Choose a Catering Style as per your Taste
What Style is Best for Your Wedding or Event?
Appetizer Buffet or Grazing Stations
A variety of finger foods or appetizers are beautifully displayed buffet-style on a table to delight your guests, and usually guests help themselves. This can be used alone for your event or as a little warm-up act to what is to follow for your guests’ enjoyment. We’ll produce a unique and creative appetizer buffet or grazing station to match your theme, colors, or whatever you have in mind. By being artfully presented, the fresh and flavorful culinary delights will taste even better! Charcuterie, Bruschetta Bars and Hummus Bars are great examples of grazing stations with a theme and nice variety! This is great for a mingling event or cocktail hour!
Passed Bites or Butler Passed
Hors D’ Oeuvres Service
Your event may start with Passed Bites. It is important that all of your wonderful food choices get to each and every guest. Passed Bites are an important part of ensuring that happens. Straight to the Plate Catering’s savory bites make a wonderful first impression, by providing just the right mix sure to please every palate. We believe if the food is beautifully presented, it will elevate the guest experience. Also, by offering passed bites, a guest does not need to stand in the bar line and a food line, which makes very happy guests!
Straight to the Plate Catering offers various options through our own brand of Culinary Amusement. What is Culinary Amusement? It’s the use of creative culinary presentations designed specifically to enhance the ultimate guest experience! We’ll produce a unique and creative buffet to match your theme, colors, or whatever you have in mind. By being artfully presented, the fresh and flavorful culinary delights will taste even better! Perhaps the Passed Bites are passed on a spoon, teardrop vessel, in a mini martini glass or some other fun or elegant vessel! Our attentive servers are there too to assist in the serving to move amongst the guests for this casual and relaxed style of serving.
Action & Performance Stations
We love Action Stations and your guests will too! This is a very popular, fun and entertaining way for our chefs to prepare foods in front of the guests! Depending on the type of experience and the guest count, you can have as many action stations as you desire and they are enjoyed throughout the event! This is a newer concept than the other styles, and this is how it works. Say you may want a Street Taco Station for 200. (By the way, this is an awesome choice and a great representation of the Southwest!) If this is the case, you may want 3 Street Taco Stations set up strategically throughout the venue to accommodate all guests timely. Guests will see our chefs warming tortillas on the grill in front of them, adding their choice of protein and then the guests go to the topping bar and select their favorite toppings to make their ultimate street tacos!! Sounds like fun doesn’t it!! Let’s say you want to add another station in addition to the Street Taco Station! That’s Great! Maybe add a Build-Your-Own Pasta Station or Slider Station! Guests will enjoy the culinary delights from one station, maybe get a beverage and sit down to enjoy their crafted Street Tacos. A little bit later the guests may want to go back to the Street Taco Station or try another station. The possibilities of stations are almost endless!
Some of our popular stations are:
- Street tacos with Elote corn
- Grilled cheese with poblano cheese sauce
- Fondue station
Build your own:
- Stir fry station
- Pasta station
- Craft slider station
- Mac n cheese station
- Mashtini (truffle mashed potatoes served in a martini glass with an assortment of toppings)
- Plus many more
Plated Dinner Experience
This is our most upscale and formal type of service. Guests are seated and enjoy a plated salad followed by beautifully presented culinary delights on a plate. Our Plated Experience is well synchronized and is a well-oiled machine so to speak! It is imperative that there is a seating chart given to us prior to the wedding or event, so we know who receives which entree (if there is more than one choice) and where the special dietary guests are seated. It is also necessary for the event timeline to be followed very closely because we want to ensure the quality of the plated experience for your guests. Our Plated Experience includes extra servers and team members to ensure plates are artfully presented while the food is fresh and timely.
Our family-style service is casual and fun! Think of a large family get together! Once guests are seated, large serving platters and bowls are full of food delivered to each table with serving utensils. The guests pass the food and serve themselves. This service is slightly more expensive because extra portions are made since guests serve themselves and extra servers are needed.
Late Night Stations
There is nothing better than to offer your guests a late-night station before they depart your event! It could be as simple as a fruit and cheese display, or a WOW factor like our mini donut machine that makes 500 minutes donuts an hour right in front of your guests, or perhaps a delectable mini dessert station, or Build Your Own Cannoli Station, freshly-made crepes, or churros! Or maybe something savory like street tacos, sliders, fries, grilled cheese, or pretzels. Our Late Night Stations are a great way to keep your wedding or event going a little bit longer!
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Kudos from our Clients
We hired Straight to the Plate to cater our wedding and we couldn’t be happier! The entire staff is so friendly and professional and the food is incredibly amazing! We got so many compliments from our guests on how delicious the food was!! Thank you, Straight to the Plate, for being a part of our special day!! ~ Kaden
Top First Class Service
Straight to Plate was ABSOLUTELY amazing to work with. My wife and I used them to cater our dessert stations (donut/cannoli station) for our Wrigley Mansion Wedding. Brett and Sue were the best communicators and our guests absolutely loved them and the desserts. We are so excited to use them in our near future! ~ Eric W.
Everything Was Spectacular
They catered my daughter’s wedding and we could not have had a better experience. Everything from the food to the service to the communication was first rate! We definitely will recommend them to everyone! ~ Will C.