How hiring professional catering improves your fundraiser

fundraiser planner using a caterer

Whether you’re a 501c(3) nonprofit raising money for a special project or a local club raising funds for a trip, hosting a successful fundraiser is vital to your ability to meet your goals.

Here at Piguet’s Catering, we love working with various nonprofits, clubs, civic organizations, and other community groups to offer a fantastic assortment of delicious food for their event.

As a catering company that functions out of a restaurant, we can either host the fundraiser at Piguet’s Prime Time or at various sites in Oklahoma and the surrounding four-state area.
We often hear from clubs or organizations that want to keep their expenses as low as possible so they are reticent to hire a professional catering company. Our experience shows, however, that hiring a professional caterer provides a level of quality that is difficult, if not impossible, to match if your team is trying to manage all the food on your own.

The advantages of hiring a professional catering company for your fundraiser can far outweigh any costs. Let’s take a look at that!

Caterers bring a level of professionalism to your event that enhances the overall experience.

We know how to set up food stations, manage serving lines, and ensure everything runs smoothly. We also dress professionally, adding a sense of classiness to your event. Even if you get volunteers to help make and serve the food, getting them to dress and work together cohesively would be a challenge.

Food Quality

Even if your club or team has amazing cooks helping, caterers are much more likely to be accustomed to cooking food quickly and in bulk. Caterers also specialize in providing high-quality food that is both delicious and visually appealing. This can impress your guests and make them feel valued, increasing their likelihood of participating in future fundraisers. Caterers like us are especially careful about where we source our food and have purchase capabilities that your organization may not have.


We love offering not only variety in our menus but also the ability to offer custom menus. Oftentimes, when organizations have their staff or volunteers make the food, there are very few options. Caterers often offer a wide variety of menu options to suit different tastes and dietary preferences. This ensures that all attendees, regardless of their dietary restrictions, can enjoy the meal. You would be amazed at what ingredients might have allergens, especially gluten.

Time and Energy Savings

Organizing a fundraiser is already a significant, time-consuming process, and managing food preparation and service can be time-consuming and stressful. Hiring a caterer allows you to focus your time and energy on other aspects of the event, such as fundraising activities and guest engagement. Fundraisers are designed to help tell your story and make your clients the star. By focusing on that story-telling function, you are giving yourself the opportunity to make the event more successful.

Logistical Support

Catering meal optionsCaterers have experience managing large-scale events and can provide valuable logistical support. From planning the menu to coordinating delivery and setup, they can help ensure that everything runs smoothly on the day of the fundraiser.

Civic-minded Partners

Many caterers, including us at Piguet’s Catering, have a heart for helping the community. We will work with your organization to get the most value out of your dollars. It is unlikely that you would get this level of support and dedication if you are trying to piecemeal your event food and prepare it yourself.

Do you have a fundraiser coming up? We would love to talk to you about catering or even hosting your event to help you achieve your financial goals!