1. Contact catering company and book event:
Be sure to contact the catering company well in advance, especially if you need a specific date or time. Many companies require a deposit to reserve your spot.
2. Determine head count and send out invitations:
Once you have an idea of how many people will be attending, send out invitations. This will help you to determine the final head count and ensure that there is enough food.
3. Choose menu and decide on quantities:
Choose a menu that everyone will enjoy and make sure to order enough food for everyone. You may also want to have some extra food just in case.
4. Order food, liquor, and other supplies as needed:
Depending on what type of catering you choose, you may need to order certain supplies ahead of time. For example, if you are ordering food from a restaurant, you will need to order drinks from them as well.
5. Set up event space:
If you are hosting the event at your home or office, set up the space accordingly. This may include arranging for tables and chairs, setting out decorations, etc.
6. Arrange for table service and seating:
If you are not providing table service, make arrangements for someone else to do so. You will also need to determine how much seating is needed.
7. Serve the meal:
Once everything is set up, it's time to serve the meal! Have someone oversee the food so that it is served properly and on time.
8. Clean up:
After the meal is over, it's time to clean up! Make sure to leave the event space in the same condition as when you arrived.