No matter the size and no matter the occasion, one of the most basic and most difficult steps in event catering is deciding how much food to prepare. After all, up until the moment they arrive at the door, and even after, it’s almost impossible to know how many people are actually attending, and food lists must be prepared well in advance of the big day. Per person calculations differ depending on the time of day, the type of food, and the length of the event. Although leftovers are always appreciated, it’s important to stick as close to the correct amount as possible if you’re on a tight budget.
Once you know the number of guests who will show up to your event, use the handy guide below to determine how much food you should order or prepare. If you aren’t certain of the number of guests, count up the RSVPs, add 10-15 people, and use your best judgment from there.
Be sure to have backup food in case of emergencies such as chips and dip, party mix, or anything pre-packaged, or sandwich fixings or fresh fruit. Depending on the length of your party, people may eventually get the late night munchies and want to break out the less-refined food items. Pumpernickel’s understands the intimate psychology of event eating to a tee, and will provide the right amount of food for your Toronto event with just a guest estimate, a date, and a time. After years in the party catering and event catering business, we know the best way to leave your guests satisfied and happy.
Since 1986 Pumpernickel's is a leader in corporate catering. It has been one the premier deli and caterers in Toronto, with thousands of satisfied customers in the GTA. Many of our kitchen locations are located within Toronto's financial core to provide timely services for catering in downtown Toronto. We use only the freshest ingredients, and promise excellent customer service and value for all of your catering services. As soon as you become our regular customer we will not let you down. We are one of the leading corporate catering companies in Toronto, which also offers breakfast catering and sandwich catering. Visit us on Google+.