How to cater for a large event on a small budget

Planning a large event? The catering doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. With affordable catering equipment for sale on Junk Mail, you can prepare food for the event yourself. Catering equipment include utensils, cutter sets, liquidizers, hand blenders and mixers. You will also need to borrow or buy glasses, plates and cutlery if you plan to self-cater. Although you can prepare the food yourself, for larger events it is advisable to hire a caterer.

Planning a large event? The catering doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. With affordable <strong>catering equipment for sale</strong> on Junk Mail, you can prepare food for the event yourself. <strong>Catering equipment</strong> include utensils, cutter sets, liquidizers, hand blenders and mixers. You will also need to borrow or buy glasses, plates and cutlery if you plan to self-cater. Although you can prepare the food yourself, for larger events it is advisable to hire a caterer.  <img class=" wp-image-6593 alignleft" src="http://www.jobmail.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Catering-Equipment.jpg" alt="Catering-Equipment" width="719" height="481" />  A huge part of your budget will go towards the food and drink that you plan to supply at the event. Cutting back on catering costs will give you more to spend on decorations and entertainment. Here are some tips on how to create a fantastic event on a small budget:  <img class="alignleft size-large wp-image-6596" src="http://www.jobmail.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Catering_Equipment_For_Sale-1024x680.jpeg" alt="Catering_Equipment_For_Sale" width="720" height="478" /> Planning ahead is important if you want to organize an event on a small budget. If you start preparing for the event in advance, you will have time to compare costs and implement cash saving tips. Thinking ahead will also allow you to book the best caterers at a reasonable price.   
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A huge part of your budget will go towards the food and drink that you plan to supply at the event. Cutting back on catering costs will give you more to spend on decorations and entertainment. Here are some tips on how to create a fantastic event on a small budget:

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Planning ahead is important if you want to organize an event on a small budget. If you start preparing for the event in advance, you will have time to compare costs and implement cash saving tips. Thinking ahead will also allow you to book the best caterers at a reasonable price.

It is crucial to choose the right caterer. Do your research before you decide on a caterer for your event. Hiring a caterer who has excellent references is advisable. You will need to choose a caterer who offers a quality service at an affordable price. You can ask the caterer to sample some of their dishes before committing to using their services for your event.

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If you are on a budget, ask the caterer about the minimum number of guests that their quote is based on. Quotes are typically calculated according to a minimum guest number and if your event has less guests you will be charged extra.

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You can get the best value for your money by carefully selecting the dishes that will be served at your event. Avoid dishes that have expensive ingredients and stick to simple but tasty meals. Prawns and salmon will be more expensive than chicken. If you have your heart set on a more expensive dish, serve it as the starter rather than the main meal. Inexpensive items such as bread and rolls can make a great addition to your menu.

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Choose a three course meal rather than a five course meal. If you serve a delicious three course meal, the extra expense for another two dishes is not necessary. Instead of serving a wide variety of starters stick to a delicious three course meal.

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Another way to cut costs is to have a serving table rather than paying waiters to attend each table. A buffet style meal will require less staff which will reduce the amount of money that you spend on catering.

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Why not have a themed event rather than a sit down dinner? Hosting a braai or a Mexican party will help to cut costs while offering your guests a fun event. Finger food is an affordable way to cater for themed events.

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From buying your own catering equipment to hosting a braai, there are plenty of ways to organize a large event on a small budget. If you plan properly, you can give your guests a memorable experience without spending a fortune.

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Offering a wide range of catering equipment for sale, www.JunkMail.co.za is the perfect place to start if you are planning an event on a budget. Selling your catering equipment? Place your free ad today!

Saskia Meintjes

Hyperactive, extremely realistic and addicted to reading can best describe me. Life is all about the good memories and sitting around will not create them.

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