So, you’ve been hard at it in the kitchen over the Christmas period and now it’s time to put your mind to your New Years’ Eve get-together.  The thought of having to prepare a buffet for your guests can be daunting, particularly when you’ve just gotten over the hard work of catering at Christmas!

We all like to be sociable at this time of year, and to have to spend many hours in the kitchen before and after a New Years’ Eve party isn’t something that is on the top of anyone’s Christmas list!

Have you considered using an outside catering company to create delicious food for your party at New Year?  There are considerable benefits in doing so…..

  1. Outside Caterers save you time

Obviously, if you’re having a party, there’s a lot to consider.  From the number of guests, the drinks, the food, the ambience, the party games, the music, seating arrangements, what to wear.  Phew!  A LOT to consider.

But when you decide to use an outside catering service, you’ll save a huge amount of time because preparing a buffet, say for 16 people is an enormous amount of work.  Not only will you have to choose your buffet menu, but you’ll have to shop for the ingredients, store the ingredients, prepare and cook each item of the buffet in an oven that possibly doesn’t have enough capacity to cook in large batches.  And this takes a LOT of time!

  1. Outside Caterers save you effort

We all want to be sociable at our own party, but being stuck in the kitchen, checking every 2 minutes on the sausage rolls or onion bhajis is, quite frankly, a bit of a pain!  You want to be in the thick of the festivities, not busy Cinderella that can’t go to the Ball!

Not only that, but you also save effort on having to present and dress your buffet perfectly on platters.  This is all taken care of by your Caterer, so you can sit back, kick back and get on with the party!

And then of course, there’s the washing up!  Don’t get me started on that one……(!)

  1. Outside Caterers save you money

This is a biggie!  Very often, we overspend on party ingredients because we want to give our guests the best possible quality and quantity of food and drink.  And what this usually translates into is that we buy ingredients that we’ll never use again, over estimate the amount of food we’ll need and consequently a lot of it goes to waste.

Outside caterers are experienced in knowing how much food is required for a certain number of people without any surplus or waste.  Equally, they purchase ingredients in bulk because they’re using them all the time and therefore they pay wholesale rather than retail prices.

  1. Outside caterers are convenient

Just a bit of research on a website and one telephone call could be all it takes to get your New Years’ Eve buffet catering sorted.  Outside caterers are experienced in handling your requirements and expectations, so you can put your trust in them to deliver exquisite food on time and on budget.

With the buffet taken care of, you can then divert your attention to something else that will make your party a success.

  1. Outside caterers offer more choice

The chances are that you’re not the only one hosting a New Years’ Eve party, and as such, outside caterers will be organised to prepare and cook a whole range of party dishes that one person alone couldn’t possibly achieve.

Outside caterers also have enough experience to know which dishes are popular and which dishes work well together.  They’ll be able to give you advice on your menu, create a bespoke menu for you and guide you in terms of the quantities required of each piece.

We are Laurens Catering – highly experienced caterers that have been producing outstanding food in and around Gloucester for over 25 years.

If you’re hosting a New Years’ Eve party, then let us take the strain and help you with all your catering needs.  For more information visit our website or give us a call on 01452 382 690 – we’d be happy to help!