"The more pasisonate the cook, the better the flavors" -Charles M. Carroll

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Passed Hors d'oeuvres

A few blog posts ago, I talked about a different kind of communication: food. The type of food- and how it's served- conveys a lot about how you feel towards your guests. This also varies with different types of events.

For example, a buffet-style fare is perfect for a family party or informal gathering. However, for a wedding reception or a business gathering, it may not be the best choice for the style you're going with. Perhaps you want to make each guest feel valued, special, and appreciated. Well, how about having your food served as passed Hors d'oeuvres?

Think outside of the box

In Utah, the buffet-style fare is very common, and it is effective. However, serving passed Hors d'oeuvres adds an entertainment factor for the guests, as well as stylistically making it more fun. Guests get to pick and choose which appetizers please their palate without ever leaving the conversation.

Savory recently catered a pre-opening party for Microsoft's new store in the City Creek Mall in Salt Lake City. We served the guests seven different Hors d'oeuvres in addition to a gelato station. This style worked because it was a high class event and Microsoft wanted to treat their customers right.

We prepared the food in a separate area and passed around beautiful trays full of delicious appetizers

Beef Crostini with sage cream, caramelized onions, and a fried spinach leaf

Individual mini fruit tarts with real French pastry cream. We also decorated the trays with small flowers.

Southwestern Sweet Potato Cake with fresh avocado, black bean salsa and a lettuce chiffonade

 The guests (and staff) loved this event because of the different style and even though we served smaller portions, we had plenty of food and no one went home hungry.

Snow pea-wrapped shrimp skewers with cocktail dipping sauce
Our gelato station was also a big hit. We served six different flavors of gelato: chocolate hazelnut with brownie chunks, salted caramel popcorn, lingonberry, blood orange, kaffir lime leaf and toasted sesame seed. The guests had fun tasting each flavor and going back for more.

 Let your guests know how much you appreciate them with the stunning tastes, looks and professionalism that we are famous for. Book Savory for your next event and we will make it an enjoyable, stress-free evening for you.

All of these pictures were taken by the talented Bekah Loss. View the rest of her pictures from this event at


  1. yummmm!!! also the photos look AMAZING!

  2. Somehow I tend to write these posts and view the pictures around dinner time...It makes me so hungry!! I can't wait to post the others.