Your first taste is with your eyes. This is a sentiment that the catering specialists at our Jackson restaurant share and take seriously. How food is presented can have an impact on how it is enjoyed, so if you are planning on hosting a little summer party, then there are some things that you need to keep in mind. Here are some great tips on how to present your food to your guests.

The Right Equipment Makes a Difference

If you want to really impress your partygoers, you have to make sure that everything comes together, and that includes what the food is served on. Having the right size plates and bowls can make a huge difference because it allows each item to stand out without being squished together. Also, making sure that you have the utensils laid out in their proper place can make a lasting impression if you’re trying to truly enhance the dining experience.

Color & Texture

The catering menu at our Italian restaurant in Jackson has a wide variety of dishes, which makes it easy to mix things up in this regard. You should strive to create a vibrant plate with different colors and textures mixing and meshing together to create something that looks as enticing as it tastes. A green pesto dish can be livened up with a touch of color from red bell peppers or cherry tomatoes. Be creative! Use food items that taste well together, but cant also stand out at the same time!

Don’t Forget to Garnish

If there’s one thing that often separates a professionally prepared meal from a regular one, it’s that finishing touch. The right garnish can make a huge difference in both presentation and flavor. Parsley is something that you should have on hand for just this reason, but there are plenty of other options as well. Fish can always be spiced up with things like lemon or lime wedges, and brunch always goes a little better with some color fruit accents on the side.

If you’re planning on hosting a catered party this summer, contact Mangia Brick Oven Pizza at (732) 276-7200 to see what we can do for you.