Planning the menu for your party requires you to carefully consider several factors that include the location, guest list and occasion. We’ve noticed that our customers frequently ask similar questions when they reach out for party catering services. While every event is different, you can use this quick list of FAQs to get started on making sure that you have everything you need to feed your party guests.
How Do I Know How Much Food to Order?
One of the first questions you might have about catering is how much food you should expect each guest to eat. After all, there is nothing worse than running out of food before every guest is served.
If you are planning to serve hors d’oeuvres, then you should anticipate for the average adult to eat six small appetizers during the party. For other meals, we make it even easier to figure out how much food you need. Just tell us how many guests you have on your list, and we’ll handle all of the portion planning.
Do You Handle Table Settings and Other Essentials?
Our full service catering packages include many essentials for preparing and serving the food. For example, our crew shows up with a buffet table along with high quality disposable plates, utensils and napkins. You can choose to use the tables and chairs at your party venue, or we can arrange for one of our vendors to provide the furniture.
What Type of Food Should I Make Available?
With so many delicious party catering packages available, you might find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options that you have to choose from. For big parties, you might want to go with a clambake or BBQ. These packages are designed to provide enough food for a large crowd along with options for special diets.
If you have enough space at your party venue, then you can also opt to have several different chef stations set up. Giving your guests the option of going to a mashed potato bar, meat carving station or pasta station puts the choice for what to eat in their hands. This is also a great way to satisfy a crowd that includes vegetarians and others with special dietary needs.
How Is the Food Prepared and Served?
When it comes to event catering, NJ party planners like to know where the food comes from before they serve it to their guests. Our food is typically prepared in our commercial kitchen that is inspected regularly by the NJ Health Department. Once it is fully cooked or close to being done, we bring it to your party location to put on the final touches. This ensures that every bite that your guests eat is freshly cooked and served at the appropriate temperature.
Party planning can get stressful, but our catering services make it easy to give your guests a memorable and satisfying meal. Over the years, we’ve cultivated unique relationships with vendors and other party suppliers in the NJ area. On top of having the best food, we also have a creative team that is always eager to find a solution to any question you have about catering for a party. We can’t wait to go the extra mile to help you host a perfect celebration.