• Russell Blauvelt

Top 3 Reasons You Should Hire a Caterer for Your Next Event

Hosting an event can be a lot of fun, and a lot of stress. There are many decisions that must be made, one of the most important is the food. Food can make or break your party. You'll have to decide between outside catering and tackling that task yourself. While catering menu prices may play a large role in your decision, there are plenty of other things to keep in mind as you make this important decision. The following are some reasons why hiring a caterer is a good choice. Keep them in mind as you plan the best event possible.

Frazzled Nerves

There is so much that goes into a party that your nerves may begin to feel frazzled. Taking the huge task of planning a menu and preparing the food, off your to do list can make things more manageable and give you more time to spend on other aspects of the event, such as:

  • The guest list.

  • The venue.

  • Entertainment.

  • Seating.

  • Theme.

  • Decorations.

The list can go on and on, but you get the gist. Anything that you can delegate is a smart move.


You may be a wonderful cook, but it's important to consider the logistics of preparing the food for your event. Some things to ask yourself include;

  • Do you have freezer and refrigerator space to store everything?

  • Will you have large enough pans to prepare food for a crowd?

  • How many burners do you have? How large is your oven?

  • Have you ever cooked for a huge crowd?

Most home cooks don't have the over space, refrigerator space, or pans and bowls to prepare food for a crowd. You may find yourself in a panic as you try to figure it all out once it's time to begin cooking.

More Time with Guests

You could end up spending all your time in the kitchen, or serving, instead of with your guests. Enjoy your party. It would be a shame to put in all the hard work, and the expense of the event, and then not get to enjoy any of it.

Be realistic as you make this decision. Do you really have the knowledge and space to cook for a large group of people? Are you already feeling overworked by everything you need to do? Do you want to enjoy the event? Once you answer these questions honestly, you'll have the answer to whether or not you should hire an outside catering company or do the job yourself.