Last-minute Catering Ideas

Last-minute Catering Ideas

Hosting a last-minute event at work can be a stressful experience, but with the right tools and mindset, you can make it a success. One of the key elements of any event is the catering, and this is especially true for a last-minute affair. Follow these tips to ensure that catering runs smoothly:

1. Prioritise your guests' dietary restrictions: if you're hosting last-minute catering, you don't want to leave your guests' dietary requirements out of the equation. Make sure to have options for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, or dairy-free diets.

2. Order enough food without wasting: when it comes to catering for a last-minute event, there's always the challenge of ordering food that is substantial enough without being wasteful. Sandwiches are a classic option that can be made swiftly, be customised with dietary requirements and cater to a wide range of tastes. With some fresh salads and platters alongside, it can cater a full yet light meal.

3. Consider exotic food options: Instead of playing it safe with the usual catering options, consider looking for unique cuisine which can offer delicious and healthy ingredients that are accessible and cater for some special diets. Vietnamese food or Sushi platters may be the perfect option to surprise and delight your employees for the next last-minute gathering.

4. Timing is everything: for last-minute catering, it's important to focus on sourcing food that can be delivered quickly, while also being fresh and appetising. Focus on communicating with the caterer- tell them the deadline and the dietary requirements the event will have, so they have enough time to coordinate everything and deliver the food on time.

By following these steps, you can organise a seamless last-minute event that will satisfy even the most demanding appetites. Even if you’re short on time, you can still provide your guests with an enjoyable and memorable culinary experience.

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