Tips To Planning Your Holiday Parties

November 1, 2017

Holidays are always a special time, where family and friends come together and celebrate, share a special meal, and make unforgettable memories. This season has become even more busy, however, with many different holiday parties that have become so popular. These parties allow us to spend the holidays with our friends and coworkers, meet new people, and enjoy some of the holiday spirit without worry about the traditional family fight.

These parties are fun and festive, but that may not be true for the hosts. Planning a party and executing the party perfectly takes a ton of preparation and hard work. If you are the host this year, we wish you luck. If you are not, send this blog to the host in hopes that it will make their job much easier.

At ROUGE Fine Catering, we can help make your party a hit with our delicious gourmet food options. We can cater to any of your get togethers, from a Friendsgiving to New Year’s Eve bashes. Once the food and drinks are taken care of, your job gets a lot easier.

But to simplify the hosting job even more, we will go over some holiday events that you may be stuck planning, and help give you tips to throwing the best parties. Read on for some tips from the pros!

Friendsgiving

A Thanksgiving with you and your friends, or a Friendsgiving, is a fun and unique way to celebrate with your favorite people. This Thanksgiving meal is generally more relaxed and calm, and perhaps that is because you don’t have to worry about your family asking when you are going to get married. Your friends are the people you choose to hang out with on a daily basis, so having a meal with them and sharing thanks is the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving.

This unique tradition has become more popular over the years and is a fun way to get the group together all at once. When planning a Friendsgiving, don’t plan the event on the actual day of Thanksgiving. A week before or after is generally a good time for this event. First, find out when everyone can do it. This may seem like a nightmare, attempting to get everyone’s schedule on the same page. One tip to scheduling is pick a few days and have everyone vote on a day. This way, you don’t have to worry about everyone picking a different day to celebrate.

After the date and time are finalized, plan some seasonal decorations, make a fall-esque playlist, set up an effective layout with enough chairs for everyone, and make sure to have your friends favorite beverages. Many Friendsgiving take the potluck route—having each friend bring a dish or dessert. That is not a bad idea, but if you want to wow your friends, create a menu with ROUGE Fine Catering and let us serve you gourmet food. You will win the award for best Friendsgiving of all time!

Christmas/Holiday Party

Christmas parties are a very popular holiday festivity and you will likely be invited to five of them this season. Whether they are your friend’s, book club’s, or office’s holiday party, you will be able to enjoy the spirit of the season for weeks on end.

But if you decide to plan your own holiday party this year, you will need to do a lot of planning. The first thing you need to do is decide whether to have the party at home or at a venue. Once you have decided on the location, send out invites to everyone you want to invite.

If your holiday party is going to be held at your home, make sure you have everything taken care of before the big day. Set up tables along walls, allowing the food to be accessible while making sure there is plenty of room for the minglers. Set up additional chairs for those who want to sit, light candles to keep the seasonal smells alive all night, and make sure you playlist will have the holiday vibes flowing all night.

These parties are rarely potlucks, meaning you are in charge of all of the food and drinks. But ROUGE can help by offering a delicious menu, as well as bar packages!

New Year’s Eve

The night before the year ends is one of the biggest parties of the year, saving the best for last. New Year’s Eve parties are simpler than others. You need champagne, noisemakers, confetti, things to do before midnight, and great food.

Find games that everyone can play before the ball drops, create a playlist of the year’s best hits, and get your friends talking about their favorite memories from the past year. And at midnight, celebrate with the people you love most. Be sure to get ROUGE to cater, allowing you to finish the year with the best meal you may have ever tasted!

Party planning can be a lot, especially on top of all the other stress that the holidays can bring. Just remember that ROUGE Fine Catering can help make it easier by offers a gourmet menu and bar packages. Start planning now and get ready for the holiday season! Contact us today to learn more.

Planning The Best Football Party

August 18, 2017

Sports have been a dominant factor in our society. And football is at the top of that list. With the beginning of the season right around the corner, football fans need to start preparing for game day kickoff. The first game may not be the most important game of the year, but it may be one of the most exciting. After preseason, you only have a small idea of how you team is going to do for the rest of the season, and that first game will hopefully start that season off right.

As we draw closer to kickoff, it is time to start planning for the ultimate start with a  season kickoff party. Many football fans take pride in throwing the greatest football parties, with the best food, the largest TV, surround sound speakers, and enough seating for everyone. But there are some things to think about when planning your football party.

First of all, just know that you don’t have to waste your time preparing all of the food for everyone. ROUGE Fine Catering offers gourmet catering for more than just weddings and corporate events. We can cater to get togethers as well—baby showers, anniversary parties, brunches, and yes, even football parties are on the list of our catering possibilities.

The Food

All you have to do when you use us for you party catering is select your menu. Remember, the ideal football food is finger foods, dips, sandwiches, and snacks. Keep this in mind while creating the perfect menu. To get you started on the perfect game day catering menu we will go over some of the best options for this exciting day.

We will start with the finger food. Our grilled jerk chicken wings and buffalo chicken wings are the perfect finger food that everyone can enjoy. We offer small and large options for these wings, so you can accommodate the size of your party. A more unique but delicious option for finger food is our seared chicken and vegetable potstickers server with sweet bourbon-soy dipping sauce.

As for dips, we offer many great options, but for your kickoff party some that you may want to try are the buffalo chicken dip, spinach and artichoke dip, or our roasted red pepper dip. These dips are delicious and perfect to snack on while cheering for your favorite team.

ROUGE offers different sandwich options that allow you to select the meat, bread, and cheese for the perfect sandwich. You can also select full sized sandwiches or a mini sandwich tray, depending on what you and your guests prefer.

Chips, pretzels, veggies and fruit trays, and bowls of candy that are color coordinated with your team are the perfect snack foods. You will also want to be sure you don’t forget the beverages!

After you have finished picking your menu for game day, you will no longer have to worry about the food, we will take care of it! However, you still have to plan the rest of your party in order to throw the greatest football party of all time! The rest of this blog will give you tips on how you can do this.

The Setup

Watching football on a small TV that is stuck in the corner of the room with all your guest crowded around the one couch in the room is not the way to set up your fantastic football party. If you don’t have a large TV, invest in one or plan on hosting your party at a friend’s home who does have a large TV. There is something magical and special about watching a football game on a 65” HD screen. The details are amazing, every blade of grass is visible, and your guests won’t be crowded in one area trying to get a better view.

After the TV situation is handled, make sure your seating arrangement is perfect. Collect couches, chairs, stools, and every other surface that can be used as a seat and set them up around the TV  in a way that is optimal for viewing. If you want to ensure everyone has a great seat, test out each of the seats and adjust where necessary.

Get Guests Involved

It is easy to get lost in conversation during football games, especially if you are not a football fan. If any of your guests end up not liking football as much as the rest of the crowd, help them and everyone else stay involved with different items. Pom-poms are a fun way to help people cheer for their team. Or, offer your guests flags to throw when they think a call should be made, most of them do the motion anyways, so provide them with the proper item.

Decorating can also help get your guests in the spirit. Add decorations using your team colors and logo. Offer guests eye black so they can get the true football look, and hand out small foam footballs to throw at the wall when bad calls are made. Create an entryway that resembles running through the tunnel onto the field. Your guests will love walking into your party and feeling like part of the team.

Planning the perfect football party does not have to be difficult. They main things you want to be sure of are that you have the best food, a large TV, great seating arrangement, and people who enjoy the great game of football. Get ready for your team’s first game of the season. Let ROUGE Fine Catering help you plan for the ultimate party. Start creating your menu today and get ready for kickoff!

College Graduation Deserves Fine Catering

April 17, 2017

You have watched your child grow up. You have watched them as they take their first steps, ride their first bike, go on their first date, and head off to the college of their dreams. And now you will watch as they graduate from that college and start the new and exciting chapter in their life. This is an exciting time for them and for you, another milestone checked off their list.  

When people celebrate high school graduations they are generally less formal and end up with some type of build-your-own-burrito buffet catering. But a college graduation is different. This is a big moment in a person’s life that should be celebrated as such. Don’t get catering from the local favorite fast food joint, give your graduate a celebration that they deserve after slaving away for years to get a degree and begin their life.

Rouge Fine Catering is the perfect choice to celebrate the hard work and dedication your child had to make it to this point. You might be wondering why you should go all out on your child’s college graduation party. And the answer is because they deserve it. College students are generally poor, living off of noodle cups and frozen foods, only having a real meal when they come home for holidays. And they have finally made it to this point, to the point where they have been working for the last four or more years of their lives. That is why the deserve fine catering for their graduation party.

When we say fine dining, we don’t mean lobster and the best steaks, although you certainly can have that catered from Rouge. But you can also get gourmet sandwiches, paninis, and burgers if that is what your graduate desires. The difference between our catering and others is that we serve high-quality, gourmet food that looks beautiful, taste delicious, and is just what you wanted. Our menu is extensive and we work to reduce our carbon footprint and be environmentally conscious.

Only a few other times in your life will you have gourmet food in your honor, such as at your wedding, a retirement party, and possibly a 50th anniversary. College students work hard, and only a little over a half end up graduating. Be proud that your child made it, give them a celebration they will remember and wow your guests with your amazing catering.

There are not many events in life when gourmet catering is the number one food choice, but when your child makes it through some of the toughest years of their life, give them a special celebration and make sure they get the very best. Get Rouge Fine Catering and show them how proud they have made you.

Whether you are having a graduation, retirement party, engagement party, work event, or a grand opening, choose Rouge Fine Catering to give your guests the best in catering and a menu that everyone will love. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your event catering.

Rouge Fine Catering: A New Style in Catering

March 1, 2017

When you think of catering, you may think of barbecue, a build you own burrito line, chicken wings with chips and dip, or just platter of finger food that are simple and popular. Perhaps that is an ideal type of catering for a backyard bbq or a graduation party — but what about the classier get togethers, the parties that require fancy attire and glasses of champagne? These types of parties require a more high-end catering service.

That is the type of catering Rouge Fine Catering takes pride in delivering. A gourmet catering service for weddings, corporate events, galas, or even just a fancier get together such as engagement parties or anniversaries. With menus for different events, bar packages, and an experienced and elite team, we will take stress out of your party planning.

We started in 2007 and have been delivery exceptional catering services ever since. Our goal is to change the way catering is done, taking the traditional and common food you find in catering, and create something better. We serve restaurant quality food, with a look and taste that says “fine dining”, and we do it with great pride.

Our menus are extensive, with multiple choice, different styles of catering, and choices for entrees. And no matter what type of celebration, get together, or event you are having we have a menu for you. We even have a menu for picnics, featuring many different salads including a broccoli and a fruit salad, and different slider platters.

Wedding Catering

A wedding is a prime time to get high-end catering. People’s favorite part of going to a wedding is getting to eat the food, so make it memorable. For weddings, our catering menu has a few choices. There is the ever so popular buffet menu, allowing guests to pick and choose from our selections of gourmet foods. There are also cocktail style menus and family style menus, giving you the ability to decide which will best suit your event and your guests.

We also offer a plated dinner style menu a few different ways — dual entree, choice of entree, and composed entree. Study the difference before making a decision, some of these entree style may be more idea for your guest and venue.

Corporate and Special Events

Our full menu for corporate and special events is the same, but the full menu isn’t the only option for either of these.

For corporate events, there is also the choice of a delivery menu, but that doesn’t mean it is any less gourmet than our other catering menus. If you want the fancy cuisine but not extra people in your corporate party, let us deliver to you, giving your event some extra class and saving space.

Special events, such as galas, holiday parties, or grand openings, we have a sample menu, giving you a taste of what the perfect menu would look like for your event.

Get Togethers

For your get togethers that aren’t necessarily fancy or an important event, we offer a few different menu styles that give your party a bit of a high-end feel. For these events we only offer a delivery menu, offering you gourmet food without the service. Our sample menus give you ideas for baby showers, game day parties, anniversary parties, brunch gatherings, and picnics. That’s right, we delivery high quality cuisine to your game day party and your picnic.

Many of these party and menu options also offer bar packages, because what good wedding doesn’t have an open bar?

We also give you the option of creating a custom menu, just contact Rouge Fine Catering by calling or emailing to set up the perfect menu for your event.

Skip the burrito bowl buffet and offer your guests the finest in catering, with gourmet food, drinks, and desserts that look great and taste even better. We want to help your event be as successful and memorable as possible, so let us be your catering company — you won’t be disappointed with the quality of our food and service we provide.

If you are having trouble finding a venue for your wedding, gala, or other event, let us help. Our event managers can help you find the perfect venue for your party. You can view our list of venue recommendations to find one that best suites your style and needs.

Rouge Fine Catering is a fine dining catering service that can enhance your entire party. Let us be your caters, we promise you won’t regret it. Contact us today to learn more about our menus or to get assistance finding a venue for your special event.