Catering a Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Catering can be a stressful affair, but with a little planning and the right catering equipment, you can be sure that you leave the guests with nothing but the best holiday memories.

Do you have a large enough staff?

Get a final, accurate head count. Staff size will depend on the experience level of the staff, but in general, no less than one staffer for every 15-20 guests is a good starting point.

Bar Stocked?

Make sure your staff has what it needs to show the guests a good time. Do you have enough beer? What about mixed drinks? Consider having a blender available to make blended cocktails.

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Your staff should have the right equipment for the party. Do you need a countertop fryer? If you are not cooking on-site, plan on having a warmer or a heat lamp. Your guests and their stomachs will thank you for serving food at the right temperature.

Dessert

Save the best for last! Guest love to indulge on delicious desserts with coffee – be prepared with enough coffee by having a coffee maker on site or bringing some along in an insulated airpot.

Will your party be outdoors? You might want a tent and possibly portable heaters this time of year. Great music leads to dancing… dance floors can be rented and constructed pretty much anywhere! Don’t forget the tables, chairs and serving dishes and you’ll be on your way. Finally, take a deep breath and remember: great food, great entertainment and great friends are all the ingredients you need to serve up a great time!

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