Creative caterers for home parties
The festive season has officially begun with Diwali, marking the beginning of get-togethers and parties. While we’re sure your well-stocked bar is more than capable of satisfying your guests’ tipple cravings, keeping their stomachs happy is a different ball game. And one of the biggest big city drawbacks is the lack of time to whip up some of the family’s favorites for such occasions. Home catering services have been coming to the rescue these days.
Catering is no longer restricted to large scale weddings and corporate affairs. There is a breed of niche and specialized caterers who make throwing a good party at home seem like a cake walk. These caterers have become the simplest and safest solution for events, big and small, to the time-constrained city dwellers that we have become.
Here is our list of 5 of Mumbai’s unique home caterers, who will have you licking your fingers and then wanting for some more.
Specializing in Thai food Radhika Khanna’s Lotus Blossom is a name well known in the city. Best sellers from her Thai menu include Rice Paper Rolls and Crispy Sesame Prawns apart from the Thai Curries which are always in demand. Her USP is that she has a team which will come to your door step to take care of all your requirements.
Lotus Blossom caters for parties of more than 10 people and minimum cost per head is Rs 650. To know more about Lotus Blossom, visit their website.
Little Food Co
Bhakti Mehta started her catering set up as an extension to her passion and love for food. She vouches for her homestyle gourmet food at affordable rates and some of her most popular dishes are Thai Style Paani Puri, Mushroom Lasagne, Mexican Layered Rice and Jacket Potatoes.
Little Food Co caters for parties with guests between 25-125 people and minimum cost per head is Rs 550. Find more on their website.
Gaia Home Chef
From a restaurant in Goa to a catering service in Mumbai, Christophe Perrin and Shilarna Vaze have come a long way. Their specialty is variety; they are also the ones who will come and cook in your kitchen too. It is the experience that they provide that makes them special. Some of their best sellers are Sushi and Japanese food, Mexican Pulled Pork and Taco station and their steak with morel sauce.
Gaia Home Chef caters to anything starting 10 pax and costs can vary from Rs 1000-1500 depending on a buffet or pre-plated dinners. More on Gaia Home Chef here.
Restaurants space has too much competition, that is why Neha Manekia and Joshua D’Souza opted for a catering service. Silverspoon Gourmet’s specialty is gourmet European cuisine and the fact that they will cater for a candle-lit dinner for 2 as well. Do try their Beetroot Crepe Roll, Rosemary Scented Chicken and Deconstructed Lasgna.
A pre-plated dinner for 2 is for Rs 2500 per person and for a larger group it is Rs 850 per person. Find out more on their website.
Eat Drink Design
Eat Drink Design is headed by Pooja Raheja. They are catering service promising you a blend of food with design. They are one of those rare ones who will bring molecular gastronomy to your dining table. Warm Asparagus Risotto with Chilled Popcorn and Candied Walnut Mousse sounds tempting, so do their Macaroon trees, Beer Pong Cake and even the Rasgulla Cake!
Eat Drink Design charges Rs 1000 per person for a dinner for 2 and Rs 600 per person for larger groups. Their Facebook page is a brilliant portfolio of their work.