When you become in charge of organizing a large get together it can very overwhelming. Fom choosing from one of the many great banquet halls in Houston, to what kind of food you plan to serve. It can all be quite an under taking. But I’m here to give you a handy guide at what to look for and how to hire when it comes to the catering. Though this guide will not cover everything related, this is to make the harder decisions a bit easier to deal with in the end. Also, keep in mind that this guide can help in areas other than Houston. So, without further delay let’s begin.
- Figuring out the basics: When throwing a banquet, the first thing to know is, how many people are coming. This will change the options you have as a venue. The more people, the bigger it has to be or risk making it a very close experience. When it comes to small gatherings you can chose whatever you want, but I digress. Size of the party is the first thing and once that is completed, then comes what kind of occasion this is going to be. For example, is this formal or informal? This can affect the choice of venue itself.
- Picking the venue and suggestions: Once you are aware of the type of event this is and how many people have responded to your invitation. You will begin to look over the venues you can choose from. This is really up to you though, everyone is different and has different views of what each occasion is. I would recommend that if you plan to have a larger gathering. A venue with outside space usually works with handling mass amounts of people.
- Picking the food and service: If you spent any amount of time in Texas, then you know that they love BBQ and there are some of the best ones located in this state. I would personally recommend the Goode company. Not just because of their wonderful food. But, for the whole experience in dining and service. Able to cook and serve the food, providing everything that is necessary for the dinning experience. Plates, silverware and servers if necessary. Overall I would recommend them if you are in the Houston area and throwing a banquet.
- A fun reminder: if you are working hard to ensure that your guest have the ultimate experience, don’t forget to enjoy it yourself. It can be a terrible thing to do a bunch of work and then not get any of the benefits or fun of it. Go and mingle with the crowd and see how they are enjoying themselves, you may also completely missed an issue if you don’t speak with your guests.
A banquet can be a daunting and burdensome jobs at times. But it can be all worthwhile, once everything comes together in the end. So, remember what I said and you should end up alright.