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Because of my occupation, I’m often invited to various types of conferences. Many times, these meetings begin in the early morning hours. Thankfully, most of the organizations that sponsor these conferences provide the invitees with a continental breakfast. However, at many events, the selection of foods only includes an assortment of donuts and bagels. Because I like to eat healthy, I wish more people would offer fruit for breakfast at these conferences. If you plan the breakfast menu for corporate conferences, consider adding different types of fruit to your standard bread and pastry offerings. On this blog, you will discover the best types of fruit to offer for breakfast at corporate conferences.

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Three Reasons to Hire an Event Catering Service When Planning an Event

by Liam Clark

Whether you are hosting a party, a memorial service, or a wedding, one of the main factors that you need to consider is what and how your guests will eat and drink during such events. Ideally, you could handle the catering on your own. However, considering the amount of work that goes into putting an event together, you may not be adequately staffed or have sufficient time to handle the catering as well.

Thus, it's advisable to hire an event catering service to handle the food and drinks for the event. Nonetheless, most people may still be against this option because it involves paying for an extra service. However, if you compare the cost of hiring an event catering service versus handling the catering by yourself, the former option is a more practical option.

With that said, here are three benefits of hiring professional event catering services.

Easy Planning and Preparation of the Menu

Planning a menu for an event is more complicated than most people assume. For instance, you need to source all the different items and ingredients you plan to use in advance and prepare them in various ways, such as marinating the meats before the day of the event. Additionally, you have to consider that some of your guests may be allergic to some of the items you plan to include in your menu. You also need to prepare the menu in advance and arrange how the food will stay warm before serving your guests.

Handling all the above factors while still overseeing other areas of the vent could be a challenge. However, if you hire an event catering service company, they can eliminate the burden of handling all the catering while simultaneously juggling other aspects of the event. This means you get to solely focus on different aspects of the event without worrying about the catering because you can be assured it is in good hands.

All-Inclusive Service

In addition to handling the planning and preparation of the menu, an event catering service also provides you with facilitating staff. Facilitating staff includes waiters, bartenders, mixologists, cooks, and chefs.

Once you hire an event catering service, you do not need to hire any additional help for your event as far as catering is concerned. The waiters can help serve the food while the barmen and mixologists prepare various types of beverages and serve them to your guests.

After Event Clean Up

One of the main issues you have to contend with after an event is how you are going to clean up the party. For most event locations, they usually charge you a refundable cleanup fee when renting the place. If you fail to clean up after the event, the event location manager is not obligated to refund the cleanup fee.

However, if you hire an event catering service, you don't have to worry about losing your cleanup deposit. As part of the contract with a catering company, they should clean up the event location after the event is over. The cleanup includes sweeping any leftovers, collecting all discarded napkins, cleaning the cooking and serving areas, and getting rid of all the trash left from the event. When the event catering service company calls it a day, they will make sure that the event location is left clean. Therefore, you can reclaim your cleanup deposit from the event location manager. Even if the event got held in your home, it is still a plus when the catering service company leaves your home and all the utensils used for the event are clean.

For more information, contact an event catering service, such as Louie's Bistro Catering, to learn more.