Parties and events should have food. It doesn’t matter if it’s a birthday, a holiday party, a corporate event, a formal gathering to watch the solar eclipse, or a wedding. The people showing up are going to want something to consume.
That means, if you’re in charge of planning an event, you should be asking yourself….
Should I hire a caterer?
Allow us to answer the question for you. It’s yes. Here’s why:
It Will Make Your Decisions a Lot Easier
As a party planner/event coordinator, you’ll have many decisions to make, including whether or not you should cater food. By saying yes to catering, you automatically remove a number of future food related decisions off your plate. No pun intended.
The caterer will help organize, plan, and ultimately, handle the food side of things, letting you focus on other aspects of the event.
They’ll Remember the Things You’ll Forget
The last thing you want to happen during a party is to realize you forgot some crucial piece. With a caterer by your side, that’s a lot less likely. At least, in the food department. And let’s be honest, if the food is good, the guests won’t care as much about other problems that may arise.
Additionally, a good caterer will bring items to your attention that you might not have thought about otherwise. After all, they’re pros at this.
They Know How Much You Need
One of those most difficult parts of planning for a party is knowing how much. How much food? How much beverages? How many seats? Etc.
Being experienced in all sorts of events and parties, caterers are pros at knowing how much of things you should have based on invites sent, the type of party, and the time of day. This prevents both a shortage and a waste of resources.
They Could Actually Save You Money
The first roadblock when it comes to getting a caterer is the cost. Surely it would be cheaper to provide the food yourself, right? You might be surprised. By the time you’ve purchased the different food items, beverages, utensils, service trays, etc., you might end up spending more than if you would have just used a professional caterer.
Especially when you factor in the time spent shopping, prepping, and setting up.
They Provide a Better Result
Unless you’re an experienced chef or former caterer, you’re probably not going to be able to compete with what a caterer offers. From the quality of food to the level of presentation, professional catering delivers. It elevates the quality of the entire event.
So don’t spend time debating the decision in your head. Save yourself a lot of effort and hire a caterer. Come party time, you’ll be glad you did.