What are Full Service Caterers?
The catering world is a fast paced business with a ton of different types and styles. Different caterers do different things. Full service caterers, such as Four Seasons, have a lot to offer. You may be asking “what are full service caterers?” In this blog post we will discuss what full service caterers do, the benefits of hiring one and what services they have to offer. Read on to learn more!
All Aspects of Food are Handled
The main idea of full service caterers is that they handle every single aspect of food for your event, party, wedding, luncheon, or whatever you may hire them for. The caterer handles food preparation, from stocking up on ingredients and inventory to prepping for cooking. The caterers then cook and prepare the food for however many guests you have. After it’s cooked, the food is delivered to the venue for the clients event. The catering staff unloads and sets up the food at the venue. For example, many events go with buffet-style meals. The staff of full service caterers unload food into chafing dishes on beautifully decorated tables. The set out anything your guests may need to eat, such as plates, napkins, serving and dining utensils. It is the caterer’s job to ensure the chafing dishes are consistently refilled until the event is over. For classic sit-down styles, the staff serves the guests each course until the meal is complete. Servers and cocktail waiters are also usually provided by the full service caterer. After the event is over, full service caterers clean up the food and dishes used. With a full service caterer, all aspects of your event food are taken care of for you.
In addition to food preparation, handling and serving, full service caterers offer a broad menu selection. Choosing the menu for any event is no small feat. The caterer works with you, the host, before your event to ensure you have the perfect menu. They help you pick out food based on your budget and put together a delicious menu for your guests. Since full service caterers often have years of experience, they can guide you on the trends, do’s and don’ts of choosing a menu. They also help you identify how many courses you will have, types of food and any food allergies that your guests may have. Often times, caterers even offer a food tasting to help you select your menu. With a full service caterer, you will be sure to get the best menu tailored perfectly for your event.
With the help of a full service caterer and their experienced staff, you will host the perfect event. With full service caterers, your menu selection, cooking, setup, serving and cleanup for your event are all taken care of. Be sure to provide the best experience for your guests by hiring the services of an experience full service caterer, like Four Seasons.
Kenneth Gladman says
I think menu selection is a huge part of having a quality catering company. You want to have options but you need to produce quality food as well. Sometimes less options is better if you don’t sacrifice quality.