The FAQ on How to Organise Catering for an Event.


How to Organise Catering for an Event

The FAQ on how to organise Catering for an event. When you have decided to hold your function you will need to contact a caterer immediately.

This is especially true for bereavement catering. Venue, food, staff, kitchen facilities and availabilty are all questions you will want answered.

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Where will The function be held?

Let us know where your function is being held and we can work with the team who oversee it.  We will need to know access, kitchen facilities, time that we can arrive, parking availability and if there are special entry requirements, for example key pad codes.

FAQ How to Organise Catering

With Respects Catering provide staff for your function who will set-up, cook, plate food, arrange your tea and coffee table, serve your guests, pack up and clean up.  

For events with canapes of up to 60 guests we recommend two staff.  For event larger than this we recommend a team of three staff.

Once you contact us, you will receive our quote which sets out the costs and inclusions.


Do I Need Staff?

Arranging Catering


Book a Venue

Consult your funeral director, family and friends and check venue websites to see what is available and what suits your needs, for instance your number of guests.


Consult a Caterer

Check pricing and reviews of local caterers. Their capacity will be subject to their availability so contact them as soon as you can. Ask for a written quote which outlines menu items, cost, staffing costs and terms of payment.


Confirm Catering

Pay your caterer as per their terms and clarify access and time for the day and what set-up is required, kitchen facilities for cooking and reheating and parking access.

Important questions to ask a caterer

1. What is your availability?
2. How many years have you been in business?
3. Do you have minimum and maximum numbers?
4. What are the setup/take down costs?
5. What are the food options (including special requests)?
6. What is the total cost and deposit requirements?
7. Do you have venue experience at the chosen location?
8. What is the deadline for food choices and guest count
9. What are the leftover food options.

Our team of Catering experts

With years of catering experience, our team makes your function easy and enjoyable for you and your guests

our food

With chef-prepared menu options cooked by Rodney Van Oirschot, you are guaranteed quality every time

Catering Team

Our staff are efficient, skilled and professional and are flexible in different environments where venues may pose some challenges


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