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Catering Advice, Glasgow

Why you need a mobile catering service

Whether planning a birthday, wedding, baby shower, corporate event or any other occasion, your food is what will make or break the event. Here are some reasons why you need a mobile catering service.

Reduce stress

Having a professional take care of the food and drinks means that you don't have to. You don't have to worry about the prep or serving.

Delicious food

Enjoy scrumptious food prepared to perfection. Before you hire a caterer for an important event, you could ask to taste various dishes before choosing your menu. You will enjoy the best of the best and you can rest assured that your guests will love the food too.

Save money

Caterers buy their ingredients in larger quantities which means that they often get the best prices. The savings they enjoy ensures that their clients can also enjoy better prices. Remember, it's not just the cost of the food but the cost of preparing the food that needs to be considered.

Get enough food

Caterers know how to make sure that everyone is fed. They know how much food to prepare for each guest and they will make sure that nobody goes hungry.

Cater for all

If you are worried about somebody's allergies or food preferences, your professional caterer can accommodate by providing food that suits everyone. They can even prepare meals just for those special guests. Caterers know how to prepare foods for guests of all ages, including children.

Additional services

Many caterers often offer a number of additional services including serving dishes, clean up, rentals (glassware, cutlery, crockery etc) and more. If you need additional services, ask your catering service before you look elsewhere. You can enjoy cheaper rates or, at least, even more convenience.

With all of these benefits in mind, it's no wonder why mobile catering services are so popular. Why go to the trouble of cooking up a storm when you can have a caterer come to you.

 


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The importance of catering hygiene

When choosing a catering service, there are a number of things to consider. These include price, menu and additional services. What some might not realise is the importance of hygiene. When working with food, it is essential that certain standards are lived up to.

Cross-contamination

When handling food, caterers need to make sure that they avoid cross-contamination. Cross-contamination occurs when you handle different foods without changing utensils, gloves or washing your hands. Foods like pork, fish and chicken can prove particularly dangerous if bacteria from one food passes on to the other. Similarly, if somebody has an allergy, you don't want their food to come in contact with a possible allergen.

Food storage

Food storage is another important part of hygiene in the kitchen. Foods need to be stored properly in order to prevent spoilage. If foods need to be kept cold, they should not be allowed to reach room temperature. Similarly, if they need to be kept warm, the right temperature needs to be maintained. If cold foods get too warm, bacterial growth can develop really quickly and cause a number of health problems. Different foods also need to be stored separately. Raw meat should be placed on the bottom with chicken, fish and pork on the lowest shelves of all.

Basic hygiene practices

Finally, there are other basic practices that need to be followed like food washing and hand washing. Keeping your work surfaces clean is also essential. By following these guidelines, it prevents any unpleasant surprises.

When choosing a catering service, it's important to make sure that they practice proper hygiene. Take a look at online reviews and make sure that there have not been any reports of guests falling ill.

 


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Community event catering

Community events are excellent for getting to know one another and building stronger relationships. Community events, like any other event, need to be properly planned. This includes the venue, entertainment and food.

You can take turns playing host or you can ask each group or family to bring something along. If you choose to have everyone bring something, then you should make sure that they know how many people will be attending and ensure that there are no duplicate dishes. Another option is to all put some money together and hire a catering service.

During the warmer months, community events are the most fun because you can enjoy some outdoor dining and the younger guests can socialise and play in the fresh air. The food can be as informal as you like, especially if this is a family event.

Community events are not only for neighbourhoods. You can plan a business community event and invite various businesses to get together for networking. Each business can offer a specific catered meal and everyone can mix and mingle throughout the day or evening.

 

 


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