Timing is Everything – Food Matters!
Ok so you have decided on what to feed your guests, the last big questions is when? There are some simple do’s and don’ts to help guide you with planning the catering service at your event.
Here at the I do Festivals group, we pride ourselves on award-winning event planning. We are more than happy to give you advise on not only what to feed your guests, but when! This varies dramatically based on the sort of event that you are putting on.
If you are going to feed your guests once, let them start to enjoy the celebration before they are fed, you don’t want them to be left hungry. If your budget only supports feeding them once a great idea is to hire out our vintage tea party tent and have your own Great British Bake off! Guests love a bit of competition and the tent always looks stunning when filled up with an array of cup cakes to Victoria sponges. The tent itself is supplied with mismatched vintage china from three tier cake stands, side plates, tea plots, sugar bowls and of course the traditional cups and saucers. This is great way of ensuring that your guests can always get a fresh cuppa and a slice of cake…or two if you are me! Even if you are feeding your guests, this is always a nice touch to add to any event.
Don’t peak too soon! We have all been there, let’s be honest, “just the one waffer thin mint sir”! The ideal scenario is to make sure your guests have enough to hold the rumbling tummies at bay by providing something like a big pan dish. Save the more substantial meal until later on during the day.
Certainly, with an I do Festivals event, you want to make sure your guests are not too full to get their best dancing shoes on and strike some shapes on the dance floor! That is certainly the case with weddings and even more so with corporate celebrations that are normally have an element of team building activities.
Something for everyone! Make sure that you know how many guests are vegetarian and how many have certain food intolerances. Here at The Street Food Catering Company, if you are holding an I do festivals managed event we contact all of your guests and collate this information for you, so you can be confident that your guests won’t go hungry, not on our watch!
For any catering requirement, The Street Food catering Company will work with you to deliver delectable and flavoursome catering options, all prepared freshly at the venue that day by a dedicated team of first class professionals- Food matters!