Planning a wedding is tiring enough. You may want to plan and prepare your wedding all by yourself, but it is a ton of work and is best left to professional caterers. There is just so much to do under a time constraint and financial budget!
Here are the top three ways wedding and event caterers prepare for weddings that you may not know about. Learning just how intensive preparing a wedding can be is sure to show you just how essential a professional caterer is.
Preparation of Food and Drinks
The first menu that is created is never the final one. It is just the first step of many to ensure that the bride, groom, and their families, are able to enjoy the perfect food for the perfect occasion. It is common to add menu items, get rid of menu items, keep menu items but modify them, and more. So much of the menu is up to interpretation, and the final menu will depend on the experiences of the families during tasting sessions.
This is a task that is really only possible with a catering staff. One single person will have trouble doing all this on his or her own. While wanting to prepare food and drinks for your own wedding, or for the wedding of a friend or family member, may seem fun, it really is a lot of work that you need a team of staff to help you accomplish.
Handling Food and Drinks on the Wedding Day
One of the greatest assets a caterer can provide you on the wedding day is its team of professional waiters and bussers. Waiters and bussers work with the front of house, the family members, and the kitchen staff to ensure that food and drinks are served at the time they are scheduled. The food and drinks must be a certain temperature, consistency, have a specific appearance, and so on. There is a lot to consider in the seemingly-simple act of carrying food and drinks from the kitchen to a guest’s table.
Doing this all alone is practically impossible beyond serving a very small wedding of 10 people. Luckily, wedding and event caterers have years of experience catering weddings. The staff is knowledgeable and the best caterers have a history of success.
Handling food is important. You can get all the preparation done perfectly, but if there is an error in handling food and drinks, the experience will not be as good as it could have been.
Cleanup when it comes to weddings is a huge task to undertake by yourself. Even if you have the entire family helping out, cleaning up the food, washing plates and linens, and more will take many hours to complete. Hiring a wedding and event caterer to take care of the cleanup allows for a more enjoyable wedding experience.
With a caterer, you can leave the wedding and go to the reception immediately. Even if the wedding ceremony and reception will occur in the same hall, there still are other social events you need to be at like meeting with new family members, ensuring guests make it home safe, and more. Your time is best spent doing these things, rather than working into the early hours of the morning cleaning up the food and the kitchen.
Wedding catering is a tough business, and no one does it better than a wedding and event caterer. If you need a caterer to help cater for your wedding, contact Decadent Catering. We are an established caterer with over 20 years of experience catering and organizing weddings in Toronto, and the surrounding GTA. For more information, please visit us online at our website today.