Catering & Bars
Many people host parties that require the services of an outside catering company. But most will not know where to start looking, or what to look for. Here is our own guide.
Finding an outside catering company that is reliable, competitively priced and produces high-quality food can be tricky. Here is a brief rundown on what to look out for…
Professional Chefs and Fresh Ingredients – It goes without saying, but the basis of any successful outside catering operation is the use of quality ingredients by experienced chefs. In-season fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread and tender meats sourced from the finest butchers around are just some of the questions to pose to your catering provider.
Pricing – As with anything in life, you get what you pay for. Ensure that the amount you spend reflects the type of function that you want to host – if you go for the cheapest, for example, you are likely to notice it in the quality of the food supplied. Don’t be afraid to ring around and compare prices, but ultimately ensure that the price you pay is appropriate for the event.
Customer Service – You might think this should come naturally, but unfortunately this isn’t always the case. A quality outside catering company will go the extra mile to ensure your gathering goes off without a hitch. For instance they deliver everything you need to start the party – from crockery and cutlery to napkins and table covers. And if you require a polite and welcoming table waiting service then this should be available on request too.
Versatility – Only the best outside caterers offer expertise across the board: whether you require something formal and corporate for your employees or clients, right through to the more informal gathering such as a wedding reception or birthday party. Expert catering providers will be able to tailor their menus to ensure they suit the requirements of each of these.
Whether your outdoor event is for a handful of people through to a gathering of a thousand, be sure to select the right catering company
We can offer two main types of catering. Outside catering for events in marquees, and mobile catering units for outdoor events
Our recommended caterers for marquee functions are:
Contact Jackie 01477 500250
The Whole Shebang Party Planning & Catering Company
Contact Kerry 07776 116021
Vanilla in all seasons
We can provide catering vehicles for your event, no matter where in the uk, no matter what size the event. Through our extensive network of mobile caterers we are able to supply almost every type of cuisine that you could wish for.
The range of vehicles that can be provided is vast. To name but a few.... General Hot Food, Ice Cream, Donut, Baguette, Chinese, Indian, Coffee, Sweets, Waffles, and the list goes on!
All our caterers comply with current health and hygiene requirements, and carry public liability insurance. We pride ourselves on the quality of food we provide, at a price that is fair.
Our units can be provided on a customer pay basis or on a paid for basis, whichever you prefer.