Catering at an event venue is a crucial aspect for the success of an event and it is not just about serving food. It involves a whole round of planning and execution to the T. Here are a few things that you need to know about catering at an event venue:
Planning the menu
The first step to successful catering is to decide on a menu that suits the occasion. A menu that complements the event adds value to the event. If you are holding a business meeting at the event venue that is to be followed by lunch, planning for box lunches can be useful. If it is a more elaborate occasion like a party or a charity, a plated menu would be ideal. It is always better to explain the caterer the nature of the event and the budget to decide on a suitable menu.
Quality of food
Cooking with fresh produce will add value to the food and will attract appreciation from guests. Food presentation and the temperature at which the food is served is extremely important. It is also important that there is adequate food to serve to guests.
Sufficient food and service
Running out of food is a definite put off. Make sure you have enough for everyone. While the quality of food is important, the quality of people serving the food is equally crucial. The staff should be professional and well mannered to ensure guests are happy at the end of the day.
Good catering often helps to ensure the entire event is perceived positively by guests. This said, it’s worth to invest a bit more to make sure your attendees enjoy the meals served.