The food that’s at any event is what sets the entire mood for a party! This is the main aspect the guests look forward to, and the choices range from one end to another. With such a wide variety you choose from, if you’re the one in charge of the food and catering, you have quite the responsibility. However, it’s not a tough job if you follow a few steps and take into consideration a few factors.
Setting a budget
Firstly, you need to either set a budget just for the food aspect of the party or set a certain amount out of the entire budget just for this. It’s important that you set out a budget, this makes your job so much easier and narrows down the choices and options you’re open to. Once you set a specific amount, it’s time to hunt for the best caterers to do the job for you. You can always opt to cook yourself, but if it’s an event of large scale you’ll have to make a booking with a caterer!
Appetizers and finger food
Once the first step has been done and dusted, it’s time to focus on the appetizers and finger food you’ll be having. If your caterer doesn’t supply these or you prefer making these on your own, you’ll have to get to planning. Finger food is easy to make, and doesn’t require much time. You can either resort to making a large quantity of one type of finger food or small quantities of several different finger foods.
This aspect is what you have to give most thought to, the main course. If you decide to stick with a menu, discuss with the chef what you expect the main meal to be. If its buffet then the choices may be more than one, so you can let your ideas flow freely; if you want to have the best pizza in Singapore there, so be it! The main course depends on the type of event largely, so take great care to consider all your options before settling with only one. Your caterer is bound to suggest the most appropriate options, so you won’t have to worry too much about making the right choice if this is your first time.
Once the savory has been covered, it’s time for dessert! If it’s a kids’ party; then ice cream cones are your best and easiest option! The numbers of dessert choices available are also endless; therefore, make sure you do your tasting before settling for one.
Listed above were the steps and aspects to arranging the food at a party, making your planning process so much easier.