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Meal Ideas

Selecting the right meal to go with your theme will make the right impression on your guests. Visits the links below for ideas and suggestions for appetizers, hors d’ oeuvres and desserts for the perfect dining experience.

Summer Rehearsal Dinners-desserts

Meal Ideas: Summer Rehearsal Dinners

Beaches, sunshine and great weather make for great summer rehearsal dinners and banquets in Southern California! These are only some of the benefits Read More...

A fun wire rack and ceramic chicken provide a fun way to serve hard boiled eggs. Image provided by French Buckets Florist Photography by Hansie Trainor Photography

Rehearsal Dinner Ideas:  Break Tradition With Brunch

Who says the meal following a wedding rehearsal has to be dinner? For that matter, who says the meal has to follow the rehearsal? Brunch Is A Fabulous Read More...

Happy Trails Catering

Meals: Essential Edibles

Rehearsal Dinner Feasts and Essential Edibles When it comes to your rehearsal dinner, both private/personal chefs and private caterers provide some Read More...

Bob Ortiz Photography

Server Style and Etiquette 101

Server Style and Etiquette for Private Dining Events You’ve chosen a caterer or private chef to serve the meal at your event, but you’re a Read More...

Baja Fish Tacos at Duke's Malibu

Meals: Pleasing Specific Palates, Vegetarian & Gluten-Free Ideas and Options

Restrictions to specific palates, gluten, allergies and preferences. Pleasing specific palates is important at a banquet. Here’s some vegetarian Read More...

Chilean Sea Bass served on a potpourri of flavorful vegetables- Mozambique

Meals: Fabulous Seafood for Summer Events

Fresh and Light, Seafood is Just Right For Summer Events The breezy days of summer call for light, snappy meals! If you’re prepping an event in Read More...

Michael Jonathan Studios

Tips for Choosing a Banquet Facility or Reception Hall

All other options depend on the venue you choose You cannot select your private chef, caterer, or your photographer, florist, videographer and most Read More...

Date Rumaki

Meals: Appetizers, Bacon Wrapped!

Rumaki Appetizers – bacon wrapped scallops and dates! A great precursor to meals, celebrate by adding something bacon wrapped to the menu. Sweet Read More...

Baked Prawns - Chef Debby Private Chef

Meals: Seafood in Winter

Warm Winter Seafood Entrees I have to tell you when I think of comfort food for winter, I automatically think of mashed potatoes and gravy…and I Read More...

Rotisserie Peri-Peri Chicken - Mozambique

Meals: Summer Lovin’ Chicken Style

Summer Lovin’ Chicken Style
Dried Apricot Pecan & Mascarpone Tarts Jays Catering

Meals: New Food Trend for Weddings – Mini Bite Appetizers and Desserts

The Mini Bite – A Trend Where the Bites Can Be Anything You Want Them To Be There are always progressive new food trends for Rehearsal Dinners, Read More...

Top Sirloin - Duke Malibu

Meals: The Rich Flavors of Steak Prepared in a Variety of Ways

Rich Flavors of Choice Meats Prepared in a Variety of Ways can Gratify a Multitude of Appetites. Even in Southern California where the days are mostly Read More...


Meals: Summer Appetizer Trends

Appetizer Trends – Summer in California Summer events are here. To help you finalize your plans, we’ve interviewed some of the top Read More...

Marinated and Grilled flank steak. Image provided by Jay's Catering

Your Bodacious Barbecue Rehearsal Blowout

Bodacious Barbecue Blowout for Your Rehearsal Dinner Your style as a couple – a combination of laid back outdoorsy and modern hip. Your wedding Read More...

Collet's Catering - Chicken and Sea Bass

Meals: Seasonal Chicken Dishes

When I was younger, I used to sing in a band at weddings all over parts of California. One of the perks of providing the entertainment at a wedding Read More...