The holiday season is upon us. And that means plenty of family, friends and food. If you are hosting or you are planning meals, you may want to consider having them catered either partially or fully.
Think about the style and aesthetic you want. Are you planning a sit-down meal with several courses or a more casual buffet? Are there any special requirements your guests will have, such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free or other allergy concerns? Do you need linens, silverware and dishware?
It is best to plan ahead because other people are also scrambling to plan their menus. Many catering companies and restaurants suggest placing orders at least one to two weeks ahead. However, in a pinch, some places, such as Two Rivers Steak & Fish House, can make last-minute accommodations up to 48 hours in advance.
Be My Guest Catering Company owner Sandra DeMilio is happy to offer a new holiday catering menu and service. “So many people don’t have the time to cook, so it inspired us to extend our services to include holiday catering,” she said.
There is a simple online form for holiday reservations at www.bmgcatering.com. All orders can also be taken by phone at 410-987-5262 or through email. A full range of dining options is available, from appetizers and sides to main courses and desserts. Any dietary restrictions or specific needs can be met upon request. DeMilio recommends trying the signature goat cheese and fig dip with house-made herb chips and the famed crab dip. Her biggest tip is not to stress. “By the time the turkey is carved and out of the oven, as long as the gravy is hot, you are good to go!” she said.
She recommends reheating sides while the turkey is waiting to be carved. Be My Guest can also provide dishware and silverware as needed. The only thing better than a plate full of food is not worrying about washing the dishes once the plates have been cleared!
Morgan Forbes at Two Rivers Steak & Fish House encourages people to think about the best option for their holiday meal. She is happy to speak via phone at 410-360-3535 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any dietary restrictions can be met upon request.
Other local catering options include Garry’s Grill, which has carryout and full catering services. Angel’s Food Market does catering as well. Lauer’s Supermarket & Bakery offers catered holiday meals in two sizes. A small meal serves eight to 10 people and costs $74.95. It includes a 12- to 14-pound turkey, two pounds of stuffing, two pounds of gravy, two pounds of vegetables, rolls, and three pounds of mashed or sweet potatoes, as well as an 8-inch apple or pumpkin pie, and cranberry sauce. The large meal serves 10 to 14 people and costs $89.95. This includes an 18- to 20-pound turkey, three pounds of stuffing, and gravy, four pounds of vegetables, extra mashed or sweet potatoes, rolls, and a 10-inch pie and extra cranberry sauce.
Consider taking some of the holiday stress away by having a delicious catered meal this holiday season. Enjoying time around the table with loved ones has never been easier or more delicious!
Recommendations For Holiday Catering
Angel's Food Market
4681 Mountain Road, Pasadena,
Capiche Street Food
147 Ritchie Highway, Suite E, Severna Park
Lauer's Supermarket & Bakery
8095 Edwin Raynor Boulevard, Pasadena
8489 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena
Primo Pasta Kitchen
8557 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena
Mother's Peninsula Grille
969 Ritchie Highway, Arnold
Chick-fil-A of Severna Park
511 Ritchie Highway
553 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard, Severna Park