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Steal This: Pick & Sticks

Picks. Sticks. Skewers. Swords. Not only are the options endless, but so are the opportunities. Whether it’s grabbing a small bite off a tray as it whizzes past, or a beautifully plated entrée, this mode of serving can cutdown on utensil use while also giving guests all their accompaniments in one easy bite. Here are some creative kababs to bring to your next event.

Anticucho with traditional wood skewer | Chef Aaron Brooks
Photo courtesy True Aussie Beef & Lamb

A petite breadstick is a perfect edible skewer, reducing waste | Pinch Food Design
Photo courtesy Pinch Food Design

The grill-softened balsamic onions are held together easily when skewered firmly | The National Onion Associatiion
Photo courtesy National Onion Association

Black pepper crusted bacon pops with maple glaze, beet dust and aioli are held together with a sucker-style stick | Beyond the Box Catering
Photo courtesy Beyond the Box Catering

Beet salad on a bamboo skewer | Salty Canary 
Photo courtesy National Honey Board

A sturdy metal skewer can hold a lot of weight | Catering by Michaels 
Photo courtesy Catering by Michaels

Bite sized salad on a wood fork | Best Impressions Caterers
Photo courtesy Best Impressions Caterers

Tiny PB& J skewer on Breakfast Crush “Martini” | Natalie Migliarini, Beautiful Booze 
Photo courtesy National Peanut Board

Beef and veal mango barbecue meatballs on forks | Catering CC
Photo courtesy Chef Winston Williams

Salted Tamarind Margarita Pop on a popsicle stick | Toni Roberts, The Ritz Carlton Chicago 
Photo courtesy Toni Roberts

Crispy chicken bite with biscuit | Bill Hansen Catering & Events 
Photo courtesy Instawork

Apricot and lavender goat cheese stuffed strawberries with bejeweled pick | G Catering 
Photo courtesy G Catering


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