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Gino Spano

When you start looking for wedding caterers, you’ll quickly discover there’s more to it than just picking a menu. You want a caterer who goes above and beyond designing a menu, one who is responsible for all the odds and ends.

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Look for key features in a Toronto catering service. Full service catering should be a top priority. Here are three reasons why.

1. Saves You Time

There are two areas where you’ll want to save time: when researching wedding venues and on the wedding day itself.

It takes time to research wedding services and create a list of reputable third-party vendors. From there, you have to meet with them and hope they’re as good in person as they sound on paper. When you’re balancing a long list of wedding tasks, finding these services can cause a bigger headache. Working with a full service catering company that already has a list of approved vendors makes this task a breeze.

On the actual wedding day, your last concern should be preparing food, cleaning up, and ensuring everybody is served. Full wedding catering businesses cover more than just the basics: they prepare the food; ensure appetizing presentation; clean up between meals; and take the garbage out. From set-up to clean-up, these caterers have it covered.

They’ll also coordinate with any necessary third parties, whether it’s for furniture rentals and linens or everything else required. Their punctuality will see that you don’t go beyond the venue hours by getting there early to set up and ensure the venue is cleaned up by the magic hour. Full service catering businesses provide seamless service and coordinated wait staff who understand how to ensure a wedding goes off without a hitch.

2. Save Your Money

How much does the average wedding cost in Canada? It’s a notable amount, and those third-party vendors will quickly eat into the total wedding budget. Caterers who provide wait staff, dinnerware, and linens save you money overall because you’re no longer paying three separate companies for all of those features. Think of it as a bundled package.

Full service catering businesses understand that these packages can save you money for use elsewhere. As long as you’re upfront and clear about the services you want at the beginning, these caterers will have no problem meeting your requests.

A significant portion of the budget is dedicated to catering. Get the most value for your money by combining multiple vendor services into one package. Checking off as many boxes as possible: renting tables, chairs, and even the salt and pepper shakers—is in your best interest.

3. Reduce the Stress

Planning a wedding is a big undertaking, where each major aspect involves several smaller details. With so much to do, you want to minimize the extra tasks as much as possible. Full service catering makes this a reality, providing top-notch service to see that the entire day goes as planned.

Don’t worry about being understaffed. These caterers plan and design every last bit of the menu, from taste to serving size. They handle all the pertinent details of your guest list to ensure they have the right staff numbers on hand and that each guest is taken care of.

Don’t overthink it. Full service catering has it covered, from complementing linens and glassware to the timing between entrees and dessert. They’ll live up to your expectations to provide the best wedding experience and put your mind at ease.

From finding a dress to curating the perfect party playlist, picking the right wedding caterer can quickly feel like another big box on the checklist. Full service catering services take it to the next level, ensuring you have the tables and chairs to dine at, picking wedding linens that match the napkins, and seeing that you and your guests enjoy a wonderful reception.


Gino Spano

Starting with roots in a kitchen at 14 years old, he worked his way up the ranks and by the young age of 17 was responsible for daily events of 50 to 600 people. Gino continued to use his talents to work in catering, banquet and restaurant kitchens across the GTA. His love for Italian, French and Asian cuisine paired with his wide variety of knowledge brought him success in his new venture at Seventh Heaven in 2001. Over the past 12 years, he has cooked many meals for social events, corporate events and government officials. His love for new challenges brought him into corporate sales where he and the Seventh Heaven team won Best Catered Event for Canadian Linen’s “The Great White North” – Facility Grand Opening in 2009.
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