Whenever throwing an event, whether it’s a Super Bowl watching party for a few close friends or a giant event for charity, one thing is certain: you’re going to need to decide on what to do for food. You can set out a bowl of chips and salsa and call it a day, barbecue some burgers on the grill, have a potluck, or hire a catering company! Your choice of food for the day will likely come down to your budget and your desired atmosphere. Thankfully, there is never a wrong reason to throw a catered party! Below, you’ll find a list of seven events that definitely should be catered. 

Read on to learn more, and make sure to consider FiftyThree Catering for your next catered event in Utah! 

7 Events That Should Be Catered

1. Family Reunions

Family reunions can reach up to hundreds of people, depending on how far up the family tree you want to climb. The best part about family reunions is that, in general, family members that come will pay for a portion of the event. The family member planning will create a budget and divide it by the number of people coming, then each guest will pay that amount to help foot the bill. With that in mind, you should certainly have a family reunion catered! 

At FiftyThree Catering, we specialize in making customized menus to fit your event. Whether you want a simple slider bar that even the kids will love or would prefer something a little classier, we’ve got you covered. Best of all, because our catering menu is completely customizable, we can even create old family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. And we promise we won’t tell anyone the secret ingredient!

2. Corporate Lunch Meetings

Every now and then, you need to schedule a big meeting that happens to occur in the middle of the day. If there is no way around this, you should absolutely provide your employees with a catered meal, lest they are too hungry to focus during the meeting. It is also a nice way of saying, “I know the timing of this meeting is inconvenient. Please accept this free food as a token of my gratitude for your attendance.” 

Depending on the time of year, you can choose to have warm and filling pasta, light and fresh salad, or something in between. We can even cater to allergies or dietary restrictions, just let us know if you will need options that are vegetarian, gluten-free, or halal, for example.  

3. House Warming Party

A house warming party is a wonderful way to celebrate the huge accomplishment of purchasing a home. Your close friends, coworkers, and family members will all gather to celebrate and connect. If you’re stuck at the barbecue pit or at the stove in the kitchen, they might be feeling as if they are not getting enough time with the host. To ensure plenty of time for mingling, have the event catered. Not only will your guests absolutely love this, they will also appreciate that you are free to enjoy your new home with them, rather than stuck cooking for them. 

4. Baby and Bridal Showers

Bridal and baby showers are always a fun time. They typically include only the ladies, lots of giggling, games, and food. However, recent trends have made them more of a co-ed barbecue event rather than a girls-only shindig, especially for baby showers. Whether you’re inviting the boys to the party or not, having it catered will definitely make it more exciting than the normal shower. Fun options for this type of event include a taco bar, waffles, or cookie shooters! If you have other ideas, just let us know! If you choose us as your caterers for a baby shower, we can even make pink or blue desserts to celebrate your little daughter or son! 

5. Milestone Birthdays And Anniversaries

While you might not need to have a catered birthday party every year (though, if you do, that would probably make you extremely popular among your closest friends), having the big milestone celebrations catered is a great idea. Consider catering your 30th, 40th, 50th, 75th, and 100th birthday party! It’s also fun to throw a big catered party to celebrate your 10th, 20th, and 50th wedding anniversary. But, hey, if you want to cater your 33rd birthday event or your 7th anniversary with no rhyme or reason, then go for it! 

6. Holiday Party (Corporate or Personal) 

Does your company have a big party every December to celebrate the holiday season? Are you known as the person who throws an elegant Christmas party every year? We love catering holiday events! Whether you want simple finger foods or a four-course sit-down meal, we’re happy to put together the perfect wintery menu for your event! 

7. Weddings

Of course, weddings are by far the most frequently catered events. For wedding catering, FiftyThree Catering works hard to ensure your event goes off without any hiccups or setbacks. We love setting up intricate dessert displays and finding the perfect menu items to fit the theme and atmosphere. 

Choose Us For Your Utah Catering Services

Regardless of what type of event you’re putting together, consider having professional catering services to ensure all of the food, beverages, and desserts are taken care of. Get in touch with FiftyThree Catering today to inquire about catering services for your upcoming Utah event!