Need some outside catering done? Having a party outside can be beautiful and fun, but it isn’t without its challenges. When it comes to catering, you’ve got to make sure that your food is intact and kept at the right temperature throughout your event. By planning ahead and sticking to these tips and tricks, you can make sure your catered foods maintain their freshness and deliciousness, and that your event goes perfectly.

1) Have a back-up plan.

If something goes wrong with your catered food, make sure you have a plan to keep your guests occupied. Make sure you have the catering company’s number readily available in case they’re late or deliver the wrong order. After all, accidents are sometimes unavoidable, but you should do everything in your power to correct them. Make sure your guests are occupied while you do your best to rectify the situation.

2) Be wary of the elements.

This tip goes hand-in-hand with having a back-up plan. In Florida, bugs are the worst pests during every season. Make sure you have a bug repellent handy in order to protect your food, and it’s probably a good idea you have one near the food station in question to trap any lingering pests. There are several great options to avoid bugs without making it obvious, like tiki torches, tents, etc.

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You also have to account for declining temperatures. Many catering companies will gladly set up warmers for any catered items, but not all of them will. Thankfully, Eden Catering will do everything in its power to make sure that your food gets there just as it’s about to be consumed. That way you don’t have to worry about your food getting cold as the sun fades from the sky.

When it comes to the elements, you should also think about the possibility of wind or rain. Having a tent you can quickly set up over your food table is probably a good idea, along with some extra rope to tie it down in case of wind.

3) Remember to enjoy your event!

At some point during your event, you should sit down and reap the benefits of all of your hard work and planning. After all, you’ve earned it! Take it easy and don’t let the stress get to you at your event.

If you follow these tips and suggestions, we’re sure your outside catering event will go smoothly. At Eden Catering we can provide everything you might need when it comes to catering your special event, so we definitely believe you should give us a call to discuss your ideas and what great services we can provide for you. We’re centrally located in Hollywood and can provide catering services anywhere in South Florida, so give us a call at (954) 922-3344. We look forward to working with you!