Secrets to Catering Your Own Party

If you like to cook good food and you are planning to cater you own upcoming party then do it. Be encouraged to do it because it is not impossible to happen and it can really be done by someone who puts an effort to do it. If you want to cater your party then you have to expect a lot of stress that it should come with. It’s not that we are discouraging you to do it but we are saying this to expose you to the truth. This is better than telling you things that are out of fantasy.

Secrets to Catering Your Own Party

 

Here are some things that you have to follow to survive your “catering-our-own-party” theme:

  1. Be organized

Sit yourself down with a pen and a paper. Also, you can include people who are willing to lend you a helping hand at the event and with this endeavor. You must identify the basic things like, the budget, time, number of people who are going to attend your event, the venue, the formality of the party and what menu are you going for. These are questions that you must answer before you start planning other things. Get yourself a lot of lists to make sure that you are not going to miss out on something important. Once, you have arranged your menu, the next step is to list the ingredients that you are going to need one by one and how much do you need for each. You must provide a shopping list for the food and other items. You can also make use of a time line wherein you can plan what date and time you are going to do all of these things for you to be more organized. You also have to follow this timeline so that your event won’t have any glitches by the end of the day.

Dedicate a specific envelope, notebook or clipboard for your event where you can easily access your lists and other information necessary. With this, you can avoid problems of forgetting what you were supposed to buy or do at that specific day and time.

  1. The Menu

You must keep in mind that it will be very difficult if you are planning for a menu that is not realistic. If you are planning to do the catering yourself, then you must stick with a menu that you can easily work with and that a lot of people are familiar with. Surely, all of them are going to like whatever you are going to serve. Foods that are known by people are much more appealing than serving them something so alien. You also have to keep in mind that for a food to taste good, the cook must be seasoned enough to create this things so if you are already familiar with the recipe and a lot of people has tasted it before, then you have nothing to worry about.

It is also nice to include recipes that you can prepare ahead of time, for example, desserts that can be refrigerated for 2 days or more. You can save time and stress on the day of the event. You would not be rushing back and forth for twenty different dished in one sitting.

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