So it’s that time of year for your fundraiser! Well don’t stress, there are countless others in your shoes hoping to raise money for their cause, whether a business, a charity, government agencies, or maybe you’re involved in your college Greek life. Whatever your cause, your participants are going to be hungry. That is why there is numerous reason and considerations needed when using food catering services for your fundraiser.
First off, the most important decision you need to make when deciding on your catering service is to go with mass appeal. You need to choose a product that everyone is going to like. You of course don’t want to choose something too exotic such as sushi or Thai food as many of those could be considered acquired tastes. Also you should consider the amount of guests you have attending. If you have a 1000 people that you plan on attending your fundraiser, you don’t want to be dishing out the most expensive caviar you could find. Also allergies are also a huge consideration. Many people are allergic to peanuts, so you would of course want to eliminate common allergies from your menu – all of which your catering chef would be glad to work with you on. Finally, you need to consider your demographic and what sort of foods most of your guests could all agree on. For example, if you live in the south you of course could never go wrong with BBQ.
Another consideration you need to make is whether your catering company offers a facility for your fundraising party or whether you would like them to come to you. Many catering companies have their own restaurants and offer party planning from holiday parties to corporate meetings. These sorts of places are a great place to host your fundraising event because they offer a setting customized to your food source that of which should relate to your fundraiser theme.
Lastly, while performing a fundraiser, the fundraiser itself should be your main focus. Let’s be honest here, you are trying to raise money, and you don’t want to have to be running around making sure you made enough food, or that there aren’t enough drinks for everyone to go around. A food catering service will take care of all you anxieties in that department. All you have to do is tell them what kind of food you would like, the amount of guests you plan on attending your fundraiser, and they will take care of the rest.