Hassel Free Entertaining

Hassel of food preparation has become a common topic of discussion among many. Due to the busy life styles entertaining people has lost its glory, unlike in the olden day where people looked forward to having friends and family over for meals. Even organising a small dinner for a few people especially during a working day adds a significant amount of stress to the lady in the house. Just like in the corporate needs in around the house itself has become demanding, having school going children and demands of their day to day needs also contributes to households getting more preoccupied.

Entertainment and socialising being a key human factor catering has brought in the solution to hassle free food preparation, making the host available for mingling free with the guest. Parties and get-togethers can be more enjoyable for both guest and host if the food preparation is taken care of. It is important to hire a reputed caterer and taste the food prior to confirming your order, you can also make a personal visit to the service provider you have chosen to check on the hygienic conditions of their food preparation area. If is is up to your satisfaction you are good to go.

If you are catering food for a small family gathering you could opt for a small scale caterer who prepares meals in small quantities preserving the home cooked taste and ambience in the food. If it is a large function then it is advisable to use a largescale food provider who is trained and geared to give you the best service needed. It is good to get a few quotations from a few service providers and do a taste and quality test before you confirm one.

When planning a meal one should keep in mind that every person who eats it should go “wow!” and be impressed of the choices made by the host. If you are not quite sure of the likes and dislikes of the guests it is always advisable to order a platterof variety which may include at least one item that might impress your guest. A good catering service provides and takes care of the entire function from planning to execution saving time undoubtedly and cost mostly.

The cleaning of crockery and vessels is the other challenge faced by a host. After a party everybody gets too tired and just needs a good rest, not at all in a mood to clean hiring a full service saves you from this final part of your problem too as most caterers bring in everything including the tables for food.

Hosting A Work Party

Sometimes, your work may require that you host clients for an annual cocktail party or dinner. This could be seasonal, like a Christmas dinner or even simply an annual gala where you create an opportunity for everyone to meet and network or just socialise.Sometimes, launching a new product or celebrating a promotion may also require that a party is thrown. Here are some tips on how to organise and throw a great work party. 

Make your lists

First things first. Start making your lists of who to invite and what items you might need. Make a list of all the clients that you plan on inviting. Take this opportunity to create a master list that can be reused over and over and added to as the years go by. Use this list to send out invitations either by email or by post. You can also use this list to track RSVP’s and then use it once again when organising the food for the party. Ake sure you ask invitees to confirm their attendance at an early date. Next, sit down and speak to a corporate catering company about what they might be able to offer in terms of food and pricing.

It is best to go with a company that offers corporate catering Perth as they will be better equipped to handle food quantities and their waiters and staff will be trained to handle a corporate event.

Organising the event

Once the invites have been sent and you know how many people (approximately) will be attending you need to get started on organising the actual event. Our first piece of advice – delegate. Do not try to handle everything yourself. Create a team to handle the event and as team leader delegate the various tasks and make it your job to oversee everything to ensure that it all runs smoothly. Some tasks to delegate would be decorating the venue, organising security and a coat check, being in charge of the food and caterers and even having someone to handle the speeches. You then get to keep tabs on everything without getting stressed out or feeling over worked.

Keep things simple

Keep things simple. Have basic décor – fresh flowers and maybe an ice sculpture if you’re feeling fancy. Have a schedule for the event. Leave about fifteen minutes to allow guests to arrive. Then organise for a short speech to be made – the nature of which will be determined by the purpose of the party and then have the food and drinks served soon after. This will help you control everything and stay stress free.