Cooking doesn’t seem that hard, at first. However, when you’re not cooking for eight or more people at a time and doing it on a regular basis, the challenge of a big event and related catering is going to be overwhelming, according to Danielle Riddle. She should know; she’s been handling big event catering and professional dinners for years now with her own operation. Don’t take it personally; there’s no reflection on your cooking skills for regular eating and even fun. However, taking on the task of an actual food event for a group, or even a big gathering, so going to be a production.
First off, there is all the planning involved in terms of equipment, food ingredients, production, and delivery. That alone can be a full-time job. Then there is the actual cooking itself. Next comes all the storage and containment to keep the food safe and at the right temperature until it’s time to actually serve. Finally, after the eating is done and over, Danielle Riddle notes, there is also all the cleanup and removal.
Second, most professional operations, like Danielle Riddle and her team, typically utilize a trained unit of anywhere from five to ten people to do all the above. Even for a small event, it can still require a handful of folks to pull off right. Most folks don’t have the above down to a system. Some are used to cooking for big families, which is close, but not quite the same thing.
With a professional cooking and dining event team, all of the details are taken care of. Instead of having to worry about food lists, the right ingredients, critical equipment missing, temperature issues, and serving times, you can instead sit back, enjoy your event and guests, and then really top off the whole experience with a great meal and after-serving dessert. Even better, you don’t have to worry about post-production either. There is a personal involvement when you prepare a big event for a group, but it’s not as romantic as it sounds when it becomes work that you’re not used to. Letting a professional like Danielle Riddle take over this part of the event can be one of the most practical, smart choices contributing to the success of your big event. Spend your time with your guests instead of in the kitchen; manage things smart.