An experienced events caterer will be able to make stunning dishes, but depending on the number of people attending , you may have to keep dishes simple. Simple food doesn’t have to be bland though, it just needs to be easier to make and good examples of relatively straightforward main course dishes includes:
- Pulled pork Buns
- Pasta Bakes
- Slow Roast Chicken Breasts
These kinds of dinners can be made in large quantities and they don’t require a lot of ‘touching up’. Obviously you have to make sure the food you’re serving is tasty and presentable, but you also need to make sure it’s hot and served quickly.
There’s a lot of pressure involved in events catering, and we spoke a little bit about this in the last post, but you can take off a little bit of that pressure by keeping things simple.
When you’re catering for a wedding you have to make sure every meal is perfected, and this can sometimes mean making hundreds of meals. Most weddings include a starter, a main and a desert, and there will be several dishes to choose between for each course. To make sure these get cooked on time, you have to prepare correctly and you need enough staff for the job.
Most wedding caterers can call on the services of experienced waiters and chefs, and it’s usually a case of ‘the more hands the better’. To make sure the pressure doesn’t get to you or a member of your team, make sure you have enough cooking equipment, ingredients and time, yet you should always be able to provide extra meals should there be any little accidents.
A wedding is a couple’s most important day, and it’s remembered by hundreds of guests, so it’s a perfect opportunity to make a good impression; you may then get a few referral clients. It’s definitely a big job, and it needs hard work, dedication and attention to detail, so make sure you prepare every detail to perfection.
In the world of business, meetings and events can drag on for long periods of time. If you’ve got guests with you that you want to impress, providing great hospitality is very important, and may allow your discussions to occur in a more friendly setting.
One of the biggest benefits for catering services is how they can be fit to purpose very easily. In a business setting, you may want to provide some high quality food which is easy to consume and still delicious. This sets it apart from relying on a nearby store or small cafeteria at your place of business, and ensures a positive impression on those benefiting from that extra touch.
Another option you have with catering is with providing a menu to those involved. This allows them to choose which food they’d like for the event, which means they are more likely to end up with what they want.