Create a Menu That Appeals to Your Entire Guest List

Posted By On 13 Jul 2013

One of the most nerve-wracking things about planning a formal event is figuring out what food you should offer as part of your buffet or sit-down meal. You may be an adventurous eater, but everyone knows at least one picky person. You’ll want to make sure that even the pickiest of palates leaves your banquet satisfied.

The great news is that here at Friendly Hills Country Club, we’ve got your back when it comes to menu planning for even the pickiest eater. From breakfast up until cocktail hour and dinner, we know how to help you develop a menu that will satisfy each and every one of your guests.

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When designing a menu to please a crowd, your best bet is to think of each food you’ll serve in terms of how it can be combined with other foods. Depending on how formal your banquet is, you might consider a deli buffet, which allows your guests to assemble their own sandwiches from a wide range of meats, cheeses and condiments, and garnish with several salads. This is a great lunch option because it easily accommodates selective eaters, as well as other food considerations like allergies, dietary preferences, medical restrictions, and religious dietary laws.

If you’re planning a sit-down dinner, offering a chicken breast option is often advisable – many selective eaters who are wary of red meat or fish will prefer this light, simple white meat. Friendly Hills Country Club offers several delicious chicken options on their menu, so you won’t have trouble finding something to please your crowd.

Buffets are Always a Good Choice for Banquets

Offering a buffet allows the guest to create a meal that is best suited for them. All of the buffet packages at Friendly Hills Country Club allows you to selection two options for your guests to choose from.  Your guest can also get more helpings from one category, salads for example, if they would prefer to not eat meat.

When in Doubt, Stick with the Classics

If you are completely at a loss when it comes to planning the menu for your next banquet, you can always stick with the classics. Delicious and simple meat dishes, such as:

  • Black Angus Filet Mignon
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Lemon Herb Chicken
  • Atlantic Salmon

Moreover, we know that our Friendly Hills Country Club kitchen staff is more than capable of whipping up a beautiful spread that will please all of your picky friends. “Ordinary” food doesn’t have to be boring or underwhelming when it’s cooked or prepared to absolute perfection!

Planning a banquet for people who are less-than-adventurous eaters can be a little daunting. The great news is that there are tons of menu planning options to please even the most finicky eaters among your friends, family and business associates. The next time you need to plan a banquet where picky eaters will be in attendance, give us a call! Our staff is more than ready to help you plan your next successful banquet event.



I am the Catering Director for Friendly Hills Country Club and am responsible for the overall operation of our catering facility. I not only manage client relations but also maintain employee and vendor relations to run a successful catering facility

I have worked for Friendly Hills Country Club for 9 years and have been in the food and beverage industry for 25 years.

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