Everyone loves a professionally catered party (especially the hosts), and for good reason. There are many benefits to working with a professional catering service for your upcoming party.
Massive amounts of time can be spent planning menus and party details and shopping for the food, dinnerware and decorations. Prepping ingredients, cooking and baking for the event can add days to your preparation time, causing the host to be exhausted before the celebration even begins. A professional caterer has an arsenal of equipment, dishes, menu options and party experience already at their disposal to save hosts all of that headache and valuable time.
Food Allergies and Diets
These days, many guests may have allergies. They need gluten-free, nut-free, or are lactose intolerant, or they may be following a strict diet, such as vegetarian, vegan, sugar-free, low carb, Paleo, or Ketogenic diets. A professional caterer can take the worry and research out of safe food preparations and accommodate many guests with varying restrictions and preferences. Professional caterers can keep your guests safe and satisfied with a delicious meal made just for them.
Unless you frequently serve a large crowd, it can be easy to overlook some of the many details of serving a flawless meal. When using a caterer, there’s no sending someone out for more ice or utensils at the last minute!
Some say presentation is everything (besides taste). A good catering service provides both. Exquisitely designed plates, serve ware and stemware, or even themed offerings for your unique event are available. The caterer can also set up the room, providing the smoothest possible flow, and seating options for the comfort of your guests.
A professional catering service provides all of the dinnerware and equipment for the event. No need to buy or rent that chafing pot, chocolate fountain, fondue set or eight cupcake stands yourself. Linen service is also often provided, so you won’t find yourself wondering what to do with 50 periwinkle blue cloth napkins and 18 table cloths after the party.
Caterers also have the resources to purchase a variety of foods from reliable vendors in bulk and at a greater discount than you can get them for at your neighborhood grocery store.
Enjoy the party and spend more time with guests rather than making trip after trip to the stove, the fridge and the garbage can. And when the party is over, you might be exhausted from working the room chatting up party guests, but not from working yourself to the bone.
Once the last guest has gone, you don’t have to worry about taking out the garbage or doing a single dish!
Keep in Mind
- Caterers, as well as entertainment and other services, may be dictated by venue if the event is outside your home.
- When not factoring in the value of the hours of planning, shopping, prepping, and the rental of serving pieces and linens, the actual cash expended on food is likely more when using a caterer versus doing it yourself.
So consider making your next celebration (and your life) easier by using a qualified professional caterer!