Five Tips To Ensure Efficient Ordering For A Flawless Event
Organizing an event that you can proudly call a grand success takes months of planning and a lot of consideration. One aspect of your event that needs careful deliberation is the food - How many people will you need to feed? What type of food will you serve? Will it represent your event theme? Will it fit within your budget?
While trying to find answers to some of these questions, it is advisable to enlist the services of a catering company for better assistance with your menu and service.
They can plan and customize a menu to accommodate all the needs of your guests, prepare meals with the freshest ingredients, offer a range of flavorful cuisines, provide professional service and create an overall experience that you and your guests will likely remember for years to come.
If you have planned large-scale events in the past but dismissed the services of a catering company, you may have missed out on some vital benefits. To ensure your event runs smoothly and your guests are satisfied with the dishes served, Hangry Catering Co. is offering you their five best tips to ensure efficient ordering for a flawless event.
Tip #1: Know your budget.
You can’t start planning an event without deciding on a budget. Even if you set a small budget, it is possible to host a successful event. The key is to work within your means and set a budget in advance. It is also essential to leave playroom within your budget for extras that will always arise as the planning progresses. This is because a caterer might make suggestions or professional recommendations you had no idea was possible but will leave a significant effect on your event.
Tip #2: Assess the crowd.
It is vital to figure out the number of guests or attendees that will be present at your event to ensure sufficient dishes are served and they are pleased with the various options. You do not want to end up running out of your best dishes halfway through the event! Make sure you are also familiar with the type of eaters your guests are. For example, heavy eaters require more meats or proteins whereas light eaters enjoy more vegetable options. Children are one factor that will determine whether your guests are heavy or light eaters. Once you find out the number of guests attending, their food preferences, possible allergies, etc., it will be easier to set a menu that can cater to all their needs.
Tip #3: Trust the experts.
As your catering company, we specialize in serving quality, fresh food. However, only if we have the appropriate information (from the above tips), we will know the appropriate amount to serve or provide based on your guidelines.
Tip #4: Communicate your vision at the earliest.
If you have a vision, let us or your catering company know right off the bat! Do not wait until we have spent time to customize a menu for your event to mention your vision or expectations. If we know from the beginning, we can incorporate your ideas right away.
Tip #5: Don’t overthink it!
We know that planning an event is stressful and overwhelming. The truth is that even when things are planned well; it may not always turn out to be perfect. The important point is to be forgiving and trust that it will always work out in the end. As you stress, you cast that pressure onto the caterers (and any other service provider involved), and that will only make matters worse. Once you’ve decided to go with a caterer, trust that they will do their job in the manner they promise they will so that you can focus on other essential aspects of the event!
If you’re looking for a professional catering company in Toronto, Ontario, reach out to Hangry Catering Co. We are a boutique catering service that specializes in creating delicious and consciously crafted food to share at any corporate event! We offer healthy catering, live breakfast catering, continental breakfast catering, lunch catering, corporate catering, and Event Catering across Downtown Core and Toronto, Ontario.