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Tips For Catering A Class Reunion

If you are in charge of scheduling your class’ class reunion, then you are going to be under a lot of pressure. You have to find everyone and contact them in order to increase the number of total people that show up. You are going to need to find a venue that is large enough to hold everyone. Finally, you are going to have to worry about making sure that the food goes smoothly. Here are some tips for taking the food problems off of your plate and ensuring that you are able to focus on the other aspects of planning a class reunion.

1. Choose a Catering Service That Has Vegetarian Options

For a class reunion, you cannot expect that everyone is going to show up on time. As a result, you are likely going to have a buffet that people can eat from whenever they are hungry. If you choose to go with a buffet, you need to make sure that you have a vegetarian entree as well as a regular entree with meat. This is because, unless you have a very small class in which you can contact everyone individually and ask them what their food preferences are, you are likely going to have members of your class or their spouses that are vegetarian. Having a vegetarian option will allow you to make sure that they don’t leave early and waste your hard work in order to go get food.

Choosing a catering company that is able to easily make side dishes and two types of entrees will make your life a great deal easier. If you are worried about whether or not it is worth it, make specifying if you are vegetarian part of the RSVP requirements.

2. Choose a Catering Service That Will Dispose of Extra Food

After long weeks of planning and one fun-filled night, the last thing that you are going to want to focus on is what you are going to do with all of the extra food at the end of the night. No matter how much you plan and how many RSVPs you get, chances are good that people are not going to show up that you planned on arriving. This is going to leave you with a great deal of extra food. Make sure that you have a catering company that will deal with it so that you do not have to.

3. Consider Serving Only Finger Food

If you cannot get an accurate headcount and if you cannot find a service that will dispose of the extra food, simply go with a catering service that provides appetizers. These will be easier to dispose of, smaller, and will usually have at least one vegetarian option that will keep everyone happy. Simply state that finger food is going to be served, rather than a full meal.

For more information, talk to a company that specializes in banquet hall catering (such as Mascaro’s Catering).