Catering to a large group of people can be difficult. Whether you are planning a conference, wedding, party or other event, feeding your guests is essential to keep them happy, paying attention and present for the entire event.
Good providers of catering in Nottingham will provide delicious food on time, but many factors are up to you as an event organiser. The following points will need to be considered to secure successful catering at your event.
For a formal event lasting from a couple of hours up to half a day, a snack is an appropriate level of catering in Nottingham. CanapÃ©s can be eaten easily and without the need for cutlery and napkins, and provide a quick and affordable delicious snack, where you know you will be offering something for everyone. If you are hosting a short, less formal event, you may want to provide a light meal such as a buffet, although this is not essential.
For a formal event lasting over half, a day a three course sit-down meal is the best choice. Sometimes however, as in the case of business events when there may be no formal dining area, this is not practical. If a sit down meal is impractical, a buffet is an appropriate choice of catering for your Nottingham event.
If you are hosting an informal event or an event for friends and family, a buffet is an acceptable type of catering. A traditional meal can be served, but this may be a slightly more expensive option. Weddings can be catered for with a buffet or a sit down meal, depending on the level of formality which the hosts intend to create.
Other types of catering available in Nottingham include hog roast, a BBQ and mini bowls of food â€“ a buffet with more elaborate hot meals served in mini portions, where guests try different dishes. The two former options are generally served at informal events, whereas mini bowls can be served at any type of event, and make a good compromise between a hot meal and a buffet.
Understand the number of guests. Your caterer may suggest you order some extra food to ensure you do not run out. If they do this, ensure you take their advice; they will be more familiar with their portion sizes than you. Another thing to consider is provision of vegetarian, vegan and Halal options. Also try to find out whether your guests have any food intolerances and ensure you request that your provider of catering in Nottingham can cater to these.
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