We’ve all been there: Our guests are arriving and we’re stuck in the kitchen scrambling to finish up the last of the cooking so we can relax and enjoy our own party. Even if we’ve spent weeks planning, organizing and prepping, things can (and do) go sideways. After all, the best laid plans often go awry!
Luckily, there is a solution: enlisting the help of a local catering service.
Whether a holiday celebration, a dinner party, or a family gathering, hosting an event can be overwhelming. From the planning to the cooking to the cleanup, throwing a party can be a lot of work. So much work, in fact, that parties can be less-than-enjoyable for the host. This year, why not leave the work to someone else and actually enjoy your own event? Following are some areas where catering can help alleviate some of your party-related stress.
Deciding what to make and how much to make can be a lot for one person. But working with a catering service can take some of the edge off. A professional, experienced caterer can work with you to craft the perfect menu. Their experience means they can guide you through the expected costs and provide a menu that stays within your set budget. They also take the guesswork out of figuring out exactly how much food you’ll need — no more keeping your fingers crossed that you’ll have enough for everyone or overdoing it and packing up leftovers at the end of the night. An added benefit is that they can offer menu suggestions you may not have considered!
Think of all the ways you could spend your time other than battling traffic and standing in line at the grocery store! Just imagine, no making lists, no worrying about stores being out of stock, no driving to multiple stores, no lugging heavy grocery bags up the stairs, no wondering what to do with leftover ingredients that you only use once a year (I’m looking at you, pumpkin pie spice!).
For some, cooking is a beloved pastime and a way to express love. But not everyone shares the same affinity for cooking, especially cooking for a crowd. Needless to say, hiring a catering service means less work for you in the kitchen. They handle every detail so you don’t have to wonder whether there’s a free burner or if there’s enough space in the oven for that third casserole dish.
Hiring a professional catering service means you’re hiring professional chefs. And that translates to a high-quality meal that is sure to impress your guests. Even if you’re an amazing home cook, things can get hectic in the kitchen when cooking multiple dishes for a large group. But experienced professionals can knock them out with ease. They can make sure everything comes out at the right time, avoiding that last-minute chaos that is the hallmark of a do-it-yourself dinner. And best of all? You’ll end up with a gourmet meal.
Most equipment is included in your catering package, so you don’t have to rent (or buy) them separately. From glassware to cutlery to buffet warmers, your caterer will handle all the details so you don’t have to. For larger parties, they can even provide tables, chairs and linens.
Eliminate Party Stress with Catering
Hosting a party can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it can also be extremely stressful. Randy Peters Catering can plan and execute an exquisite menu with your tastes in mind, freeing up your time so you can socialize. Give us a call today at (916) 726-2339 or email us and let us help you!