Hosting an event to lots of people is always challenging. It can be quite stressful, as you want to ensure that each and every one of your guests is happy and satisfied and that no small details are forgotten. Food and catering can be particularly challenging, as everyone has different tastes, as well as unique dietary requirements.
The main purpose of any kind of event, no matter what it is you are celebrating, is that you get to celebrate with all of your friends and family. This means that everyone at your event is important. When it comes to catering and what is on the menu at your event, finding the perfect balance and providing something for everyone is tricky. So, we thought we would give you some tips on how you can cater to your guests properly…
Meet all dietary requirements
Although generally there are always vegetarian and vegan options nowadays, some people have dietary requirements that are a little more complex and that aren’t as catered to. For example, you could have guests with allergies or intolerances to certain foods or ingredients. We do advise providing several dietary options, but you should also find out from all of your guests before the event whether they have any unique dietary requirements or allergies. That way, you will be able to cater to them on the day and meet all of their needs.
You may think that keeping it simple is better in terms of what you have on the menu at your event. However, like the way people have different dietary requirements, they also have different tastes and preferences. If you have a set menu, there is a chance that there could be guests who dislike the food on offer. So, the solution to this is to provide options. Don’t put too much on the menu, but give your guests some variety and options so that they can choose a delicious dish that is going to satisfy them.
Depending on the type of event you are hosting, you might have a theme. If this is the case, you should try to be creative and see how you can incorporate this theme into the menu. Not only does this add some excitement and make your event a bit different, but it also shows all of your guests the thought and effort you have gone to in order to make the event personalised and special.
Don’t go over your budget
Although you want to impress your guests and keep them satisfied with some delicious food and a great variety of options on your menu, it is also important that you stick to your budget. If you have an idea for the menu but it is going to cost too much and go over your budget, you should consider other options so that you keep the rest of the event running smoothly. Companies such as ourselves are able to offer advice on these areas so that you are providing the best catering possible to your guests whilst remaining within your set budget.
For more information or advice or if you are interested in having us cater to your event, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.