professional catering services
thai squared has been helping customers to professionally cater both large (up to 200 people) and smaller (20-50 people) events for many years.
organizing an important event that includes catering can feel a bit overwhelming, and we certanly understand.
delivering quality food and setting up everything on time is a huge responsibility, and that is exactly where we can provide great service.
how catering works
thai squared offers a selection of popular food items prepared in larger quantities, for both pickup and delivery with professional setup.
here is a typical catering process:
catering orders lead time
to guarantee on time delivery, catering orders should be placed in advance:
sizes and selections
each food item comes in two sizes: half tray (feeds 4-5 people), and full tray (feeds 9-10 people).
half tray is simply a half of the full tray (we just wanted to be perfectly clear).
catering item selections currently include the most popular items from our lunch menu.
a single catering menu applies to both lunch and dinner; the portion size stays the same (unlike our dinner menu that has larger portions).
note: we can still provide almost any food item from our regular menu; please ask if your favorite item in not listed.
how to order
please visit online ordering to place your catering order. select `order for later`, then select your desired date and time.
please select `delivery` if you need us to deliver and setup everything for you; otherwise select pickup.
note: please select 4pm or later as your delivery time. we will contact you and setup your actual delivery time once you place the order.
select items from the catering menu (for example, `catering | fried rice`); make sure to add disposable wire chafer stand kits with fuel, if desired.
note: single wire chafer stand kit will accomodate one full tray or two half trays and includes required chafer fuel; it will keep the food warm for up to 2 hours.
typically, we can provide a single full service catering event for a single customer on any given day.
placing catering order early will guarantee on time delivery
delivery and setup
on the day of the catering event, we will arrive early (30-60 min, depending on the order size).
please make sure there will be someone available onsite to arrange for visitor passes, if required, and to show us where catering should be setup.
there will be a few thai squared employees who will organize all food and drinks according to your preferences, place appropriate plates, utensils, napkins, install wire chafer stands, and start chafing dish fuel to keep the food warm for the duration of the event (up to 2 hours).
as the last step, we will cleanup any spils that may have occured during setup and will remove all catering equipment from the site.
typically, setup is done and everything is ready about 5 mins before the sheduled event time.
setup charge covers delivery, onsite setup, and included disposable items (napkins, plates, utensils, serving spoons/forks, etc.). the charge is ~5% of the food cost and is automatically added to your catering order.
note: disposable wire chafer kits with chafing fuel are not included by default but rather have to be selected as part of the catering order (look in the `catering accessories` section).
for more curious
successfully fulfilling all but the smallest catering orders poses significant logistical challenges.
consider that in order to cook our food using fresh ingredients, we do not keep large supplies in stock; we use a true "lean" food supply chain where all fresh ingredients are resupplied every day or two.
consequently, all but the smallest catering orders require a lot of extra work to happen in advance, starting from ordering necessary ingredients from multiple vendors in advance to adjusting the whole team schedule to arrive to work much earlier (sometimes as early as 6am) on the day of a larger catering event.
we use Cambro insulated food carriers and other high quality catering equipment to safely deliver food while keeping it hot.
our delivery minivan is able to deliver food for large catering orders of up to 200 people.
tips provided will directly benefit kitchen and catering teams that will have to work very hard to make your catering event a definite success. thank you in advance!
still have questions?
call us at (470) 800-3504 to see how we can help!