Toast or Crostini Ahead

Joined Apr 14, 2017
When making toast or a crostini for say avocado toast or some other spread for a large party (200+ people) what would be the best method to prep ahead of time? Can the bread be toasted a day before and stored in a container and retain it's freshness and not be too hard or chewy?

Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Joined Oct 31, 2012
My quick answer is to leave the bread slicing to the day of. All else can be done in advance.
Bread/canapes/crostini are tricky things depending on what you want to end up with.
you can certainly toast ahead of time if you want a crisp base at serving time. Kept in an airtight container they will be fine overnight.But if you want a softer center for the base/bread, then the safest way is to prepare all else and slice the bread the day of. Hopefully one of the experienced caterers here will jump in and offer a good tip or two otherwise.
Joined May 5, 2010
I usually slice the bread the day before and wrap in plastic as part of prep.
The day of I place on pans, brush with olive oil or butter, then toast.

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