Just hearing the word “catering” probably makes you see dollar signs and envision a fancy meal and waiters in black pants and white shirts with towels draped over their arms. While this can certainly be the case when it comes to a catered meal, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, having a catered party can actually be an affordable event.
Using a home caterer can also help save you money. Often, these companies are local and work with local suppliers to get you the best deal on the freshest ingredients. They can then pass those savings on to you. Depending on how many people will be attending your event, caterers can even offer discounts for large groups.
Catering can also save you money by supplying all the dishes and serving utensils you’ll need for the party—not to mention the decorations. While flowers are a lovely centerpiece that add freshness and color to any occasion, they can also be expensive. By working with a catering company, you can find interesting ideas for centerpieces that won’t break the bank and will have your guests talking about their distinctiveness.
Caterers often have the ability to take common food and turn it into something amazing. You can save money by going with cheaper options such as salads, mac and cheese, or a vegetable tray, and then serving these items in new and unique ways. For example, mac and cheese served in a flute glass will add a sense of class to your party without costing too much. Ask your caterer for fun ways to display food that will impress your guests.
There are home caterers that can cater an event for you at any time of the day. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner catering—all to fit your particular needs. This can also help you save money, depending on the type of food that is served. A cold buffet lunch with an assortment of sandwiches, wraps, or satays presented in a customized way can save you money but still look elegant.
Home catering can offer you so much in the way of amazing food and peace of mind. In addition to saving money, you’ll also be saving time by having an expert put everything together for you. One of the great things about having your special occasion catered is that you don’t have to worry about cooking or cleaning the kitchen after the food is prepared. You get to have fun picking out the food and decorations, and then enjoy seeing it all come together.