Springtime is almost here – and we all know what that means! Warmer weather, more parties, and more outdoor events. There’s nothing like a cordial get-together to celebrate the end of winter. There are also special occasions to think about, such as graduation open houses, corporate parties, and (of course) wedding receptions.
Planning these events can be daunting for some people, and tedious for others. Some party organizers simply want to design a common menu and move on – but will this approach make your event all it can be? For those who want that extra something special for their event, consider these 3 menu options you might not have considered.
1. Pig roast
Did you think this options was only available in Hawaii? Think again! The pig roast is alive and well in New Jersey, and across the country. There’s nothing quite as festive (and mouth watering) as a whole roast pig on display at your event. But it has to be more than just a show! Properly roasting a whole pig takes many long hours and carefully controlled temperatures – that’s the only way you’ll get a truly tender and savory result. Look for a company that’s experienced with pig roasts.
Let’s face it – your special occasion may call for a libation or two. Whether it’s a cash bar or the crowd favorite “open” bar, alcohol (in moderation, of course) can really add to a catered event. Here in New Jersey, liquor licenses are not portable. That means you would have to provide your own liquor, beer and wine for your event. But a qualified catering company can help you choose the best bar setup for your event, and they can provide professional bartenders to keep the beverages flowing. This might be just the thing to elevate your event to the next level.
3. Last minute guests
This is definitely something that a lot of event organizers don’t really consider – but it often happens that the number of expected guests increases, even at the last minute. Is your catering company prepared to handle this? Reputable professionals who have been in the catering industry for a long time will often offer last minute booking services, so you don’t have to worry if your guest list changes at the last moment. This is especially useful for events where you definitely don’t want anyone to go hungry, such as a wedding reception or catered corporate event!
Finding the right catering partner for your event
A professional caterer isn’t just some random company you hire to cook and serve food – it truly is a partner that helps define the nature of your event, and the experience of your guests. Finding the right catering partner means finding the most professional, skilled, and experienced caterer in your area. Your event is important – don’t make the mistake of entrusting it to the first caterer you come across! The more research you do about caterers in your area, the more likely you are to make a choice that pays off big time when the day of the event rolls around.