Are you feeling pumped about fall arriving? Oh gosh, we sure are! Everything pumpkin space, cooler weather, boots, scarves, football- it rivals Christmas for the most wonderful time of the year! Actually, let’s be real Christmas as an adult sure takes away the feeling of Christmas being the most wonderful time of the year with all the shopping, stress and expectations, am I right? Anyways, we love the change of fall. It also shifts the menu from watermelon and summer BBQ fare to cozier food like braised pot roast and tomato basil soup. Throughout the years, we have gathered all kinds of tips about seasonal Ogden catering. We would love to share our tips with you so that you can have the best event yet!

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Take cues from the coffee shop

When it comes to choosing what kind of desserts to have at your event, take cues from your local coffee shop. Coffee shops like Starbucks always work from a season menu and they will always have the latest trends in flavors and textures. In the fall, you will see pumpkin spice and salted caramel. In the summer, it will be more along the lines of fresh berries and citrus. Winter is always peppermint and chocolate. Use those trends to build your dessert menu for Ogden catering. Let us take the usual canollis and make the filling pumpkin spice. And how about some brownies with peppermint frosting? There is always a way to take a dessert and make it seasonal. And your local coffee shop will give you the best clues.

Add soup as a comfort classic

You can take any Rockwell menu and give it a fall-time flare with adding a delicious soup. And we would suggest something smooth and creamy, like butternut squash soup or tomato basil. Something about the smooth, creamy soups begs for crusty bread dipping. Any Ogden catering menu is made fall friendly with a soup. Here are a few menu ideas that include soup:

  • Braised pot roast, gravy and roasted potatoes with creamy broccoli cheese soup.
  • Italian lasagna, Caesar salad and creamy tomato basil soup.
  • Cheese enchilada layered casserole with creamy chicken tortilla soup.

I don’t know about you, but that all sounds mouthwatering! You could also do a menu that is all soup if you really want to pour on the fall spirit. We love doing events with all soup. Like a wide variety of soup, covering all categories and a few different types of bread for dipping. An example of soup varieties would be a braised beef stew, corn and orzo chowder and potato bacon soup. With those three, we cover vegetable, meaty, smoky and creamy. I will take a cup of each please!

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If you are planning on outdoors, consider a transition inside

It’s tricky to plan an event outdoors in the fall. It’s just like the spring, you just don’t know what will happen. You could get lucky with perfect, ideal weather. But you could also get stuck with terrible weather. To cover your bases, try choosing a venue that has both an indoor option and outdoor. You will be able to enjoy the “golden hour” of the day and then more indoors when the weather turns crisp. This will also help people want to stick around and party. If you are only hosting your event outdoors, you risk people wanting to go home when it’s too cold outside.

Have we given you a few ideas? We hope so. Let us know if you have any questions and we will help you get the most out of your Ogden catering.