Are you looking to plan an event for personal, corporate, or scholastic reasons? If so, you probably have already realized how much work goes into it. Guests lists, décor, games and entertainment, and security are just a few of the things you might be thinking about. Why burden yourself with food, drink, and catering concerns on top of all of that? Hiring a caterer is just one simple way to avoid party planning burnout.
Here are 7 reasons why you should consider hiring a caterer for your next big event.
1. Save Money on Food
Think about it. To coordinate everything yourself you are going to need to buy ingredients for multiple main courses, appetizers, snacks, and drinks. By the time you do all that, you might as well have just hired a caterer.
2. Expected for Paid Events
Catering will be expected if you are charging a fee for entry. If you are having a business conference or educational retreat, people are going to expect a level of professionalism that only a catering company can provide.
3. Environmentally Conscious
Without catering to clean up after you, you will most likely have to rely on throw-away items like plastic cups, paper napkins, paper plates, plastic cutlery, and even (shudder) Styrofoam. This creates a ton of waste. By hiring a caterer, they will supply reusable dishes and collect and wash them all afterward.
4. Make Transport Easy
Catering involves moving a lot of dishes, food, and supplies to and from the venue. Sure, you can try to do it all yourself but without the proper equipment, you risk spills, breakage, and even injury. Remember to tell your caterer that La Casa Mirador comes will a full kitchen and dinnerware, too!
5. You Aren’t Responsible for Mishaps
A dish breaks. Somethings spills. If you are the one handling catering yourself then you’ll be rushing to mop up every little disaster. This will substantially limit your fun for the night. The party planner deserves to kick back at some point!
6. Clean Up
Arguably the worst part of the night, clean-up is a heck of a job as the party guests head home or settle in for the night. Having caterers takes care of so much of the work for you. Tables will be cleared, dishes will be done, trash bagged and removed. The price of catering is worth it just for that.
7. You’ll Have Emergency Backup
If something goes wrong at the event, your friendly neighborhood caterers are happy to help where they can. You don’t have to feel like you are going it alone in the event of a minor disaster.
What do you think about hiring a caterer for your event? Do you prefer having help on hand or do you like a more DIY approach? Either way, La Casa Mirador is happy to provide the venue. We have room for up to 120 dinner guests plenty of indoor seating.
Contact us for details about our event packages.