The “Oh My God I’m Getting Married” Diaries- Thoughts from an engaged DJ
Chapter 4- Picking the Food
So next to entertainment, I have always thought food will make or break a reception!If you don't get enough people will complain endlessly, if it isn't good quality, you might as well throw money down the drain! Now previously I did a blog about the pros and cons of having a cocktail, a buffet or a set menu (Click HERE to have a read of it) So now I had to put my money where my mouth is and determine what we want for our reception. Because of the amount of people we were looking at attending (actual numbers to be confirmed in a later OMGIGM entry) and the size of the Perth Bell Tower, a set and buffet menu is not possible. There would be no where for anyone to sit unless we set up outside (and if it rained we would be screwed!) so the only logical conclusion would be to have a cocktail function. As some of you may know, my partner is a Coeliac, meaning if she eats anything with gluten in it she can become very sick. It is so bad that even cross contamination (i.e. touching a piece of bread and then touching the food) can cause sickness...This as you can imagine makes life a little bit more difficult. I rang a lot of catering companies, and I'm not going to lie, even though they had a lot of great menus at good prices for normal people, when you took out everything that had gluten in it, the selection did not look so appetizing. Also I enjoy food a lot and if I would not be filled, there is no way I am going to inflict that onto my wife to be and our guests. All hope seemed lost, however we finally found someone who not only could do a menu entirely gluten free, but the items were so mouth watering I needed a napkin just reading it!
Ryan John- Private Chef (www.ryanjohn.com.au)
He was friendly, professional and is working with us to ensure it is everything we can want. All staff, cutlery, cooking and food is prepared fresh and we have a tasting in the next few months. Also his prices are fantastic! I don't want to give away what we will be having (got to keep some things a surprise ;-) ) but let me tell you, there are no spring rolls or cheese cubes as the first round! It is all amazing meat, seafood, and chicken prepared in wonderful and tantalizing ways. If you are planing on having any kind of menu (He does sit down and buffet as well) I strongly suggest checking him out!
So what about YOU? What did your menu consist of and was it as tasty as you imagined? Also did you have a Buffet, Set Menu, Cocktail or something else and why? Let me know by leaving a comment :-)