What Is Full-Service Catering?

cocktail and decor set up by Duvall catering

When it comes to hosting parties or special occasions, like graduations, catering is often expected. These gatherings can run long, and you will need some delicious food to make sure your guests are happy and chatty throughout the day (or night). But not all catering services are the same. For the best and most comprehensive service, most people (wisely) turn to full-service catering. 

Of course, this is a service you can expect Duval Catering & Events to offer, but we go a little bit further. Let’s talk about it. 

What Does Full-Service Catering Include?

Typically, full-service catering includes your choice of menu for your event, food prepared by professional chefs, all dining expertly set up, and food service throughout the function. After all that, the service typically cleans up at the end.

With most services, when you select full-service catering, everything concerning food is taken care of.

What Does Duvall’s Full-Service Catering Include?

Duvall Catering & Events does things a little differently. We do everything you’d expect from full-service catering and add a few extra layers of service on top. We believe the “full” in “full-service” should mean comprehensive. In other words, we address every little detail of the function.

So on top of taking care of your food and service, we will put together floral arrangements, handle the decor, and provide bar service, as well. Our flower decorations will add natural beauty to the space, livening things up with eye-catching seasonal blooms. We’ll take care of the design, lighting, furniture, and decorations for the room (or rooms) to evoke precisely the right atmosphere and mood. 

Then comes drinks. With our thoroughly trained and certified bartenders, your guests can enjoy the best in wine and beer throughout the occasion. 

Benefits of Full-Service Catering

Full-service catering has its benefits, and not having to worry about food prep can be a massive relief. You can expect simple menu planning, with various proteins, sides, and vegetables available for your guests. 

You will have staff available to help facilitate the occasion, meaning you don’t have to worry about hiring any outside help. You can rest assured that your guests will have an excellent time while a well-staffed catering squad addresses their food and drink needs.

Full-service caterers take care of food prep and dining prep before the function, and all post-event clean-up is handled afterward. When it comes to food, you don’t have to raise so much as a finger.

Benefits of Duvall’s Full-Service Catering

Duvall provides all of the benefits of full-service catering in Charleston with added depth to ensure the fullest and smoothest experience possible. From the moment you choose Duvall for your function, you can depend on our highly organized process to simplify all event planning. With a swath of tantalizing menu options, we can create personalized and customized experiences that meet all dietary needs. 

We understand that a function is not just funneling people into a space and making sure they have food for the duration. It’s a story. It’s a memory. It’s a crucial moment in the lives of all who attend. Because of this, we do everything we can to make sure that the occasion is an intimate and memorable experience for everyone. Between our catering style and the design of the function, we boost and encourage socialization, creating lasting memories for all.

Then, of course, there is our spectacular, mouth-watering food. With decades of culinary experience and across tens of thousands of functions, our chefs know how to bring out the fullest flavors from the smallest of bites. 

Full-Service vs. Drop-Off Catering Services

Drop-off catering is an affordable option best used for more casual occasions, like big get-togethers, reunions, or graduations. Whereas full-service would have staff preparing food, serving food, and setting up and tearing down before and after your function, drop-off catering is a little more hands-off.

When selecting drop-off catering services, you can expect the caterer to set up buffet tables and deliver fully prepared food. After that, the host is generally responsible for cleaning, serving, and ensuring that food remains properly heated through the party. It’s a lot more work for the host, but it can save some money in the long run if the budget is an issue. 

If the event you’re planning is more solemn or formal, we recommend full-service catering to better accommodate your guests and save you time and effort.

Full-Service Catering with Duvall 

Any function that needs catering requires a service that genuinely cares about the spirit of the occasion. If you’re planning a party, and you want something truly spectacular to live in the minds of your guests for years to come, you need something more than typical full-service catering to make it happen.

You need Duvall Catering & Events to bring your occasion to life with customized menus, impeccable floral arrangements, outstanding decor, and incredible bar service. Not only do your guests deserve a memorable experience, but you also deserve to relax and enjoy while we take the weight of planning off your shoulders. Duvall will take care of every little detail for you so that you don’t have to struggle to balance it all yourself.

If you have a special occasion coming up and need it to be unique, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with a few details. We’ll work with you one on one to make your dream event come true.