Types of Catering Services Available

Whether you are planning an intimate event or planning to host a party for an entire workplace, you might want to consider catering. Catering can be simple, or it can be elaborate. In either case, the right type of food can bring a lot of joy to any event you are hosting. Catering services offer many different options when choosing your menu, so make sure you do some research first to find out what catering company is best suited for your needs.



Office catering is great for parties or events where the focus of the party is centered around a specific interest. A popular catering service for events is Sliders. If your employees’ interests vary across the board, sliders will be the perfect solution for office catering. They will provide everyone with a chance to sample a wide array of flavors in comfortably-size bites, allowing the office trivia group, hiking club, or social club to share, without sacrificing a bit of personal taste. You can also use the Sliders as a party favor, which will keep your employees happy as they enjoy the food you prepared for them.

Party appetizers should be appetizers that are both tasty and inexpensive. You will also need appetizers for drinks that are not necessarily part of your main meal menu. Cocktail parties are often held at work, so make sure you can accommodate the number of guests expected at the party. A good rule of thumb is that everyone attending should receive a drink or two. You can serve alcohol, depending on the size of the party. Some people don’t like alcohol at work, but you shouldn’t feel embarrassed if your guest does. You can serve your guest a glass of wine or another alcoholic beverage, or you can serve the guest with a punch for a cheaper and fun alternative.

Another popular catering service is the buffet, or buffet style. These are usually larger than standard buffets, offering more than just one main dish, and several side dishes, like salad bars or appetizers, for your guest to enjoy during their meal. Buffet style catering allows you to serve more than one course, and multiple different types of foods for your guest. While buffets are usually more expensive, they are also more convenient, because you can move around your office to accommodate any number of people while making your food deliveries.

When hiring a catering service, make sure you find one that is a member of the National Restaurant Association (NRA). This will ensure that your catering services are both professional and quality, not only because it will make them look good on your business card, but because it shows that they care about the way they serve. It is very important for them to have a clean, neat space, with a clean tableware set and clean utensils, and a clean environment. Most professional catering services also offer training for their staff, to ensure that their staff knows how to properly serve each guest.

Kitchen catering is great for weddings, corporate gatherings, or any other gathering where you would like to give your guests a complete dining experience. For example, if you are throwing a reception for a wedding, you may want to consider serving a buffet with appetizers and main dish for both the bride and groom. Then you can divide the rest of the food up between the wedding party, allowing the couple to eat as much or as little as they want, depending on their personal preference. If you have a large party, you can combine multiple tables for the guests so that everyone eats together or serve individual tables for a family, such as the parents, the bride, and groom, or the bride and groom’s friends. If you are hosting an office party, you can provide all of the food at a buffet style, which means you can easily make substitutions to help your employees feel satisfied with their meal.