Catering can be overwhelming at times. Whether it is for a company meeting, or a couple planning their big wedding day, there are hundreds of delicious food options spanning dozens of menus, and it can be tough to determine where and how to start.
So it is a good start if you get to first understand the different types of catering. Each type comes with its method of planning, pricing, and ordering procedures. In this article, we examine the different types of catering that you need to know about.
This is the type of catering considered for corporate events like small office meetings, training, conferences, product launches, as well as large regional events.
The ability to have great food delivered at the venues of these events is the hallmark of great caterers. Continental breakfasts, box lunches and buffets are some of the specials for corporate catering.
Wedding catering is always considered something special because it is someone’s special day too. Catering has a huge role and impact to play on that special day. Special care is taken to make sure that the special guests, the bride and groom, and everyone get enough to eat on that day.
This is the type of catering offered for seasonal, sporting and major public events. In this type of catering, lots of people are taken care of for a long period by providing foods of various kinds like hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, ice cream and more.
The crowd’s favourites and demands are taken into account and provided at every event for that period.
Social Event Catering
This is the type of catering that covers events like birthdays, retirement parties, big backyard BBQs, and many more. Social event catering covers a wide range of events, foods and activities like appetizers, bartending, large tent decorations, balloons, inflatable pools and more. The catering is centred around the provision of fun.
There are various breakdowns under each type of catering, but this list is a general overview of the types of catering available.