Hosting a summer barbecue is always an exciting affair, but it's also often one that comes with a lot of mess. If you want to minimise the organisational hassles that come with throwing your bash or you know you don't have enough items to cater for everyone who's attending, it's worth considering the following event catering supply essentials.
Everything you need for serving food
Whether you're serving a single course or you expect your guests to request extras, you're going to need a lot of plates. If the eco-friendliness of your event is important to you, consider using biodegradable plates or paper/cardboard ones that you protect with napkins. Using napkins ensures they're not too greasy to recycle.
When choosing your food essentials, consider what you're going to serve. For example:
A selection of alcoholic beverages
Unless your barbecue is an alcohol-free zone, your guests will probably expect a diverse selection of alcoholic beverages. If you want to make sure that every sip tastes as it should, select your glasses according to the drink you're serving:
If you really want to impress those attending, add an ice machine to your event catering supply list. To reduce the risk of dangerous breakages, go for plastic over glass.
Supplies to keep everything warm
If you're expecting a high turnover of food or you want to give guests the freedom to munch through the night, hire warming plates and ovens. Provided you can extend your electrical supply outside, both are suitable for barbecues. Using them prevents you from rushing in and out of your kitchen to fish items from the oven. You won't need to dedicate precious barbecue space to keeping food warm.Share