Written by Marla Hardee Milling
Catering Companies Are Cooking up Plates & Profits in Western North Carolina
When you’re hosting a special event, whether it’s a big wedding with a plated dinner reception, a family reunion, a corporate meeting, or even a block or birthday party, the last thing you want to do when the guests arrive is attend to the nitty gritty details or slave over a hot stove. It’s more fun and meaningful to focus on the invitation list, and then spend time mingling and sharing in laughter-filled conversations. That’s where a good caterer steps in.
Many caterers can oversee more than just preparing and serving the food; they can take on tasks like arranging the flowers, selecting decor, providing bartending, setting up and breaking down the event, and handling a myriad of tasks, including troubleshooting unexpected mishaps, in between. There are also plenty of specialty caterers (see sidebar, p. 21) who have a more specific focus if you’re looking for something out of the ordinary.
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