Bite Catering offers a variety of service formats, and if you are hosting an event with a limited budget or a casual affair that just does not call for service, our drop off format might be just the thing for you. Our signature bites are perfect for this, and you can still have a chic presentation of gorgeous and delicious food without the cost of hiring a staff to help during the event.
Select all room temperature bites if you would like to create a buffet of appetizers that your guests can help themselves too. You are welcome to select warm items as well, but you must be prepared to heat them and serve them right out of the oven. We do supply specific heating instructions if that is what you want to do.
Here are some tips for creating a beautiful display of Bites:
Create different levels on the display. If you do not have custom serving pieces, you can most likely find something in your kitchen that will work. Try turning bowls, glasses, or baskets upside down and putting the trays on top. Or fill glasses with objects that match your theme – seasonal fruits or vegetables, candy for a kid’s party or dessert display – and use them as risers.
Look around in your kitchen – you may have things other than formal serving platters that you can use. For example, wood cutting boards are perfect for a cheese display, and baskets for bread or dippers. For sweets a cake plate is perfect – even if it is not a cake!
Think about what look you are going for. For a chic and modern display, white platters, glass, and clear bowls work perfectly. If it is a rustic look you are going for, go with wood and natural colors with rich red or green accents. For a tropical look, use tropical flowers such as orchids and woven baskets to complete the look.
When you place a drop off order with Bite Catering, your food will be delivered by one of our chefs. You can also order “set up” which means the chef will stay and help you create your display. We will make sure you have everything you need, just have it ready for the chef upon arrival.Â Even if you just want to use our disposable platters -Â we will stillÂ helpÂ you create an eye catching display.
Here is an example of one of our recent dessert assortments; this one consists of:
Baby Showers are always fun for us to do, and they go hand in hand with our specialty – minis!Â The best possible back drop (Malibu’s amazing coastline!), great weather, and scrumptious bites all came together creating a fabulous It’s a Girl!Â baby shower earlier this month.Â As we do for many of our bites events, we did a beautiful stationary display as well as some tray passed appetizers, a dessert display, and refreshing drinks for the hot August sun such as homemade strawberry lemonade and Bellinis!
Our creative client also added some great touches – personalized water bottles, shell place mats, beautiful flower arrangements, and baby shower decorations hanging from the umbrellas.Â Don’t worry if these ideas don’t come naturally to you – we are here to help and have lots of ideas for fun and fabulous displays for every occasion.
Some menu highlights are:
Watermelon Cube Salads
Sweet and Savory fruit salad served in watermelon cups
Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi Tuna
Served on a wonton crisp with Asian slaw and plum sauce
Goat cheese-chorizo quesadillas with guacamole, tequila salsa and crema
Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas with tropical fruit salsa and crema
Mini BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers
Served on a homemade brioche bun
Give us a call so we can help you customize the menu for your next event!
Flower arrangements by Bobbi D’Itri
The Bobbi D’Itri storefront is in Beverly Hills on South Santa Monica Blvd.
To be â€œCoutureâ€ means to be made by handâ€¦we lovingly make everything at Bite by hand â€“ FRESH!!!Â One of our favorites is flat bread and pizzasâ€¦we use these babies to do everything from flatbread pizzas to mini homemade gyros!Â Check out that gorgeous doughâ€¦and Chef Martin putting some MUSCLE into it!Â In the background youâ€™ll notice our lunchâ€¦PIZZA!!!Â YUMMERS