Whether you are cooking for a small team, huge team, corporates, or a wedding, there are catering rules that must be followed. For example, are caterers supposed to serve food from the left or are they supposed to serve from the right? Are you the one responsible for preparing the food or its someone different? Will you be setting the table? If yes, how will you do it? The food industry can be very intimidating especially when you do not have an idea of what you should be doing. To help you out, here are some of the tips for beginners
Avoid the buffet
Unless your client requests you to organize a buffet, you should consider family-style wedding catering. The family-style is intimate and will help guests bond with each other. Buffet requires experts or else, it will be very difficult to regulate the temperature of the food leading to illnesses. Therefore, it is very important to avoid the buffet especially when you are just a beginner.
Know more about food safety
Instead of just getting started with cooking, it will also be wise to understand more about food safety. If you do not know any, you should get an expert who will train you. You can also take studies on food safety. Everyone in the food industry must know about food safety. Therefore, you should take an initiative to learn.
No matter your role, you should consider preparing before D-day. Prepare important things such as the table cloths, setting the chair, napkins, and cutlery. If you will be in charge of preparing food, make sure that everything is available the previous day. You can also start preparing on that day. That is the way to ensure that things run smoothly on the event day.