When it comes to hosting catered outdoor events in the summer, there are some things to consider. Challenges and details of setting up the event will change depending on whether it’s a corporate event, a birthday party, or a class reunion. Different tastes have to be considered, and one must make sure that there is enough space to accommodate everyone. Check out our tips to help guide you through catering your outdoor event.

The Setting

When choosing an outdoor venue, be sure to confirm the space has enough room to host guests comfortably. A good choice for large events is a park. Depending on the size of the area, you can elect to hang signs or utilize decorations to lead guests to the event. While hanging out in the sun is nice, it would be a good idea to rent one or several tents to allow guests a shaded space to eat and kick back. The tents will also come in handy if inclement weather presents itself.

The Menu

While planning the event menu, consider what the weather will be like that day. If it’s going to be hot and muggy, guests will likely prefer lighter options, with some cold choices thrown in. If you want to avoid having to provide plates and silverware, choose appetizers and finger foods that people can eat while they mingle with other event goers. Be sure to speak with your caterer to make sure the different food options stay at the correct temperatures throughout the event. This is a good thing to keep in mind too, because this can be challenging due to weather conditions.


It’s nice to think that everyone will mingle successfully, but typically this isn’t the case. Providing guests with entertainment gives everyone an option of how to go about enjoying the event. Outdoor games, such as cornhole, are a great option, and allow guests to socialize while getting a little competitive. If you’re throwing a corporate event, opting for a DJ is another choice. Keeping guests entertained throughout an event is key to its success.

Be sure to keep these tips in mind while planning your summer event! Keeping guests happy with food and entertainment is vital to the overall success of the party. For all of your event catering needs, utilize our services here at Bricco Salumeria! Your guests will thank you for it!