If you’re hosting an event or large gathering, it’s important to consider all of the various angles and figure out how to enrich the experience as thoroughly as possible. And of course, Metropolis can have you covered primarily in the music and entertainment aspects of your event. However, while a great band can work wonders to spice up your event, it’s important not to stop there – the perfect event requires perfect details, after all!
And for many party and event guests, the most important detail is what’s on the menu. Catering an event, both with food and drinks, can be a bit of a headache, but it’s vital to provide some quality selections to give the impression that you care about your guests’ experience. So with that said, here are 5 important food reminders when preparing to host an event.
1. Cater Too Much
When you’re staring at a catering company’s menus and prices, there’s always a temptation to try to cut costs here or there. But nothing ruins an event quite like running out food before everyone is satisfied! Caterista online provides a few good general amounts and measurements to consider (as in, how many drinks per person, etc.). Use these for guidelines, and then go a bit beyond. Better too much than not enough.
2. Consider “Family Style” Food
One great way to make sure you have enough food without jumping your costs up too much is to opt for family style dining, instead of menus. With menus, you need to be sure you have enough of each item to please every guest. In “family style” or buffet dining, people can serve themselves and it’s easier for caterers to provide bulk supplies.
3. Offer A Drink Selection
We’ve all been to parties and events featuring a single white wine and a single red wine as options, and sure, this is generally the cheaper route. But offering a bit more variety can give your guests a pleasant surprise. The Marks and Spencer wine section offers an interesting alternative to catering, as they supply mixed crates of wines you can personally select for your event.
4. Always Offer Bread
This one’s simple: no matter how many appetizers you provide, don’t neglect the bread! It’s the universal food to tide guests over before a meal is served.
5. Have A Vegetarian Entrée
You’d be surprised how easy this is to forget, unless you’re fortunate enough to have caterers who suggest it or remind you! It’s important not to assume vegetarian or vegan guests will simply eat less or get by on side items. Instead, provide a hearty vegetarian entrée, such as a filling pasta.