Try Catering your own event

If you are still thinking that you can provide enough self-catered food to keep your friends and family well-fed and happy, continue reading for further reasons why self-catering may be more trouble than it’s worth.

– If you’re not a professional and not familiar with food safety protocols, it is easy for people to get sick. Many foods have to be kept within a very specific temperature range – so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

– Weddings are already stressful to plan. Do you really want to spend the days before – and morning of ­– your wedding preparing a meal for dozens, if not hundreds, of people?

– So maybe you’re not going to be the one doing the cooking – you have family members who will be pitching in. Well, now your family isn’t spending the time before your ceremony helping you get ready and celebrating, they’re stuck in the kitchen putting the finishing touches on sandwiches and veggie wraps. Even if they smile as they offer, there’s a good chance they will resent the work they have to do.

– If you’re not a professional and not familiar with food safety protocols, it is easy for people to get sick. Many foods have to be kept within a very specific temperature range – so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

– Weddings are already stressful to plan. Do you really want to spend the days before – and morning of ­– your wedding preparing a meal for dozens, if not hundreds, of people?

– Even if you have a friend who is a professional chef offering to cater your wedding, if they don’t bring their own staff, you will still have a lot of prep work to do. Your friend will likely even miss your nuptials as they prepare for the reception.

– Perhaps the reason you’re considering a self-catered event is because you are having a small, intimate wedding. If you’ve ever hosted a holiday dinner, remember how much work that is and think about if that’s how you want anyone not being paid to feel on your wedding day. Consider simple catering, or even hosting the reception at a restaurant. It will be worth it in the end.
– If you’re not a professional and not familiar with food safety protocols, it is easy for people to get sick. Many foods have to be kept within a very specific temperature range – so it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

– Weddings are already stressful to plan. Do you really want to spend the days before – and morning of ­– your wedding preparing a meal for dozens, if not hundreds, of people?

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