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Let’s Get Fresh

We love catering in Central Florida! With Florida’s fantastic weather, we have two major growing seasons – one in the fall and the second in the spring. But incredible fresh produce is locally available year-round.

We find our Orlando catering clients looking for some fresh, light, and flavorful options during the summer months. Here are some of our John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering most requested summer foods.

Cool Bites

Our Balsamic Watermelon Bites are the perfect refreshing summer treat! Each Watermelon cube is topped with a Feta, Mint, and Shallot blend, then drizzled with a Balsamic glaze! They are delicious, fresh, and cooling.

Another summer favorite is our yummy Roasted Tomato Bruschetta. They are made with diced roasted Tomatoes, fresh Herbs, and Olive Oil topped on a toasted Baguette with shaved Parmesan cheese! A fun twist on our traditional Bruschetta is our sweet Pear and Bacon Bruschetta with a touch of Blue Cheese.

And, our Mini BLT‘s are amazing – because who doesn’t love Bacon? These bites are made with a mixture of shredded Romaine Lettuce, Mayonnaise, crumbled Bacon, and diced Tomatoes, then served on a toasted Baguette! 

Give It A Shot

Our slightly spicy Mini Gazpacho Shooters add a nice bite to your reception. They utilize the freshest flavors of the season with a hint of heat.

Here is an excellent recipe to make your own Gazpacho Shooters! While we know it’s not the same as the chilled soup crafted by our John Michael culinary team, this quick version can be made in under 10 minutes.

Quick Gazpacho Shooters

16 oz Refrigerated Mild Salsa

1 cup Bloody Mary mix

¾ cup finely chopped seedless Cucumber

½ cup Water

It’s super simple, combine all of the ingredients and chill. Serve in shot glasses and garnish as you like. We’re partial to a salty seasoned rim.

But, Don’t Stop There!

Fresh summer flavors are not just limited to our scrumptious Hors d’ Oeuvres – while they do pack a punch of flavor and freshness. Here are some of our most requested John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering summer food items.

Our Country French Salad is the perfect salad choice for these summer months! We start with refreshing Spring Mix Greens and top them with Strawberries, Mandarin Oranges, and Candied Walnuts. Then, we toss everything in a sweet Raspberry Cream Vinaigrette!

Last but not least, here are two of our most popular summer entrée selections.

Our light, fresh Lemon Chicken, offers you’re a seared Chicken Breast topped with a light Lemon Sauce and Fresh Herbs. We love the little bit of tartness combined with the fresh flavor of Herbs.

And, clients keep coming back to our yummy Maple Glazed Salmon. While Maple isn’t known to be summery. The touch of sticky sweetness combined with the freshly baked Salmon Filet is the perfect summer entrée.

Be sure to talk to our incredible John Michael Exquisite Weddings and Catering team about more delicious fresh, local summery foods for your upcoming wedding or event! And, be sure to check them out at one of our upcoming Tasting Events.