Debby Stein of Kerrville, Texas-based Cartewheels Catering provides her guests with a bruschetta bar for a mid-day snack. Attendees can create their own bruschetta by topping French bread with fresh selections of tomatoes, red onions, garlic, basil, mashed avocado, olive oil, scallions, hummus, meats and cheeses.
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Stein recommends Asian-inspired lettuce wrap stations, which include vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, red and yellow peppers, and red cabbage. Attendees can build the lettuce wraps, fill them with cashew chicken and vegetables, and top them with fried rice stick noodles.
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At Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s rustic chip break station, attendees can choose from a range of potato chips including chocolate-covered, Yukon Gold and purple Peruvian. Extras can include salsa, chickpea dip and Vidalia onion dip.
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Nicole Salerno with Chicago’s Rockit Ranch Productions serves a selection of pre-sliced apples with dips, including caramel, chocolate and butterscotch sauces. Topping options include sprinkles, nuts, dark and white chocolate chips, raisins and shaved coconut.
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Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco can set up a build-your-own Champagne cocktail bar for events. Guests can create their beverage of choice using a selection of pineapple and orange juices, Angostura bitters, fresh mint leaves and sliced fruits, such as strawberries, oranges, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and limes, topped off with bubbly.
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The Old Mint in San Francisco created a colorful garden station for attendees at a holiday party for GoPro. It included a platter of vitamin-rich roasted root vegetables, including banana fingerlings, bintje potatoes, German butterball potatoes, baby fennel, Flambo radishes, and yellow, gold and purple baby carrots, as well as a selection of dressings.
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