Organising a Buffet for Your Event

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Buffets are one of them most preferred and convenient catering options for a wide range of events. With so many professional caterers offering reasonable services and delectable food options, this is one of the best options to go for your next event. It leaves one hassle-free of preparing and serving numerous people while also hosting the event.

When deciding on a buffet, first and foremost one has to decide what kind of buffet they want for the event. How many guests will be there, would they be seated or standing? At many events the guests are not seated at proper formal tables, rather they rest on small cocktail tables, standing tables or sofas. These different types of buffets are called standing buffets or fork buffets

For events like funerals, birthday parties and corporate events where guests can just chat, meet people and create networks, fork buffets are the preferred catering solution. The food at this kind of buffet is simple and easy to eat with a knife or fork. Mostly bite-size options are provided that can be eaten without any mess. The food options include salads, salad accompaniments like pasta or potato, sliced meat etc. The food can be brought straight to the venue without the need for a cooking facility, which is why they are ideal for business meetings and other outdoor events. No cutlery is required at finger buffets as they serve bite-size foods such as sandwiches, quiche, pork pies and sausage rolls etc and are more suitable for informal events.

For a more formal dining experience at big events like weddings or business meetings, hot buffets and sit-down meals are preferable. The only con is that it may not allow guests to move around and talk to different people and also these are slightly more expensive; require cooking facilities on site to keep the food hot. For these buffets, the guests are required to be hungrier and it can get difficult to choose a menu that will please everybody. A good caterer will provide you with a list of all possible food items for the menu. Make sure you ask them all the questions related to the buffet services and dishes and also consider options for vegetarians and food intolerance.

With a selection of dishes displayed, one can be sure that the guests will find something they like. Buffets are easier than planning formal meals and much more convenient. Finger and fork buffets call for a good variety of dishes and a balanced menu including some meat, some carbohydrate like potatoes or bread and some vegetables like salad dishes. A desert should also be considered that suits the event- whether cake, ice creams or pie. It is important to ensure that enough food is ordered for all the guests but nothing is wasted. Kids may not have a full adult portion and you can leave out ordering the extras. Another important factor to consider is space around the buffet table to avoid any congestion or long queues.
Catering can be a great, hassle-free option for your next event with help of a good caterer. DaTandoor offers authentic Indian tandoori dishes in a buffet style and is a must try for your next event.