Something’s Fishy About This

Aira Tan
When planning a sit-down menu, it’s important to offer a choice of entrée: Not everyone can or wants to eat the same thing, and dual entrées are very expensive. Here is how to get a count of each of the entrées you or your caterer need to prepare: Include the menu choice on the invitation, or send out a supplementary mailing of the menu. Either way, provide a response card for each person’s entrée choice. Prior to the event, you’ll need to make place cards and seating charts with table numbers. On the place cards for the guests that would like a fish entrée, place a cute sticker of a fish, alongside their name. If you go to a craft store, there are many stickers that don’t look childish and are actually very nice. If you are having a theme party, you could get a sticker that goes with the theme, and which has nothing to do with the entrées. What is important is that your waiter know that the stickers indicate who gets special entrée plates. This would work for vegetarian meals, kosher meals, or any other meals that have dietary restrictions, so that the waiter does not have to ask individuals in front of your other guests if they get a certain type of meal.
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