Whether it’s a wedding, year-end function, or festive celebration- we love every reason to plan an event! But, where do you start? We’re here to shed some light on one of the most important details- the food!

Read through our quick guide on how to choose the perfect menu for your special event.

It’s all in the details

Start by narrowing down the event details. Create a list of everything from date & time to number of guests. Is your event taking place indoors or outdoors? Were you thinking breakfast, lunch or dinner? Does your event have a theme & need a menu to match? All these details will play a big role in the type of menu you go with.

If you’re not sure what type of food to choose, you can find some tasty inspiration from our delicious plate of menus here.

Buffet or plated?

How and when you serve your food will determine the style of your menu. Would your guests prefer a buffet, plated meal, or are you going for appetizers only? Another aspect to consider is the pairing & marrying of your food and drinks. Tip- sparkling wine goes great with cheese, fish and dessert style dishes.

Bank on a budget

Your budget may be THE most important thing to consider! With this in mind, make sure that you have a well thought out and realistic budget to work with. At By Word of Mouth, we are extremely flexible and are happy to work with, or advise on, a budget that works for everyone.

Your guests come first

Make sure to consider any food allergies, religious requirements or other dietary restrictions that your guests may have. Your menu should reflect the nature, or type, of event and be enjoyable for all your guests. In the end, it’s always helpful to provide your guests with a choice.

Overwhelmed with all the details and planning? Not to worry. Leave the challenge of catering to us, we would love to create fabulous food for you and your friends, family or colleagues! For more information, reach out to our incredible team here.