Hiring a Private Chef, Event Planner or Caterer on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket
By: Stephen Kota
Whether it’s a big event or a special family dinner; a wedding, non-profit event, Bar Mitsvah, birthdays, engagement, retirement, or a divorce, Cape Cod and the Islands have a wide range of catering companies and private chefs and event planning establishments available to make your event memorable, enjoyable, and stress free! Hosting an event is stressful enough, don’t spend your whole event in the kitchen or worrying about the food; let the event planner, catering company or chef take the burden off, so you and your guest can enjoy the celebration!
Hiring a Cape Cod Private Chef or Catering Company
If you are looking to hire a private chef for a dinner event in your home or for a small party/event, here are a few recommendations that can help you identify a capable private chef or catering company that will efficiently provide a wonderful meal and experience for your small or large group.
- Background Check of the Chef
- Liability Insurance
- Sample Menu
- References from Clients
- Be sure to Google the private Chef.
- Check for affiliation with a national chef organization.
Work with the chef to plan the perfect meal, then relax while they do the shopping, often using great local produce and fresh-caught seafood. Many outfits will come to your home, rental property, summer house, backyard, or venue either with the meal ready to go, or prepare it at the location. Either enjoy watching the chef work or focus on hosting the event without worrying about oven timers or seasonings! When the meal is over the caterers will take care of the mess, leaving you to just enjoy the wedding, reception, family reunion, brunch, or other get-together.
For Large Events, A Cape Cod Event Planner is the Way to Go
Perfect for weddings, receptions, anniversaries, family reunions, or other large events and get-togethers, an established event planner can plan and manage the following aspect of the entire event:
- Pre-event planning sessions; meetings and timeline creation
- Management of the reception
- Supervision of the entire event
- Vendor selection and coordination
Event Planners are primarily responsible for securing vendors that can provide services such as flowers delivery, DJ services, videographer, photographer, and other pertinent services.
Other primary responsibilities include:
- Design and delivery of Welcome Bags
- Providing timelines for every activity
- Arranging Reception, ceremony, and the rehearsal dinner
- Providing hair and make-up appointment
- Proving tent and linen
- Finding lodging and restaurant
Event planners will work with vendors in managing and preparing a wide range of menus and courses, from multi-course meals complete with passed appetizers to a ready to go picnic to bring to the beach.
Many companies offer the flavors of the Cape and Islands with clambakes and raw bars, as well as classic summer barbeque and pig roasts. If you’re planning a wedding, many caterers in Cape Cod are knowledgeable about the Cape wedding scene and can help guide you to make the day everything you’ve dreamed!
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