by Jonathan Vatner | July 05, 2011

tee shirtGiven the prevalence of dietary restrictions -- not to mention individual tastes -- attendees continually must break conversation to ask servers what's in the hors d'oeuvres. To smooth the process, Jaclyn Bernstein, president and partner of Empire Force Events in New York City (212-924-0320;, recommends having the catering staff don T-shirts that list the name and ingredients of the item or dish they are serving. A number of firms create inexpensive custom T-shirts; Among them is Custom Ink (800-293-4232;; call for pricing.