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The Essential Catering Supplies Checklist

The Essential Catering Supplies Checklist

If you are just getting started within the catering business, this blog is a good introduction to the catering supplies you will need.

Catering an off-site event requires plenty of planning and organization. Accounting for the supplies and catering equipment before your crew steps onto the delivery truck ensures that no items are left behind. A lot goes into preparing for catering a big event, and you want to make sure that you’ve got everything on deck. If you are just getting started within the catering business, this blog is a good introduction to the catering supplies you will need for a full-scale and off-site catering event. Read on to learn what you’ll need to set up your employees for success while catering!

Table Clothes and Settings

The style and feel of the event that you are catering will dictate the kinds of items you will need for table settings. Upscale weddings, anniversary events, or bigger events require more items to complete a table setting, including cloth napkins, plates, smallware, and stemware. A simple barbecue or picnic might only need dinner plates, flatware, and water glasses. Always remember to bring:

  • Tablecloths
  • Dinnerware
  • Charger plates
  • Smallware Flatware
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Water pitchers

Décor and Display

By providing some easy décor rental items for your clients, you can increase your event invoice’s total balance. A lot of customers would much rather pay you for catering to rent simple items like table numbers and vases than seeking out a separate rental company. Do not forget display risers and display stands that allow you to highlight your dishes and take proper advantage of vertical spaces on your food tables.

Disposable Catering Supplies

Incorporating disposable catering supplies can be very cost-effective and convenient for your clients. Using porcelain dinnerware or traditional glassware requires you to reload soiled dishes back onto your truck, and you will not want to have to charge a dishwashing fee. This can all be avoided with disposable cutlery, drinkware, plates, and more. You can spare your clients a hefty fee, eliminate the possibility of broken dishes, and cut back significantly on cleaning time. Consider these disposable catering supplies:

  • Plastic cutlery
  • Plastic drinkware
  • Paper napkins
  • Cocktail picks
  • Foil pans aluminum foil

If you need any catering supplies in bulk for your next event, come into H.C. Walterhoefer!

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