional meals a little more fun.

Our Halloween Infuser Cocktail: Tequila, Blood Orange Juice, Lime, Smoked Honey Syrup Served in a Blood Bag with a Straw

Canned or Uniquely Packaged Beverages

Standing in line waiting for a drink is basically a thing of the past when you can walk up and grab a canned cocktail or something freshly made and packaged by our culinary team. Get creative and think beyond the standard can with pouches or other custom containers.

Turkey meal for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Drop Off Menu

Pick-Up or Delivery Catering Menus

Just in time for the holidays, Paramount Events released monthly specials that can be picked up or delivered to your festive celebrations. This complete meal package is delivered ready to eat or the day before Thanksgiving with reheating instructions.

Our Bartenders Serving Guests

Multi-Floor, Multi-Room, and Multi-Venue Events

Large events are still happening and with previous capacity limitations, we were able to accommodate events with satellite parties occurring in different parts of a building or at a completely different venue altogether.

Braised Short Rib

Plated Meals Instead of Food Stations

While food stations are an engaging addition to an event, you may opt for something more traditional to keep those butts in the seats. Plated meals will let your guests relax while our in-house trained staff tends to your needs.

Chef Devon in Culinary Demo Via Zoom

Virtual Events

Have you heard about Zoom? Of course, you have, and this list wouldn’t be complete without it. For a more engaging experience, we’ve been hosting chef and mixology demos where the attendees receive pre-measured and packaged ingredients so they can create alongside our Chief Culinary Officer, Chef Devon Quinn or our Beverage Director, Mixologist Alex Rydzewski. We’ve also hosted wine, whiskey, tequila, and scotch tastings. Virtual solutions can also be an add-on to a live event for anyone out of town or anyone not comfortable in an in-person social setting. We deliver a meal or cocktail kit and you sit back and enjoy in the location of your choosing.

Ready to plan your wedding, event, private party, or meeting menu?

We are here all year ready to serve fresh, deliciously thoughtful cuisine.

 

Let’s get started!

 

Email info@paramounteventschicago.com Call 773.880.8044

February 2020 – Full Service Catering

January 31, 2020 | Catering, Full Service Catering, Paramount Events

We are now a month into 2020 and it’s time to start planning how to celebrate all of those you love in your life. Whether you’re looking for something to spice things up with you and your sweetheart, playful sweets for your family and friends, or an indulgent dinner party for an office gathering, it’s about doing something special for all of those worth celebrating in your life.