Yes it’s again time to start thinking about your seasonal catering requirements. Thanksgiving is but weeks away and Christmas will be here before you know it.
Are we going to the family out of state or are they all going to be coming to us?
Whatever the arrangements the masses need to eat and you need to start thinking about your seasonal catering plan.
When the holidays finally arrive, instead of enjoying the day, the hosts are slaving away in the kitchen preparing a family feast. This year, take the day off and cater in some fantastic food. Our seasonal catering menu is designed specially for Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other holiday event that you are planning. Our staff will provide delicious food with all the trimmings in a stress free environment, so that your gathering with loved ones will be a great success.
Seasonal Catering – The Origins of Thanksgiving
The Pilgrims’ first Thanksgiving began at some unknown date between September 21 and November 9, most likely in very early October. The date of Thanksgiving was probably set by Lincoln to somewhat correlate with the anchoring of the Mayflower at Cape Cod, which occurred on November 21, 1620.
Today, our Thanksgiving is the fourth Thursday of November. This was set by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 (approved by Congress in 1941), who changed it from Abraham Lincoln’s designation as the last Thursday in November (which could occasionally end up being the fifth Thursday, and hence too close to Christmas for businesses).
We know that the Native Americans shared with the early settlers in this celebration. In the Northeast of the United States Cranberries grew wild and the Native Americans used them not only eating but for dye for their clothing, rugs and blankets. So this is probably when cranberries started becoming such a rich Thanksgiving tradition.
Seasonal Catering – Christmas meals around the world
Christmas dinner wouldn’t look too different from what you’re used to in Canada or the United Kingdom (save for the appearance of mince pies or Christmas pudding on the table). However things begin to look pretty different once you travel beyond English-speaking countries.
In Romania, for example, traditional Christmas dinner includes piftie (aspic with pork and vegetables), cârnaţi (pork sausages), and sarmale (pickled meat-stuffed cabbage rolls).
In Portugal, bacalhau (dried and salted cod) is a main component, along with roasted goat and lamb and boiled octopus.
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And in Jamaica, traditional Christmas dinner includes curry goat, rice and peas, and a heavy fruit cake made with wine and rum.
While we could at a push rustle up something like these unusual dishes! For our San Diego customers we tend to go the more traditional route from one of our menu options. Besides Seasonal Catering, we also specialize in Wedding Catering, Corporate Catering, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and many more.
Don’t delay, contact us now to reserve us for your seasonal catering requirements.
Cooked fresh on-site! Smell the aroma, watch the cooking!
Rotisserie Affair has been catering special events throughout San Diego County and southern California for more than 30 years. While we can prepare many traditional catering services, we are known mostly for our unique “cooked on-site” rotisseries.
Developed by chef/owner Kevin Fisher, the rotisserie ovens are safe, clean, smoke-free and self-contained. The mobility and versatility of our ovens gives us the ability to provide freshly prepared foods on-site. Our method of rotisserie cooking is to let hot air circulate around the meat evenly in a dry, enclosed atmosphere. This process maintains the moisture and natural juices intensifying the flavor, thus producing a tender, juicy meat with superior taste and aroma. Cooking the foods in a smoke-free oven with clean burning propane means the foods are better for you and better for the environment.
By placing specially designed carving trays on the rotisserie oven, the chef carves directly from the rotisserie, thus maintaining foods at the proper temperatures and insuring fast, unsurpassed service. Utilizing chafing dishes, steam trays or grills, the rotisserie oven turns into a hot buffet service bar capable of serving an unlimited variety of hot menu items. The oven storage compartments maintain food supplies at the proper safe temperatures. This eliminates the conventional pre-cooking and re-heating methods, thereby guaranteeing freshness and quality.
Our rotisserie oven can cook up to 75 large chickens and up to 300 pounds of beef or lamb, or twelve 25-pound turkeys within two hours. A single machine can serve up to 850 people. The low voltage and amperage requirements of the motor means that the machine can be powered from a variety of electrical sources including local power, electrical generator, battery, solar and even manual power.