I've decided from here on out, I'm having all of my parties professionally catered. Because I'm just that affluent and basically a Real Housewife of Des Moines. Ha. Or I couldn't be farther from it.
I hosted a catered Qdoba House Party for the Cinco de Mayo. It was great. All I had to do was clean my house (actually easier said than done. With Lucan around, it's always one step forward 1.75 steps backwards). Initially I saw a blog post on moneysavingmom.com who said that Qdoba was doing a giveaway. So I went through the application process (mostly questions about your involvement with social media) and then lo and behold - I was picked to host a House Party.
The whole process couldn't have been easier. I was mailed a box full of stuff for my party (plastic clear margarita glasses, some salsa servers, an apron, some serving ware, etc.) and then given a certificate with instructions on what my food options were for the party. I called in my order and then I received a callback to confirm everything. When I went to pick-up the food, the store employees couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. It was a great experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Qdoba to cater a party.
And the food, oh my, it was yummy. I picked the Naked Burrito bowls, which came with a GIGANTIC bag of homemade tortilla chips, chicken, steak, black beans, and lime cilantro rice. Then we also received 3 kinds of salsas, sour cream, guacamole (which somehow I forgot to put out- drat!) and cheese. Qdoba also provided chocolate chip cookies and brownies which weren't that good. A little stale if you ask me. But you don't hear Qdoba boasting about it's baked goods, so I guess that's to be expected.
|The pico de gallo was my favorite condiment. You could taste the fresh cilantro - yum!|
|Qdoba even provided the wire racks and Sterno burners to heat the food.|
|This is the giant bag of tortilla chips.|
|Bigger than my head!|
|The only thing I had to provide were drinks! Raspberry lemonade - refreshing!|
|All of the hot items stayed toasty warm thanks to the Sterno burners.|
|Everyone avoids eye contact when I'm taking pictures.|
|Apparently being photographed while you eat is awkward. I should have thought about that. My poor friends.|
|Even Lucan enjoyed the party. He especially like the black beans and steak. Not to mention the chips. My boy likes crunchy!|
|See? More people avoiding eye contact with the photographer.|
|I made everyone go out on the deck so I could take a timed group picture. Please take no notice of my child who is dangling precariously off the railing.|