Every successful event happens mostly because of the food. Judging by the food alone, you will already be able to tell whether you’d have a success or a failure for your event. You’ll realize that most of the money you put on the event will probably go to the food. If you are planning on going for a dinner complete with menus and servers, you can pretty much expect that to consume most of your time. If you want your guests to have the ease and freedom to choose their food, then they would appreciate a buffet catering service more. With this kind of food service, you will not only be able to save money but a whole lot of time as well.
First thing’s first, estimate how many people you have coming for the event. Estimate as well that there will be about 10% of the people who will not be able to come. It would be wiser for you to prepare for those of the guests that haven’t given you clear answers yet. You can expect a lot of help in planning from your buffet caterer.
What’s even greater about a buffet catering is that your guests will be able to have more chances of mingling with each other. Whatever the theme you may be going for your event, you can match it with your buffet theme as well. If for example you’d be having a wedding, you can just add up some wedding cake and some wedding dishes that will go with the theme and arrange it with your caterer. A sit down dinner will only open up to 2 or 3 courses with 1 plate of dessert, whereas a buffet will allow all of your visitors to take a taste of all of each of the food choices in the buffet table. A sit down dinner will also have to need a lot more servers to make the serving process a whole lot faster so you would expect an in crease in the costs as well.
If your event is in any way something that you want your guests to enjoy with the freedom of food choices and the speed of service, then you should definitely go for buffet catering. If you haven’t had the choice of food for your guests yet, ask help from your event planner or a buffet caterer for the bet suited food for the kind of event you would be holding. The best service will come form the most experienced buffet caterers most of all. By word of mouth, you could tell which ones are really great with the kind of work they do. Plan for a great event and watch it successfully please your guests by making sure that you make the right choices.