Barbecue Catering Service Providers: What You Can Expect From Them

Although barbecue parties seem quite easy to organize, it actually entails a lot of planning before, during and after the affair. So if you’re planning on hosting a barbecue party and want it to be the best one yet, then your best option to achieve this is to hire a bbq catering service provider. The catering expertise of the barbecue caterers in Singapore is what you’ll need to throw an extraordinary and remarkable bbq party. If you’re hiring a bbq caterer, the following services are what you can expect to get from them.

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1. Planning and Creating the Menu
Most bbq catering services use two different approaches, the set menus and the customizable ones, to create their client’s menu. Creating your menu is one of the services that you can expect to get from your caterer, regardless of the kind of menu that you’re planning to have.

Established catering companies in Singapore often incorporate their branding and catering style to the menus that they create for their clients. A gourmet bbq catering company, for instance, creates menus that stick to traditional barbecue style, while catering companies that specialize in French cuisine creates menus that focuses in French preparation methods and recipes.

2. Food Preparation
Other than creating your menu, you can also expect your catering company to take charge in preparing the food for your event. The bbq singapore comapny will be responsible for buying all the necessary ingredients for your satay party, cooking it on-site and serving it to your guests, à la carte or buffet style. Make sure though that your caterer will prepare your food according to the food safety and sanitation guidelines of the health department of Singapore.

3. Transporting the Food to the Venue
Transporting your food items to your venue on the scheduled time is another service that you can expect from your caterer. To ensure that the food you ordered will be delivered right on time, we suggest that you check on the vehicle that your caterer will be using to deliver your food. The vehicle should have enough space to contain chillers and warmers for dishes that needs to be kept warm or chilled.

Other food items can already be prepared beforehand, while some needs to be prepared on-site. Other than the delivery vehicle, your bbq catering service provider should also have the knowledge of proper food packing and storage techniques essential for an on-site catering job.

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4. Setting Up the Outdoor Location
Aside from preparing and transporting your food items, catering service companies are also tasked to set-up the venue of the party. This includes setting up the chairs, tables, and placing labels on areas where guests should sit. Even if the location is already pre-arranged, they still have to rearrange the setting to make some room for the food serving area or create a buffet setting to allow guests to move freely and easily.

5. Event Coordination
There are instances when food is served while the affair is going on, and in these circumstances, your caterer will have to closely work with your event coordinator to ensure that the meals will be served on time without obstructing the event. Wedding receptions are an example of such circumstances. In such events, the servers are asked to serve the appetizers as guests arrive, but will be requested to leave the dining area when speeches and toasts are done.

6. Cleaning Up the Dining Setup
The last responsibility of most catering services to you, their client, is to clean up the dining area. All the plates, silverware, glasses, tables and chairs should be removed, linens piled, and garbage cleaned up. They should also be able to quickly pack up their thermal containers, serving equipment as well as the leftovers.

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Benefits of Chocolate to Your Health

Most of Singaporeans love chocolate because it is hard to resist. The taste of chocolate melting in the mouth and the happy chemical it secretes are the reasons why it is hard to resist. For people with condition, resisting is more gruelling especially when their craving strikes. Regardless, chocolate is a common commodity used here in Singapore and thank God for its existence.

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However, the largest chocolate makers in the world are warning about chocolate deficits in 2020. On November 15, 2014, a Bloomberg article revealed that two of the largest chocolate makers in the world – Barry Callebaut AG and Mars Inc. are seeing a shortage of supply. The reasons behind the shortage are drought and displacement of cacao by other more productive crops like rubber and corn.

According to Hershey Co., the United States is the largest market for chocolates. In 2017, the company sees the potential of China to be the second largest market for chocolates followed by India and Brazil. Singapore is not far behind.

The market will surely explore other possibilities to strengthen the presence of chocolate. Meanwhile, it is important that you know why many people love chocolates. Here are the health benefits of chocolate:

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  • Reduce the risk of heart attack: Believe it or not, chocolates can reduce the risk of heart attack. Diane Becker, a researcher from John Hopkins University found out that a few squares a day of dark chocolate can help reduce the risk of heart attack. The study revealed that chocolates can help reduce blood clumping in the blood vessels which can lead to heart attack.
  • Increase insulin sensitivity: Researchers from Italy have recently found out that chocolate can actually increase insulin sensitivity. They revealed that insulin resistance (which is a risk factor for people with diabetes) was considerably lowered for those who eat dark or white chocolate.
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome: People with chronic fatigue can now deal with their condition with the help of chocolate. Researchers believe that dark chocolates have the power to enhance the neurotransmitters (like serotonin) that can regulate sleep and mood. This area needs to be researched further.

Researchers still explore the potential of chocolate. The health benefits mentioned above should give you enough reason to consume chocolate but you have to know that not all chocolate is created equal. What does this mean? Well, the flavonoids depend on the type of chocolate you consume. There are certain guidelines that you must follow: look for more nonfat cocoa solids because it is likely that it also contains more antioxidants.

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Get Some Much Needed Fibre

We all need fibre in our diet. Why? It’s because it is essential to keep things moving inside our guts. Unless you enjoy feeling constipated then you must really add fibre into your diet. For some creative ways to increase your fibre intake check out this list that will show you some food and beverage places, which serve up some delectable, fibre-packed treats.

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Fruits are a good source of fibre. But it’s not easy gulping down a lot of fruits every day just to get that much needed fibre. So instead of chomping your way through several kilos of fruits why not opt for the easy and yummy way of ingesting more fruits by grabbing a tall cup of Freshman’s juice. Freshman serves high quality, fresh fruit juices that are definitely rich in fibre. You could choose from an expansive selection of fruit combinations which are certain to perk up your guts and delight your taste buds as well.

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As you know, an easy way to collect a lot of fibre from fruits and vegetables is to extract their juices just like juice cleanses. And one shop that has mastered this craft is Joob.  Joob may be focused on providing juices for their detox programs but they believe that their juices are not limited for detox purposes alone. They are confident that their juice cleanses are beneficial even to those not on a detox. As such, they also sell single juice bottles made from organic, cold-pressed juices that are guaranteed to be high in fibre and good for you.

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VeganBurg

People may turn to VeganBurg to get their fill of meat-free dishes but simply knowing that they sell vegan menu items should spark an idea in your head. All of their foods are made from vegetables and fruits and as you know these are packed with fibre. So to get a good dose of fibre, be sure to visit any VeganBurg outlets. And just in case you didn’t know, VeganBurg serves up such scrumptious vegan fast-food meals that are definitely nutritious and easy on your budget.

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Singapore’s Fascinating Indian Restaurants

Since Singapore was being colonized by the sultan of Johor, it contributed a lot on the foods that are served in the plates of many Singaporeans. Today, many Indian foods are loved by many people and as a matter of fact, there are several Indian restaurants that are constructed in Singapore.

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This is because of the percentage of Indian living in the country. Indian fills the 9% deficient of the population. It’s only a small number but due to many exotic flavors that are loved by many Singaporeans, Indian foods are highly recommended.

Indian trademark foods include the biryani, roti prata, fish curry and many more. Let’s check it out on different Indian restaurants in Singapore.

Ananda Bhavan Restaurant

This is the oldest veggie restaurant in the couintry located at Selegie Road. This was established during 1924 and remained its top quality services and goods. Now, they have another branch that is situated near the entrance of Little India.

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Gajalee

When you need fresh seafood, Gajalee will serve it for you. Their delicious spices and seasonings made every bite flavorful. They are also serving other dishes most especially sea foods like clams cooked in coriander masala and coconut. Also, they have oysters curry, grilled lobster and as usual the Bombay duck (this is a lizardfish that is commonly in the waters of Mumbai).

If you are craving for Indian foods, there are a lot of them in Singapore. Most of the Indian restaurants are situated in Little India and there, you can find many Indian cuisines that you’ll surely love.

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