Entertaining

A Caterer’s Secrets to Successful Entertaining

See fresh ideas you can use on Midwestern Hospitality

 

Invitations ~ It all starts here!Cake

  •  Set the tone…what kind of occasion will it be?
  •  Be specific…with time, with activity, with attire
  •  Include details…location, directions
  • Request a response with a deadline
  •  Offer response options

Determine the details ~ Entertaining strategy

  • Beverages
  • Food
  •  Service
  •  Timeline
  •  Clean-up

Set the stage ~ Hospitality starts at the door

  •  Never underestimate the value of a greeting
  • Use food and beverage placement to direct guest flow…then help!
  • Be the guest!
  • Seating strategies – personalities, preferences, practicality
  • Timing really IS everything.
  •  “Finish with a Flourish
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