Already on ArticleSlash?

Forgot your password? Sign Up

Catering is More Than Great Food

Gisele Perez
 


Visitors: 330

One of the best compliments I've ever received in my work as a professional caterer came from a client whose event I wasn't able to attend. I am normally at every event I cater, for at least a portion, if not all of it. But a few years back, I had the mixed blessing of having two parties at opposite ends of the county which overlapped time wise. They were both first time clients, so I was, of course, a bit nervous about not being able to be at one of them.

The following day I spoke with the client whose party I didn't attend. She told me, to my delight, “your staff is like a well oiled machine. "

So often I will hear from potential clients, who are willing to spend lavishly on food, that they don't want to pay for as much staff as I have recommended, or they don't understand why they should pay a waiter so much. In fact, surveys by national catering organizations list this as one of the most frequent comments caterers hear from their prospective clients. The truth of the matter is that catering is more than great food. While I personally place a very high priority on the quality of the food I serve, I know that my staff is an extremely integral part of the entire experience. There are countless details that go into creating a great event. I depend on the party staff to create an event which runs seamlessly and looks great. They are all highly skilled in their respective areas and work as a team- indeed, a “well oiled machine".

It's disconcerting to hear people say they can have friends help serve, cook, clean up afterwards -fill in the blank- at their wedding reception or special occasion. While having your family or friends help out may seem like an easy way to cut costs, it is sure to diminish the complete experience that professional caterers strive to offer you and your guests

Putting on a successful party requires a lot of work. Do you really want your guests or family having to work on your wedding day? Do you want them having to deal with problems that may arise? Your guest are attending your party to celebrate with you, and to enjoy themselves. Their attention will always be split, and at some point they will want to just party. Professional staff is at your party to ensure that everything runs smoothly and to make sure that you are free to do your job- relaxing and enjoying your guests and your event. Isn't that what you deserve on your special day?

Gisele Perez is the owner of small pleasures catering in Los Angeles, CA where she specializes in creating memorable parties to celebrate the special days in her clients’ lives. She is the author of the E-book " Help I Need a Caterer-The Ultimate Guide to Hiring the Perfect Caterer to Create a Fabulous Wedding Reception- or Any Other Special Party" available at http://www.HelpINeedaCaterer.com For more on what makes a great party visit her blog at http://giseleperez.typepad.com/smallpleasurescatering/

(536)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Some Great Healthy Food Choices at Fast Food Restaurants
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

Mexican Food Catering - A Few Tips to Help You Select a Catering Company

by: Max Suther (July 31, 2008) 
(Food and Drink)

Food Catering - What Do You Need to Know About Food Catering?

by: Cheow Yu Yuan (July 08, 2008) 
(Food and Drink)

What I Need to Know When it Comes to Food Catering

by: Cheow Yu Yuan (June 17, 2008) 
(Food and Drink)

What You Can Get From a Professional Food Catering Company?

by: Cheow Yu Yuan (July 08, 2008) 
(Food and Drink)

Catering Services - 6 Steps to Choose the Right Food For Your Event

by: Cheow Yu Yuan (June 17, 2008) 
(Food and Drink)

Spit Roast Food catering - 3 Good Reasons To Hire Help

by: Suzanna Mccabe Lee (December 13, 2011) 
(Food and Drink/Restaurant Reviews)

Different Food Catering and Caters For Your Wedding Day Preferences and ..

by: Morris E. Brown (April 08, 2008) 
(Relationships/Wedding)

Why Self Catering Holidays Are a Great Way to Travel

by: Andy Gibson (June 27, 2008) 
(Travel and Leisure/Destination Tips)

Halloween Food Tips Will Help You Create Great Theme Party Food Recipes

by: Daryl Plaza (July 12, 2008) 
(Home and Family/Parties)

Some Great Healthy Food Choices at Fast Food Restaurants

by: David Taggart (July 29, 2008) 
(Health and Fitness/Weight Loss)