Have You Had Good Luck With Catered Dinners?

Canada
November 14, 2009 9:56pm CST
Whether you were hosting the dinner, or attending the dinner, how have you enjoyed the catering services, and the food? My American husband introduced me to the term "Rubber Chicken." For those unfamilliar with the term, it's (North) American slang for a dinner where the food is really bad, for example, the chicken may be rubbery. LOL Anyway, we were fortunate enough to attend two catered dinners here in Canada, in the last 30 days (one for a conference, and one tonight at church), and both were FANTASTIC!! The conference dinner was small (turkey sandwiches; turkey, cranberries, etc. all on a bun), and these fantastic chocolate marshmallow brownies for dessert, and tonight was roast beef, roasted new potatoes, and carrots, with coffee and apple pie for dessert. Again, the dinner was fantastic!!! My only issue is that the first dinner did not serve coffee. I guess because the company was run by Mormons, and they dind't think of coffee, as Mormons don't usually drink coffee. Oh well... Either way, both dinners were 5-star dinners in my husband's and my opinion. So what kind of luck have you had with catered dinners? 5-star dinner, or "Rubber chicken?"
6 responses
@idowrite72 (2214)
• United States
16 Nov 09
Most of the time when I have been to a catered dinner, it has been very good. It seems that many of the restaurants do them anymore, and I think that the times I have been to them, it has been by one of them. Another thing that is often done is sandwiches and it seems that croissants are very popular and they have been very good, as well. Nice to hear that you had 2 of 2 that were good. I do think that places have gotten better with what they serve from what they used to do.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
16 Nov 09
I have been to some catered dinner that have been fantastic everything is perfect. Others I have been to there was only some of the food that was not to good. Most of the catering dinners though I did not like what they served for drinks coffee, tea, lemonade so I would just get water. There is always lots of different dessert to choose from so I always found something I liked.
• India
15 Nov 09
Well when I conduted my daughters marriage, in 2006, I had to give the catering to outsiders. Of course the caterers made a good job of it. Even though we had planned only 800 guests in the evening atleast 1300 turned up, and this man organised the extra food without problems. The next day, on the marriage day, the same thing happened, some 300 to 400 extra guests turned up, and that also he had done it nicely.Of course everything was vegetarian food. Of course I will not give him a 5star rating but I will give him a 4 star rating.
@milfea (519)
• Philippines
15 Nov 09
hey danishcanadian. :). it's been a long time. I've had rubber chicken nights myself. :D. But i also had sumptuous ones. A conference that I have recently attended has just ended last night. And the food was really good. And to add up, I met a lot of people and had so many good conversations and a good life and a lot of warm smiles.Everyone was in a good mood, and I really think the food helped a lot. Wishing you good food and no rubber chickens anymore. :)
@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I would have to say that about 50% of the catered dinners I have been to have been good. The others weren't bad but, they really could have used some herbs and spices LOL Every Christmas my husband's company has a Christmas party the food isn't that good (someone had to of forgotten salt, pepper, onion, garlic or something LOL) but, they have the best desserts.
@ElicBxn (60895)
• United States
15 Nov 09
I've had both ways. But honestly, even at the "rubber chicken" ones there was always something good about it - even if it were the conference I was attending... one the rest of the food was pretty poor, but the salad was 4 stars! - some of the people at the table didn't eat theirs so I did!