Spectacular Event Center experienced chef will prepare your selections : Platter-Style or Bulk Pan Style
Sandwiches / Appetizers / Entrees / Sides / Rolls / Salad /Bottled Beverages
SEC will prepare and delivery your platters and/or entrees with disposable covered platters and heavy duty foil pans.
SEC can delivery to your office or home. All delivery fees are determined based on distance and to the full scope of services you prefer.
Spectacular Event Center Catering is fully equipped to prepare food in our kitchen, load into our multiples of insulated hot boxes, allowing us to transport to any location in Maine! These hot boxes are the lifeline to serving piping hot and cold food anytime and anywhere!!
We often find, particularly with new clients, that catering can be somewhat overwhelming. Whether your company is ordering for a meeting, or you are a newly engaged couple planning your big wedding day, there are ways to simplify your catering and save money doing it. But with literally hundreds of delicious food options, spanning dozens of menus, it can be tough to determine where to start. So we thought we would share some simple but effective ways to help.
A good place to start, is to understand the different types of catering. Each type has a slightly different type of planning, pricing, and ordering procedures. Once you can narrow down to one of these, it will help simply your menu choices, while also saving you time and money on the ordering. Here are the four general types of catering to consider:
While we are all familiar with wedding catering we can, also, agree that catering makes a huge impact on that special day. From the special guests to the bride and groom, you want to makes sure everyone eats and celebrates well. Decorations, dinner, dessert and what to drink are just part of the planning.
From small office meetings and trainings to large regional events, the ability to have great food delivered on site saves time & money while allowing you to focus on the more important task at hand, your business! Continental breakfasts, box lunches and buffets are all popular for corporate catering.
Social Event Catering
From Class Reunion and retirement parties to big backyard bbq's, social events cover a wide range of events and food options. Appetizers, bartenders and balloons are just some of what you might see catered at events like these.
Hiring professional bar tending services take all of the difficulty and liability off the shoulders of the client to the licensed professional. From Beer & Wine set up only.
Now that you have your category determined, let’s talk about some ways to save. You have to remember that you are in control of what you order. Sounds simple, right? The reality is with so many choices it’s easy to overlook your budget and end up with more food than you can afford (or can eat!). The following four tips will help your caterer save you time and money when ordering for your event. Keep these in mind as you consider your next order:
1. Know Your Guest Count – the #1 factor of your catering costs is based on how many you are feeding. You would be surprised how many people try to order when they don’t know how many people are coming. Knowing your guest count before you call to get an estimate will help you better budget and eliminate confusing and unnecessary menu changes at the last minute.
2. Decide On Your Delivery Method – most people think catering only comes one way, but a good professional caterer will offer you up to 4 different ways to have your food delivered including:
A. Pick Up: you pick up the food at the caterer’s location. Not as common, but an option to save on your delivery fee or save time on a rush order.
B. Drop Off: One of the most common, particularly for corporate and social events, where the caterer simply delivers the
food in disposable containers (foil pans, coffee boxes, etc).
C. Real Display: For buffets and banquets you may consider this option as the caterer will prepare the tables and food
serving area including linen, glasses, tableware, etc.
D. Full Service: In addition to the real display, you can also choose to have the food professionally served and even cooked on site!
3. How Do You Want to Enhance Your Event – Think of these like the “optional or upgrade items” you can choose to add to your event. Although this may not seem like much to do with the food, it’s an integral part of the event planning that any professional caterer should offer. Enhancements may include decorations, linen, china, servers, on-site chefs,
bartenders, DJ, and more.
4. Know Your Budget Before You Order – Although this is often the first thing you may think about, it’s often the last thing that is figured out. For most caterers, pricing is determined on a dollar/person pricing model. So an easy way to create your budget is just to determine the total amount you want to spend and divide it by the estimated number of people. Having this number to start with will help the caterer get you more for your money!
Remember, professional caterers are part artists and part servants. There is nothing we want more than to provide you amazing food that fits both your event and your budget. The more information we have, the better the job we can do.
Or, as we like to say: "Great Food. Great Service. Spectacular Events!"
OFF SITE CATERING
SEC is flexible and willing to do whatever it takes to meet your expectations and to execute your event details! Spectacular Event Center staff can be as involved or less involved as you desire.
Event staff are professionally dressed in black slacks, white shirt, black apron and black crisscross tie. Staff may be dressed to be part of your theme (Optional) Experienced event manager will be assigned to your event from start to finish!
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