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Catering Supplies Checklist: What You Need For Your Event

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As a catering company owner, you want to ensure your events go off without a hitch. Knowing what supplies and equipment you need is key to making sure an event runs smoothly.

Here's a checklist of items you should have on hand before each event.

Serving Utensils

Serving utensils are an essential piece of catering equipment for food preparation and presentation. Utensils provide an efficient way to portion out and serve food while adding a touch of sophistication to the presentation. They are available in various materials, styles and sizes to suit different dining occasions.

Some popular serving utensils in professional catering settings include spoons, tongs, ladles, servers and scoops. Spoons can serve soups or sauces, while tongs can be used for salad bars or removing items from hot cooking surfaces.

Ladles can measure portions when filling large bowls or platters with soup or stew. Servers can be used for cutting cakes into individual servings, and scoops can be used to portion out ice cream or mashed potatoes.

When selecting supplies for your catering needs, make sure you have the right combinations of spoons, tongs and other serving utensils on hand that will fit your menu selection, as well as any specialty foods requested by the client. Also, make sure they match the décor of your event so they blend seamlessly into the presentation without taking away focus from the food itself.

With the right selection of utensils, you'll be able to give guests an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

Beverage Dispensers

Beverage dispensers are an important piece of equipment for any catering event. They provide a way to serve multiple drinks and can easily be filled ahead of time for a ready-to-serve experience.

You'll want to select the right beverage dispenser based on the type of event you're hosting. If it's an outdoor event, select a unit with insulation to keep drinks cold. You may want a larger unit with multiple spouts for efficient service for larger events.

When it comes to beverage dispensers, you'll also want to consider any safety precautions that you need to take to prevent cross-contamination and other food-related illnesses. This can include providing separate containers for different drinks, labelling each container clearly or using an automated system with contactless pouring options.

You can also find beverage dispensers with various designs to fit your event's theme. From modern stainless steel models to classic glass containers, you'll be sure to find the perfect solution for your needs. 

For more information, contact a local event catering supply company.