Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Wedding Catering Ideas

Outdoor Reception Area at Malibu Rocky Oaks Wedding

  Now that you’ve chosen Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate, one of California’s most breathtaking outdoor wedding venues, you’ll need an exquisite menu to match it. The soft sunlight and rolling hillside provides an alluring backdrop for what will become the most memorable day of your life. Serving personalized wedding fare will help define this enchanting setting as your own. With our creative menu design, top-notch staff and elegant style, Made By Meg ensures the food on your wedding day is a beautiful, delectable and satisfying match for this charming location. Malibu …

8 Tips for Choosing Your Perfect Wedding Caterer

choosing a wedding caterer

Your wedding is likely one of the most important days of your life. You’ve spent years picking the groom, not to mention the hours dedicated to deciding on the dress, the venue, the flowers and the photographer, so you should be equally as thorough when choosing the caterer. After all, a delicious meal—in addition to celebrating eternal love—is a major draw for many wedding guests. The type and style of food sets the tone for your wedding, and you want to be sure it tastes …

6 Fresh Cocktail Food Ideas for Your Next Event

cocktail food ideas

Are you planning your next event? Keep things fresh and fun with some delectable cocktail food ideas, sure to wow your guests and keep their bellies full. Be sure to take a look at my extensive catering menu and check out my list below of 6 fresh cocktail food ideas to serve at your next event. #1. Sliders Sliders are one of my favorite cocktail foods. Who doesn’t love a tiny, bite-sized burger? These hand-held treats are a wonderfully diverse dish to add to your …

4 Theme Ideas for Office Holiday Events

office holiday party theme ideas

The holidays will soon be upon us. Some argue that the arrival of Labor Day officially ushers in our nation’s extended holiday season, while others view the transition of summer to fall as the more legitimate signaling of festivities to come. But for most, when Halloween night gives way to November 1st, the matter is firmly decided—holiday spirit is in full swing. And with the arrival of the holidays, company gatherings are not far behind, which is a great reason to keep these themed corporate …

Seasonal Wedding Catering Ideas

Seasonal Wedding Catering Ideas

Menus and food preferences change a great deal from season to season. What is appetizing in the cold winter months may be comparatively unsavory come summer. Being mindful of changing palates from month to month is essential to good party hosting and savvy meal planning. Having a few seasonal wedding catering ideas at your disposal will ensure your menu aligns perfectly with the weather and the spirit, no matter the time of year.   A combination of factors should be kept top-of-mind when considering your …

The Ultimate Guide to How Much Food to Serve at a Party

The Ultimate Guide to How Much Food to Serve at a Party

Good company, great music, and flavorful food are the makings of any enjoyable party. On that last point, it is only the most poorly planned of festive gatherings that does not at least have snacks, hors d’oeuvres, appetizers, and spirits on hand for its hungry guests. And while not all occasions call for a three-course meal or a dinner-sized entrée, a few finger food options and perhaps a light dessert might do just fine. But a question all hosts and hostesses end up asking themselves …

6 Creative Menu Design Ideas

Creative Menu Designs

Hosting duties, regardless of the occasion, are often rewarding, invariably time-consuming, and potentially stress-inducing. Such duties include deciding upon an event setting, preparing the site accordingly, managing invitations, and, of course, collaborating with a worthy caterer in the choosing of entrées, appetizers, desserts, and beverages. After all, those who trouble themselves with the attending of whatever event you have in mind will surely appreciate being fed amply and with quality cuisine. And while courtesy and decorum will keep one’s guests from voicing any complaints to …

The Proper Way to Set Up a Buffet

Proper Way to Set Up a Buffet

Dietary preferences are continually changing in these United States, and largely in response to increased dietary knowledge within the population at large. Portion sizes now lean towards smaller servings, nutrition information is now a fixture on nearly every packaged food item and restaurant menu in the country, and every calendar day of the year is home to yet another revelation as to which foods are to be avoided by the health-minded, to say nothing for which “superfoods” should be incorporated into one’ diet posthaste. With …

4 Wedding Reception Meal Options

Wedding Reception Meal Options

Marriage, Abraham Lincoln once observed, is neither heaven nor hell; it is simply purgatory. Regardless of one’s perspective on the virtues of married life, the wedding by which a given marriage is preceded can be, if nothing else, a good occasion to feast and (hopefully) enjoy oneself. And what better way to ensure a respectable turnout to one’s nuptial ceremony than with the promise of first-rate cuisine to follow? Many guests will happily acknowledge to one another (if not to the bride and groom) the …

4 New Dessert Trends

new dessert trends

The American palate has cultivated a peculiar relationship with sugar and fat over the past decade or so, as health consciousness holds increasing sway over dining and shopping sensibilities. Given that these are central ingredients in a comfortable majority of cake, pie, custard, pastry, and ice cream recipes, many a sweet tooth has gone unsatisfied in the aftermath of a nourishing meal. Where a decadent (or at least moderately sweetened) treat might once have followed a sensible dinner meal, many families now eliminate the course …

5 Menu Ideas for Corporate Lunches

Menu Ideas for Corporate Lunches

Dining on the job is and has long been a fixture in the professional sector, as shared meals are a reliable means of cultivating camaraderie between colleagues, business leadership, and the significant others of both. Whether taking the form of working luncheons, awards banquets, or as a weekly fixture on the calendar, on-site meals allow for the ancient “breaking of bread” tradition to manifest warmly in our modern world. What has changed in recent years is the increasingly health-conscious diner whose particular considerations and preferences …

7 Late Night Wedding Treats

Cocktail Reception Sushi Platter

As likely as one may be to attend a number of rather conventional weddings in a given year, one may also find themselves enjoying nuptial ceremonies of rather unorthodox nature. Vows spoken at noon followed by a modest reception dinner around sundown might be a perfectly acceptable arrangement for couples and their families from coast to coast, and from border to border. For many others, however, weddings and their ensuing festivities are taking shape in ways both inventive and unconventional. For the standard and the …

Caterers List the Menu Trends for 2016

Menu Trends for 2016

The American diet and individual food preferences are hugely subject to change and reimagining as health reporting, fitness fads, and the cyclical nature of culinary sensibilities visit their collective influence upon the public consciousness. Carbohydrates are at turns rejected and embraced by the community palate, raw food perpetually enters and exits the proverbial national menu, red meat is either in vogue or disparaged for any number of questionable reasons, and eggs have rendered many a health conscious individual manic depressive on account the scientific community’s …

Top 10 Mini Bites For Your New Year’s Eve Party

Top 10 Mini Bites For Your New Year’s Eve Party

As 2016 draws near, prospective party hosts might do well to examine our list of top 10 mini bites for your New Year’s Eve party, as American culinary tastes continue to gentrify. Speaking of which, parties (regardless of theme or occasion) might be categorized in a binary capacity—those which feature low-grade, cost-conscious, hugely unhealthy food items, and those which provide guests with respectable, delicious, and comparatively nutritious cuisine. New Year’s Eve parties are no exception in this regard, with many hosts electing to serve chip/dip …

10 Reasons to Host a Holiday Party at Your Office

Holiday Party at Your Office

Birthday celebrations, sporting events, graduations, and, of course, holidays in these United States are widely acknowledged as being the most ideal and excusable periods of time in which to gorge oneself on indulgent foods the likes of which one is best advised to avoid under otherwise normal circumstances. And while birthdays are usually replete with punch and cake, gatherings predicated upon athletic contests (Super Bowl, NBA Finals, et cetera) with toppings-laden pizza and chicken wings (traditionally), and graduations with still more cake, the holiday season …