When it comes to your wedding day, there are two things your guest care about the food and music. I asked my good friend Natasha Ford of Fords Fluent N Foods to share why it’s essential to hire a professional versus your aunt, uncle, or your mom.
Here’s what he had to say.
You just got engaged! Millions of thoughts are flooding your brain. There are many things to consider when you start planning your special wedding day. Of course, Many decisions that need to be made, one being the food. There are so many intricate, delicate & strategic steps that go into catering. Many people do not understand the level of care, creativity and hard work that goes into it.
At Fords Fluent N’ Food we understand this delicate situation and ensure the implementation is carefully constructed. Not only does the menu have to be created, but there is often much back-and-forth conversation between Chef John and the client to ensure that the menu is top-notch and personalized to you.
Another element that we add to your catering experience- table décor to the buffet tables. Yes, we dress up the food. At Fords Fluent N’ Food we say ‘you eat with your eyes.’ When the food is placed on a beautifully decorated table, it elevates the food experience.
Bringing the Kitchen to you…
Often time’s venues do not have kitchens, so another delicate step is ensuring we have all the tools to make sure your food is kept at the right temps, ensuring it is the health department approved. We are always making sure the integrity of the food maintains its first-rate status. It is essential all kitchen cooking tools are readily visible on-site such as steam tables, burners, butane fuel, prep tables, convection ovens – that’s just the beginning. We pretty much bring a kitchen in Oregano (the name of our commercial vehicle).
Professional Chefs who have worked in the restaurants know the in’s and out’s of executing food the proper way. Chef John has been working in restaurants for over a decade. His ability to time manage food without overcooking it is the level of professionality you need at your wedding.
Yes, hiring a professional caterer might not seem feasible, but there is a huge aspect of the wedding people will never forget– the food. When you have crappy food, it’s memorable, but in all the wrong ways. Mediocre food doesn’t have much of a cheer-leading squad, but excellent food tops the charts. People are happy when they are full and satisfied. This is why hiring the right caterer is essential to your wedding budget.
Why it’s important.
Scientists have proven that when we eat mind-blowing food, we release pretty powerful chemicals in our brain – expressly, dopamine. Dopamine is what contributes to our happy thoughts, and happy thoughts bring about a good time! Food is very important. Julia Child said, “People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia was pretty spot on with that statement. S. Truett Cathy, the owner of Chick-fila-A, said, “Food is essential therefore it must be good.”
There are many caterers and various options for getting your food, but the one thing you must consider is, who’s the best? Who is the most professional and cares about you the most and doesn’t want to nickel and dime you to death? Do you connect with them? These things matter.
At Fords Fluent N’ food Catering, we believe in excellent service, top-notch cuisine and the beauty of your food experience. We are an open book and invite you to get to know us better. Learn more about us at FluentNFood.com. If you want to see more beautiful food pictures, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram. Stay hungry my friends!