While caterers are absolutely essential for weddings and receptions, there are other times when hiring a caterer can really help take the stress out of your life. Whether it’s an intimate evening for two or a Thanksgiving get together, there are plenty of reasons why hiring a caterer is the smart way to go. Following is a list of some of the events you might think about catering and why it makes sense to let professionals handle the occasion.
Employee achievements — such as promotions, retirements, or career transitions — are often celebrated with light refreshments and a community farewell card. Others, however, call for more elaborate festivities. And even though major changes in corporate structure are relatively infrequent, when someone is named the new CEO or CFO, the announcement is generally accompanied by at least minor celebration. Hiring a catering company to handle the event can not only save you time that would otherwise be spent decorating the area and preparing the food, but it can save you the stress as well!
We all know how stressful the holidays can be, despite the fact that they are meant to be times of joy spent with friends and family. In particular, it has long been known that those big holiday meals (or rather their preparation) are the source of innumerable lapses in time management and short-term memory (like the time you forgot that pan was already hot because you were mashing potatoes, stuffing turkey, and decanting a Bordeaux). But you might not have known that many catering companies are available to work during the holidays, even on Thanksgiving and Christmas. These companies often work out of portable kitchens, but are often content to your utilize your own cooking space if necessary.
It is a common misconception that catering companies have minimum guest requirements or purchases. While this is indeed true of some companies, many who are just starting out are often content to work any occasion to build their clientele. Still, some caterers actually specialize in smaller, more intimate gatherings. Whatever the reason, having your next anniversary dinner catered by a professional chef and waiter can give you and your loved a little more one-on-one time, and save you from the hassle of spending hours trying to set a reservation. What’s more, because the chef is only cooking for two, you probably don’t need to worry about the server taking down your order wrong or the food coming out cold. Finally, spending that special night at home can be much more comfortable and relaxing than the hustle and bustle of a jam-packed downtown eatery.
Ultimately, these are just a few of the scenarios where hiring a caterer can not only save you time and keep you from stressing unnecessarily, but it can also make for a much more meaningful gathering of friends and loved ones. Contact a restaurant or catering company, such as Giuseppe’s, to discover what works for your event.