Most people think twice before arranging a breakfast event. After all, you need everything to be ready by 9, because that’s the ideal time, and it is also important that the event is wrapped before the sun gets stronger. If you are organizing a family gettogether on a Sunday, the first and foremost task is about selecting a great caterer. While there are plenty to choose from, here’s what you really need to consider.
Full-time catering vs. delivery
While this is a matter of choice, delivery is likely to be better for a smaller event of less than 50 people. Since you don’t need bar services, dessert counters and live BBQ food, you can manage with a good breakfast catering service that delivers on time. If you have the budget, you can go for full-service catering, which is expensive, but there’s nothing you need to worry about as the host.
Go for a local menu
When you request for something exotic, the ingredients must be procured from super stores, which means that most of it will be canned and preserved. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and you would want your guests to enjoy fresh, local food that’s made from farm produce. Also, consider having a few local specialties. For example, if you are Texas, you might want some Mexican chorizo sausage, papas, flour tortillas, bacon or even Mexican rice. The idea is to serve something that’s nutritious, tasty and fresh.
Consider special needs
At what time do you need the breakfast? Do you have vegan guests on the list? What kind of additional serving ware and disposable stuff do you need? Will the caterer serve in your area? What kind of additional assistance can they offer? What beverages do they serve on an average? Check these aspects and yes, get an estimate in advance, so that you can compare the choices. Nevertheless, the price shouldn’t be the only reason to choose a caterer. Find a reliable and known name in business, which is also flexible with the services.
With breakfast events, you might want to place an order for food delivery in advance. This is more important when the event is around the weekend or on a holiday. Also, check if the caterer deals in breakfast events on a regular basis and what more than they do beyond delivering on time. If required, get a server.