Event planning is challenging enough. Not only do you have to find a venue for your get together, you probably have to make arrangements for people to get to the location, handle decorations, and a hundred other things to make the party ready for the guests. This also includes making arrangements to feed all of the people who are going to be at the party. If the thought of spending hours over a hot stove making hundreds of pounds of food is not appealing to you, then hiring a catering service is probably the best way to get food for your party. A catering service can take over many event tasks and provide you with a little breathing room. Their primary service is to make a delicious meal for your guests. Typically, the caterer will work with you to develop a menu that suits your particular festivities. You can then choose to have a buffet style meal where your guests help themselves to the food or you can have onsite staff cooking and serving your guests. In either case, the caterer will be responsible for making enough food to feed everyone in your party. This, alone, will free up a lot of time for you to focus on other things. Another thing a catering service can help you with is seating. Many catering companies will also rent out tables and chairs for your party. This will save you from having to negotiate with yet another vendor for this. Generally, when you rent the seating from the catering company they will help set it up for your party in addition to setting out the food for consumption. Once the party is over, they will pack up the equipment and take it away. Although this often is an extra cost, you will find that avoiding the hassle of dealing with a chair and table vendor is worth the money. Lastly, with the internet such a large part of everyday life now, there are some catering companies who will allow you to place your order online through their website. If you are organized enough to know what you want, you can log on any time of the day or night, place your order, and pay for it with a credit card. A representative will generally call you to confirm the order you placed. Otherwise, doing it this way will save you from having to meet with someone face to face about catering service. This can lead to opening up more time for you to work on other tasks.