While one may feel they can handle providing food for an event, or they may even have connections that offer to do it for them, nothing beats hiring a professional catering company. From the planning stages to presenting the food and even serving it in some cases they will make things go smoothly.
Not to mention, they are likely experts in their field, after all they cook and present food for a living. It can be easy to trust a friend or family member with the food preparation, and it will likely be less expensive, but isn’t it better to fork out a little extra “dough” to get the food guests deserve?
Learn what the best benefits of hiring a catering company are. The decision is made much easier when all the perks are taken into consideration.
Better Menu Selection
The food may be the one thing everyone is concerned with at an event. One may hear, “who’s doing the catering?” among possible guests. The typical menu consists of a choice of appetizers, a few main courses and then finishes off with dessert. A professional catering company’s first and most important role is to develop a menu that suits the event, and provide a taste testing of the items they plan to serve. Many guests mean many will prefer different options; for example, some may eat red meat while others prefer a vegetarian choice.
Professionals will happily work around the set budget and make concessions as needed to provide whomever is throwing the event exactly what they desire. To stay in budget, they may suggest less appetizers, or chicken instead of beef.
Further, they have connections with local food vendors and can get deals like no other. While a friend or family member helping with catering can also create a great menu, because they don’t cater for a living it may fall short of all it can be.
A professional caterer is skilled at making contact minimal. This means the person throwing the event will have more time to plan other aspects while the caterer handles the food. They will have everything they need from you during just one or two meetings.
A friend who caters may be constantly bothering through the process, as they won’t have the organizational side mastered. While they’ve made a grand gesture to help with the big day, it can end up wasting time and money in the process.
No one knows the ins and outs of catering better than a professional. Experts will not only provide the most delicious foods, but they’ll know how to set up and display them to be more pleasing. Anyone that’s ever been to a professionally catered event has seen the tables or stations of food displayed in fine dishes.
Some caterers employ servers as well for things like carving stations, to make specialty items, and help guests with their dishes. They also re-stock the more popular items if needed so that every guest gets a taste of what they’d like.
Not only this, but they are experts at organizing events. Many will go the extra mile to make sure they share whatever resources they have that would lend to a spectacular event. Due to the variety of events they cater, they can make suggestions that will do more than impress guests at birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and more.