Different types of food lend themselves better to the process of catering than others. By all means, technically any kind of food can go through catering and be just fine, but certain foods are better for being delivered to another location, while others are best enjoyed the minute they’re off the stove. Some will have more mileage than others for this sort of thing, but if you’re considering Mexican food catering for a special event in Santa Cruz, CA, here are the best picks for food that tend to be unaffected by the process of being put in a truck and shipped.
#1. Quesadillas and burritos
Two similar foods that have the same benefit that make them perfect for long truck drives: the tortilla. Most of the food is wrapped snugly in a delicious tortilla, and as long as it’s packaged correctly and doesn’t jostle around a lot, this means that the food will be the same coming in as it left. Especially since tortillas, being essentially bread, are very absorbent of heat, so when it arrives, the food will still be decently warm.
Much like quesadillas and burritos, much of the food part of an enchilada is wrapped up, but the taste of an enchilada isn’t much changed whether it’s warm or cold. On top of that, even if the food rolls around a little bit (which again, is unlikely, if the caterers are professionals who know how to package food) that just means the enchiladas will be even more coated in whatever sauce you requested them come with. So if you’re looking for a food that is guaranteed to be in one piece when it gets to the destination, an order of enchiladas will probably be near the top of your list.
#3. Any food cooked on site
Many catering companies offer the service of bringing the ingredients before the event, and then cooking the entire meal so it’s hot and ready the minute the guests arrive. If you find one such company that offers one such service, and it fits into your budget, it’s a highly recommended choice. There’s just something so great about having a professional cook come to your party and prepare a buffet of delicious food for you and your guests right when you need it. But be warned, this option can be very expensive, for reasons that should be obvious. But if you can afford it, then you and your guests are in for delicious food and a fantastic evening.
You can find these options and more with the esteemed D’La Colmena Mexican Food Catering Service.
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