Have an important occasion coming up that requires special catering? In need of some great catering tips to make your event a special one?

Unforgettable occasions deserve unforgettable catering. Afterall, food service for guests can make or break any social event – it’s arguably the most important accompaniment. Getting it right may require some thoughtful, forward planning.

Food for Thought Chicago share their tips for choosing a catering service in this infographic.

Bring your talents to the table

Organising a successful event is daunting for many of us – throw into the mix the pressures of good catering and you get an occasion that is often spoilt with worry. It’s normal to feel this way. However, don’t fret. Your guests will understand these demands.

You’ve got nothing to lose – so why not get stuck in yourself?

Are you renowned for being a whizz in the kitchen? Do you find neighbours, colleagues, and friends flocking to you to eat your creations? Are you a pastry connoisseur? Whatever your talents, bring them along and get stuck in.

For a lot of people, organising medium-to-large scale projects can be a fun challenge – and you never know where it may take you!

Catering for all

It might seem obvious. Your guests are going to be varied, so it’s a good idea to try and keep your selection compatible with this. You may have guests who are gluten free, vegetarian, or vegan. Some may be lactose intolerant, too. It might be a good idea to plan ahead and prepare before you order your service.

Do your homework

Have a look around your local area to find the best deals. Have you gone with a particular service before? Have you compared prices? Does someone you know have contacts in the industry? Use everything you can to your advantage to get the best deals for you and your guests.

Thyme Management

Staying in control of your time is one of the most important demands of planning for any event. Consider writing up a time sheet to keep track of what you need to do and when. If you have to order or arrange items – decorations, flowers, cutlery, dishes, balloons, etc. – having a clear plan will help keep you organised and prompt. This will save you a lot of hassle later on.