Think Like a Caterer: Advice for Your next Event

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If you’re organizing an event, catering is one of the biggest considerations you need to think about. You want your guests to relax and have a good time, and you need to make it look effortless. No matter how large or small your event is, you can make your life easier and have the event go from start to finish as smoothly as possible with these key tips.

Rethink the Buffet

A buffet can be a cost-effective way to feed a large crowd. However, if you’re having a seated dinner, you want your guests sitting and mingling rather than standing in line. Consider serving your meals family style. This is a cost-effective way to feed large groups buffet style in a more intimate setting.

Reconsider Hot Dishes

One of the most difficult parts of catering food for an event is keeping everything hot. This is one reason why current trends in catering are leaning towards serving more foods that don’t need to be served hot. You can choose one dish that should be served hot and have salads, fruits, and vegetables for the remainder which can be served cold or at room temperature.

Less Is Not More

When catering an event, remember that less is not more. In other words, it’s better to have more food than you need than to run out and leave some guests hungry. Also, consider that some guests will get seconds and others won’t. Catering an event can get tricky but these tips and tricks should help.

 

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