Thanks to everyone who voted for All Occasion Catering in Cityview’s ‘Best of the Best’ awards. We are so honored to have placed in the categories: ‘Best Caterer – Business,’ ‘Best Caterer – Party,’ and ‘Best Caterer – Wedding’ of 2018.
So, how does Knoxville’s ‘Best Event Caterer’ throw a great party, whatever the event? There are a few things that are vitally important to any event’s success: the venue, the menu and the execution. Perfecting these essential event components has been the goal of All Occasion Catering for over 20 years and why AOC was voted as the ‘Best Event Caterer.’ Learn about the AOC difference and what truly makes the ‘Best of the Best!’
1. The Venue
The worst thing about hosting a party is having to plan it! Imagine hosting a party, but everything is taken care of for you. At All Occasion Catering, we understand this and will help our clients choose the venue, set up visits, draft layout plans and even decorate. The venue you chose will set the tone for your entire event, so it’s important to pick right.
The venue you choose must compliment your event. For example, if you are planning a formal awards ceremony, you’ll need room for a sit-down meal and a stage for presentations. If you are planning a more informal reception, with buffet-style catering and dancing, you’ll need room for tables, the catering and maybe even a dancefloor. AOC has catered hundreds of events and can help clients understand the logistics of the space so there is room for every part of a client’s ideal event.
All Occasion Catering has partnerships with venues all across East Tennessee, from historic Downtown Knoxville to waterside venues with gorgeous views of the Smokies. As a premier caterer for many venues, AOC has standing relationships that make planning a breeze. It is important to know the quirks of venues so surprises are kept to a minimum.
2. The Menu
Some people think that it’s impossible to feed a large group of people. Why should the food suffer due to the number of guests? Whether it’s a small lunch or dinner for a thousand, the meal should taste and look delicious. Many caterers offer preset menus to choose from. While this gives a great outline to start planning your menu, AOC understands that no two events are the same. This is why we offer fully customizable menus and full bartending services.
With customizable menus, it’s easy to get creative and give your event a truly personal touch. Depending on the tone of your event, you will also need to choose your level of service. Be sure to hire a full-service caterer that provides service options like butler-passed hors d’oeuvres, uniformed servers, station attendants or just simple set-up and clean-up.
3. The Execution
You can plan everything perfectly, but it won’t matter if your event is poorly executed. Planning an event has a lot of moving parts and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. It is important to have a caterer that goes the extra mile to ensure your event’s success and has all the tools to do so. Understanding the intricacies of event planning takes years of trial and error. All Occasion Catering has over 20 years of experience to fall on, so they are able to pull of the perfect event, no matter the obstacles.
There are many reasons AOC excels as a one-stop caterer. One reason is the years of expertise that comes with planning a variety of different events. When you’ve catered all kinds of events, from weddings to corporate events to birthday parties and holiday gatherings, you know what to expect. Each event is a learning experience, with the surprises that come with any event. It takes a true, professional caterer to know how to handle it quickly and professionally. As a member of the Leading Caterers of America, we are a part of a network that includes some of the largest caterers in the nation. Through this, we are able to learn and collaborate with these companies but are still able to give each client the type of hands-on attention that is needed to pull off the exact event that the client desires.
All Occasion Catering’s approach to event planning sets them apart from other caterers and is one of the reasons you voted them the ‘Best of the Best.’ If you want to see how AOC can make your event one to remember, visit them online or call us at 865-521-1300.