Why Should You Use Catering Service for Your Next Event?

by Lance Ekum on · 4 comments

Throwing a party or hosting an event – be it social or business – is a fun and interesting way to catch up with friends, socialise with guests, and celebrate important days of your life. But as it turns out, when you're the one doing all of the planning, the cooking, the serving and the clean-up, it's not so fun. Organising, planning, hosting, and overseeing that all of it goes as planned is a hectic job, leaving very little scope for you to enjoy your event. Here are some big reasons for you to consider hiring a catering service for your next event rather than doing it all on your own.

Cut out stress

The stress involved with organising an event is huge. From planning the menu, buying the ingredients, preparing the food, cooking, presenting, and serving the food, all the way to cleaning up after the guests leave – catering can leave you so exhausted that you may miss out on the main purpose of event, which is mingling with your guests. Hiring professionals not only takes the pressure off you but also those volunteering friends, family members or co-workers who can relax and have fun instead of helping you around and stressing themselves out while doing so.

Feed a crowd with confidence

Hosting a large group comes with its own share of challenges. First of all, you may not have the kitchen space, the equipment, the energy or the means to cook for a crowd. Secondly, menu selection can be a chore, what with special dietary needs or food allergies thrown into the equation. Plus, you could easily go wrong in estimating the amount of food needed to prepare for a large group, resulting in either running out or having too much food left over. A professional catering service, with the means and experiences of hosting such events, is your answer to all of these problems.

Have all the tiny details taken care of

Mint leaves to garnish the Mojitos, serving on warm plates, putting together a playlist to complete the whole entertaining experience – it's often these small things that come together to elevate an event from good to great but they can be easily forgotten in the rush. Professional caterers remember all these little details to make your event a truly memorable one.

Save money

It's a common mistake to think of a catered event as a costlier alternative to doing it on your own. And here's why. The cost of all the food, drinks, equipment and table décor for a single event can add up to a lot of expense. Professional caterers usually have most of the equipment and table decorations. Plus, they source their ingredients, foods, and drinks from wholesalers, at much lower prices than you'd spend at grocery stores. This is why they can offer their services at cost-effective rates.

Create the right impression

A professionally catered event goes a long way in making it creating the right impression on your guests. Having a good catering service can make a world of difference to the overall vibe of your event, while it also shows that you took time to really make the event special.

So whenever you're planning your next event, bring professionals into the scene. You'll experience the benefits first-hand. There are many professional party caterers Sydney has to offer to help you turn your event into a success.

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Kate Hansen October 11, 2016 at 9:48 am

I want to host a party with my coworkers, but I’m not the best at cooking. Like you said, I want to create the right impression on my guests, so I like the idea of hiring a catering service to take care of all of that for me. I wonder if catering services have to use your home to cook or if they do it at their own facilities.


Ryan February 9, 2017 at 11:05 am

Great post! Back then, I use to try to cook and prepare the food for my events and it would be so stressful for me! But now I just order a caterer and its such a ease to the mind knowing its being taken care of. Thanks for sharing!


Daniel Jackson May 11, 2017 at 11:38 pm


Great article!!

The main motive of hiring the best catering services for our next event is that we want to make our event more memorable and also wants to make a great impression on our guests.

So, I really appreciate your points in order to make our event more attractive.

Thanks for sharing this valuable information with us.
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Heather July 6, 2017 at 11:24 am

There are definitely a lot of perks to hiring a catering service, especially if you’re not used to preparing food for a large event. Party planning is stressful enough as it is, but adding on the overwhelming work it takes to cook (good!) food is almost too much to bear. Thanks for your insights!


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