How To Pick The Right Food For My Event with Rocky Mount Event Center

Event Center Cuisine: Picking The Right Menu For My Event

When it comes to hosting an event, the menu is just as important as the entertainment. Picking a catering menu for a wide range of guests can be difficult if you don’t ask the right questions. If you’re having trouble planning the menu at your event, Rocky Mount Event Center has some questions you can ask yourself when planning your menu.

What’s Your Budget?

When planning your event menu, it’s important to establish a budget from the start to prevent overspending. When meeting with your desired catering company explain your budget to them so they can point you in the right direction of what you can afford. This way, they know what items they should promote to you and it’ll save you time and effort later on down the planning process.

How Many People?

Next, you need to decide how many people you’re trying to feed when it comes to food options. Will you need to feed a few hundred or a few thousand? Getting your numbers right for your event is crucial if you’re trying to save a few bucks and prevent overspending. You also want to make sure you get enough food for your crowd. You don’t want to run out of food, but you don’t want to waste money on tons of leftovers either.

What Is The Most Cost Effective?

Having trouble deciding on the type of food you want? Cost effective foods that are easier to make in bulk are generally going to be the cheaper option like breakfast foods and buffet food instead of individual plates. If you’re trying to save money, you might want to stick to menu items that are easy to make and won’t take as much time to prepare or set up individually.

Buffet Or Plated?

When deciding to do a buffet or plated option, a factor to consider is how long you want the meal to last. If you’re expecting a longer meal with adequate sit down time at our event center, you might want to lean towards the plated meal option. Depending on your crowd, a plated option will take longer to set up and clean up.


If you’re wanting the meal to be quicker and served as easy as possible, try a buffet option to speed up the process. A buffet option will allow guests to build their own plates as well as move the meal process as fast or as slow as they’d like.

Any Dietary or Allergy Restrictions?

Finally, when planning your menu you need to assess the crowd you’re planning to serve. If you’re planning to hold a vegetarian conference, it probably wouldn’t be wise to put meat products on your menu. Before submitting your menu, ask your guests if there are any allergies or restrictions you need to be aware of before approving the final menu.

Choose Rocky Mount Event Center

The Rocky Mount Event Center is located neatly between New York and Miami. We offer in-house catering services as well as concessions. This makes it the premier destination for large sporting events and tournaments, stadium-packing concerts, family reunions and more. We offer customizable rooms and an array of awesome services like our arcade or Clip n’ Climb area. If you are looking for an event center experience as elaborate as you would find in the big city but without the bustle, check out Rocky Mount Event Center.