Planning Your Next Event? Consider Catering
Are you considering catering services for your next event? Planning events can be stressful. Even more stressful is determining what food to serve that everyone will enjoy. You can plan a potluck, but this can bring inevitable confusion over who brings which dish. Planning to make all of the food yourself can be a headache, on top of gathering all of the guests. Catering services can take all of the confusion and stress out of your celebration – the way it should be!
This month we will be covering the benefits of using catering services for your next event. From choosing the food, the amount of food, and more, we have you covered. When you need a local caterer, Mamma Maria’s Italian Restaurant offers a convenient catering service for your next event.
What Catering Should You Select For Your Celebration?
Selecting what food to serve at your next event can be a task in itself. Is your celebration for an office, class, or group? Or is it a birthday party, wedding, or retirement party? It’s a good idea to serve food that the person or couple will enjoy. For larger groups, going with an option that serves up delicious food with a lot of selections will work. At Mamma Maria’s, we specialize in customizing catering orders to fit your needs. We offer a wide variety of Italian cuisine on our off-site catering menu that we can bring to you. We can also provide staff to handle your entire meal from start to finish. Let us provide catering for parties, catering for weddings, and much more. With our catering services, the opportunities are endless.
Selecting the Amount of Food For Your Celebration
When catering an event, you don’t want people to go home hungry, but you also don’t want to have too many leftovers. To begin, it’s always a good idea to have guests RSVP to your event ahead of time. This will allow you to have a solid head count so you know how much food to order. After you know approximately how many guests will be in attendance, you can contact your caterer with the amount. Your caterer should be able to estimate how much food you will need, including any extras. Things like appetizers, salads, and more are options that can add to your delicious spread for your event.
Your caterer will provide you pricing either based on the amount of guests, or they will offer “bulk” prices. Mamma Maria’s offers half-tray and full tray options for all of our Italian cuisine on our catering menu. When you call us for catering for your event, we will work with you to determine the best option for your event for each food item.
Respecting Dietary Restrictions When Scheduling Catering
One thing you will want to focus on is any dietary restrictions of your guests. You may already know some of your guests have dietary restrictions. If not, consider putting this on the invitation or RSVP card. Accommodating your guests’ dietary restrictions to the best of your ability will ensure no one will go home hungry. Your caterer should be able to provide you with several options that are gluten-free, vegetarian, and more. Mamma Maria’s catering menu includes vegetarian options as well as options for gluten-free guests to thoroughly enjoy. Try researching some common dietary restrictions so you can understand more about what to include and what to avoid. EZ Cater mentions a few common dietary restrictions, including peanuts, shellfish, and soybeans.
Elegant Dining in an Elegant Atmosphere
Determining where you would like your celebration to occur is also important. If you’re lucky, your caterer will also have a physical restaurant location that you can utilize. However, bringing a large dinner party into a restaurant can quickly turn into a nightmare. Trying to get everyone at the same table to enjoy the celebration together can be somewhat impossible. Luckily, Mamma Maria’s has an elegant banquet room for you and your group to use.
When you use our private banquet room for your celebratory lunch or dinner, you will have an elegant dining experience. Our décor will make you feel like you are in the Old Country yourself. Our on-premise catering menu features many options for you to choose from. We offer our full menu, a limited menu, or the buffet option. Our dedicated staff can create a limited menu for your guests, or create a delicious buffet experience.
Catering Services Made Easy with Mamma Maria’s Italian Restaurant
When you are determining food for your next celebration, choose catering services by Mamma Maria’s Italian Restaurant. Our catering menus are filled with Italian classics that your guests are sure to enjoy. From appetizers to desserts, Mamma Maria’s has the whole meal covered. We our catering selections include:
- Pasta Dishes
- Vegetarian Options
- Homemade Desserts
We provide catering for parties, catering for weddings, or just an elegant dining experience for a large group. At Mamma Maria’s, we have you covered. Our experienced catering staff will ensure your celebration is a success. Wanting to try our delicious Italian cuisine before your event? Call (540) 389-2848 today to make your reservation. We would be happy to show you why we are Salem, VA’s choice caterer.