Three Types of Catering Services

cateribngWhether you are planning a large and elegant event like a wedding or a smaller event such as a business lunch, there are many things that you need to consider and plan for. One of the best indicators of a good event is great food.

If your guests enjoy the food, they will most likely enjoy the event. While some people prefer to prepare and serve food themselves, this can take a lot of time and energy. If you don’t have the time or energy to serve your own, you should consider catering your Fort Worth event.

Take Out

The simplest option, when catering your event, is to choose take out. Take out is the least expensive of your options since the catering company will only be providing the food and not the service. Depending on the company, you can either pick up the food yourself or it can be delivered. If you choose to do take out, you can either serve it yourself buffet style or you can have it prepackaged so that it doesn’t even need to be served. Thus, take out is a great option for more casual settings or smaller events.


The most common type of catered event is a meal served buffet style. Just as its name implies, the food is laid out on one or more buffet lines. The catering company can provide servers to set up the buffet, restock the food as needed, and clean everything up once the meal is finished. While the service will end up costing you more than picking up take out, a buffet is a great way to serve a lot of people efficiently. Buffets can be made very casual or they can be dressed up for nicer events. However, they tend to be less sophisticated (and less expensive) than a sit down service.

Sit Down Service

Your final option, when choosing between catering services, is a sit down service. Although a sit down service meal can be less casual, it is also considered the most refined as your guests will be waited on individually. At your request, your guests can also have the option of choosing between two or three meals. This is especially helpful if you have some guests who are vegetarian or have other dietary restrictions. Although this is the most expensive catering option, it also provides the highest level of service and class. However, no matter which service you choose, catering your Fort Worth event might make all the difference at your event!