The No-Fuss Way to Cater for an Event This Summer
If you’re in the hospitality and catering business, you’ll probably be in the throes of your busiest time of the year, with weddings and garden parties aplenty. The added bonus of the hot summer weather means that thirsty customers will be guzzling down more drinks, which is great news for your profits.
But before you can get to any of that, you’ll know that the secret to catering for an event is in the planning. The best way to plan for any event is to put together a checklist so that everything runs smoothly on the day.
What you need for a perfect event
The right items on the table make the venue look more aesthetically pleasing and they make sure that guests have everything they need. Check that you have:
Centrepieces (if appropriate)
Salt and pepper shakers
This makes light work of distributing food and drinks to guests. Remember that any items that are on show need to look the part and they need to be durable to withstand heavy use. You’ll most likely need:
Serving trays (unless it’s a buffet)
Water pitchers (try to find durable but smart looking pitchers, and always keep at least half of them full during the event)
If you’re catering a buffet, set up, operate, and run a buffet at ease with:
Tongs (for salads etc)
Chafing dishes (to keep food warm)
Plates (should be durable and all look the same)
Serving baskets (for fruit and bread etc)
Cutlery (bundled and wrapped for ease)
Cutting knives and cutting boards (to slice up meat)
Dish cloths (for spillages)
A bar or beverage station needs to be properly stocked. Make sure you have:
Baskets (for sugar, creamer etc)
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