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Why Use A Catering Company? 5 Ways It Could Save Your Event

Posted by Chef Dan on December 15, 2014 at 7:30 AM

Often the most stressful aspect of hosting an event is preparing and providing food for your guests. This multi-faceted task involves meeting the dietary and satisfaction needs of your guests, while simultaneously ensuring guests enjoy your event. There are many benefits to hiring a catering company for the food aspect of your special event; knowing some of these benefits will be helpful when deciding whether or not a catering company is right for you.

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Determining which foods your guests prefer, as well as which ones are appropriate for your event can be a difficult task, especially if you have little or no experience with menu planning. This is where the expertise of a catering company soars. Planning your menu selection with a professional caterer will result in a much more pleasant and varied menu, than if you would buy your own food in bulk. Needless to say, food quality and presentation will be much higher, too.

Logistics are also something to consider. Having food prepared, loaded, delivered, unloaded, and set up on time takes expertise and understanding that you likely don't have the time or energy to deal with, on top of all other event details. Regardless of the size of your event (and number of mouths to feed), these food details must be managed in order to guarantee the event's success.

Your Event Will Be Fully-Stocked

When you hire a catering company, you won't need to worry about keeping your buffet line or snack/app platters stocked. Food, drink, plates, and utensils will all remain available and ready for consumption, thanks to your catering company. Food and drink portions are often agreed upon prior to your event, so the catering company knows how much food to prepare and provide for your specific number of guests and you will know how much it costs.

Save Yourself Time & Enjoy the Moment

Event planning can be stressful, especially if you're a first-time party planner. Hiring a catering company can quickly clear several important items off your “to-do” list. With a professional catering company handling all the food related aspects (plan, prep, deliver, serve and clean up) of your event, you'll actually be able to enjoy yourself when the big days rolls around.

Avoid Obstacles

An experienced catering company can help anticipate obstacles or difficulties regarding your event – things that may not even cross your mind. For example, where is the best location for the buffet table so a line can form without blocking high traffic areas, or what is the best way to keep your cake cool And then, if something goes wrong that you didn’t anticipate, a professional caterer will be able to quickly develop a backup plan to keep your event running without interruption. Catering experience is often filled with exposure to a wide variety of event mishaps and complications, which offers significant advantages to your event.

Professionalism and Creativity

Trust the experts; they've done this before. For professional caterers, it is simple and exciting to go beyond the basics and get a little creative. Your catering company can offer ideas you never even considered and truly make your event one of a kind. The appearance of caterers also elevates the atmosphere of your event, adding an element of sophistication and professionalism.

While your caterer handles every aspect of the food preparation, service, and cleanup, you can focus on entertaining your guests.

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