Summer is here and casual catering is just the right blend of fresh, simple and delicious. Kettleman’s Catering Co. can save a lot of time and effort, allowing you to enjoy the special event instead of being stuck in the kitchen or in front of the grill preparing meals. Our Ottawa catering company will do everything for you.

Despite its benefits, there are still a few mistakes that can affect even the most well-planned event.

Here’s the breakdown:

Mistakes to Avoid

  • Failing to Consider the Venue – When choosing the food for the catered event, always consider the venue first. Certain menu choices may require resources that aren’t  provided for, such as electricity. You don’t want to set a cheese platter out in the hot sun all day, after all. Carefully consider the venue’s ability to handle certain types of food and what alternative options you might have for keeping food hot or cold.
  • Letting Guests Leave Hungry – There is no second guessing with Kettleman’s Bagel Co. Our platters are created with numbers in mind. However, despite this fact, it is always better to order more than order less. Someone might bring a guest or two, –or eight. You get the idea. Be sure to allow for big eaters and extra guests.
  • Not Knowing Your Guests – Whether you’re throwing an office party, having a meal with friends while you cheer on the home team, or arranging a pool party, you should be aware of your guests eating habits. A vegan isn’t going to appreciate a deli meat platter, and serving a cheese platter to an individual who is lactose intolerant won’t bode well either. Know your guests and their preferences, before placing the order.
  • Failing to Be Flexible – Flexibility isn’t a problem, since events and parties generally go according to plan right? I’ll pause until you stop laughing. The truth is, unexpected things are going to happen. The dog might eat the entire deli tray while your favorite team is running down the clock, the refrigerator in the office might go out, or the outdoor venue you chose may not longer be an option because of rain. These things happen, and it’s important to keep your sense of humor and plan ahead for the worst. Order additional platters, have a cooler on hand, and always have a plan B venue in mind, just in case.

Using a casual catering company like Kettleman’s Catering Co. can save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to providing food for your next event. Just make sure to avoid these mistakes so your event goes as smooth as possible.

From business meetings to pool parties or casual summer weddings, we’ve got you covered with our selection of fresh and delicious bagels, spreads, sandwiches, and deli assortments. Oh, and don’t forget the baked treats (like our Baklava Platter!)  All made with premium grade ingredients and old world care.