With the sun still shining and barbecues still occupying everyone's attention, it may seem like an odd time to start thinking about the holidays, but that's exactly what Chowgirls Catering (Minneapolis) is doing. Chowgirls invited event planners to a holiday open house last week where they debuted their holiday menu, while featuring a few of their tried-and-true favorites.
Additionally, they brought a little holiday inspiration in the form of table settings and centerpieces.
As you start prepping your holiday offerings, check out this inspiration from Chowgirls.
Black & White
Who doesn't love a good theme? The open house featured a black-and-white theme where not only were guests encouraged to dress in black, white, or both, but the evening's decor also embracced the color scheme, as did one of the buffet stations.
Chowgirls used the black-and-white aesthetic to showcase their newest offering, Concepts. With Concepts, Chowgirls will curate any themed experience from black-tie to tie-dye, depending on what the client wants. From creative chef stations to rustic destination weddings, an intimate private cooking class to an out-of-this world holiday party, no theme is off limits.
The Black and White Station featured: a Black & White Hummus Board, Mashed Potatoes & Caviar, Black & White Cheese Board, Macarons, Black & White Cookies, and Blackberry Shortcake.
Whipped organic mashed potatoes loaded with Hope Creamery butter and local cream, topped with caviar (which is trending on menus everywhere) and creme fraiche.
Who says holiday decor has to be all red and green? Here, Chowgirls showcased how a black and white color scheme can add a touch of sophistication and elegance to a holiday tablesetting.
A Blackberry Shortcake served in individual mason jars and topped with a delicate gold leef.
A very on-trend branding opportunity for caterers is to burn your logo (or a QR code) into your food offerings. Here Chowgirls added their logo to the pita bread that accompanied the Black & White Hummus Board.
A beautiful black and white centerpiece featuring pine branches and accompanied by black ceramic vessels and white stones.
In addition to their Concepts offerings, Chowgirls also has their Classic menu, which features many of their most loved offerings including cocktail meatballs, steak skewers, cheeseballs, crudite cups, Artichoke-Spinach Gratin, and their Bread & Butter Board.