Friday, February 24, 2017

Off Premise Catering in NJ

At the heart of every event is the quality and presentation of food. No matter how appealing the décor is or the sheer ambiance of the venue, the food has to match the quality of this event. The importance of food at events has made it an issue to be settled at the early stage of planning. Different choices are available to the planning but it most times boils down to a choice between on premise catering and off premise catering. Today we at Richfield Regency would like to discuss our venue that has the option to go with off premise catering in NJ.

On premise catering involves the food being prepared at the event venue. This means that there would be a kitchen at the event venue where everything concerning food will be handled.

Off Premise Catering in NJ 
Off premise catering on the other hand involves food being prepared at a location outside the event venue. Typically, the cooking is completed and the food is transported plated and ready to be served. In some cases, some aspects of the cooking are finished up at the venue particularly when the menu choices are exotic and delicate.

While on premise catering is accessible with facilities like dishes, tables and linens made available courtesy of the venue, it can prove to be expensive in the long run. With off premise catering you can get the same standard of service or of an even higher quality at a more affordable rate. Plus, you can pick and choose the type of food, the menu, and you aren’t limited by what solely is provided by the venue.

Apart from the obvious benefit of reduction in costs, off premise catering is more efficient. This is because issues are resolved way before the event because of the difficulty in making sudden changes. The off premise catering service basically takes every eventuality into consideration and plans ahead.

Your off catering needs are best handled by a reputable company and we have a list of things to consider before you make your decision.

Things to look out for in choosing an off premise catering company

Go a step beyond websites and get people to share their experience from using a particular company. When considering a caterer, focus on the quality of their food as well as the range of options they offer.

Facilities and equipment.
The job of a good off premise catering service is to get the food delivered safely to the venue. The food must also be delivered while it is hot and fresh. To achieve this, they need top of the range equipment and tools. Inspect their facilities and ask questions when you need clarification.

It is not enough that the catering service has years of experience between their staff. You should also check for experience relating to your kind of event.

This is particularly important in off premise catering where a premium is placed on the presentation as well as the quality of the food.

While we do provide on premise catering, we want to go with what you feel will truly make the event a memorable one. So feel free to explore your options!

To learn more about Richfield Regency or for questions about our off premise catering in NJ please call us today at 973-239-6234.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Wedding Reception Hall in Essex County, NJ

The wedding day is one of the most memorable days for a couple for a number of reasons. One of these is the wedding reception. The wedding reception can make or break this beautiful day. Choosing and organizing the wedding reception hall is one of the first big decisions that a couple will make together. As professionals in the wedding business, we at Richfield Regency have heard many couples wondering how to go about choosing this important venue. As experts, we advise on a few considerations when thinking about the wedding reception hall in Essex county NJ.

Level of the service
Wedding Reception Hall in Essex County, NJ 
Do you need full service or not?  Full service is where everything is catered for from the chairs, utensils, décor, food, entertainment system and pretty much everything else needed in a wedding reception. While this option takes the burden of planning off the shoulders of the couple, your choice is limited.

If you opt for venue only, you will be responsible for everything else. This could give you room to shop according to your budget, but you will have more workload on your wedding plan.

Time of the day
If you are having your reception starting 6 pm it is only advisable you visit the venue at 6 pm and see how it looks like in the evening. Will the lighting be adequate or will you need special lighting? Are there cold drafts coming through? Is there disruptive human activity at that hour? For example, Saturday is a popular wedding day, but popular venues will have something or another going on any Saturday. Visit the place on a Saturday and see if what is going on will be amenable with your reception.

The first question we ask any couple looking for a wedding reception hall is the number of guests expected. While the guest list will not be clear early in the planning stages, it is good for a couple to have a good idea of how many people they would like in the reception. The number expected is important to the planner of the venue as they can plan on seating arrangement, air conditioning and other things to make the guests comfortable.

What is your wedding style?
If you plan on a big Greek style wedding, you will probably spend most of the reception time outdoors. You will possibly need the hall only for food and evening dance. Consider how you are styling the wedding so that the hall can fit your entertainment needs.

What is the distance of the reception venue from the church? Will guests be coming from the locality or far off? Choose a venue that is convenient.  If the majority of your guests live in Essex county, we’re right there for you!

For more information about our wedding reception hall in Essex county NJ to learn more about us at Richfield Regency please call us today at 973-239-6234.