No matter if you’re throwing a summer wedding or holding an outdoor corporate carnival, food can make or break any event. Unfortunately, the higher temperatures that come along with the summer season can make serving food safely more difficult. Use these three tips to improve your catering safety during a summer event.
- Time your catering. If you’re providing catering for your outdoor event, make sure you keep track of when you place the food out. Perishable food should not sit out for more than two hours. If the temperature is above 90 degrees, your catering shouldn’t sit out for more than one hour.
- Keep hot food hot and cold food cold. Companies that provide catering for parties in Pennsylvania know that you need to keep food at its proper temperature to avoid bacterial growth. Keep cold food in a cooler and serve it in small amounts. Hot food should be kept hot with catering equipment and out of the sun.
- Remember to clean surfaces and tools throughout the day. If you’re grilling meat at your event, be mindful of cross-contamination. Make sure that any knives, forks, or tongs that touch uncooked meat are thoroughly cleaned before they touch any cooked food. When transporting raw meat, make sure to put it in its own separate container away from any vegetables or fresh fruit. Wipe down all surfaces used to prepare raw meat, and don’t reuse dishes after the food is finished cooking.
Though parties and ceremonies are currently on hold, Fun For Everyone is currently booking advance reservations for catering, character appearances, and game rentals in Montgomery County. Give our team a call to learn more about rental options or to make your reservation.