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Pre-planning and Providing Info

Posted on July 29, 2015

When you’re getting all of the details together for your next event, be sure not to forget about the final details that a catering professional will need to keep your guests happy and full. Providing your caterer with a few bits of crucial information is sure to get the ball rolling in the right direction so that on the day of your event, you have enough food and the right dishes for everyone attending your event. When it comes to Baton Rouge Catering, St. Francisville or New Roads event catering, all it takes is a few good pieces of information and you’re guaranteed to make the mouths of your guest’s water with anticipation!

First and foremost, a catering company is going to need a rough estimate of the number of people that are going to be at your event. There’s a big different between a get-together that has a couple dozen people and a huge event that has hundreds! Knowing how many mouths will need to be fed will help your St. Francisville event catering professional know exactly how much food to bring so that everyone gets their fair share and there’s some to spare. The last thing you want is for people to go hungry or not get enough to eat—it’s the first thing people will remember when they think back on the event! Your New Roads Event Catering company will also need to provide food based on the time of day as guests at a 6:00pm event will expect more food than those at a 3:00 pm event.

Once you’ve figured out how many you’ll be feeding, you’ll need to have an idea of what types of food you’ll want served. This usually means picking a couple of entrée variations and having a few secondary dishes to complement it. For example, you may pick chicken and fish as main dishes, with a number of veggie and traditional complements, such as mashed potatoes and greens. Also, it’s a good idea to decide whether you want hot or cold dishes served, as there is a different preparation and serving methods for these foods. And, don’t forget about hors d'evres and dessert!

Finally, you must know the exact date(s) that you’ll require a Baton Rouge catering or St. Francisville event catering company to be available—after all, your caterer can’t show up at the event if they’re not sure when and where it’s taking place. Be sure to give exact dates, times and locations to mitigate the amount of error, especially if you’re planning far ahead. It’s a good idea to have these things in writing or through email correspondence, just so that both you and the caterer have a written record of the information.

The great thing about catering is that once you’ve sorted out all of these details, you don’t have to worry about anything else, aside from the bill at the end! An experienced catering company will have the knowledge of when to be on site, how to set up and will ensure that your guests get the very best food possible while they’re enjoying your gathering. It can be hard to plan an event all by yourself, so it’s nice to know that when it comes to something as large as providing food, Catering Connection can handle all aspects of your Baton Rouge catering event. We got you covered!