This is the most basic style of catering. Ideal for business meetings and small gatherings, you can expect your food to arrive at the appropriate temperature in sealed aluminum disposable pans. The delivery person will set the pans up in the designated area for you to handle from that point on. Disposable eating-ware and serving spoons may or may not be included depending on the package chosen.
Buffet-Style Catering with Attendants
This is the most popular style of catering for weddings, proms, and banquets. They can include china or disposable plates depending on the package chosen. Set-ups and procedures vary by requirements of the host, the venue, menu and number of guests. In some instances, the food will be set up buffet style for guests to self serve, while attendants keep the buffet filled and make themselves available to clear plates or tend to guests. Another option is to have attendants placed behind the buffet to assist in serving guests as they make their way through the serving line while other attendants clear plates and assist guests.