Debut Dining Delights: Tips and Tricks for Crafting the Perfect Menu

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We all know that good food can truly make an event unforgettable. So, if you’re pondering over what delicious dishes to include in your debut menu, worry not! We’ve got some fantastic tips to help you out.


The first thing to keep in mind about your menu is to make sure there is something for everyone. You want your food to be enjoyed by a lot of people and have a good time during your celebration. If you want to include a dish not usually eaten by a lot of people, also include a crowd favorite to round out the menu.


Keep track of the people who confirmed that they’ll come. See if they also specified any dietary restrictions, take note of it, and tell your caterer. Caterers usually prepare more food to guarantee no shortages. 

You should also think of the accessibility of the food. If you’re having Lechon, ask your caterer to set up a carving station so guests won’t struggle to get that crispy goodness. 


Always keep your budget in mind. There are venues and catering services that offer a package that’s inclusive of each other. They let you choose what you can serve for your debut. Negotiate and ask all the questions you need to really get the most value out of your money.

Time of eating and the venue

The time of eating should also be considered when you’re planning your debut menu. If you’re having an afternoon debut held outside, make sure that your food won’t spoil easily. If you have a debut during the warmer months, include more refreshing options as well as beverages. Hot soups are perfect for debuts during the colder months.


If you still have a little wiggle room in your budget, look for fun inclusions like a grazing table or a dessert bar. They provide multiple options and give guests the option to customize what they can eat. On the other hand, you could also make snacks as party favors since they’re budget-friendly and won’t clutter anyone’s home.

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Looking for a venue to pair with your menu?

Book with Hizon’s Catering and browse over 300 of our accredited venues! Take a breath of fresh air right in the middle of the Metro in Sampaguita Gardens. If you’re looking for an out-of-town celebration, look around Mahogany Place Tagaytay and other venues just within reach.

About Hizon's Catering

For more than 30 years , we have been blessed to be a part of thousands of weddings, debuts, kids parties, corporate events, and private celebrations. In all these events, we make sure we are not only your caterer but more importantly your partner in every step from conceptualizing, budgeting and planning up to final execution.

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