Buffet catering is a new way to entertaining your next company party and a great alternative to individual plating. It's a more cost-effective route and gives your guests more variety to choose from.
It is important to hire a professional caterer who has a good amount of experience in catering business but here are some things you need to think about before arranging your next event meal.
1. Get a fairly accurate headcount. Always figure that about 5 to 10% of your guests may not show up. But it's always better to have too much food rather than too little.
2. Decide on the type of food you want to serve. You should have a good idea of what the group will like. Those that you interact with on a daily basis you should know whether they prefer shrimp and oysters versus barbecue and beans.
3. Make sure you have space for the buffet and clean out any space you will need to move around and interact around the buffet. You want your guests to enjoy themselves versus being cramped and running into an each other is a stressful situation.
4. Be sure to go over the menu with the caterer before hand and all-important details. They should know exactly when the parties beginning and the food needs to be ready. They should also be aware of the protocol for cleaning up afterwards and the timeframe.
If you can keep all these factors in mind you'll be ready to hire a caterer for your next corporate event. It should be a hit with your guest and having these different options with the buffet will be a hit.