When looking for a caterer to cater your party, one of the things you should definitely consider is using oyster catering. This isn’t something you hear much about, but it can make all the difference in the world for your party. Whether you have a big party with a lot of people involved or just a small intimate gathering, you can use the delicious tastes of the oyster to up your event.
There are so many benefits to using oyster catering, including the fact that you can get really delicious food. While doing this, go for a big smile on every face: oyster catering experts are experts at shucking and serving fresh, freshly harvested oysters: not just anyone can do this. There are, however, a few special things you should know about using oyster as a topping for your food.
First of all, it’s great for parties. The guests at your corporate event won’t even notice that there are fresh oysters on the menu: they’ll be looking at the quality and presentation of the food. If you’re using mobile oyster raw bar equipment to prepare your dishes, be sure to mention this on your invitation. It’s also very popular at bachelor parties and graduation parties: people love to sample the different flavors and textures of the various mixtures of oyster. They are also a good food choice for making a simple meal more fun.
Next, using oyster catering makes for an easy, affordable meal. The price will vary depending on what type of preparation and what type of oyster you buy, but you should be able to get a nice selection between fresh, frozen, smoked, or dried. If you’re using the fresh stuff, your guests probably won’t notice that it’s not really oysters at all. They’ll think it’s a similar kind of thing they would have at an Asian restaurant. If you use the smoked or dried ones, though, you can be pretty sure that your guests will be saying ” Oyster! What is that?”
Finally, you can use the topping as an opportunity to highlight your food. Many catering services offer cocktail crackers and sandwiches, along with some fresh oyster salad. If you are using the fresh shucked oyster salad, make sure you encourage your guests to pick their own pieces. Otherwise, you could end up with green and yellow leaves in their salads, or with chunks of green that your guests will have to struggle to get rid of. At a minimum, if you use a mobile raw bar, you should provide your guests with some cutting boards – and you should warn them to never eat the raw oyster meat by itself.
Of course, when using a mobile raw bar, you can always offer your guests something else to munch on. Perhaps you have an entire refrigerator in your kitchen. You can set up a couple of butchering blocks and invite your guests to create their own meals using the meat from your shucked oyster catering company. They might make a lovely lunch or dinner for your business associates, or they might enjoy a nice cold beer or wine, while you polish off their meal of the day.
The best part of using oyster meat for your catering or party service is that you can use all kinds of seafood in your dishes. Fresh shrimp, lobster, and crab might sound strange to your guests, but it can turn out to be quite tasty. As long as your oyster supply arrives on time, and as long as you sanitize your raw bar properly, your guests should be able to eat just about anything you put in front of them. Of course, if you choose to go with cold oysters instead of your guests’ favorite warm seafood, you’ll need to keep your guests hydrated appropriately. Fresh oyster juice is a good way to ensure your guests’ stay hydrated without having their drinks tasting like water.
Another fun thing you can do with your oyster catering company is to offer cocktail shuck oyster catering. Cocktail shuck oysters can have a very simple style, or they can come in a whole spectrum of colors and textures. If you want to add some extra sparkle to your event, you could offer oyster cocktails instead of the typical sangria. If your cocktail shuck oyster catering company offers them in small glasses, you can also add some fresh mints or ghermache to each glass for an extra level of spritzer.