Tips on planning a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Celebration

By  Sharon R |   | Posted in " Bar Mitzvah, Bat Mitzvah, Jewish Catering "

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Your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah is a special day and you want every detail of the celebration to be absolutely perfect. Food has always been a very important component of any event so finding a good caterer and creating a memorable menu that will leave your guests delighted are important tasks.

You should hire your catering company about six months in advance. This will make sure that you get your 1st choice without needing to compromise.

Your first step is to determine where you’ll be hosting the Bar/Bat Mitzvah celebration since this may limit your choice of caterers. Many venues such as reception halls and some synagogues have their own caterers which you might be required to use. If they allow you to bring in an off-premise caterer, keep in mind that some extra fees might occur (for example, for letting them use the kitchen). Make sure the caterer has the licensing required by the venue.

Here’s how to locate a great caterer:

Once you have a list of potential caterers call them and ask about cost and availability. Request a proposal with a suggested menu. Make arrangements to meet the ones you like in person and try to schedule tastings as part of the interview. Inquire about menu options they offer and what exactly is included in the fee. Also ask about their policies on payments and deposits, taxes and gratuities, and liquor.

Consider creating different menus for children and adults. Serving simple, easy-to-eat finger foods for children and elegantly presented plated or buffet meals for adults is a perfect way to satisfy everyone’s tastes. You’ll probably have many options when choosing a catering company, just make sure they are licensed and insured, easy to work with and can meet all your dietary needs.

With all that said, Oz Catering will be happy to help you celebrate your child’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and make it a memorable experience for your child, you and all of your guests.

  • Ask friends and family for referrals; word of mouth is sometimes the best way to find a great caterer.
  • Ask your son/daughter how they liked the food that was served at their friend’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
  • Search online – nowadays all respectable companies have a website where they list the kind of services they offer.
  • Contact Oz Catering.