Wedding is one of the eagerly awaited events in the entire life of a couple.
Organising the catering for a day destined to be remembered forever is not that easy and obviously requires an extreme attention to detail.
For this reason, the staff of your restaurant must be ready so as to manage an event of this scale in the best possible way. This means perfectly knowing the type of service to be provided and any material needed.
A wedding is an event able to involve a great waste of energy and the times required are different compared to the normal routine of a restaurant, even though you have great experience in catering.
Here’s how it is possible to organize a perfect wedding catering.
Creation of a special wedding menu
Today the bride and groom very often want the menu for their wedding to offer something special and unique. Obviously before offering a menu for a wedding catering, it is better to think of something that is able to optimize the times for preparing and cooking food and those planned for the celebrations.
The catering agreement
It may seem like just a detail but this is often underestimated. A catering agreement actually includes all those services provided by the restaurant for the wedding day and can avoid bad moods and unpleasant surprises by making sure all things work out.
Catering costs could be divided into two parts: a part dedicated to general services and the another one to extra services only. The restaurant actually does not have to lose money when organizing the wedding catering.
There are some catering activities that already include all possible costs while others, instead, charge the customer one or more commissions, such as those linked to the cutting of the cake, the room for the newlyweds or the ballroom.
Equipment for wedding catering
The means of transport is a key element in the wedding catering service. For small events the company could use a personal vehicle. However, when it comes to organizing big wedding events attended by many guests, it is better to have a larger vehicle and specific equipment able to properly preserve all food during transport.
The equipment is proportionate to the size of the event: it is obvious that a large event involves more equipment, such as glasses, cutlery, plates,…
Restaurants often have to decide whether to buy or rent specific catering equipment and this type of investment could also be expensive.
Fledgling restaurants may try to organize a wedding and see if they are actually able to professionally provide this type of service.
In some cases the rental of the equipment is the best choice.
For example: suppose that in one year your restaurant is involved in organizing only one marriage of 300 people and other more easily manageable events.
In this case the rental option could be cheaper than buying.
If your restaurant yearly organizes several weddings attended by many guests, then the best choice could consists in purchasing the equipment.
Before trying to organize the event we always recommend you to check all the equipment available, figuring out what you already have and what you need instead.