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When I started ordering the supplies for my parent's restaurant, I realized that it was a lot harder than I had initially anticipated. The work was long, tiresome, and incredibly challenging. I also didn't know how to properly project how much food we would burn through, which made it difficult to order. However, as I continued ordering, I learned the tricks of the trade, as well as how to get on the same page with food suppliers. Check out these posts to find out how you can streamline your restaurant ordering, save money, and alleviate order-related problems with great ease.

Using Snack Seasonings To Enhance Party Foods

If you're planning a special event, what snacks to serve your guests is most likely one of your top concerns. Whether you're providing lunch, dinner, or just appetizers during the celebration, be sure to have plenty of snacks and finger foods on hand.

Serving snacks is appropriate for any type of event or occasion, from the most casual to the fanciest of affairs. Some ideas include birthday parties, holiday celebrations, corporate get-togethers, anniversary and graduation soirees, bridal and baby showers, and wedding receptions. 

Having a selection of snacks on hand is especially important during long events, when guests may need something to munch on between meals, or as a late-night treat. Handheld snacks will also allow party-goers to easily mix and mingle throughout the day or night.

When choosing the best party snacks, keep any of your guests' dietary concerns in mind. For instance, provide a selection of vegan and vegetarian options for the non-meat eaters in the group. Make sure there are plenty of non-spicy treats available for children as well. 

One way that you can transform everyday, basic snacks into party-worthy treats is with the use of mouthwatering seasonings. For large events, you can order them from a wholesale supplier. 

Here are some ways to use snack seasonings to enhance your event menu:

1. Pretzels 

Pretzels are the perfect party food, and a variety of seasonings will allow you to customize them on your big day. If you're on a tight event-planning budget, pretzels are an economical choice that are sure to please everyone on your guest list.

To make the treats, mix bite-size pretzels with a small amount of vegetable oil and the powdered seasonings of your choice, such as ranch or barbeque. Bake the coated pretzels in a single layer on a cookie sheet in an oven set to 200 degrees until they're crispy. Serve in large bowls. 

2. Popcorn 

Popcorn makes an ideal snack for any type of event, particularly kids' birthday parties. As one fun idea, provide individual bowls of plain popcorn, as well as a selection of powdered snack seasonings, including ranch, barbecue, caramel, cinnamon sugar, taco, dill pickle, and jalapeno cheddar. Guests can customize their own snacks with just a few easy shakes. 

3. Nuts 

No party snack spread is complete without nuts. Make the salty treats in the same way as the pretzels, allowing the seasonings to adhere to the nuts in the oven. Experiment with gourmet seasonings, including rosemary, mesquite, truffle, and chili lime.