Event Catering Services
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Whether you are planning a meal with formal silver service for 1,000 people or snacks for a breakfast meeting with 10 colleagues, there will be local event catering companies out there to fulfil your requirements.
Employing the services of a professional caterer will give you peace of mind and help to ensure that you enjoy your own event without worrying about the cooking.
There are many options for what you serve and how it is served. If you consider supplying the food yourself, you should consider the rules and regulations that govern the health, safety and hygiene that is required when dealing with the preparation of food.
An event catering company will be able to provide the appropriate provisions for whatever kind of event you are planning. Some examples of these sorts of events include:
- Corporate events
- Christmas parties
- Business meetings
- Product launches
- Anniversary parties
- Formal dinner parties
- Presentation evenings
- Children's parties
Some things to consider
Prices are normally quoted per head. Caterers can supply food, alcohol, waiting staff, cutlery and crockery (but confirm this with them before making your booking).
To help you get an accurate quotation, and avoid hidden extras, it is wise to have a check list of all the things you would like to be supplied.
It is common for companies to supply alcohol as part of a package. However if you would rather supply it yourself you will find that some suppliers are happy for you to do this. You should bear in mind that there may well be a corkage charge if you decide to take this option.
Alternatively, you can book a specialist mobile bar hire company to do the drinks.
Your choice of catering company is essential to the success of your event. There are many quality caterers around and you should consider which one is going to provide the ideal product, service and care for your specific event. You may want a very different kind of catering service for your wedding than you would for a product launch. Some caterers will specialise in particular event types so it is always worth getting information from a number of companies before making a decision.
If you have other staff working at your event, you should consider them in the head count if you are planning on feeding them as well.
You should, where possible, arrange a tasting visit prior to booking a company for your event. It is also a good idea to check for references – not only for the food, but also for the service provided.
Caterers can provide a range of service options for your event, including silver service, buffet, and food stations - so you should talk to your caterer about this in your initial enquiry. Another thing to discuss is how many servers there will be per guest.