There seems to be a false narrative going around that in order to throw a lavish and memorable party, you need to pay an arm and a leg for every single detail from the venue to the food. I should know because I believed this ‘fake news’ myself. Well, readers, I am here to tell you that you can have your cake and eat it too, and that delicious cake will be brought to you by affordable catering!
Not long ago, I was preparing to throw an outdoor party to celebrate my daughter’s recent graduation from law school. She worked her tail off to graduate with high honors, and my husband and I wanted the party to reflect how proud of her we were. Unfortunately, money was a little tight – paying for four years of undergrad and then three years of law school tends to have that effect – so we knew we had to spend wisely for this party. We went back and forth on where to trim our budget. We considered going with a smaller tent or fewer tables and chairs, but we didn’t want to leave family and friends out of such an important event. At first, it seemed like catering was the one place we could not afford to cut back on because we didn’t want lackluster food and drinks to ruin our daughter’s big day. After weighing the costs of everything, it began to look like we might have to settle for a lesser caterer and pray that the quality of the food did not reflect our tight budget.
That is until a close friend recommended the caterer they use for all their parties, Waterfront Gourmet. I was not too familiar with them before this, but I quickly found out that they are considered one of the best caterers in Philadelphia and offer a wide variety of gourmet sandwiches, paninis, salads and more. When I called, I was just hoping to find someone who could provide our guest with good food at a price that fit in our budget, but what I got showed me why they are considered one of the best in the Philadelphia area.
Not only did they offer the affordable catering that we were looking for, but they also went out of their way to offer excellent all-around service. They were incredibly patient during my call, going through every option from their large selection of deli-style meals. I will admit, I had a lot of rather unique food requests and dietary needs that had to be met, but they helped me find the best sandwiches, wraps, and fruit and vegetable trays that would meet the needs of our guests. Everything is made fresh just hours before your event begins and they provide free delivery, giving me one less thing to worry about on the day of the party.
I don’t want to take anything away from the scrumptious food, but my favorite part about the catering was the price. Thanks to them and their fair prices, I didn’t have to make other sacrifices for our party, and we were able to invite every single person on our guest list. Our party was a big success, and so many of our guests complimented us on the food. I was happy to point them toward Waterfront Gourmet and told them how much their affordable catering helped make this a truly special event. If you are looking to throw a party or host an event in or around Philadelphia, regardless of how big or small it is, I would strongly recommend trusting Waterfront Gourmet to make sure the catering and its related costs are two things you won’t have to stress over.