Thinking of of getting help for your next small party? 15 people may not seem like a lot - but getting a catering service hired to help feed and serve your guests can take care of several kay tasks, helping enjoy yourself. Below, we share some tips to help your planning and organization. Full Service vs. Drop-Off If you or someone else can take care of serving food and beverages, you can opt for a drop-off service. Otherwise, make sure you’re hiring a full-service caterer that can take care of your guests rather than just delivering food to the event. Ordering Catering for 15 People With parties of this size, there’s little margin for error. Leaving anyone hungry is undesirable, as is ending up with leftovers - so careful event menu planning is key. If possible, find out everyone’s dietary restrictions well before doing any preliminary planning. Another consideration is timing. When you’re serving 15 people, it’s best that all the hot dishes (i.e. mains) arrive at the same time. This is another reason to look for full-service caterers who do everything, or hire additional help so you don’t feel overwhelmed on the day of the event. Special Considerations When you’re not dealing with large numbers of guests, you can easily jazz an event up with some personal touches by: Asking your provider for produce from local farmers and retailers. Making sure everyone’s seated and ready to eat by a set time. Finding out what everyone’s dessert and tea preferences are in advance. In our experience, little details like these don’t cost any extra money, but demonstrate a personal touch - and improve the overall perception an event gets. -- Planning catering for a small event is no small task. If you’d like to get a free consultation, or learn more, visit us at our website: catery.co.uk.