1 VENUE – When choosing a venue the first thing to consider is the amount of space required to set up the stalls. Secondly, always check with the venue that lives cooking will be allowed and that all health and safety procedures for this are in place. Greenleaf has a whole host of venues with both indoor and outdoor spaces that will fulfil these requirements. The venue must have a fully operational kitchen and one where the Chefs have all the professional cooking equipment and services within.
2 STANDING OR SEATED?
The decision is yours but considers not only your preference but also your guests’ needs.
For an informal reception, opt for a standing service, allowing guests to mingle and socialise whilst enjoying the great variety of cuisines. The stalls can be set across the whole of room replicating the traditional street stalls from around the world.
For a more formal setting, opt for the seated service. The stalls can be set around the perimeter of the room, with guest tables placed in the centre. This option is ideal for those of your guests that may be elderly or those with younger children.
3 VARIETY OF CUISINES -There is currently such a huge range of options you will be spoilt for choice! Choose menus that reflect your personality, heritage and background or opt for menus that reflect the diverse world we live in and choose stalls from all corners of the world. We at Greenleaf recognise that there are times when that extra special touch is required to help you think outside the box. Our chefs and events consultants will help you create stalls, Canapés and dishes to cater to all your needs and those of your guests. We have even gone as far as developing a Pizza Samosa for an Italian, Indian Wedding as a fusion starter.
4. CATERER – By choosing a reputable caterer, you will be provided with the quality and service that you deserve. Additionally, speak to family and friends who have been through the process before. They will have done the research already, so they should be able to help point you in the right direction.
We would advise that you look out for the following when you choose your caterer: Length of time they have been in business; a question about which awards, accolades, and industry-standard certificates they have obtained. This will be a good indicator of their commitment to the industry; ensure the meeting occurs at their offices.
Another good source of information is the venue, as most will have a preferred caterer list. When looking into caterers, you want to opt for one with plenty of experience and with a good reputation – check out their references and testimonials. If they don’t have any, then there’s probably a good reason why!
One of the most important elements of catering is the event management and planning services that Greenleaf includes for every client. This makes the difference of the world for any client to relax and enjoy your special day.
5 THEMING – bring your event to life with authentic theming and décor. Specially designed stalls in vibrant traditional colours to replicate street markets. Your guests will enjoy not only the amazing food on offer but the wow factor that will greet them when they arrive
6 AUTHENTICITY – Most caterers specialise in one type/style of cuisine. When looking at food stall catering, you need to choose a caterer who will have chefs that are able to provide a greater variety of food styles and types. Ensure you choose caterers that are reputable, and experienced and understand your needs and requirements. When choosing your stall concepts, ensure that your caterer is able to provide you with imaginative menus with an emphasis on exquisite tastes and flavours. At Greenleaf, we are passionate about food, dedicated to service and committed to quality
7 FOOD TASTING – Book in a tasting with your chosen caterer. A tasting gives you the opportunity to ascertain not only the flavours and taste of the food but also the quality and presentation. This is also a great chance to give your input, make changes and incorporate any of your own ideas into your chosen menus. If you have a concept in mind our team at Greenleaf will help you bring it to life.
About Greenleaf Catering
Established for over three decades, Greenleaf Catering & Event Management is a family-run business. Our expertise lies in specialist Asian Catering and Event Management services. Our approach to business has led to expansion in all areas of operation over the years, to the extent that today we are one of the leading catering and events companies.
With a drive for perfection and a desire to provide unmatchable service and quality, we are reputed as one of the finest Asian caterers in the events industry. The move to our new 20,000 square foot, purpose-built premises is designed to a very high specification bringing all aspects of catering and event management under one roof. Our Events Centre also incorporates private dining rooms, enabling clients to customise their dishes to their preferences.
We portray the right positive image of a vibrant, upward-thinking company, and we are renowned for delivering wonderful food whilst embracing new and innovative service ideas. We care about providing genuine satisfaction to all of our clients whilst ensuring that their event is an overwhelming success from start to finish.