One of the best things about pizza is how versatile it is as a food. It can come in any size, with a myriad of different toppings, and suit a number of different situations. Depending on the type you go for, it can cover everything—from a laid-back gathering to a formal and sophisticated soiree.
Transforming a catered pizza party into a gourmet culinary event is easier than you might think. All it takes is a few simple steps. Read on to find out exactly how you can elevate a humble dish such as pizza to the levels of haute cuisine and plan your gourmet event today.
1. Start With the Best Ingredients
All great pizza—and all great food—begins with the same thing: great ingredients. Pizza is a relatively simple dish. Comprised of just dough, sauce, cheese, and optional toppings, there is nowhere for any bad ingredients to hide.
This is why it's so essential to make sure your catering company uses only the freshest and high-quality ingredients in its pizzas. Speak to potential caterers about their suppliers, they should know the provenance of each of their ingredients, and be proud to share it with you.
2. Great Food Needs Great Wine
There are few pairings more pleasurable than a delicious pizza and a beautiful glass of wine. To make sure your pizza party is a success, provide your guests with plenty of options for wine, making sure each works with your dishes. Again, you can liaise with your caterer about what different varieties they offer, to ensure you're getting only the best.
3. Take Inspiration From Italy
Pizza has been a staple of the American diet for over 100 years and has undergone many changes since it first arrived in the states. But before it did so it originated, of course, in Italy. To distinguish your gourmet pizza catering from the usual slice on the corner, take inspiration from the Mediterranean in the toppings and sides you choose.
For toppings, keep it simple with one or two per pizza: prosciutto, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh mozzarella. For sides, try things such as traditional antipasti and pared-back salads.
4. Create an Arresting Atmosphere
A great culinary event should have food that is to die for, but almost as important is to make sure the decor and ambiance are suitable, as well. White table cloths, soft lighting, and sophisticated dinnerware will all add to the atmosphere.
Something else that can add that little something extra is a wood-fired pizza oven. Choose a company that offers mobile wood-fired catering and transport your guests straight to the Campania region of Italy. Choosing the perfect playlist is another little detail that will add volumes to your event.
Plan Your Gourmet Catered Pizza Party Today
A catered pizza party can be anything you want it to be. As with many things in food, and in life, the devil is in the detail. If you're planning a gourmet event, why not choose catered pizza as your food of choice?
Our pizzas are made to order and use only the freshest ingredients. Available on gluten-free crusts, and 100% certified kosher, we cater to a number of different dietary requirements. Get in touch today to book your next event.