So…you just can’t wait to get married, but you’re not having the best time planning your wedding. The fact is, there’s just so much to do, from selecting the venue to creating a registry and sending out invitations; and it all has you very stressed out. Then there’s the food to worry about. You just don’t know what you are going to serve your guests. You know that there are plenty of picky eaters to be found among your friends, and you also know lots of vegans and vegetarians. So just how are you going to satisfy everyone’s food cravings? It’s just something else to worry about, but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can stop worrying about the food if you select wedding catering from Waterfront Gourmet. Our extensive catering menu includes just the sort of treats and eats that are perfect for a casual indoor or outdoor wedding.
What’s On the Menu?
The question really should be what isn’t on the menu because we have just about everything. Want to serve a tasty collection of gourmet sandwiches, wraps, paninis, and subs? We’ve got them and we load them high with premium meats and cheeses, crispy, fresh veggies, and a schmear of spicy mayo or mustard. There’s plenty here for the heartiest of appetites. You know the type that goes for rich, thick meaty sandwiches. Well, they’ll adore these. But we won’t leave your veggie loving friends and guests out. We have tons of vegetarian and vegan options on our menu, too. These are the sandwiches that are crafted especially for vegetarians – this is not a swap out the meat for extra spinach or cheese type of thing. Instead, these are veggie combos that even your most devoted meat-eating friends will want to try. The point is, with Waterfront Gourmet, every guest will be full and happy with our menu, even those who are into lighter fare.
That’s where Waterfront Gourmet’s assortment of appetizer trays comes in to meet the demands of the picky eaters. We load these platters with their favorite snacks and treats. They’ll keep coming back to our hummus tray, which comes with tomato, cucumber, and piles of delicious grilled pita. They’ll adore our veggie trays with dip, and love our chips and dips that come with crunchy tortilla chips and a choice of guac or salsa. Those who like sweets will love our seasonal fruit trays. Then there are our baked desserts. No one can say no to cupcakes, cakes, chocolate dipped pretzels, brownies, and cookies. So why don’t you say yes to Waterfront Gourmet’s wedding catering? And say yes to stress-free wedding planning (or at the very least, less stressful wedding planning).
We know that you still have lots to do, so let us take care of the food. You can be assured that when you choose Waterfront Gourmet for all your wedding catering needs, you’ll have the freshest, heartiest, and tastiest menu ever and we will do free delivery to your event, too.
Want to know what else is on the menu? Then come check us out at Waterfrontgourmet.com to explore our wedding catering options and selection. When you’re ready to get started, just contact the Waterfront Gourmet nearest your event. We have four locations – University City, Roberts Center, Dilworth Plaza, and Penn’s Landing – so there’s likely a Waterfront Gourmet nearby. Visit us online or stop into one of our area locations today to find out more. We’ll fix you something totally delicious and help you start planning your event menu. We just can’t wait to see you, so come on by and say hi!
When you want barbecue, you expect the best flavors and taste to satisfy. There are so many ways to enjoy barbecue because there are so many things you can grill and enjoy. It goes far beyond the barbecue beef brisket, juicy steaks, or fresh chicken on the barbecue.
If you’re like me, you don’t just pick any seasoning or spices to create great barbecue. You treat it like an art form and want the best of the best. Not is the time to get the best of the best with the Best Barbecue Rub you will ever taste from Casa M Spice Co™.
Barbecue is all about flavor. Whether you are enjoying savory pork chops with great spice and sweetness, spicy chicken wings, or even something different and more delicate like lamb or fish, you want to be able to not only taste the flavors of the meat, but enhance it with a dry rub that includes spices like black pepper, cayenne pepper, chili pepper and more. A great BBQ rub brings out the best in the meat you prepare and makes the meal.
Let Casa M Spice Co™ make your meal with their variety of spice blends. With influences rooted in Cajun, Mexican and Southwestern cooking, you get authentic Texas barbecue flavor and delicious spices that are traditional and famous in the region. With all of their spice blends perfected over two decades of experimentation starting with a base of the Casa M Spice Co™ original Chain Reaction™ seasoning, the mix of salt and pepper, spices and ground chiles bring out all types of flavors, from sweet and savory to hot and spicy and everything in between.
Casa M Spice Co™ has blends made specifically for beef, chicken, pork, lamb and fish, all designed to bring out the natural flavors of the meat and enhance it with a combination of flavors that will send your taste buds running wild. All of the spice blends from Casa M Spice Co™ come in milder Controlled blends and wilder Uncontrolled blends. There is something for everyone based on what you like.
As the holidays approach, now is the perfect time to share the flavors of Casa M Spice Co™. They have available on their website gift sets that are perfect for your loved ones this holiday season. What better gift to give than the gift of great flavor and the best barbecue rub you have ever had! Gift cards are also available so your friends and family can pick up more of your favorite spice blends.
With such a unique and detailed process for creating these blends, it is a labor of love for great food and great flavor. Mike and Manny Hernandez have worked together to assemble these spices blends and deliver them from their kitchen and family table to yours. They want to share these flavors with your family, especially over the holidays when so much is about sharing time with loved ones and making memories.
At Casa M Spice Co™, the belief is that great food makes great memories, and it’s true. There is nothing quite like a great meal surrounded by the people who make you happiest. Isn’t that a great gift to share with your family this holiday season?
If you agree, head on over to the Casa M Spice Co™ website and pick up one of their spice blends so you can wow your family and friends at your next gathering. You will certainly be glad you did. Start making memories and sharing great flavor with the help of Casa M Spice Co™ and the best barbecue rub around today!
Being the urban center it is, there are a great number of catering options in Philadelphia, from dedicated catering businesses to famous local restaurants with their own mobile food carts. When trying to provide food to a well-attended event in a big city, it’s necessary to find a catering team that can provide for your event’s needs and handles any unpredicted challenges.
The first rule for tracking down affordable catering in Philadelphia is to know the scale of your event as precisely as you can. A catering company specialized in large events will be less efficient in dealing with a smaller one, and vice-versa. While many smaller teams can more than handily take on a large event, and larger teams can scale their operations down, this will inevitably cost more in some fashion than choosing a caterer that satisfies your needs most specifically. Most catering companies are accustomed to particular types of events: some have done mostly weddings hosted at the appropriate venues, some have done mostly conventions or summits in hotel convention centers, and some have experience with more esoteric events. The more information you can get about the caterers’ experience, the more assured you can be that you’ll get the results you want.
The next rule is to do your research. Unlike sampling a novel new restaurant, you cannot ‘try out’ a caterer beyond sampling their food in advance of the event. Consulting online reviews exclusively isn’t a sufficient amount of investigation to truly show a catering company in the most honest light. Work through your personal contacts among friends and family to hear out word-of-mouth anecdotes to match your expectations to. Too many companies these days are attempting to sabotage each other with unfavorable reviews, or bias their own standing with erroneous positive reviews. Anecdotal evidence is always better and more reliable, especially when you’re speaking to someone you trust that you can ask specific questions.
When looking for affordable catering, it can prove a unique challenge due to the sheer diversity of catering options available. As a metropolitan area, caterers from every national food tradition are available. It’s best to make a decision about this long before you begin doing any research or selecting any menu items, as you will want to choose a specialized caterer to the narrowest specification possible. Your results will not always be the cheapest or most affordable, but choosing your caterer based on the needs of your event as closely as possible will definitely get you the best value.
Believe it or not, the location of the caterer matters a lot, especially in reference to your venue. Distance is not the only factor. Traffic and the challenge of the relevant roads matter as well. If you find affordable catering in Philadelphia’s Center City, having caterers deliver to Port Richmond is relatively simple. However, it might be more difficult for them to successfully transport food to Far Northeast Philadelphia. While almost every caterer has the capacity to successfully make a delivery, more things can go wrong for a more complicated one. When you have only one chance to get an event to go off right, having your caterer encounter unpredicted trouble can throw everything off. No amount of rehearsal can account for a poorly-timed car accident or traffic jam.
Due diligence is always the name of the game in event planning, and this is true even when you’re hiring out for the expertise of a professional organization. Assuming perfect performance on the part of the caterers, you can still only get results as good as your compatibility with the caterers you choose. Affordable catering in Philadelphia is more accessible than ever, but being spoiled for choice can complicate things if you don’t know what to look for. Take your time, do your homework, and get the best value for your needs.
If you need any help, Waterfront Gourmet is ready to help. Their passionate team knows Philly better than anyone else, and with four locations located throughout the city, all selling fresh, gourmet food, you are sure to get a catered delivery that impresses.
Great barbecue is all about the flavor. The combination and contrast of flavors like sweetness and heat each quality enhances the meal and gives you a different sensation when eating food.
When it comes to preparing good barbecue, you don’t want average flavor. You want the Best Rubs For Smoking that bring out the most in your meats. But, what goes into making a great dry rub?
Today, let’s look at some of the attributes that make a great dry rub to take your meats to the next level.
Salt and sugar are necessary for a dry rub to help lock in flavors and get the crisp outer layer (bark) on your meat. There is a distinction, however, between the amount of salt and sugar that work best depending on the type of meat.
For example, a beef or chicken rub will typically have more salt than sugar because these types of meat are more typically served as savory finished dishes whereas pork is quite often paired with sweeter flavors, which means more sugar may be used instead of salt in the dry rub. Similarly, fish also calls for more salt than sugar in a dry rub.
Kosher salt or canning salt is commonly used in rub recipes because they are less likely to contain additives such as anti-caking agents or iodine, but mostly because the texture of the salt is more subtle than canning salt. In some cases, sea salts are used in dry rubs, but the flavor is more subtle than canning salt. Smoked salt can also add a smoky element to your meat if that is an intended and preferred flavor.
For adding sweetness, three main types of sugar can be used. White cane sugar, brown sugar, and raw sugar are typically most common. White sugar is a straight sweetener. Brown sugar can infuse some molasses flavor to the meats, something that goes particularly well with pork. Raw sugar can also have a similar effect to brown sugar.
For adding heat to the mixture, look for ingredients like black pepper, white pepper, cayenne, and various ground chile peppers to add that kick to your meats. Black pepper has a distinct and pungent taste, making is a common spice for dry rubs. White pepper is a milder flavoring and can add some extra heat. Spices like cayenne and ground chile peppers are heat builders that can give you those desirable spicy flavors.
At the base of the best rubs for smoking are two seasonings: onion powder and paprika. These two spices are essential because they are milder than other spices and don’t tend to overpower the flavoring. This means that they can be used in larger quantities than other spices. There are additional special ingredients to a spice rub like garlic powder, thyme, rosemary, nutmeg, oregano, and mustard powder that may require just a pinch to a spice mix or rub and be enough to add a distinct flavor.
Are you looking for the best rubs for smoking? Check out the original spice blends and rubs available at Casa M Spice Co™, perfected over nearly two decades from their family table to yours.
With blends specifically designed for smoking and cooking beef, brisket, chicken, pork, fish and even lamb, you can’t go wrong. Casa M Spice Co™ packs a ton of flavor into their dry rubs to take your barbecue to the next level.
Check out the great selection of spice blends with Casa M Spice Co™ today and get cooking. You won’t be able to stop grilling, smoking, and enjoying the great barbecue flavors once you try what Casa M Spice Co™ has to offer. So, get your hands on the best spice blends with Cajun, Mexican, and Southwestern influence and start enhancing your meals!
When you’re hungry for a hearty meal, you think of Waterfront Gourmet. However, you should also think of us when you’re looking for a premium restaurant to provide reasonably priced Delicious barbecue catering. Our catering menu features everything you need to feed a crowd.
Let’s start with our gourmet sandwiches. Why sweat at the grill, when Waterfront Gourmet can do the cooking for you?
We can whip up a platter piled high with our Classic Chicken – this grilled chicken sandwich is made on focaccia bread and is loaded with crispy bacon, avocado, tomato, and a schmear of honey mustard, and everyone at your BBQ will love it. For those guests into wraps, we do a fantastic Mexican style grilled tortilla wrap with grilled chicken, avocado, Vermont cheddar, corn, salsa, and pinto beans. Then there is our chicken or steak quesadilla. Your friends can choose from grilled chicken or steak on a grilled tortilla that’s filled with pepper jack cheese, spicy mayo, red peppers, red onion and cilantro. Every Philly deli has to have cheesesteak, and when your guests try our premium seasoned roast beef fillet with melted pepper jack cheese, roasted peppers, red onions, mushrooms, and spicy mayo, we’re pretty sure it will be their favorite. Oh, and we’ve got tons of paninis from chipotle chicken to Cajun style and vegetarian; they’re all grilled to perfection.
Do you have some vegetarian friends who are reluctant about going to your barbecue? If you choose barbecue catering with Waterfront Gourmet, they won’t have anything to worry about because we’ve got lots of hearty veggies sandwiches on the menu. Our Veggie Cartelle Burger is thick with pepper jack cheese, spinach, tomato, onion, sprouts, avocado, and spicy mayo, and it can go up against any burger. Our Tofu Sub is a winner. It features grilled tofu, spinach, tomatoes, sprouts, scallions, avocado, spicy mayo, and it’s totally delicious. With Waterfront Gourmet doing the barbecue catering, your vegetarian guests will be thoroughly satisfied.
What’s more, no matter the gourmet sandwiches that you choose, we can serve them just the way you want them. We can create an entire tray of cheesesteaks, or create a combo tray filled with wraps, paninis and more.
Ok, ok, we get it. You’re a grill master. You make the sandwiches. You don’t need any help… but what about the sides? If you let Waterfront Gourmet do the sides or starters, you can work on the grill meats. We’ve got the perfect selection for your guests to snack on before and during the barbecue. We can start with our hummus tray that we fill with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, and grilled pita. Then your friends can munch on the fresh crispy vegetables and dip that makes up our tasty and nutritious veggie tray, and they’ll love diving into our cheese tray with crackers and fresh baked bread. Our salad tray with house made salad and choice of dressing, and our guacamole and salsa tray with crunchy tortilla chips will make the perfect side to your grilled steaks and burgers.
Our fruit platter that we load with seasonal fruits makes a great dessert, but if you’d like something a bit sweeter, we can make a tray loaded with coffee cakes, cupcakes, cookies, brownies, and pretzels dipped in chocolate.
What we’re trying to say is that you should think of Waterfront Gourmet for your next event. If you want to know what’s on the menu, check us out at WaterfrontGourmet.com or visit us at our area locations in Penn’s Landing, University City, Roberts Center and Dilworth Plaza. So come on by, we can’t wait to fix you something delicious!
Planning a wedding is unbelievably stressful. There are just so many things to think about, from finding the right venue to selecting the invitations. Not to mention the food! With so many guests with different tastes, how do you create a menu everyone will love? That’s easy. You leave the wedding catering to Waterfront Gourmet. No matter how large or small the wedding, we can create a delicious spread for your big day. That’s because we’re not just a delicious café with 4 locations in Philadelphia, we’re among the top-ranked caterers in the area. Our gourmet platters and trays feature farm fresh, made to order, and totally delicious ingredients.
We know how important it is that everything is perfect on your wedding day. That’s why we will work with you to select just the right items that will delight and satisfy your guest’s individual tastes.
Want to know what sort of delicious things we have on our catering menu?
To start, there are our famous sandwiches. Because is there anything more perfect for a casual outdoor spring wedding than a specialty sandwich or wrap? We can whip up a few colorful trays of gourmet sandwiches or paninis that are almost too pretty to eat.
Maybe you fancy some dainty sides instead? We do beautiful cheese trays with a selection of fresh baked breads and crackers. Then there’s our house made salad trays, and seasonal sliced fruit trays. They just can’t be beat when it comes to fresh, wholesome flavor. And how about our hummus tray, piled high with a neatly arranged array of soft grilled pita bread, sliced tomatoes and cucumbers? And who can resist a platter of homemade guacamole or salsa served with crunchy tortilla chips? Not your guests, that’s for sure.
When Waterfront Gourmet does the wedding catering for you, we will take care of everything so you don’t have to worry about anything. We can even do breakfast trays for those daytime weddings. Maybe some delicious pastries, bagels and cream cheese, and even breakfast sandwiches should you desire them.
And what about the desserts? On such a sweet and romantic day, everyone is going to want a treat. Why not serve a tasty selection of brownies, cookies, cakes, and cupcakes? And we can add in Philly’s favorite, the pretzel, too… only we drizzle these in rich, creamy, decadent chocolate. These fine desserts will go perfectly with coffee brewed with premium Illy coffee beans, or fresh brewed tea. We can serve sodas or juices, too. Just call us to find out what is available.
Really, we just want you to call us when you want the best wedding catering in the Philadelphia area. It’s so easy. Just contact the Waterfront Gourmet that is closest to your event location with catering questions or requests and we will create a delicious menu just for your event. Did we mention that we do free delivery? It’s just another way we try to make your special day.
So, when you’re so stressed out from trying to get everything perfect – going from dress fittings to checking out locations, filling out those wedding invitations to deciding what to put on your registry – that you could cry, do something that will make you smile. Do something that will make you feel like everything is under control. Do something that will reassure you. Call Waterfront Gourmet and let us cater to your needs. We will work with you to create the deliciously beautiful wedding menu that you’ve been looking for and that you and your guests will love.
There seems to be a false narrative going around that in order to throw a lavish and memorable party, you need to pay an arm and a leg for every single detail from the venue to the food. I should know because I believed this ‘fake news’ myself. Well, readers, I am here to tell you that you can have your cake and eat it too, and that delicious cake will be brought to you by affordable catering!
Not long ago, I was preparing to throw an outdoor party to celebrate my daughter’s recent graduation from law school. She worked her tail off to graduate with high honors, and my husband and I wanted the party to reflect how proud of her we were. Unfortunately, money was a little tight – paying for four years of undergrad and then three years of law school tends to have that effect – so we knew we had to spend wisely for this party. We went back and forth on where to trim our budget. We considered going with a smaller tent or fewer tables and chairs, but we didn’t want to leave family and friends out of such an important event. At first, it seemed like catering was the one place we could not afford to cut back on because we didn’t want lackluster food and drinks to ruin our daughter’s big day. After weighing the costs of everything, it began to look like we might have to settle for a lesser caterer and pray that the quality of the food did not reflect our tight budget.
That is until a close friend recommended the caterer they use for all their parties, Waterfront Gourmet. I was not too familiar with them before this, but I quickly found out that they are considered one of the best caterers in Philadelphia and offer a wide variety of gourmet sandwiches, paninis, salads and more. When I called, I was just hoping to find someone who could provide our guest with good food at a price that fit in our budget, but what I got showed me why they are considered one of the best in the Philadelphia area.
Not only did they offer the affordable catering that we were looking for, but they also went out of their way to offer excellent all-around service. They were incredibly patient during my call, going through every option from their large selection of deli-style meals. I will admit, I had a lot of rather unique food requests and dietary needs that had to be met, but they helped me find the best sandwiches, wraps, and fruit and vegetable trays that would meet the needs of our guests. Everything is made fresh just hours before your event begins and they provide free delivery, giving me one less thing to worry about on the day of the party.
I don’t want to take anything away from the scrumptious food, but my favorite part about the catering was the price. Thanks to them and their fair prices, I didn’t have to make other sacrifices for our party, and we were able to invite every single person on our guest list. Our party was a big success, and so many of our guests complimented us on the food. I was happy to point them toward Waterfront Gourmet and told them how much their affordable catering helped make this a truly special event. If you are looking to throw a party or host an event in or around Philadelphia, regardless of how big or small it is, I would strongly recommend trusting Waterfront Gourmet to make sure the catering and its related costs are two things you won’t have to stress over.