Two Myths About Catering Services

Posted on: 22 August 2023

Here are two myths about catering services.

Only people who'll be hosting formal events need to hire caterers

One catering-related myth is that only people who need to host formal events, such as weddings and funerals, can benefit from hiring caterers. In reality, catered food can be served at virtually any event, no matter how small or informal it might be, and the provision of catered food at these events can often make them much more enjoyable for everyone involved.

For example, if a person wants to invite their neighbours over for a nice meal and a catch-up, hiring a caterer to prepare the food for this occasion would not only mean that the quality and presentation of the food would be a great source of enjoyment and conversation but would also enable the host to focus on their guests. Instead of hurrying to and fro from the kitchen all night, to check on certain dishes and ensure that none of them is burning or cooling too quickly, they could spend their time at the table, savouring an expertly-prepared meal and enjoying their guests' company.

Similarly, ordering food from a caterer for a boardroom meeting would allow those in attendance to snack on high-quality food, without having to excuse themselves from the meeting, and disrupt the flow of any work discussions, to go to a local shop or cafe for sustenance. Furthermore, having a supply of nutritious, professionally-prepared food in this situation could help staff members to keep their energy levels up and stay productive and focused throughout this important meeting.

Food prepared by catering companies is generic and hard to customise

Another myth is that the dishes that caterers prepare for their clients are always generic and difficult for clients to customise. In reality, most caterers are both willing and able to customise the menus they design for their clients and ensure the food they provide not only accommodates any dietary restrictions but also suits each client's personal tastes.

For example, if a client wants a buffet of Indian food prepared for a family gathering, but none of their relatives can tolerate very spicy dishes, the caterer could easily reduce the usual quantities of spices they might usually include in traditional Indian dishes, to ensure the foods suit the guests' preferences. Likewise, if a client wants to host a classic English tea party for their friend's bridal shower, and they want the food to have a romantic theme, their caterer could not only create a menu of delicate pastries, dainty sandwiches and fresh cream scones, but could also make the sandwiches heart-shaped, use pink icing on the cakes and provide rose-flavoured herbal tea.