Buffet Catering Service - Which catering service style is best for YOUR event

Which catering service style is best for YOUR event?

Buffet Catering Service - Which catering service style is best for YOUR event

Buffet Catering Service

Buffet Catering service is where the food is located at buffet tables and your guests take turns walking through the buffet and serving themselves. However, additional wait staff may be hired to serve the line at the buffet and depending on the size of your guest count more than one buffet station may be required.

Pros
  • Less time required to serve
  • Fewer wait staff
  • Your guests can come back for more
  • Variety of food items
  • Guests can select items that fit their dietary restrictions

Cons
  • Can create a more casual atmosphere
  • Space is needed to set up the tables
  • Portion controls are harder to control

Plated Catering Service

Plated Catering service is a little more sophisticated compared to the buffet. If your event is semi-formal or formal this service style is for you. Guests will decide on their meal choices ahead of time and everyone is served at the same time.

Pros
  • No lines
  • Your caterer knows just how much food to prepare
  • Beautiful plate presentation

Cons
  • More staff is required to facilitate
  • Portions are controlled by the Chef

Family Style Catering Service

Family Style catering service is a great compromise between the buffet and plated catering styles. Guests have their own individual plates and staff bring out large plates and bowls of food for the tables to share and guests can then help themselves.

Pros
  • Interactive and fun
  • Guests choose what they prefer

Cons
  • Limited number of guests per table
  • Minimal Centerpieces – table space is required

Station Meal Catering Service

Station Meal catering service usually the stations are scattered around the room to encourage guests to interact while they dine. It can feel a little more modern or trendy and can offer a variety of menu items and unique presentations.

Pros
  • They can come and go as they please
  • No seating assignments needed
  • Décor can be individually themed

Cons
  • Not as cost effective as a buffet
  • Lines can still form if there is a “favorite”
  • Need to be constantly replenished

Life’s big moments– deserve a little extra spotlight! When working with Rocky Mountain Catering & Events we will assist you in designing an event everyone will cherish. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and see what you’re missing, we love to share.


Holiday Party Catering

How to Plan Your Holiday Party

Holiday Party Catering

The holiday season is already sneaking up on us, and it’s time to get that holiday party on the books. If you’re pulling off an in-office party complete with décor & games or planning an offsite party with a DJ & photo booth there are plenty of fun, creative ideas to choose from.

Before you nail down the details, choose a date that works for as many staff members as possible, and start planning early. Once you have decided what day you’ll have the party send out the invitation email. Involve your team members in the planning, don’t go it alone and remember your remote workers.

If you haven’t decided on an offsite vs. in-office holiday party yet, look at your budget for the event, and list the pros and cons for both options. For example, do you have a large enough budget to book an event venue? Having a in-office party can be less expensive but serving alcohol at the office can be challenging. Figuring out your budget and what is most important to your team can guide you in this decision.

If you’re having an offsite party, then book your location. Upper Larimer, Moss, Blanc, Willow Ridge Manor, and Highlands Ranch Mansion are just a few of our favorites.

Book your corporate catering: Hands down…Rocky Mountain Catering + Events is the one & only best catering in Denver.

Planners can assist you in a variety of ways, and we love… Poised Events, Sugar Willow, Table 6, Sapphire Celebrations, and Erica Whatley Events.

Arrange transportation for your team: A shuttle service, bus, or even credits towards an Uber or Lyft are fantastic options. We recommend Diamond Elite Transportation, Elevate Rides or 303 Party Bus.

Give yourself some lead time to book your DJ and any party entertainment. We hear these are some of Denver’s favorites: Groovx Events, DJ Connection, A Music Plus Entertainment, or DJ Maestro.

Plan an interactive activity. A traditional photo booth, fancy VR set, Karaoke, Murder Mystery…something besides drinking to entertain your team members is always a WIN! Check out The Murder Mystery Company, Hipstr, Joy Squad, Elite Entertainment or Mile High Party Pics.

Whatever type of festive holiday party you have in mind, this year, let our innovative culinary and events team help you with a personalized menu, fun theme, and add some holiday cheer into every part of your celebration. We are here for you every step of the way, from concept to clean up! We look forward to helping you celebrate the holidays!


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We Are Catering & Events

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It starts with food, includes experience, exceptional staff, and resources that support your planning process and day-of needs. Giving you the assistance and confidence, you need from the first day of planning…until the last guest leaves.

Rocky Mountain Catering & Events was founded in 1998 as a small barbeque catering company in the back hallway of an Italian restaurant. It has grown into a freestanding brick & mortar building in the heart of the Denver Tech Center offering impeccable food that never sacrifices quality. We have partnered with event venues across the front range and find ourselves at some of the most premier venues Colorado has to offer. From the classic mansion feel of Cielo at Castle Pines, Boettcher Mansion, Willow Ridge Manor, and Highlands Ranch Mansion to the sublime mountain views at North Star Gathering, Evergreen Lake House and The Pavilion at the Stanley, not to mention the rustic but elegant ranch styling of Spruce Mountain, Woodlands, Bonnie Blues and Crooked Willow Farms our reach is far and wide!

Whether you’re hosting a wedding, company picnic, black tie gala, holiday party, mitzvah, fundraisers, celebration of life, birthday, or anniversary party – making sure you and your guests enjoy delicious food with seamless service, is our top priority.

Life’s big moments– deserve a little extra spotlight! When working with Rocky Mountain Catering & Events we will assist you in designing an event everyone will cherish. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook and see what you’re missing, we love to share.

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