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6 Essential Items of Takeaway Food Packaging for Events

6 Essential Items of Takeaway Food Packaging for Events

Planning a big event that includes takeaway food is a complex task. There are a lot of things you’ll need to organise, including staff, venue, equipment, and so on. Add the catering, and you have a whole new list to manage.

To help you with that, here is a list of key takeaway food packaging items you won’t want to be without.

  • Coffee cups. If you’re going to include a coffee machine in your catering set up, make sure you have good quality coffee cups with well-fitting lids. Most companies who deal in food packaging supplies have a range of different options and prices so it shouldn’t be hard to find the best product for your event. You might want to consider whether you’re going to offer different size coffee options or just stick with one serving size.
  • Cold drink cups. What cold drinks are you planning to offer? If it’s just soft drinks and water, you’re probably best off going with cans and single serve bottles, for ease of service. However, if you’re including alcoholic beverages, you might need to look at a bigger range of cold drink cups and ‘glasses’ that will be more compatible with wine and beer service.
  • Food containers. Think about the food you’re supplying. There are many options when it comes to takeaway food packaging. Do you need bowls or plates? Or will plastic boxes and/or cardboard boxes work better? Think about the types of food and how people are going to eat it.
  • Cutlery. Again, what types of food are you offering? Finger food won’t require cutlery. However, most types of meals will require cutlery for ease of eating.
  • Napkins. Don’t forget the napkins. Regardless of the type of food you offer, a napkin should go out with every order. It’s a good idea to have containers of them available for patrons to help themselves as well, in case people want more to cope with spills or particularly messy food.
  • Paper bags. If you intend to offer cookies, brownies or other small items, small paper bags will cover service and can have a napkin tucked into them along with the food item.

You don’t want to be ready to go with food and drink service, only to discover that you have an item with no compatible container in which to serve it. Take the time to look at your options, and make sure you have everything you need to ensure smooth service and happy patrons.

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