Are you planning on hosting a large party? Maybe you’re planning a Wedding, Birthday, Engagement party or maybe even a party for work?
Well, working out how to feed everyone might be a little daunting if you decide to do it yourself.
It may seem straightforward on the face of it but when it comes down to working out the particulars, you may start to wonder whether it would have been easier to hire a catering company.
We believe that food has always been the heart and soul of any special occasion or event, that is why we believe in leaving it to the professionals!
A professional catering company or chef will ensure that the food provided is to the highest quality using only the freshest of ingredients to ensure ultimate guest satisfaction.
Many people make the mistake of thinking that because they have the skills in the kitchen, they will be able to cook themselves, without weighing up the obstacles that arise when catering for a large number of people.
Cooking for a large number of people is much different to cooking at home.
Catering companies have the experience to cook for large groups of people, ensuring everyone is fed at the preferred time.
Catering companies also offer the additional service of serving the food if required. This means that from the start of your event, to the end, all you have to worry about as the host is enjoying the food served!
Depending on the company and what they provide will determine what they offer. Most caterers will be prepared for any type of service from fully staffed table service to delivering a help yourself buffet.
The stress involved in making sure all of your guests are fed and watered at your event is sometimes overlooked.
A catering company can take care of this for you which gives you more time to enjoy your event or party.
Most people would think you could save money if you were to buy the food yourself. This isn’t always the case when you factor in things you would need in order to successfully feed everyone at your party or event.
If you are planning on serving a buffet for a large number of people, you will need some sort of hot plate or chafing dish for each of your dishes which in itself can be quite costly for a one-off event.
Professional catering companies will have all the equipment to hand in order to make sure that all of your guests are satisfied. They will also have a better source to buy food in bulk as they are doing this day in, day out.
It would be best to get a price per head from your local catering company before deciding whether to cater for your own party or event.
Hygiene is something that is often overlooked, especially if you were to try to cater yourself, it would probably be the last thing on your mind.
It is always nice to see a professional catering company taking the care to ensure the food is prepared, transported, cooked to a high level of food safety and hygiene. Professional caterers will stand out by:
All these little things add up reassuring your guest that the food has been prepared and cooked safely.
You do not want to compromise on safety when providing food for a party or event.
A professional catering company will be able to provide a range of dishes for your event. This is something they are doing all the time and will have to rotate their menus all the time to suit customers preferences and dietary requirements.
Catering for a large group of people is something you may find too time consuming to do yourself, even more so if you aren’t a vegetarian or vegan!
Caters will be able to work with you and decide the best dishes to be served at your party or event.
For example, if you were to use caterers for an event you were holding, you would need to work with the caterers to choose a menu of what cuisines will be served. Nowadays, you will need to provide vegetable and vegan options with the increase in people adopting a non meat diet.
Rest assured, you will be able to impress your guests at your party, wedding or event using professional caterers.
Catering companies can usually offer a variety of catering services depending on the type of event or party. Common catering services include:
This is a good way of covering all bases at an event or party that are going to last all day or head into the night!
Caterers can provide table service in the day and then prepare a hot buffet or bbq for evening.
A variety in services will greatly help your party or event be a memorable one.
Hiring a catering company to take care of feeding your guests will greatly improve the amount of time you have to catch up with loved ones or maybe network at an event you’re hosting.
You will be able to enjoy the food with your guests and the cherry on top is not having to clean up!
BBQs and Buffets offer a wide variety of catering services as well as bespoke catering to suit all.
We are a family run catering company delivering simply the best in fresh, home cooked buffets, hot buffets, and barbecues.
We have a wide selection of menus carefully created by our expert chefs. This allows us to cater for all tastes and budgets without compromising on quality.
If you have any questions about the catering services we provide, please do not hesitate to get in touch or call us on 0115 824 44 47