When it comes to professional catering, people probably have a few ideas as to what the general services are. Planning the menu and preparing the food are the obvious ones, but what else can you expect from a full service caterer? When hiring a caterer for a special event, you hope that the service goes above and beyond your expectations and makes the special day go off without a hitch. This is especially true for once in a lifetime occasions like a wedding or bar mitzvah.
So what are some of the other services that a professional caterer can provide? If you’re in the stages of planning a catered event or if you expect to do so in the future, here are some of the extra services you can ask your catering company about that you may not realize they can provide.
Maitre d’ Services
A Maitre d’ can be an important part of planning a wedding. While they are often thought of as event planners, their job is much more than that. They make sure everything goes according to plan and oversee all the other staff members from those tending the bar to the waiters and even coordinate with any outside vendors. A Maitre d’ will make sure everything runs smoothly through all stages of planning and during the event.
Buffet service is a popular option for many clients for a few reasons. It saves money and for some smaller events a full waitstaff would just feel like overkill. However, there are many occasions where a full waitstaff is a smart and appropriate decision. A professional waitstaff can elevate any formal event and can be provided by your caterer.
Many events call for bartending services. It could be a cash bar or an open bar, but professional catering companies that can expand beyond meal service will often provide a bartender as part of their package.
Food Pick Up Orders
Not all events will need catering staff on site. In cases where your space or budget is limited, picking up the prepared food at your caterer’s location is a smart and economical option that most full service catering companies will be happy to accomodate.
Rentals & Recommendations
Finding and booking vendors for your wedding, such as florists, photographers, and entertainment options, can be an overwhelming process. A full service catering company will be able help by recommending preferred vendors they have worked with that are professional, experienced, and reliable. They can also help you coordinate rentals such as tables, chairs, and tents.
Falco’s Catering is a full service catering company that offers all the services you’ll need to make your special event fun and memorable. Whether you’re planning a wedding, a Bat/Bar Mitzvah, a BBQ, or a corporate event, our team has experience planning and executing each occasion just the way you want it.