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How Do I Choose a Venue for My Catered Event?

So you’ve been put in charge of organizing an event this summer. Maybe it’s a corporate picnic, or a graduation party, or an anniversary. Whatever the occasion, you want to make it the best event it can possibly be. But this isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Your ‘to do’ list keeps getting bigger, and you’re a little worried about missing some of the details. You may have even imagined a few “worst case” scenarios. Don’t worry — as long as you choose a…

3 Red Flags When Hiring a Caterer

The spring and summer months are prime time for outdoor parties, gatherings and celebrations. This is especially true in areas of the country where the winter is long and cold. People have all the more reason to get outside, organize events for friends and guests, and enjoy the beautiful weather to the fullest. What this means, essentially, is that spring, summer and autumn months are full of professionally catered events. We’re not talking about a backyard barbecue with 5 or 10 friends (although some people…

Are Budget Catering Services Worth the Savings?

There are very few areas of life in which saving money isn’t important. No matter what service or product you’re considering, there are always a whole range of options. We all know from experience that the best quality products or services aren’t always the most expensive. In fact, there are many businesses out there that will happily “take people for a ride” if it means greater profit for them. This is unfortunate, but it’s a reality. The good thing is that we have so much…

How to Design a Menu for Your Summer Party

Ask anybody who has been there before: Organizing a summer party or event is both challenging and rewarding. On the one hand, you get to make creative decisions that set the tone of the gathering. You get to shape the experience people are going to have. On the other hand, there are plenty of pitfalls to worry about. If something goes wrong (e.g. a serious problem with the quality or quantity of food and drink), it looks very bad indeed — especially if there are…

3 Common Mistakes Made By Catering Companies

No catering company is perfect; that’s an absolute fact. Even the most reputable caterer makes mistakes from time to time — and due to the nature of catering, mistakes are often very frustrating. What makes a company reputable (or not) is whether or not they learn from their mistakes. That’s the difference between an experienced, highly professional caterer and one that continues to cause problems for clients throughout the year. If you’re researching caterers for your event, you’re obviously going to be focused on finding…

Planning an Event? Consider These 4 Barbeque Styles

Summer’s just around the corner — and that means parties, events, gatherings. It means having friends over and enjoying the great outdoors. Summer means BBQ! Obviously, many BBQs are informal backyard events with just a few guests. But there are many occasions (graduations, weddings, corporate picnics, the list goes on) where the stakes are considerably higher. If you decide to host a catered summer BBQ, you should be able to look forward to the big day with anticipation. That means finding a really reputable caterer…