Gear up for Wedding Catering

How to Make Your Wedding Catering Jobs Proceed More Smoothly

If you’re a restaurant or dedicated caterer, wedding season probably fills you with anticipation – and more than a little anxiety! These tips will help you be well prepared for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and receptions.

Make Sure You Have Enough Staff

If you have a restaurant or dedicated catering business, you may have enough staff to handle your day-to-day operations, but you may need some additional hands on deck during wedding season. Hire additional temporary staff if needed to help with prep, delivery, and serving.

Publicize Your Services

To increase your business, you’ll need to let prospective brides and grooms know about your catering services. Participate in any local bridal fairs to reach your target audience, and come well prepared with samples to help draw people to your booth and wow them with your food.

Make Sure You Have the Equipment You Need

The best staff and the best food won’t mean much if you don’t have the equipment needed to properly execute, transport, present, and serve your menu. Replace any equipment that’s on its last legs, and add the new pieces you need to make wedding season go more smoothly.

Oswalt Restaurant Supply can help you get the right commercial kitchen equipment for your wedding catering jobs. From items to help you safely store and transport your food to serving platters and tiers that will show it off to its best advantage, we have a wide variety of catering products. Contact us for help in choosing what you need.

The Moscow Mule: Your New Signature Cocktail

An essential bar supply for a Moscow Mule.

Vodka remains the most popular liquor for cocktails in the United States, serving as the key component of over 35 of the top 100 cocktails. Common drinks, like the Bloody Mary, the vodka martini or Screwdriver are always a hit with guests, but if you want to wow them, take a chance on the Moscow Mule.

The Moscow Mule was created in 1941, and quickly grew in popularity along the coasts, especially with celebrities. John Martin, the American distributor of Smirnoff vodka, faced serious financial issues due to low sales and an unknown brand. He developed the Moscow Mule as a marketing scheme, and traveled the country pitching his vodka to bartenders. By the end of the decade, the Moscow Mule rode the surge of demand for vodka drinks and became a staple of bars and resorts throughout the country. Many credit the Moscow Mule for saving Smirnoff, and making it a household name.

The Moscow Mule is a smooth, semi-sweet drink that’s refreshing on warm days, and comforting during cold nights. The drink is typically served in a copper mug, though a Collins glass can be used if you don’t have the proper bar supplies.

• ½ oz. Lime Juice
• 2 oz. Vodka
• 5 oz. Ginger Beer
• Squeeze the lime into the mug, and drop the rind in for extra flavor
• Add ice to taste
• Fill with vodka and ginger beer, or ginger ale for a sweeter drink
• Stir gently
• Garnish with a lime

Having the right bar supplies isn’t enough to make your party stand out; you need drinks that your guests will remember. For your next party, knock their socks off with a tasty Moscow Mule.

A quick bar guide for the Moscow Mule.