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Tips for Effective Event Catering

Tips for Effective Event Catering

When your event requires catering, no matter how large or small it can be a tough task for anyone. When Acorn Hog Roast attend your event, we will cover effectively all of the food needs. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your event runs smoothly, helping with the full planning and delivery of the meal. In this blog we will be offering some of our top tips on getting your event catering right.



To successfully deliver an event, timescales always make a big difference, especially when it comes to catering. Getting certain times wrong could mess up your whole meal for guests so you should take great care. A time plan is the perfect tool to stay on top of everything. Before your event you should write a plan which states exactly when things need to happen such as how long you’d like between the main course and dessert. It could even be that you need to factor in entertainment or a presentation during your meal.


Before you go ahead and decide to order huge amounts of food and drink, you should consider the space in your venue for both storage and preparation. You should think about the size of your fridge, how big your work surfaces are and also the overall kitchen space. If you think you may struggle for space you should either consider scaling down the meal or hiring a bigger venue.


When planning the logistics of your event, it is important to think about the number of guests, their requirements and how many staff you may need to offer an effective service. Whilst our team will be on hand to help out, larger events will most likely need a higher number of staff to help serve the food. If it turns out that your current workforce may not be enough, you could consider hiring agency staff to give you an extra hand.


Here at Acorn Hog Roast we have many years of experience in the catering industry and can offer expert advice to ensure your event runs smoothly. For more information call us on 07513 919166 or visit