Ahh, fall is here! And this time of year can mean only one thing: it’s finally time to watch some of your favorite sports! And before you know it, it’ll be time to celebrate the biggest games of the season. You don’t want to wait until the last minute to start planning your menus—or else you’ll be that party host who has nothing but dry pretzels, greasy chips, and that half bottle of lemonade from the back of the fridge.
You don’t want to be that person. Trust us.
So, what can you do to make sure you have the best snacks before and during the game? You’ll need to either cater your own party by making large spreads of food, or reserve a time slot with the best caterers in town (ASAP, since they get booked pretty quickly, especially for big game days). Here are some tips for having the best food around:
There’s nothing worse than making or buying an entire spread of food for a party, only to run out before everyone is served or well before the game ends. The name of the game here is variety and quantity! Food is the spice of life, and it’s bound to make your gathering that much more exciting. Make sure you don’t run low on the most important components of your game day meals.
Temperature is a big component when it comes to catered food. You need to make sure that food is being served and stored at the right temperatures. First, you’ll need chafing dishes. And those chafing dishes should either have Sternos or an ice bath just below the food, making sure that everything is going to be and remain as tasty as possible—even through half time.
Depending on what you are serving, or how long the food will be out, you may want to replace the Sterno heating sources, refill the ice tray, or cover the food.
If you really want to show off your cooking skills, there’s no better time than when you’re having a ton of friends and family over for the game. Wings, dips, homemade pizzas — no matter what it is, now’s the time to whip out a few of your favorite game day recipes and impress your guests.
Just make sure that you don’t stress yourself out if you’re having a larger party. Portion sizes, preparation, timing, and hosting can start to feel really stressful without the right help on hand! So grab a friend or two if you’re accommodating a ton of people; they will probably be more than happy to lend their services.
It’s important to admit when you’ve got too much on your hands. Sometimes you can make your own dish. Other times, you’ve got to leave it up to the pros. And let’s be honest: when it comes to dessert, you don’t want to mess up. Everyone gets a serious sweet tooth during the big games of the season. Sometimes, you’ve just got to give in to those cravings. Treat yourself and your best friends to the finest setup during game time.
Hire the ice cream professionals from Cold Stone of south Florida. We are a family owned and operated business right here in sunny south Florida. And we’re ready to bring your big game gathering from dull to delicious! Contact us today with any questions or to place your catering order.