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Catering Advice, Glasgow

Catering for children

Children are known for being picky eaters. They are known for turning their noses up to a number of foods which is why it can be difficult to cater for them. Adults generally enjoy eating healthy but, when it comes to their little ones, some extra planning is needed.

Ask the parents

The first thing you need to do is ask the parents of the children about their child's eating preferences and any possible allergies. These dietary needs or restrictions need to be communicated to the catering service so that they can serve the appropriate foods. It's also important to make sure that the foods you serve are age appropriate. A 2-year-old, for instance, will not have the same diet as an 8-year-old.

Add some colours

Children love colourful foods. Ask your caterer to make their meals as colourful as possible to make children interested in their meal. Bright colours are like a delicious rainbow on their plate and caterers know how to make meals look as amazing as they taste.

Keep it fun

You can always add an element of fun to their meals. Serve chicken nuggets in a fun popcorn-style box, for example. Give each dish a fun theme and kids are bound to eat more and have fun while they are doing it.

Finally, don't forget that they are children and they don't necessarily eat as much as adults. It's important to make sure that your caterer provides enough food but does not necessarily overdo it. Some children do enjoy the same foods as their parents but, when they see other children getting a special meal, they might want to eat this meal with the kids too. This is one reason why so many people choose to have a kids table.


Urban Kitchen Catering provide event catering services throughout Glasgow and the surrounding areas. We also offer free delivery within the city of Glasgow.