At Arbutus Hospitality we are very often setting hundreds, of tables per week, whether it be for weddings, dinner parties, corporate events, or even in our restaurants. We have strict procedures and policies to follow to ensure tables are turned around correctly, for the next set of diners.
We have checklists as long as our arms to ensure everything is perfect from glasses being set in the correct place, to napkins being folded correctly and every type of necessary cutlery being present on the table.
As Pancake Tuesday approaches Arbutus brings you the most delicious pancake toppings.
Pancakes are an all time favourite dessert, breakfast or snack. The good thing about pancakes is they are very easy to be made. Just following the instructions, and a couple of tries if you’re new in the kitchen, will lead you to the perfect breakfast or dessert for any day. If you want to experiment with the toppings, there are many ways to do it and here is some ideas.
toppings, there are many ways to do it and here is some ideas.
We are extremely pleased to announce that the Arbutus brand will now be taking over the management of the White River Hotel, Toome. We see this as an exciting opportunity to branch out our brand and extend our wedding services and catering to the Mid Ulster area and beyond. We have new and exciting plans for the hotel as a whole and looking forward to embracing these in the upcoming months.
There are many myths and recipes to cooking the perfect steak and we all like to try different methods to wow our dinner guests. So here we have explained a few tops tips on cooking a mouth-watering steak!
So we are now into mid January and you may have encountered a few situations where you have struggled with your New Years healthy eating plan.
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You may have noticed something different recently on our social media channels, website and company vehicles. Yes – we are rebranding!
Arbutus At The Crannagh presents JazzLite on Saturday 20th January 2018.
Get your dancing shoes on as this is sure to be a fun-filled night to lift your January blues. Enjoy a glass of house wine on arrival and JazzLite will take to the stage while you enjoy a 4 course meal specially created for the Jazz Night. Afterwards dance the night away by the River Bann.
As we approach the New Year, and as a chef I often get asked about healthy recipes. January is the prime month for people to start their new healthy diets and I think that it is very important when designing Arbutus menus and attending Arbutus outside catering events, this should be kept in mind.
When we cater for outside events, it is extremely important not only to get the food correct but also to have the event venue looking its best. This goes from setting the cutlery, to laying the lining table cloths and placing the chairs correctly.
Hot drinks to sip around the fire this winter - As the snow hits us this weekend, here we have some Winter warmers for you to sip on by the fire.
You may have had horrible past experiences about cooking the Christmas turkey. It can be hard to get it just right. To help you along this Christmas we have taken the time to lay out the most useful tips on preparing the perfect turkey.
So, some of you may have already started thinking about Christmas dinner. Here at Arbutus we most certainly are well on our way on planning our Boxing Day and New Years Day menu.
This got us thinking, we have decided to share some tips with all of you out there who will be preparing Christmas dinner this year.
Arbutus at The Forum are delighted to win Restaurant of the Year 2017 - Derry at SME Northern Ireland Business Awards. In a very competitive market within the Derry area we are proud that our efforts have been recognised.
Our philosophy of serving up the finest and freshest local produce combined with excellent service guarantees an enjoyable dining experience. We achieve this by continually training our staff on customer service, hand picking our preferred suppliers and dedicating time and expertise to the creation of our menus.
The Wool Tower presents a night with award winning Chef Barry Dallat. On Thursday 30th November our very own Barry Dallat from Arbutus Catering will be teaming up with The Wool Tower to put on a performance like no other. He will be cooking a 4 course gourmet meal live for you to enjoy while sharing all the tips and tricks to ensure a smooth running Christmas dinner for 2017.
Canapés are a perfect party nibbler or a welcome appetiser for your guests. However that are often views as a tricky food to prep as they are so small and there is loads to do. Fear not, Arbutus Catering team have made Canapés easy for you.
Being a chef, owning 2 restaurants and an outside catering company, often means I get asked so many questions from different foodies. So here goes, am going to start by answering a few... Tips on making the perfect burger.
When we cater for our events we often get asked, "What wine or beverage we would recommend?" After all, there is no point in having a delicious meal and not having the correct wine to pair it with.
So here we have a few recommendations to help you on your way, on choosing the correct wine for your event.
It is the time of the year again where we indulge in, Pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, dressing up and having a great party with fireworks, food, the works!
Here at Arbutus Catering, we understand how stressful it can be not only to prep the food for a Halloween get together, but to be the host and ensure everyone has a fun time and leaves with a full tummy, so we bringing you a few creative ideas to make your party preparation a little easier.