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Caterer’s Choice: Not Your Average Potato Chips

For the ultimate crowd pleaser, serve a classic dish with a gourmet spin.

By Marissa Conrad Published
Chips and dip, only classier. Photo courtesy of Occasions Caterers.
Within 24 hours of setting a date, you were probably online looking for wedding advice. (When should I book the caterer? What flowers are in season in October?) But tip after tip isn’t enough to plan your big day—you also need some inspiration. In Caterer’s Choice, Bridal Party asks local caterers to highlight a trendy hors d’oeuvre or mini-dessert to spark ideas for your own reception.

The dish: Hand-cut Potato Chips Three Ways; created by Occasions Caterers in Northeast DC

The scoop: You get a plate with a small serving of three types of hand-cut potato chips: classic Idaho with seasoned salt, waffle-cut sweet-potato chips, and spicy Yukon Gold potato triangles, all served with a sour-cream/chive mousseline.

Get it while it’s hot: This is a great hors d’oeuvre because it takes a familiar food (read: picky Aunt Enid won’t be scared off) but gives it an unexpected twist, says Eric Michael, owner of Occasions. “It’s fresh but also comforting,” he says. “Everyone knows and loves chips and dip.” And with three flavors to try, you really can’t eat just one.


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Posted at 01:06 PM/ET, 03/11/2008 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs


  • That's a great idea. No one would shirk away from chips and dip. Just dress up the dip flavors and presentation of the dish.

  • I want to try that potato chips and think if it can be a good food to serve for my birthday party. I am guilty because I am one of those people who like chip and dip. Occasion Caterers looks like they really have a creative food idea for special occasions.

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