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Besides the venue, entertainment and guest list, food is one of the most important event elements to get right. That being said, it’s hard to offer your guests a top-notch dining experience while handling the countless other aspects of your party. Hiring an off-premise caterer to serve your guests gives you a little breathing room on your big day in addition to some other key advantages when it comes to planning.

What Is Off-Premise Catering?

Off-site catering is a service where food is prepared at a catering facility and transported to a customer’s chosen venue. Caterers prepare, cook, package and deliver food to the customer. Depending on the level of service provided, their teams may also set up food stations or place settings, serve guests, and tear down and clean up after meals are completed.

Rich’s Catering & Special Events offers customers the option to choose off-premise catering for their events. The Rich’s Catering team is equipped with dedicated planning managers to assist with coordinating buffet stations or sit-down dining menus for all types of events. Customers can organize other key event details or rentals with Rich’s Catering, including tents, decor, lighting, tables, chairs and dining ware.

“Our staff has a strong reputation for their ideas, planning, and execution. That doesn’t change with off-premise catering. We work hard to bring a client’s vision to life, down to the smallest of details. People are at the heart of our business, so it’s important to us that our customers get exactly what they envisioned so everyone can enjoy the moment,” said Maureen Latone, Catering Sales & Event Planning Manager.

Off-Premise Catering Advantages

If you’re in the process of planning an event, consider the benefits that come with off-site catering.

Venue Flexibility

Picking a venue is one of the most important parts of event planning; it sets the tone for the entire gathering. On-premise catering tends to limit customers’ venue options because they will need to choose a venue that includes the proper kitchen facilities to prepare meals. Off-premise catering means that customers can pick any place to host, including their home, outdoor spaces or other specialty locations.


Off-site catering ensures everything is prepared, transported and served to guests according to your schedule. Staff set up stations and place settings before the event begins and tear down and clean up everything at the end. That means you’ll have one less detail to worry about and more time to focus on enjoying your event.

Ideal for Any Event Type

No matter what kind of event you intend to host, off-premise catering can serve your needs. Caterers like Rich’s have exceptional experience in weddings, galas and corporate events but can offer the same level of service for graduations, private parties or reunions of any size.