Creating a dinner menu needs a lot of thorough planning since you have a lot of things to consider. In making your printable menu, you need to think if it is pleasing enough to impress the people who will be reading it. Not only the design but also the food you will be including in your menu needs a brainstorming too. The process is not easy so we have prepared steps for you to guide in your making your own dinner menu.
1. Think a Theme
It is essential to all modern menus to have a specific theme that is related to the services they offer or to the motif of the event. Your theme will be the overall design of your menu. If you have a barbecue restaurant or your dinner party is barbecue styled, then your theme on the menu should have images of mouthwatering barbecue foods.
2. Decide the Outlook
The outlook will include the colors, graphics, texts, size and the form of your menu. The colors in your menu should still fit the theme while the fonts should be readable for everyone, considering there will be customers or guests that have problems in their eyesight. Research says that people who have bad eyesight have difficulties in reading restaurant menus, leading them to not choose the perfect meal for them. You also need to decide on what size your menu will be. The size will depend on the form you want. If you want a dinner menu card, then the size will be in card size.
3. List the Items
In listing the items, never forget even a single item because it will lead to people missing out on a particular food that they might want. List all the services you will be offering on the menu board to let people find out what things you can offer to them. Forgetting even one item will cause a loss of income.
4. Categorize the Menu
Every meal and menu course is divided into different categories. It can start from the appetizers, main courses, desserts, and cocktails. Others will categorize it into side dishes, meals, desserts, and beverages. It depends on you on what category you will be using but always categorize the food list in your menu.
5. Print your Menu
Since you are done following all the steps above, you can now print your elegant menu. Make sure to use high-quality paper and ink when you print so that the graphics in your menu will still remain.