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Catering Blunder: Not Enough Food

"I'm sorry for what I said when I was hungry". You may know that one.

Do not order enough food for your event and suffer the long-term consequences. Whether you’re hosting a family reunion, or a product pitch to local doctors as a pharmaceutical rep, food is a must common thread. Because one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. And to dine well, you need to have the right food, and enough of it. Ordering the right amount of food will make sure that:

  • The guests are fed

  • You won’t look bad

  • Trust in you grows for the “next time”

The Guests are Fed

As the aforementioned stated, one cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. When you organize the food for your wedding, you have to make sure that your guests are well fed. Otherwise they won’t have the necessary energy and excitement to celebrate the occasion. It’s no different for a pharma rep who is pitching his latest product in front of 7 hungry healthcare professionals.

You Won’t Look Bad Your reputation is a conglomeration of what you do and how you do it. The Oxford Languages definition of reputation is “the beliefs or opinions that are generally held about someone or something”. You as that special someone who is hosting an event have to think about leaving a good impression. If you’ve ever visited a household in your neighborhood that welcomed you with good food, that experience most likely is still on your mind. Good food always draws a crowd. Leave a good impression with that crowd. Grow the Trust in You

Trust is power. Trust in relationships. If you are a representative of a company, the trust in you and by extension in your company, is what gives you the leverage to find and negotiate deals. If you have an A-level product, but you forgot to provide enough food, and now 57% of your audience is yearning for more food, that 57% will feel let down.

If you’re a dad and have family and friends coming over for a UFC watch party, there’s nothing worse than feeling hungry while attempting to enjoy the charms of the ever-growing MMA.

Order Enough

Cut corners now and pay the price later. It is always, always better to have leftover food than to not have enough to feed everyone. If your budget is tight, talk with your food provider and perhaps they’ll be willing to personalize a catering plan to your needs. That way you may be able to cover the needed quantity. There’s always a way…

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