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Catering Advice, Glasgow

Why hire a caterer for your birthday

If you are planning your own birthday celebration or a party for a loved one, catering is one of the most important things to consider. You might think that you can handle everything yourself and perhaps you can. However, if you do try to cater the event yourself, you are in for a lot of work and you will not be able to enjoy these professional birthday catering benefits.

Time and Energy

Cooking a delicious meal for your family each night is time-consuming. Could you imagine cooking for dozens of guests? The prep and cooking times are far greater when you have more guests to cater for. Not to mention all those hours on your feet.

On Location

If you are hosting the party at a location other than your home, this also means that you will need to transport all that food and keep it warm or chilled. Many types of food can be difficult to transport and they can easily leave quite a mess in your vehicle.

Professional Service and Setup

Your caterer will come prepared with everything needed to serve the food. If you have your own cutlery or crockery, you can let them know. If you need to hire these items or any equipment, you can always add this to your catering order. Make sure that they provide this rental service before you settle on any other details. Caterers also know how to set up buffets, plate meals and operate serving stations. You will enjoy the luxury of that professional touch.

Delicious Food while You Mingle

Get the best of both worlds when you hire a professional caterer. You will enjoy a scrumptious meal with your guests and you'll have time to socialise. Instead of serving your guests, you can tuck into that food along with them and make the most of the party.

Some caterers offer a wide range of services that you can choose if needed. Some are even able to help take care of décor and more. Ask your caterer about all of their services before booking them for the event.


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Health questions for your catering service

Healthy eating is not just about choosing the right foods. There are a number of points that need to be considered in order to maintain a healthy diet. When hiring a catering service, it's good to keep these points and questions in mind if you want to make the most out of every meal.

Why you need to serve healthy foods

Firstly, it's important to know what to eat and when to eat it. This will help control blood sugar and prevent those horrible crashes. Properly balanced meals improve concentration and energy. Eating delicious foods is an enjoyable experience. This means that meal times are little breaks in between that really help us deal with stress. Getting your employees to eat together is great for team building and better communication. If you serve healthy foods at work, you can be sure that your employees will be happier to come to work and also more productive.

Ask about salt

Small or moderate amounts of salt is perfectly fine but, when salt quantities become excessive, this can have negative effects on your health. Ask your catering service about the amount of salt used in various dishes. Ask about low salt dishes.

Unhealthy versus healthy fats

When placing your order, you should always take note of healthy and unhealthy fats. For example, avocado and salmon are known for containing Omega 3 fatty acids which have a number of health benefits. Fried foods should be kept to a minimum while trans fats should be eliminated completely.

Healthier beverages

Soda is not the ideal beverage of choice. Ask your catering service for healthy drink options to prevent excessive sugar intake.

With these healthier choices, you will ensure more productive workers and you will also notice improved overall health. The healthier your employees, the less time they will spend at home.


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A When should you confirm catering details for your wedding?

Planning your wedding is a mammoth task to say the least. At first, you might not know where to begin. From setting a date to booking a venue and arranging the décor, it can all be quite overwhelming. One of the most important parts of the wedding reception is the food. Which is why there is always so much pressure to get it right.

When to book a caterer

When hiring a catering service for your wedding, you should make the booking at least 6 to 12 months in advance. This ensures that you have reserved the caterer and, in turn, the caterer can make the necessary plans. When you make your initial reservation, you might have an idea of the number of guests. Give your caterer this number until you are able to confirm.

Time to confirm

Make sure that you send your wedding invitations out a few months before the big day. This gives your guests enough time to make arrangements if they would normally be working or if they need to arrange for a babysitter. Make sure that your RSVP date is at least 3 weeks prior to your wedding date. As soon as you receive most of your responses, you can then contact your caterer and confirm an exact number. You might want to add a few extra people or plates to your count just in case.

You should let your caterer know the final head count at least a couple of weeks before the wedding. This will allow them enough time to arrange the necessary supplies, ingredients and staff.


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