Catering any event can help you save some time and trouble, and depending on how you go about it, you might even be able to save some money as well. Whether you are a professional event planner or just setting up a casual party, catering services solve two large problems – bringing you delicious meals and putting time back in your schedule.
If you are a professional event planner in the region, you should use a great Philadelphia catering company as an ace up your sleeve. Participant satisfaction with a meal is part of what makes an event a success, and if there’s one thing we do well, it’s customer satisfaction. Our unique, original dishes are crowd favorites, and our Philly catering services only bring that a bit closer to home.
As you’re about to find out, we’re well equipped to cater a wide range of different events and gatherings, at any time of day and at any time of year. However, if you’re used to preparing food yourself or have never had luck with a caterer in the past, here are a few reasons why you should make the switch and work with a caterer.
First off, catering puts time back in your day, as mentioned above. Planning events takes a huge amount of time, resources and effort, and food preparation and service is only one portion of that. You already have to ensure that your guests will have seating and entertainment, so don’t compound the matter by putting extra responsibilities on yourself.
Secondly, working with a caterer, especially a reputable caterer, will help to ensure that your guests are satisfied with their meals. It can also give you an avenue by which to appeal to a larger range of tastes. When catering (excuse the term) to different tastes, sometimes you need to accommodate dietary restrictions and requests, and a caterer can help with that.
Last but not least a caterer can help you manage some of the stress you might otherwise experience by heaping on the responsibilities. Work with a caterer and you might just find yourself better equipped to juggle the various nuances of event planning.
Therefore, with no further ado, here are some special events and gatherings that this Philadelphia catering company is well equipped to manage.
Weddings are one of the big ones, and for some people, a wedding is the most important event of their entire life. A wedding might just be the most memorable event as well. Weddings can also vary in scope; some people have courthouse weddings with no reception and others have weddings and receptions where the guest list tops 500 people.
Even a small wedding is a herculean task of event planning, but the larger weddings require experienced planners to coordinate invitation, seating, music and entertainment, and food. Some choose not to go that route and coordinate everything on their own. For an event as important and memorable as a wedding, take no chances when it comes to the food. That’s why so many people and planners work with caterers, and it might just be the best option for you, too.
Many planners account for multiple courses, offerings, and customizable menus as a part of wedding celebrations. This requires a great deal of experience with food preparation not only to execute but also to pull off on time. Here at Waterfront Gourmet, where we specialize in customer satisfaction as well as in preparing unique, fresh dishes, this is second nature to us. Give us a call at one of our locations to speak with a team member and we will help you devise a wedding menu that will impress and sate even the most exacting crowd.
Bridal showers, baby showers, and all other types of showers are enjoyable, momentous occasions, and some of them can occupy a scope nearly as large as a big wedding. Also, like a wedding, showers require a lot of planning and coordination, wherein the quality of food has every ability to take center stage.
When your guests come to shower them with gifts, the least you can do is shower them with excellent food. Even if it was just a measure of gratitude and not taking some of the weight of planning off of your shoulders, catering a shower would be worth it. Besides, showers are joyous events celebrating weddings, the arrival of children, homeownership, and more, and well worth accenting with great food.
An anniversary celebration, especially a milestone anniversary celebration, has every ounce of potential to become as involved as a wedding celebration. Those huge anniversaries like 10 years, 25 years and 50 years can include a guest list as long or longer than the original celebration. After all, each year of marriage requires commitment, compromise, fidelity, and hard work.
Therefore, there are two things to keep in mind. One is the gravity of the occasion and the respect it deserves, and the other is that coordinating such a celebration will likewise take a lot of work.
Whether your aim is to cut down on the responsibilities placed on one person to focus on other priorities or to ensure that your guests are met with delicious, inspiring food, working with a caterer can make that an attainable reality. Just as our catering services cover weddings and showers, we can help you pull off anniversaries in style, with fresh, delicious food!
Birthdays are another celebration that, like showers or weddings, can be as intimate or as blown up as you desire them to be. However, unlike showers or weddings, birthdays come every year, and every year, most people celebrate them.
Therefore, if you’re going to be planning a large birthday party, for yourself or a loved one, you can give yourself a break by working with a full-service catering company to make sure everything goes off without a hitch. These are your friends and family, anyway, so you should make sure they’re well provided for.
We’re proud to offer services for catering birthdays here at Waterfront Gourmet, and to us, every event is different and unique. Whatever your needs are for the food you want to provide for a birthday celebration, we can make that a reality.
Graduations only come at specific intervals and they never come as a surprise, so the good news about planning for a graduation party is that one will never come up out of the blue. We’ve catered many diverse events for our clients in the past and we’d be glad to help an upcoming graduation go off with a bang.
Whether you are looking forward to college graduation, high school graduation, or even a celebration of conquering graduate school, the event will be both special and memorable. At the end of the day, each graduation only comes once in a lifetime and that makes it a momentous occasion.
For the same reasons as mentioned, it’s important to outfit your celebrations with delicious meals that will meet as many tastes as possible and aggrandize the affair in the memories of the participants. Give us a call to see how we can make your graduation celebration every special as it could be.
Holiday parties come several times a year, and some people like to host small intimate gatherings whereas others pull out all the stops when family comes to visit from far and wide. You may have other things on your plate, but the holidays are a time to disconnect and get back to spending time with the family that matters most.
That’s why so many people use catering for the holidays. Sure, there are plenty of home-cooked meals going around and that can be something special about the holidays for some people, but at the same time, every once in a while you need to let someone else carry the responsibility of food.
If you’ve put your time in the kitchen on holidays past, give yourself a break from the hustle and bustle this upcoming holiday season and let a professional team handle your need for holiday meals.
Corporate Event Catering
It’s not all about family parties, weddings and holidays with our team here at Waterfront Gourmet, though; we also make it possible for you to dazzle your corporate customers, or just the other departments in your organization, with our corporate event catering.
Whether you’re flying a client in from across the country or you’re just hosting an interdepartmental meeting, food can change the setting. No one’s in a good mood when hungry, and our many original (and delicious) menu items can, at minimum, erase the specter of that doubt. With catering from Waterfront Gourmet, no one will be hungry or dissatisfied, no matter the time of day. Besides, most offices don’t have kitchens, but everyone needs to eat!
We also specialize in catering sundry outdoor events as well, and if you have a barbecue or a picnic coming up and you want to supplement some of the offerings with some professionally prepared dishes, then we can be your secret “ingredient.” Just give us a call after checking out our barbecue catering services and other outdoor catering services. One more thing – we can serve many distinct preferences in taste, so even if you’re looking for Italian catering or some other theme, we can set you up to impress for success.
Any Time of Day
Another great thing about our catering in Philly is that we can cater at any time of day. We don’t just do late meals and dinners; we can get your event off the ground even if it’s for breakfast or at midday!
No one wants to cook in the morning. Well, almost no one wants to cook in the morning, but one thing is for sure. Want or not, no one likes to go hungry, and breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Maybe you simply need an early morning corporate event catered and you only need a few fresh cups of coffee for the participant, and maybe you need a fully catered breakfast with bagels, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and the works – in either case, our breakfast catering in Philadelphia will start your day off on the right foot.
The same could be said for midday meals. No one has time to prepare food at work, yet no one wants to go hungry. Some days you want to impress a client, and others you just want to give your coworkers a bit of a pick me up that you can leave for them to discover in the break room. Either way, our lunch catering services can’t be topped.
Check out our catering menu right here on our website. You can set up with something as simple as a hummus tray or pull out all the stops with an assortment of wraps, sandwiches or paninis. No job is too big or too small for us; customer satisfaction is what we’re after! Call us to learn more about our lunch catering and see how it can change your office for the better!
Call Us to Learn More
As you can see, our Philadelphia catering company is well-positioned to feed your guests at any event, at any time of day, at any time of year. All you have to do now is pick up the phone, call one of our locations, and get to work putting together a menu and a game plan. We’ll do the rest.
And by the rest, we mean that we will prepare your food fresh to order the day of the event. Not the day before, not even hours before. Everything we do is always fresh, always awesome, and freshly prepared food is at the heart of our success. We’ll even deliver your catered order to you for free, so that’s one more way you can save with our catering services. Give us a call today and let’s get the ball rolling on providing fresh, healthy, delicious food for your upcoming event!