Things to Consider When Catering Events 

» Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Organize Event | 0 comments

There are a lot of things to consider when you want to explore event catering in places like Niagara. The first step that you need to make in order to cater a particular event successfully is to have an efficient budget for it.

This is particularly hard and exhausting especially when the event that you are trying to cater is something so personal such as a wedding.

Listed below are some of the things that you need to look and check in order for your event to be successful. Some of these are obvious and others are small details that you need to look up to.


This is one of the most important details that you need to look up to especially when you alone are going to organize a particular event. The first thing that you need to determine is the number of courses you are going to offer as well as the options that you are going to provide for the guests. The largest budget pie is going to be taken for the first course, main course and of course, the dessert.

Drinks and Beverages

The next step you need to make is to know what kinds of beverages and drinks you are going to serve to your guests. Few of the most popular catering drinks and beverages are beer, wine and full bar or some non-alcoholic drinks. Coffee and tea services is also another option which is actually contingent to the kind of event you are trying to put up. Obviously, the costliest drinks are those with alcohol.

Length of Event

The duration of the event will have a great impact on the budget you provide for catering services. Events such as wedding receptions and birthday parties are more or less five hours long. When you choose to do the event later at night, chances are, your hourly services cost that you’ll have to pay will increase dramatically as well as other fees such as the food and beverage services. So if you want to save up, strategize and plan the event well.

Rental fees

Rental fees are only to be paid especially when you yourself are going to cater the event. Moreover, you will just have to rent equipment and other things if you don’t own anything at all. Some of the commonly rented equipment includes china, bread baskets, chaffing dishes and a lot more. Tables, chairs and sound system will also consume some of your budget especially if you don’t own any of these personally. Make sure to look for suppliers whom you could haggle so that you will save up more.


Some of these events that you want to hold are often times located outside the city or some beach resorts. This is particularly true especially when you cater events such as beach weddings. You have to provide budget on transportation as well because without it, you can’t transport the food, tables and chairs and other important things from your kitchen down to the venue. Moreover, you need to be on the venue on time so consider as well the time and the duration of travel.