Event planning and organizing is undoubtedly a tedious task. Whether it is a corporate affair or a family member’s birthday party, multiple aspects need your complete attention. One of the significant aspects of any event is food!  It’s a good thing catering companies are ready to offer their services.

What Do Catering Companies Offer?

Catering companies offer the preparation, delivery, and presentation of quality food and beverages for any event. Usually, they also make available additional services such as setting up and cleaning up event decorations, renting out tables and chairs, and providing music and lighting.

Some also outsource entertainment, cocktail bars, and food kiosks or trucks that make a fun and exciting addition to any event!

What is the importance of catering for events?

A large chunk of any event or party revolves around food. The food you serve to your guests can make or break your event.  It is one of the things people will talk about long after your affair is done. Thus, investing in a reputable and experienced catering company is a must. Hiring an excellent catering service offers several perks:

Getting a catering service saves your time.

Hiring a catering company takes off a lot of things from your table. You will not have to plan, shop, cook, set up, and serve food. Can you imagine how much time you will save?! With food taken care of, you can now pay attention to the more critical details of your event.

They deliver delightful and high-quality food.

Expert catering companies guarantee that the food you serve at your party is top-notch. They will sit with you and ensure that all your ideas about food are taken into account. Pick something from their menu or make specific requests. Let them know how you want these refreshments to be prepared and presented. They might even suggest better ways that will tickle your fancy.

Catering companies make your event stress-free by providing top-of-the-line and professional service.

Planning an event, be it big or small, is a daunting task. It requires a lot of time and effort. From the invitations to decorations and down to food and beverages, keeping an eye on detail makes an event truly special and memorable.

A great catering company assists you in planning and preparing food and in other aspects of your affair. Do you need help with the decorations and seating? They can help you with these as well. You can rest assured that every party facet you have arranged with them is well taken care of. 

They can personalize the menu and services you require.

A well-established catering company can offer a detailed menu. Most can also make adjustments according to your needs.  Very few can provide healthy meal options such as keto, gluten-free, or vegan.  But for the events that they handle, they take time to perfect and present your food and beverage options in a way that will wow you and your guests of all ages.

Professional caterers possess the skills, experience, resources, and diligence to make your vision turn into reality. They can adjust your meal options and venue to fit the scene that your event requires.  Most often, it turns out to be perfect.

Catering adds value to your event, ensuring a good experience for you and your guests.

Catered events leave a lasting impression on the attendees and celebrants. Whether it is a significant or straightforward event like a get-together, business meeting, birthday, anniversary, reunion, and wedding, having it catered shows your efforts to make it memorable. Professionally catered food and styled venue turn an affair to feel more essential and structured. Your attendees will feel valued and unique.

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What is included in full-service catering?

An on-site and full-service catering includes:

  • Personalized menu options
  • Food preparation
  • Setting up the dining
  • Professional staff to assist during the event
  • Clean up service after the event

Should you avail of their other services, they can also take on the responsibility for:

  • Decorations
  • Lights
  • Music
  • Seats
  • Table arrangements
  • Outsourced food such as personalized cake
  • Entertainment

How do you choose the right catering company for your event?

A good catering service will ensure that you have a worry-free journey in preparing for your event.  They will see to it to enhance and satisfy your guests’ experience in your affair.  After deciding to have your party catered, consider these factors when choosing which company to hire:

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Type of event

Tailor-fit your catering service to the style of your event. Ensure that the elements of this idea harmonize with the specialty and experience of the catering company. Do you think about a theme or concept?

Yours can be a strictly formal or a laid-back casual affair. Your caterer can either be more refined or more down-to-earth based on this. The decision will also be grounded in your budget, especially if you consider getting elegant seating rather than rustic ones.


Who are your attendees? Take their status and needs into account. Are they friends, co-workers, or children? Inquire about your caterer’s experience with the size of your group, especially if you are contemplating writing a long guest list. These details will help define the specific type of catering service you need.


Are you in need of precise details to match the theme or concept of your event? Look into the specialties of the catering companies you are choosing from. Perhaps you are thinking about barbeque, vegan, gluten-free, and desserts. It is always a plus if your caterer can offer intolerance and allergen-free options.


Serving fresh, newly cooked, warm food is the best gift you can give your guests.  Ideally, your party munchies are cooked on site.  See to it that your caterer’s equipment matches your venue’s facilities.  They need to have the right conditions to work, with sufficient space, a smoke outlet, and electricity.

Taste test

Reading the menu is never enough. A taste test is a surefire way to seal the deal with a catering service. Trying out the actual dishes will allow you to choose, make changes, and finalize your celebratory menu.  Doing this also sets a clear expectation of what you can offer your guests at your party.


References are always vital.  Ask around and read reviews. Learn more about the companies you are selecting from. It will help if you know about their training, experience, specialties, and advocacies. These will undoubtedly weigh in when you finally make your choice. 

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Wave the Grain offers comprehensive catering services in the Denver metro area. Our catering services include weddings, office events, business and corporate meetings, memorial catering, small party catering, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year, birthday parties, and other celebrations.

Our specialty is baking one-of-a-kind and gluten-free cakes that do not taste gluten-free. We have two locations. You can visit us at 8172 South Holly Street Centennial, CO 80122, or swing by our bakery at 8996 W Bowles Ave Unit T1 Littleton Co 80123.

We have been happily serving the Denver metro area with healthy and delicious cakes, pastries, and other savory meals since 2014.  To know more about our Denver-metro area catering services, you can contact us at kristin@wavethegrain.com or call us at (303) 721-7547.