Will your event be successful and spoken about for some time or will it be the same old boring event that the guests are tired of? There are many factors that can help to determine how your catered event turns out and the catering itself is one of the most important.
Choosing a venue and inviting the guests is the easy part, it is the food and beverages that you will need to make available for your guests that is not so easy. You need to make sure that you order the right kind of food and enough of it to go around while not forgetting the quality of service.
But what kind of food? Well, there are a number of considerations to make before choosing the menu for your catered event.
Who Are Your Guests?
Of course, these are the people that will be eating the food. So you will want them to be impressed, full, and adequately serviced. There are a number of things to consider before you make a final choice on the menu, though. What kind of event are you planning? What is the dress code going to be? Are your guests travelling or are they local? What is their ethnicity?
For example, if this is a catered event for your employees as part of a Christmas celebration, you do not have to go over the top. They all live locally, they enjoy events like this every year, and it is unlikely to be too formal. They will be more interested in having a few drinks, eating a bit of tasty food and having a good time.
Don’t Stick to One Menu
Now that you have a better idea of your guests and what the event is for, you should have a good idea of what sort of food might be best suited. However, one thing you have not considered is that some people are vegetarian, have certain food allergies or have dietary restrictions such as gluten intolerance or dairy intolerance. You can either ask around if there are not too many people or just ensure that there are alternative menus for these people.
Hire a Good Quality Caterer
Caterers are what make or break events like this. Find a good one that serves quality food with a smile on their face and your event will be a success. Poor food and poor service will just sour the whole event.
Word of mouth is a good way to find catering aziendale as these are people that have dealt with them before. Alternatively, go online and check out local reviews of catering services near you. Even then, you need to speak to the caterers to ensure they are offering good value, have experience of hosting catered events like the one you are planning, and to find out the menus they offer.
Hosting a catered event can be stressful, as if it goes wrong it is all on you. The last thing you want is to be the reason why dozens if not hundreds of people are disappointed just because of you. Understand your guests, what the event is for, and make absolutely sure you hire a good event catering company!