So, you’re planning a party or an event? Yay! Now the hard part begins. When you’re hosting and planning an event, no matter how big or small, you can easily become overwhelmed. From decorations, guest lists and venue options, there are many decisions to be made. Perhaps the most important decision is choosing a catering menu. There are several options when it comes to caterers, food and serving style. One food option that is extremely helpful and easy is catering platters. In this blog post, we’ll talk about catering platters, when to use them and their benefits.
Types of Catering Platters
Depending on the caterer, there are several different types of catering platters to choose from. For lunch catering, many people choose different sandwich platters. These sandwich platters offer a variety of meats, cheeses and even vegetarian options. These are great for corporate lunches, meetings and other events that don’t require a three course meal. Another type of platter is the snack options. Snack platters with fruits, meats, cheeses and crackers are all crowd-pleasers for your next events. Another great snack is dip! After all, what’s a Super Bowl party without dip? Whether you’re throwing a watch party for the big game, hosting an engagement party, or any other event, platters with different dips are a great snack for your guests. Lastly, don’t forget about dessert! From cookie platters to cake platters, the dessert options are endless!
Benefits of Using Platters
Now that you have an idea of the different types of catering platters, let’s talk about the benefits of using them! Having pre-made, ready to go meals for your guests significantly reduces the stress of planning an event. Catering platters are also usually cost-effective, which is especially helpful for tighter budgets. Another benefit is that platters offer enough variety so there’s something for every single one of your guests. Happy guests, happy hosts, happy wallet!
When to Use Them
So, now you know what catering platters are and the benefits, so when should you use them? Platters are great for more casual events that don’t require a multiple course meal. Birthday parties, luncheons and corporate meetings are all great times to use them. Pool parties, beach days and cookouts are also great opportunities to use sandwich platters, dessert platters, or platters with different dips.
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Kenneth Gladman says
I like that you mentioned how stress free pre made platters can be. Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the planning we forget some of these stress free tips. I would try and find a catering company that offers these features.