What’s better for my event?
Organising an event can be as challenging as getting a souffle to rise in a temperamental oven. There are so many things to consider before you begin. Thankfully, we have made choosing the right type of catering easy.
When considering catering, you can decide between two different avenues of service, restaurant catering or a private catering service.
- Restaurant catering is catering provided by restaurants to a venue of your selection. The food is prepared and cooked at the restaurant, usually based on the in-house menu. The food is then delivered to your venue for you to serve to your guests.
- Catering services are are full service businesses that work with hosts to design bespoke menus for events. Caterers and their staff will arrive at your venue to prepare, cook, serve and clean up throughout your event.
Although many restaurants host in-house events that are serviced by wait staff, this article focuses on restaurant catering as an ancillary service offered to outside events.
Food and preparation
At Devour It Catering, making events seamless is our bread and butter. If you’d like to hear more about our catering services, contact us today.
Restaurant-made food is always something special to behold. For your event, you may have a favourite local haunt that you’d like to support and introduce to your attendees.
Restaurant caterers also:
- Replicate dishes from their menu in great quantities in a short time
- Have an unlimited range of tools and ingredients at their disposal
On the other hand, the main benefit of catering services is that they work with organisers to design bespoke menus. A tasty, tailored experience can add a new element to an event, especially if you have a particular theme in mind.
Both private catering services and restaurants provide quality food that is freshly prepared by qualified chefs. The difference is that catering services prepare and cook on-site at your event, delivering a level of freshness and quality that is second to none.
Staff and Service
Restaurants are the best at what they do – providing a quality dining experience that you can enjoy away from your own kitchen. Restaurant catering should do the same for your event.
While in-house restaurant events are serviced by wait staff, outside restaurant catering will not attend to your event in the same way. Your agreement ends when the food arrives. In fact, you may need to pick up the food from the restaurant yourself.
Full service caterers are professionals at providing a hands-off experience so that you can sit back and enjoy yourself . Caterers supply not only the food, but dinnerware and wait staff to serve and clean up throughout your event.
Restaurant catering vs full catering services
Good food should be the crux of every great party. As people share and enjoy the same fantastic cuisine, the food often becomes a point of conversation. Both restaurant catering and catering services will deliver a remarkable culinary element to your event.
The main difference is how each type of business was developed. Restaurant caterers are simply offering another service outside of their restaurant. Catering services have been built from the ground up to provide the ultimate full service catering experience.
Contact Devour It Catering
The team at Devour It Catering know that you want the best possible experience for your event. From set up, to serving, to closing time, we offer a level of service that you just cannot get from restaurant catering.
If you’d like to know more about what we bring to the party, check out our packages.