Posted on January 13 2018
Hosting Events at Home
Hosting events at your home is a great deal of fun, but it can also be much more stressful than you imagined. As long as you’re prepared with the right kitchen and catering equipment (and perhaps some assistance) you will be able to effortlessly entertain your guests.
Make Sure You Have the Basics
Most of us already have the basic supplies needed to host a party, but there’s always something that we seem to forget. It’s likely that you already have serving spoons, forks, and platters, but have you ever thought about getting tongs and nicer trays for presentation? Purchasing dressier serving utensils and platters is an inexpensive way to take your party up a notch. Also make sure that you have a blender for frozen drinks (either alcoholic or non-alcoholic) and a crock pot or roaster for preparing slow-cooked, easy meals.
Sitting Down for a Meal
Nothing is worse than not having matching dinnerware, flatware or glassware at a dinner party. Purchasing dinnerware for a large gathering can get pricey, but the good thing is that you can reuse your plates and silverware for years to come and you can even sell some of it if you feel like you don’t need it anymore. At Superior Equipment & Supply, we have more than ten different color options for our dinnerware and numerous sizes, shapes, and prices. Don’t forget to make sure that your glassware is fitted for the occasion as well. Look into purchasing numerous beverage glasses and wine glasses, and maybe consider stocking champagne glasses for special occasions. If you want to save a little money, you can even purchase plastic glasses and plates.
Keeping It Hot & Fresh
Guests will usually want another helping of your food, especially if you’re a great cook, and they should be welcome to it! Making sure that the food stays hot and fresh can be tricky if you don’t have numerous crock pots or oven space. An easy solution to this problem is to provide chafing dishes so that the quality of your food is just as impressive as when it was first prepared. Chafing dishes are extremely easy to use and clean. All you have to do is fill it with the bottom of the dish with warm water, light a chafer candle (or fuel cell) below it, and place your pans of food into the chafing dish.
If You Insist…
If you want the best entertainment for your guests, then you definitely need to check out some of these cool items:
- Margarita machine: one of the hottest commodities at blow-out bashes. They come in a number of different sizes and they are super easy to clean.
- Popcorn machine: these are great for kids or themed parties. Providing a popcorn machine is a simple way to add a little flair to any event.
- Chocolate fountain: an incredible addition to special events that adds another little touch of class.
Did You Know That at Superior Equipment & Supply,…?
- Serving spoons can either be perforated or non-perforated, plastic or stainless steel.
- Platters come in more than 10 different colors and numerous different sizes.
- Tongs come in more than 10 different colors and styles.
For more information on necessary kitchen equipment, quotes, consultation, or design ideas, please call our culinary specialist!