Saturday, 29 December 2012

Whats in a Banquet !

There are only two tangential views that exist on banqueting; one, it is a gluttons paradise and for the other it is a distasteful concept of communal dining !

The debate is not about which side you are on, it is about something which we can just not ignore. So what exactly is trending in banqueting and what makes this traditional service more inviting and connected to the present genre.

What is trending in contemporary banqueting.....

  • Customised live cooking stations
  • Customised cooking methods
  • Live modular kitchens with modern equipments
  • Customised menus
  • Snazzy beverages in exquisite glassware 
  • Focal point - a great beverage bar
  • World cuisines
  • Micro menus
  • Ethnic cuisines
  • Health trends in popular fare; large hand tossed salad and pizza bar etc, seafood, world barbecues, Japanese food.
The upscale client needs..

  • Food and beverage styling
  • Fresh ingredients and their visibility
  • Cooking concepts in each finalized stations
  • Amuse bouche instead of appetizers in plenty
  • Modern-ethnic serviceware
  • Great variety and greater detailing
 A WOW banquet menu..

  • Selections and combinations offered
  • Customised menu and concepts by one to one discussion with the chefs
  • Food styling by one to one discussion with specialized chefs
  • Diversity in cuisines
  • Tasting menus
  • A great cocktail menu. Good wines.
 What executes a great party event.. 

  • Trained and enthusiastic personnel
  • Quantum of manpower
  • Synchronization of services and crispness in delivery
  • Logistics
  • Themes
  • Timing
Mark your USP..
  • Planning and its implementation
  • Concepts and its implementation

By : Devraj Halder

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