Anyone who loves early mornings knows that breakfast catering can be described in three simple words: delicious, cheap, and uplifting. Whether you are hosting a corporate party or a ladies brunch, breakfast cannot go wrong with pastries, eggs and orange juice. Our guide will provide different food ideas; money-saving tips; other things worth considering when hosting breakfast. Sit-down or Buffet? Breakfast is fun for many reasons, but one of them is variety. Everything from build-your-own bagel to “how would you like your eggs?” creates the perfect atmosphere. For these reasons, opt for a self-serving station or buffet stands. This automatically omits service costs, so it’s cheap, and give your guests the opportunity to assemble their own plates. Having said that, if cheap breakfast catering is what you’re looking for, stick to several big dishes rather than many little ones. Some popular main breakfast dishes include: Breakfast quiches; Eggs florentine on toast; Cheese omelette with bacon; Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon. Supplement these menu items with fun sides, such as cheese, grilled vegetables, ham, cheese, and even dips like guacamole. Add pastry or bread baskets into the mix; we can guarantee that your guests will not leave dissatisfied. Budgeting Tips If you’re looking to cut back on catering costs, there are things that can be done without compromising on the quality of your event. First of all, limit spendings on minor details. This includes table linens, expensive plates, silverware, and unnecessary serving platters. Opt for more budget-friendly options, or use the catering services, which includes presentation as well as serving. If you’re willing to compromise you food budget, there’s a few items that can be skipped that would go unnoticed but save money. Firstly, don’t serve alcohol. Mimosas can easily be omitted or replaced with a fun lemonade. Also, milk or water-based smoothies are great alternatives for juices/alcohol beverages. You won’t need to use as many fruits and the drinks will still be delicious. If using catering services, ask to omit expensive items like salmon or ham; replace with something classic. For example: Pancake station or French toast; Poached eggs with mushroom ragout; Bagels with several topping options. Picking Catering There are important things to consider when picking a caterer, especially if you have budget limitations. First of all, top-quality caterers will be flexible with their menu options and allow for dish customizations based on dietary preferences and allergies. They will also accept any special requests, especially if you have a brunch favourite. A good service will also include everything from presentation to the food itself. In order to avoid any sort of hassle, make sure that the breakfast package includes waitressing staff, cutlery and plates, serving platters, cooking equipment and small decorations. Book everything far in advance. Being on top of the planning will help your caterer plan the menu, tailor foods based on your preferences, and find enough staff members to help out. Other Considerations Finding the right venue, unless you’re hosting at home, is crucial. Many venues can arrange great deals if you can guarantee a certain amount of people, so make sure you ask guests to RSVP or make a round of phone calls confirming attendance. This way, you might even negotiate better prices on alcohol for a small fee. Some caterers may offer additional extras for the breakfast deal, but try to keep details to a minimum. Instead, focus on the food, drinks, and mandatory staff; you can add a few extras like a small bouquet of flowers on every table. Since breakfast is typically more casual, you don’t need to request anything special for the presentation. Summary: Opt for breakfast buffet; it saves money but gives guests more options. Avoid expensive extras like alcohol or fancy silverware. Make sure your caterers are flexible and have your interests in mind. Find the right space based on breakfast format, and don’t exaggerate with decorations.