When it comes to catering for a large gathering, there are many options that range from traditional sit-down dinners to casual and fun catering ideas. There are a few different things to consider when deciding what catering style will work best for you and your employees.
A popular option in catering for a big group is to do a slicker. Sliders are great because they allow everyone to experience a wide range of flavors in a convenient package, offering everyone a chance to sample a wide array of different foods in comfortable-sized bites. They will also give everyone an opportunity to explore a large variety of flavors in easily-digested bites, making everyone’s favorite office food team, hiking group, and other social group a unified experience to bond over.
Sliders can come in a variety of forms. If you are hosting a party, your employees can bring their own plates and forks and serve themselves. If you have a large group at the event and would like everyone to share the responsibility for food preparation, a slicker may be just the ticket to making everyone’s day. You can also use sliders as the centerpiece for your table, serving appetizers on the side and serving plates that are ready for the main course, all with a nice presentation.
Party catering slickers come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s easy to find something that suits your needs. However, keep in mind that some party caterers will offer larger slickers that will require more plates to accommodate the number of people expected at the party. Make sure you ask before you plan your party so you don’t end up with an over-crowded table.
Another option is to have a cookout on the day of the party. This means everyone can enjoy an outdoor picnic while you are catering, with plenty of room for everyone to set up their plates, and all the food cooking process can take place away from the tables and chairs that you reserved for the party. If you have a large enough area to put your cookout together, then you may want to try doing it at least one day before the event.
Regardless of how you decide to plan your catering, make sure that the food preparation and cooking process are easy for everyone to get through, with minimal distractions that may distract you from the meal you have planned. It will also help if you have a dedicated person or two to serve lunch to everyone, to make sure that everyone has something to eat when the time comes for your main course party meal.