Catering an off-site event will require organization and planning. Accounting for catering equipment and supplies before your staff steps right onto the delivery truck will ensure that all items are included. Luckily for you, we have created a catering checklist to help you get ready for your next event and set up your employees for a lot of success. If you are just now getting involved in the catering world, this is a solid introduction to the items you will need for an off-site, full-scale catering event. Read on to learn more!
The kind of event will definitely dictate the types of items you will need for table settings. Upscale weddings and other similar events require more items to complete the table settings, including cloth napkins, stemware, and charger plates. A leisurely picnic or barbecue might only require some dinner plates, water glasses, and flatware too. A list of other table settings you need while catering (some of which are available at H.C. Walterhoefer) include:
– Charger plates
– Pepper and salt shakers
– Water pitchers
Décor and Displays
By providing some easy décor rental items to all of your clients, you could also increase the total balance of event invoices. Most customers would much rather pay a catering company to rent simple items such as vases and other table numbers than look for a separate rental company. Do not forget to display risers and display stands that allow you to highlight your dishes and take advantage of vertical space on all of your food tables. Some other items to include are:
– Candleholders and candles
– Cupcake towers
– Table numbers
– Chalkboard signs
You need some catering transport supplies to get your prepared meals off-site without losing temperature. This is why insulated food pan carriers are a food catering company’s best friend. They can be loaded with different food pans of different sizes and used to keep food cold or hot. Use outdoor coolers to help haul drinks and ice. For any dry ingredients, use food storage totes and boxes.
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At H.C. Walterhoefer, we have over 5,000 products ranging from paper goods to cleaning supplies to meet your personal or business needs. If you want something that we do not offer in our store, just ask us for it, and we will do our best to get it for you. Our store has everything you need! Stop by today to get supplies for your next event, all your restaurant needs, and the best cleaning products at the best prices. We even deliver! So call us today at 410-368-5070. We are located at 2331 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, MD 21230 and we are open from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ to stay up to date with everything H.C. Walterhoefer.