With the school year and the sports season drawing to a close soon, it’s
time to start planning your end-of-season banquet. One of the first things
you’ll need to do, after securing a venue, is to find a
caterer serving Palo Alto who can provide a variety of delicious food that will accommodate all
guests and their dietary preferences and restrictions. Pizza is a great
option, since it is easy to serve and sure to please. Use the tips below
to help plan your banquet.
Select Your Venue
The choice of venue will depend on the size of your group. Count the number
of athletes on your team, and determine how many guests you will allow
them to bring to the banquet. This will determine your maximum attendance
size. If you start planning early, you might get your RSVPs back before
you have to select a space. Whether you want to holding the banquet in
someone’s home or at a local pizzeria, you need to plan it early
to secure the venue.
Note Guests’ Dietary Preferences and Restrictions
To make sure that everyone can enjoy the catering, you need to collect
information on their dietary preferences. This will be easier if you provide
a place for them to note dietary restrictions on their RSVP cards, or
on an online form if you are using one. This will allow you to order gluten-free
pizza dough, vegetarian pies that omit meat
toppings, and other delicious pizzas to satisfy your athletes and their
families. Ask the caterer to label each pizza, especially the gluten-free
ones, because gluten free pizza dough looks the same as regular pizza dough.
Order Starters and Sides
Although one slice of pizza can contain all the essential food groups—grain,
fruit, veggies, dairy, protein—you should still serve other dishes
at your end-of-season banquet. Classic pizzeria appetizers such as calamari
and stuffed mushrooms are always crowd pleasers, and many diners enjoy
a salad with their pizza. And don’t forget to reward the athletes
with a delicious dessert!