Planning any event can be stressful, especially when food is involved. Before the event, preparation is extremely important. When getting an event catered there are some specific things you can do prior to the event to make sure it is executed correctly. Catering events can go very smoothly when everything is prepped and ready to go!
The type of catering event you will be having is a general concept, but still essential to preparing for the event. This determines the rest of the preparation for the event. Deciding between a meal and/or appetizers is the first decision. If you choose to have a sit down meal, you need to decide upon a buffet style or servers. It all is decided by the kind of event you would like to have. Once you have decided upon the type of catering you would like to have, you can then move onto the fun part of choosing your food!
Prior to setting up any details for an event, it is most important to set a date and time. This does not only involve the time of the event, but a timeline of the event. For catering events, it is essential to have the timing for food correct. Not only do you not want your guests to not go hungry, you also want to make sure the food is safe to eat and hasn’t been sitting out too long. Certain foods can only sit out of the refrigerator for so long before spoiling, so it is necessary to keep this in mind when planning a time to eat. This also depends on what type of catering is being served. Whether it is a sit down meal, a buffet or a constant flow of appetizers, the food needs to be fresh and ready to eat.
The number of guests who will be attending the event may seem like an obvious thing to prepare; however, it is extremely important to do this as early as possible. Making sure the number of guests is set-in-stone is vital for catering events. This determines the amount of food to be served, as well as the time the catering company needs to prepare the food and arrive at the event.
To serve large amounts of food to guests, assuring there is enough space for the food is paramount. If it is a buffet style, then there needs to be plenty of table space for the food to be laid out on. There also needs to be a spot for the caterer to set up the food and anything they need to prepare it to go out. It is possible to get food from a catering company, but for the catering company not to serve it. If the food is being stored for a certain amount of time by you, not the caterer, you need to ensure there is plenty of refrigerator space for perishable items.
There is a lot to prepare before hosting an event, these are just some of the basics to get you ready for the catering services.
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