Whether you’re planning your wedding, a work conference, or a fundraising event, you have many things to consider to make it a great one. These include the venue, theme, and the food. The cuisine for your event can truly make or break it. It requires plenty of thought and preparation to make sure you get the highest quality food possible with a reputable catering service. Here are a few tips to follow when you want to achieve the best catered experience for everyone.
Good food is universal, but the type and level of sophistication will vary among ages, event formality, and theme. Before committing to the catering for your event, first consider the guests you’ll be feeding and the level of formality. It seems obvious, but you wouldn’t serve the same type of cuisine and presentation to your teenager’s birthday party as you would your colleagues. If you are choosing the food for a large event, be sure to plan with the caterer and provide plenty of variety.
Are you planning the reception food for your wedding? Consider the formality of your event before committing to the menu and how it is served. If your heart is set on black tie-optional, you may feel a formal sit down dinner better suits the atmosphere you want to create. If you want guests to feel truly special and taken care, eliminating their need to get up from their seats and serve themselves will surely accomplish that. However, if you feel a casual, “homey” theme is more you, a buffet style dinner will be appropriate. Also consider the type of food you’d like to serve guests. If you choose barbecue meats and sides like potato salad or mac n’ cheese, a sit down dinner doesn’t exactly match the informal cuisine. The same goes for an elegant meal of steak and roasted veggies. Your guests may be confused if a high-end meal is serve buffet style.
Just because you may absolutely love seafood, or your child-at-heart personality still craves hot dogs and chicken tenders, doesn’t mean your guests feel the same way. To host a great event that successfully satisfies guests and makes them feel special, you will need to think of a few varieties of cuisine, even though you may not personally love them all. A group of people, no matter how large or small, will come with its varieties of palates. Collaborate with your catering service to come up with an impressive menu that combines a few different styles of food, with different ingredients.
The key to hosting a wonderful event, no matter if it is your wedding or a work conference, is to think with your guests in mind. Consider the ambiance you’re trying to create, how special you’d like your guests to feel, and the variety of tastes that will inevitably be present. Think about these components carefully, and your guests will truly feel thought of and taken care of.
For more help with planning your event or to hire a Metro Detroit catering company, contact Sopranos Catering.