January 22, 2024

Mastering the Culinary Craft: Unveiling the 10 Traits of a Great Caterer

January 22, 2024

Mastering the Culinary Craft: Unveiling the 10 Traits of a Great Caterer

Catering is more than just preparing and serving food; it’s an art that requires a unique set of skills and qualities. A great caterer goes beyond merely satisfying appetites—they create memorable experiences through their culinary expertise and exceptional service.

In this blog post, we will explore the ten essential traits that distinguish a remarkable caterer and elevate them to the pinnacle of their craft.

Traits of a great caterer

Choosing the right caterer is one of the most crucial decisions when planning an event. An exceptional caterer can leave a lasting impression on your guests. On the other hand, a subpar caterer can ruin your event and leave your guests disappointed.

But what makes a great caterer? Here are the traits you should look for when selecting a caterer to ensure an unforgettable experience.

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December 4, 2023

Unique Winter Holiday Foods from Around the World

December 4, 2023

Unique Winter Holiday Foods from Around the World

As the winter holiday season approaches, people worldwide are getting ready to celebrate with their loved ones. Food is one of the most essential parts of any holiday celebration, and winter holidays are no exception. While many of us are familiar with traditional holiday foods like roasted turkey, ham, and pumpkin pie, there are a whole host of odd and unique winter holiday foods from around the world that you might not have heard of. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of these unusual holiday dishes and the cultures that celebrate them.

Of course, for your holiday table, Catering by Michaels has you covered! Our curated holiday menus are filled with traditional and modern items, from appetizers to entrees to desserts. We even have chef-seated meal packages for gatherings of any size! To view our holiday menus, visit our website. You can place your order online by visiting CATERINGBYMICHAELS.COM/ORDERCATERING, or you can contact us via email at EVENTS@CATERINGBYMICHAELS.COM. If you’d like to speak with an event coordinator to receive personalized guidance on your holiday selections, you can reach us at (847) 966-6555.

CBM Christmas Cookies

Catering by Michaels has a complete complement of holiday dishes, from appetizers to desserts and all points in between!

And now, without any further ado, let’s start our global culinary trek!

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November 27, 2023

Hanukkah: Lights, Food, Celebration

November 27, 2023

Hanukkah: Lights, Food, Celebration

Hanukkah is an enchanting and joyous occasion when Jewish communities gather to celebrate the Festival of Lights. This eight-day holiday is steeped in custom and tradition, with activities such as lighting the menorah, playing with dreidels, and indulging in scrumptious dishes. In this blog post, we will explore some of the most popular Hanukkah traditions and food ideas you can serve your loved ones. And don’t forget, you still have time to place your Hanukkah order with Catering by Michaels (more on that later!)

But First, Some History

Hanukkah Celebration

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November 13, 2023

How to Have an Easy and Successful Thanksgiving Dinner? Consider a Caterer!

November 13, 2023

How to Have an Easy and Successful Thanksgiving Dinner? Consider a Caterer!

Thanksgiving is all about gathering with family and friends to share a delicious meal and to express gratitude for all the blessings in our lives. However, preparing for this special day can be time-consuming and overwhelming. That’s why we’re here to help you navigate the holiday to help you have an easy and successful Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Dinner: More to Think About than Just Turkey

A successful Thanksgiving with Catering by Michaels

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November 6, 2023

Why Do We Celebrate the Holidays with Food?

November 6, 2023

Why Do We Celebrate the Holidays with Food?

The holidays are a special time of year, filled with traditions and memories. Food plays a central role in our holiday celebrations for many of us. It is woven into the fabric of our cultures and customs. Whether it’s a festive feast, a cherished family recipe, or a seasonal treat, food plays a vital role in marking special occasions. From the classic turkey dinner at Thanksgiving to the sweet treats of Christmas, food is a way for us to come together and celebrate. But why do we celebrate the holidays with food? This blog post will delve into the rich tapestry of culinary traditions that connect us across time and place.

Celebrating the Holidays with Food

The holiday season is a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. One of the most meaningful aspects of this time of year is the food we share with family and friends. Food is not just a meal; it’s an experience that connects us with our past, present, and future. But what are the reasons why we celebrate the holidays with food?

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