Why You Should Cater Your Next Holiday Party
As the holidays get closer, you’ll find the invites to festive parties start to trickle in. Whether you’re hosting a gift exchange for a small group of friends or a corporate event, many elements go into throwing that perfect party.
There’s the decor, the music, the guest list, and of course — the food. Holiday party catering makes hosting parties a breeze by handling the thing that some consider being the most stressful (and the most important) part of a party.
Having good food not only acts as an ice breaker and conversation starter for holiday parties, but it makes guests feel special. This year, treat yourself and your guests to a creative and delicious catered event.
Are you wondering what the benefits of having your next holiday party catered? Read on! We have you covered with our complete guide to holiday catering.
Guarantees Delicious Food
Even the best of home chefs often fall short when it comes to cooking solo for large groups. There are a lot of variables that come into play when cooking for parties. You might forget an ingredient, and without time to spare for another grocery run, you have to forego it. As a result, your cuisine lacks the taste you were looking for. Perhaps a guest arrives early, and you get distracted, which causes you to burn the first round of appetizers. There is a lot at stake when it comes to holiday party catering. In order to guarantee the most delicious food, your safest bet is to hire a catering team and let them handle the hard parts! The best part about this, of course, is that it means more time for you to enjoy your party.
Saves You Time
Catering for holiday party means days, weeks, or months of event planning and preparing. You have to create the menu and grocery list, shop for ingredients, spend time preparing, cooking, and making sure your presentation is on point. If you hire a professional catering team, you’ll save tons of time in the long run. A good rule of thumb is to have a general idea about your theme or the type of cuisine you’d like to serve, then to look for a caterer who fits your tastes. A fancier gathering might call for tray-passed appetizers and coups of champagne, whereas a more casual one might be better with a taco buffet. Work on your vision and let the caterer fine-tune it!
Even in the most mellow of circumstances, planning a party tends to be stressful. Between the invitations, the guest list, the decor, and the food, there are so many factors that go into creating your dream holiday gathering. If you hire a professional catering team, you’re quickly eliminating one of the most (if not the most) stressful parts of hosting a party — the food. Although food is personal and allows for creative expression, it also means you must meet a specific combination of technique, taste, and presentation. If good food is important to you as a host, hiring a caterer for your party will mean you avoid inevitable roadblocks during your party prep and planning. Do yourself a favor and alleviate the stress. There are other important things to focus on, like enjoying yourself and having a fun experience.
Organic catering adds sophistication to holiday parties. They give your guests a feeling of something that’s slightly out of the ordinary, which makes the event feel elevated and special. If you’re considering catering for holiday party celebrations, keep in mind that it will help to create an elegant vibe. Especially during the holidays, folks look forward to dressing up, mixing and mingling with a cocktail in hand, and indulging in good food. For the ultimate in party sophistication, start your guests off with an assortment of festive tray-passed appetizers before sitting them down for a coursed dinner and an elegant dessert. A fancy signature holiday cocktail will do the trick, too.
Keeps Things Professional
From ensuring there are enough trash cans to making sure your guests have a fork if they run out, a catering team keeps things professional. They handle their cuisine with food safety standards in mind, which means no one goes home from the holiday party feeling under the weather. For example, a musician you hire to perform live will do their job professionally and beautifully, so do the caterers. If there’s anything that should be extra professional at a party, it’s certainly the holiday food.
When you’re planning to host a holiday party, there are so many things to consider. From getting the perfect invite sent out, to making sure the holiday lights are strung excellently, each detail of a holiday party matters. Hiring a professional caterer takes the guesswork out of cooking for your party and ensures that you’ll have delicious cuisine to share with your guests. It alleviates stress, adds sophistication, and keeps things professional.
Above all, it saves you time and leaves more hours in the day, and at the party, for you to truly enjoy the company of your guests.
At Eco Caters, we have a whole bunch of holiday party catering ideas we’d be happy to share with you. We focus on fresh, seasonal ingredients, which means that every season for us offers a bounty of foods to choose from.
Whether you’re looking for something casual, like a breakfast buffet spread, or something elegant, like a sit-down meal, we’ll be happy to fine-tune your unique vision.
Reach out today, and we’ll get the conversation started to find out exactly what you’re looking for. If it means our team shows up in Santa hats with jingle bells toting bags of tasty treats, we’ll do it!