Back to Basics in Wedding Catering
In Filipino wedding traditions, whether they are simple get-together´s or grand events, such as weddings, food is a must. Before, when important events like a wedding would be held, the family of the bride or the groom took time to prepare for the reception. They were the ones who dressed up the venue and made it beautiful and presentable. The hosts brought out their best utensils and linens to be used by their guests. And finally, they called on the famed local chef to help them cook the dishes that would be served during the reception. Akll this done in old Philippine wedding planning fashion.
Nowadays, the grueling task of personally attending to the these matters are now in the hands of catering service providers. These companies provide the utensils and other necessary equipment for the event. They also provide decorations to the venue based on the theme chosen by the couple. But their most important task is to prepare sumptuous dishes for the newlyweds and their guest.
Avengoza Catering Services is one of the seasoned Philippine wedding catering service providers in the country, being in existence since 1995. Mr. Oscar Avengoza, president and owner of Avengoza Catering Services, said that their primary task is to make sure that they give their clientèle a unique dining experience. To do this, they go back to the basics, similar to how they do it in the earlier times.
The foundation of any dish is in the ingredients. Its flavor and taste depends upon the ingredients' freshness. Mr. Avengoza shared that to achieve this, they purchase their ingredients from the source, like fish ports and poultry farms, just hours from the event. Other needed ingredients are bought from trusted commercial wholesalers.
When it comes to high-class Philippine wedding catering, the chefs and their assistants follow industry standards in food preparation. Cooking utensils are cleaned regularly and the kitchen is well maintained. When wedding catering is held in remote venues, food is prepared and cooked at least two hours before the reception and transported to the venue. Despite the time frame, the food still keeps its flavor, ready to be served to the guests and the newlyweds.
than an Eye Candy
A Filipino wedding caterer is not judged by what its people do in the kitchen but what is served on the table. “Cooking is an art,¨ said Mr. Avengoza. For some, presentation makes or breaks a dish. But for Mr. Avengoza, art is found not only on the presentation but on the taste of the food.
The seasoned chefs of Avengoza Catering, who have been with the company since the beginning, have mastered this. There is no trade secret in cooking flavorful dishes that makes their clientèle return for their service. Much like how they acquire their ingredients, the chefs stick to the basic principles of their dishes, how they should taste and what make such dishes spectacular to taste. As they say, “tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French; sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek; soy sauce makes it Chinese.” Using the said ingredients doesn't simply make them what they are; it´s in how they are used and inculcated that makes these dishes authentic to their origin. Avengoza Catering has been known as adept in Oriental and Continental cuisine.
Dining experience is always better when ambiance is good as well. As such, Avengoza Catering has an array of thematic setups that match the menu they serve. From Japanese to European, they have every decor that should complement their client's chosen wedding theme. These fixtures are then artistically laid out by their in-house event stylist.
Satisfied Palate and Pocket
Such superb service sometimes come with a hefty price. But Mr. Avengoza understands that couples nowadays have a budget to work on and want to maximize on the value of their money. With this, Avengoza Catering Services has come up with Philippine wedding catering packages that provide value for their money, yet keeping with their standard high-class service. Such service, partnered with appetizing dishes truly makes any couple's pockets and palates satisfied.
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