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All About Event Food Services
Originating in 16th Century France, buffet dining has stood the test of time and continues to be a popular choice for many restaurant customers. A buffet style dinner is ideal for large groups, such as weddings or corporate dinners. Buffets require less staff per person than a plated meal (see below). Almost any cuisine can be adapted for a buffet line. Buffets are also budget friendly, making them very popular choice for catered restaurant events.
A formal cocktail reception takes place between four and seven o’clock. This type of catered event is ideal for formal or informal gatherings. It can work for either a rehearsal dinner or wedding reception. Food, served by staff directly to guests, should be easy for guests who are holding a beverage, to eat in one or two bites. Appetizers can be more expensive than a buffet because items like canapés and hors d’ oeuvres’ are often labor intensive.
Also called a seated dinner, guests are served individually at their table. This is the closet to a typical restaurant dining experience. And also the most costly, requiring a lot of staff, both in the dining room and in the kitchen.
As a courtesy to guests, hosts often offer a few dinner options, i.e. fish, beef chicken, and the final headcount will indicate how much of each is needed. A plated dinner for a large group, such as a wedding reception, is a carefully orchestrated affair. After all, you are serving hundreds of people at the same time. It should be 1 staff member for every 10-12 guests. The wait staff is not just responsible for dropping food and cleaning up empty plates, but also for refilling water glasses, getting drinks from the bar and attending to any other needs the guests may have.
Last edited: 2017-11-07