How can a full-service catering staff simplify your event?
- Full-service caterers plan menus for events when you’re not sure which food to choose.
- Professional catering teams orchestrate several details, from the food service to the event setup. Full-service caterers will set up and break down your event, making clean-up easy.
- They offer the support of an experienced event-planning team.
Planning and hosting an entertaining event shouldn’t be stressful; it should be fun! Many people get easily overwhelmed during a party-planning process because there are so many aspects to organize. From sending out invitations to venue selection, to the day-of itinerary, there are a lot of details to coordinate.
You can make your event-planning process much simpler, though, by hiring a full-service catering staff. Professional caterers will help you with all of the food-related details for your event, as well as other needs, like choosing the right venue. A full-service catering team can work with you to select the perfect menu, manage the food service during the event, set up and break down, and offer experienced support before, during, and after the event. Choosing to work with a team means that you don’t have to be overwhelmed by menu planning or worried about meal preparations. Rather, you can focus on creating a fabulous event for your guests that everybody gets to enjoy (including you!)
Compared to drop-off catering, full-service will make a noticeable difference. Here are the benefits of getting the full package.
- Simple menu planning
Whether you are organizing a corporate event, family celebration, or a group gathering, you need to choose a menu that is appropriate for the audience. Try to work with a caterer with an extensive catering menu.
You can choose easy, group-friendly options for a casual event, like:
At a professional or more formal event, you may want to select hot entrées paired with elegant hors d’oeuvres. These catered options might include:
- Shrimp cocktail
- Phyllo puffs
- Garlic chicken pasta
- Grilled London broil
- Baked Atlantic salmon with dill sauce
By hiring a full-service catering staff, you’ll have support for a proper menu selection.
An experienced catering team will also be able to help you choose the best menu options for your guests’ unique dining needs. They will take dietary requirements or other accommodations like vegetarian or kosher options into consideration when organizing the meals for your catered event.
- Staff to help facilitate the event
On the day of your event, you’ll be busy with last-minute arrangements, greeting guests, and even possibly putting out fires. By hiring a full-service catering staff, you won’t have to worry about the food at all. Simply let your trusted catering crew take care of it.
Since you will have already reviewed the menu, you can focus on other things. Your catering team will arrive with prepared food, set up food service stations, plate the food, and serve it accordingly.
If guests have food-related concerns about the ingredients or their food allergies, they can direct their questions right to your staff.
- Pre-event set up and post-event clean up
One of the biggest benefits of working with a full-service catering staff is that they will set up beforehand and clean up afterward.
A catering team typically arrives before the event begins to make any final food preparations. They’ll also be on-site early to set up the space and ensure the food is heated and plated appropriately. Then, they’ll stay after the event to ensure everything is cleaned up and cleared out. You don’t have to worry about the mess!
From preparing the food in advance, to delivery and plating, your catering team will make your life easy. If you plan to have caterers serve food throughout the event, they’ll arrive with plenty of time to organize and garnish the hors d’oeuvres and prepare share plates.
- Experienced catering team
Another excellent reason to work with a staff is that they’re experienced in catering events, small and large. If anything goes wrong, they’ll know how to fix it. Since they’ve done this before, your caterer will be prepared in advance for the common event and catering mishaps. This way, your event can still go on without a hitch and no guests will go hungry.
It’s also beneficial to have an experienced catering staff on-site because they work together to ensure your event food service is running efficiently. If there is a problem, there will be back up staff to step in and serve food or resolve any food-related issues. An experienced catering team is a great addition to any event.
Since we’re also still in a pandemic, a catering staff should take the safety of your guests seriously and follow COVID-19 guidelines.
A good decision
Working with a professional and experienced catering team will make your event planning easy. They will help you select a perfect menu and handle all of the food-related details. They’ll prepare the food, bring it to the event, and provide service throughout the occasion. Plus, a full-service catering staff will set up and break down, so you don’t have to worry about cleanup.
Hiring the best full-service caterer for your event
A full-service catering staff will take the load off of your shoulders to plan and host an event. Not only will they plan a fantastic menu and serve the food, but they will also clean up afterwards.
An experienced full-service catering staff is available for your upcoming celebration, whether it’s a wedding, baby shower, or corporate event. TooJay’s is proud to offer full-service catering including menu planning, food service staff, setup and breakdown, and more. Visit our website to learn more about hiring us for your next event.