Many of the UK’s best and most favorite restaurants specialize in Asian food. Now, you can get the same delivered to any business or formal event with Indian corporate catering. Below, we’ve gathered and presented some popular meal options; our best money-saving tips; several considerations for special events. Which Indian Food? For the past 200-odd years, food from the Asian nation has been a mainstay all over the UK. Here are some of the dishes that are especially popular: Tandoori dishes are cooked in cylindrical clay ovens, usually with yoghurt. Curries combines meat, tofu or fish with spices, herbs and vegetables. Masala dishes are made using specific combinations of spices that many people love. Samosas, naan bread and chapati are bread types commonly served with the above dishes. Of course, Indian cuisine has many more dishes you can use when making corporate menus for your office and events. In fact, many caterers can offer specialty and unique dishes that originate in different parts of Greater India - including Bangladesh and Pakistan - and many are also happy to cater to specific desires. Picking a Caterer The food isn’t the only to thing to keep in mind when picking a provider. Before you decide on a corporate catering service to order from, keep the following in mind: Distances. The further away a service is, the more you’re going to have to pay. Where possible, use businesses located in your city - or, when in London, somewhere nearby. Prices. These are important, but they’re not an accurate predictor of quality. A lot of times, you can get an outstanding service provider for prices that are fair, if not cheap - so long as you look for optimal options. Service type. Some catering services are drop-off; others are full-service. In the case of the former, all you get is food and (sometimes) cutlery. With the latter, you also get waitstaff and their services. So long as you keep all three in mind, you’ll be positioned to make the best decision possible for yourself and your team. Important Considerations The first thing to remember is that Indian food can be very spicy and flavorful. If you’re getting corporate catering with the end goal of surprising your guests with a delicious meal, be mindful of their preferences and sensitivities. What one person considers as “mild” can be “piping hot” to another - so consult with your guests and caterer well ahead of time. Another factor is that Indian food uses a large amount of spices. Turmeric, cumin, ginger and others are all common. As a rule, this isn’t a problem; in fact, many of these spices come replete with long lists of health benefits. Having said that, they can trigger allergies and food sensitivities as well as make people who dislike spicy food uncomfortable. As a rule, we can recommend two things. First, make sure that your guests are employees are fine with spicy items before ordering - or opt for mild dishes. Second, whether it makes sense to you personally or not, do people a favor by clearing ingredients and spices ahead of time. So long as you do that, you will, as a rule, be fine. - Indian food is popular in the UK and worldwide for many reasons. Having read this text, you now know how to order it from a catering service. If you’d like to learn more, visit us at catery.co.uk for more information and a free consultation.