3 Special Diets Every Corporate Event Planner Needs to Know

consider is your guests’ dietary restrictions. A dietary restriction or special diet is a unique food need that one or more of your guests might require. Dietary restrictions are serious and should always be respected, so it’s a good idea to ask guests about any special needs beforehand. At Village Catering, we know that understanding the differences between dietary restrictions can be difficult. Read on to learn about three common special diets you might encounter when planning your event. Allergies. Most people are familiar with the concept of allergies. An allergy occurs when the immune system overreacts to a relatively…

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The Best Foods for Muscle Growth

If you’re an athlete or you manage a team of athletes, you already know that food isn’t just a tasty treat—it’s fuel for your performance, game, or meet. Village Catering knows firsthand how important an athlete’s diet can be. To maximize muscle growth, athletes need to watch what they’re eating and make sure their nutritional needs are being met. Here are some of the best foods you can eat if you’re looking to pack on muscle this summer training season:

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5 Common Cooking Mistakes You Might Be Making

Does the food you make at home never taste quite as good as the food you order at your favorite restaurant? Do you follow recipes to the letter—but still end up with food that tastes a bit off? At Village Catering, we know that cooking is hard work, especially if you’re still getting the hang of using beginner tools and methods. Before you start your next recipe, make sure you aren’t making these five common beginner cooking errors.

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5 Tips to Prevent Side Stitches

“Sides stitches” are nasty muscle cramps that pop up in the sides of the abdomen, and they have the potential to ruin any athlete’s game or race. Side stitches can range from annoying to unbearably painful, so athletes should take as many steps as possible before practices or events to prevent them from creeping in. Read on to learn five expert tips that athletes of all types can use to prevent side stitches.  

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The Halal Diet: What You Need to Know

“Halal” is an Arabic word meaning “lawful” or “permitted.” The opposite of “halal” is “haram,” which means “unlawful.” Similar to how members of the Jewish faith must maintain a Kosher diet, many members of the Islamic faith follow a special halal diet that only includes foods specified as permitted in the Qur’an (the Muslim scripture). Before you order your corporate catering in Philadelphia, be sure to ask about dietary restrictions like the halal diet to ensure that you have something available for everyone in your party.

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3 Carbo-loading Myths Every Athlete Needs to Know

Carbo-loading is the process of consuming large amounts of carbohydrates before a major athletic event in order to build up stored levels of glycogen, a major source of energy for high-intensity activity. According to research from Harvard Medical School, carbo-loading can help athletes perform longer and harder without hitting “the wall” that prevents them from moving forward. Village Catering does much more than provide Italian catering in Philadelphia before wedding parties—we also understand the science behind the food that fuels Philly’s athletes. Before you have your players pig out on pizza the night before a game, make sure you understand…

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3 Ways to Practice Better Eating Habits

Are you worried you can’t maintain a healthy lifestyle and also eat deliciously prepared catered meals? The menus at Village Catering offer a variety of healthy options from salads to vegetables and healthy proteins that we can customize for any meal, for any occasion! As March was National Nutrition Month and we approach the summer months, what better way to work on the beach body than fuel our bodies with nutrient rich foods and get outside for a little vitamin D and exercise? It’s no surprise that when you provide your body with the right nutrition, you feel better, and…

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6 Tips To Help You Eat Healthy At A 4th Of July BBQ & Party

So, it’s finally the summer. You’ve been going to the gym every day, running a couple miles outside after work, or increasing the amount of weight you can lift. But, being that the summer season has three major holidays—Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day, there is no denying that you could fall off the bandwagon. The fact of the matter is, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day are summer holidays that you spend with family and friends eating food and drinking booze. So, if you were looking to keep the weight off during the summer, these three holidays…

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Fall Wedding Catering Trends

Wedding food doesn’t have to be the standard menu. Event planners, chefs, and food fanatical brides and grooms are choosing unique, palate-pleasing ways to satisfy their guests’ appetites. Since the weather has started to cool, your guests will be craving rich, intensely flavored meals. Keep the following ideas in mind as you begin to create your wedding menu. Stand-out Starters One popular alternative to the standard salad as a first course is soups. Their warmth and heartiness make them a natural fit for fall. Consider squash bisque served in little pumpkins, or butternut squash soup ladled over crumbled blue cheese….

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