It’s that time of year again, Super Bowl Sunday that is. There are three things that make Super Bowl Sunday an event to remember. First, the game of course! This year, for Super Bowl 53, the New England Patriots will face off against the Los Angeles Rams. The second highlight of the day is the advertisements. Brands spend millions of dollars on just seconds of advertising time during the Super Bowl. It shows— these commercials do not disappoint. Finally, what we believe is the most important part, is the party. Viewing parties are a must for the Super Bowl. And what’s a good party without good food?
At All Occasion Catering, we have some strongly held opinions about the best food for optimal football watching enjoyment. Trust us, we’re the experts. Here’s a look at our favorite Super Bowl foods for every quarter.
First Quarter: Setting the Bar
It’s time to get the (viewing) party started. What better way to get the crowd going than opening the bar? If you’re ready to have the drinks flowing, there are creative ways to serve those above the age— and below. For the adults, you’ll want to provide drinks that everyone can sip on the entire game without going overboard. Sangrias can be made in large batches to accommodate everyone at the party, and we’re sure someone is going to bring the beer.
Make sure to offer a non-alcoholic option, though! A great party is one that everyone can enjoy. All Occasion Catering offers full bar services for any event. You are able to customize your bar with signature cocktails or keep it simple with wine and beer service. This way, you don’t have to miss a second of the game to refill the ice.
Second Quarter: Set Out the Snacks
The next play? Appetizers. Keep things light so your guests don’t eat so much that they can’t enjoy the main entrée. Some fun options would be a selection of dips, like guacamole, salsa and queso or a cheese board with different cured meats, cheeses and crackers. Of course, you can’t forget about the crowd favorite—buffalo chicken dip.
AOC’s Classic Hors d’Oeuvres menu is full of savory delights like deviled eggs, spinach artichoke dip and stuffed mushrooms. If you are searching for a laid-back feeling for your party, serve heavier small plates to keep everyone full, without serving the main course.
Third Quarter: Start Enjoying the Smorgasbord
If you do end up opting for lighter appetizers, by the third quarter, it will be time to break out the main course. This doesn’t have to be fancy by any means! Barbeque is always a great crowd-pleasing option whether it be ribs, brisket or chicken breast.
Another way to easily feed a crowd is by firing up the grill. Nothing says, “East Tennessee” like a chargrilled burger, brat or hotdog. Each of these American delicacies can be found on All Occasion Catering’s Tennessee Grill menu. With these heavier main staples, you can serve simple additions like potato chips, baked beans or dill pickles. All are a great way to round out this dish.
Fourth Quarter: Satisfy the Sweet Tooth
As the game comes to a close, it’s time you finish up your party with delectable desserts. The weather is still fairly chilly, so warm desserts are your best option. Make pies ahead of time and warm them in the oven during the game so you can serve a fragrant pie once the fourth quarter rolls around. Other fan favorites include chocolate fondue. By providing various items to dip, like apple slices, pound cake and pretzel rods, guests can fill up their plate and not miss too much of the game. It’s also a fun and unique way to satisfy everybody’s sweet tooth. If your group is crazy about confections, AOC’s Chasing Chocolate Dessert Bar menu is exactly what you need, with options such as red velvet cake, Italian cream cake and cheesecake bites.
If you are hosting this year’s Super Bowl party, have All Occasion Catering take the reins and provide all of your party needs. Every AOC menu is completely customizable, so you can meet everyone’s needs. No party is complete without beverages for every guest’s taste. If you have any catering needs, from a Super Bowl party to a corporate gala, All Occasion Catering has the experience, staff and expertise to exceed your expectations. Call them at (865) 521-1300 or visit online to book today.