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Seasonal Flavors, Charcuterie Trending as Holiday Appetizers

Christmas is almost here, and everyone is wondering what will be on the table. Something that is often overlooked but almost as important as the entrée are the appetizers that kick off the festivities.

While they’re not the star of the show, they do set the tone for the meal. Sometimes, especially at larger gatherings, they even become the meal. But how do you strike the right balance? What flavors should be present? What will people actually eat? Some Pittsburgh caterers brought their best advice to the table to help answer those questions.

Figuring out what works best for each client is definitely a process for each caterer. According to Mary Garrison from John Marshall Catering, every menu is different, and they craft each menu, including appetizers, to their clients’ specific needs and wants. It all starts with the type of gathering they’re throwing and what types of food guests love.