Appleton Area Ecstatically Embraces Osorio’s Catering
May 12, 2015, Appleton, WI-Osorio’s Latin Fusion, not yet three years old and already one of the hottest Appleton, Wisconsin restaurants, recently announced a major expansion in their services. They now offer a full catering menu and experience, designed to be customized to fit whatever the needs their clients have.
“Having a catering program is something we have always envisioned as a part of the restaurant,” said Kim Finnell, one of three owners of this casual fine dining establishment. Along with Executive Chef Liborio Osorio and Managing Partner Edgar Osorio, the three of them opened the restaurant in October of 2013 with a goal of being not just a full service destination, but also the premium catering option in the area as well.
Catering is an excellent opportunity for businesses to increase awareness, and the unique style of food that Osorio’s Latin Fusion is known for will make it a perfect fit for the expected hot trends in catering this year. “This generation is the food-savviest generation ever,” said David Wood, a Senior Vice President with Culinaire International, a leading industry advocacy group. “People want to know where their food is coming from.”
Since the menu is completely made in-house and all recipes are made from scratch, it is important for Chef Osorio and his staff to have access to the freshest ingredients on a near daily basis. This means they have developed strong relationships with area suppliers, a transparency that their customers appreciate.
“Not only do they know exactly what is going into the dishes,” Chef Osorio said, “But our customers are helping to support local businesses by dining at Osorio’s.”
Another trend that diners are interested in is upscale comfort foods, familiar items with a decidedly different twist. “Think macaroni and cheese, but served Italian-style with sautéed salami, garlic, peppers, sun-dried tomatoes and basil,” Wood said. The Latin fusion menu at Osorio’s is a perfect example of that concept, combining Midwest staples like chicken, steak and pasta with traditional Latin flavors, spices and sauces.
Finnell stated that another important factor that helps set them apart from other Appleton Wisconsin catering services is their ability to deliver a wide variety of dining experiences. “Our Catering Coordinator has many years of experience working as a private menu and event planner,” Finnell said. “And can help clients put together a package that ranges from easy to go box lunches to full onsite food preparation and service.”
The catering team does not rely only on the food to make the presentation memorable. Osorio’s Latin Fusion catering also includes table décor, plating and glassware that re-creates the eclectic and inviting feel of their Casaloma Drive restaurant anywhere the clients need them to be within a 50 mile radius. This attention to detail has led many of the catering clients to sing their praises on various social media platforms and use the catering service again for their future needs.
ABOUT OSORIO’S LATIN FUSION:
This Appleton, WI restaurant is located at 1910 N. Casaloma Drive, between the Fox River Mall and Timber Rattler’s Stadium. For reservations, call 920.955.3766.