Are you tasked with supplying the food for a big party? If you are, then food catering
is probably one of your major worries since food is an important aspect of any occasion.
You can attack this a few different ways. One way is to do the food catering on your own. The other is to tap the services of a caterer who will do everything for you.
Doing all the catering yourself can be a major headache, but you will save a ton of money.
If you do cater the food on your own, then you will have to be incredibly organized and, of course, you'll need to call in some favors from friends to help serve and clean up.
When you think about it, the food is a vital component of any occasion, so employing a professional for food catering is a wise decision. They should have all the necessary equipment and will also know how to properly serve the food. Furthermore a professional will know precisely how much food you require for the size of your party as well as where to get it.
It you are doing the food yourself, your most critical job is to choose what kind of event you want which then dictates the kind of food. Will it be a formal meat and potatoes meal served at the table? Or maybe you prefer a buffet with individual serving stations? Will it be baked, fried or broiled?
Depending on the answers above, you will have to acquire the appropriate equipment. A buffet style party will require proper warming trays for the buffet table. If you will be cooking meals like chicken, meat or fish you may need a full serve kitchen that can accomodate many meals at one time. If you go for something like a luau or barbeque, then you will need the correct equipment for that type of food.
Either way, you will also need the serving dishes, tablecloths and decorations for the party. If you have a rental center near you, you can most likely find most of what you need right there.
Finally, donâ€™t forget about the finishing touches such as appetizers, coffee, dessert and drinks. You will have to think about whether you will serve alcohol or not. Also, remember to rent some big coffee urns for later in the evening!
When it comes down to it, food catering isnâ€™t an easy job, but you can pull off a great event if you stay organized and on top of things.
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