After the funeral service you may wish to offer refreshments at a reception or wake. At Alan Greenwood we can help you make arrangements for catering, whether the event is hosted in the family home or at a hired function room.
Food for a Wake: Choices
In many cases, the family of the deceased offer a buffet spread of finger food at the wake. This is a nice, simple option with minimum clean-up, which caters to a wide range of tastes. Think along the lines of mini-sandwiches, sausage rolls, quiche, and canapés.
However, there is no hard and fast rule about appropriate food for a funeral. You may wish to serve an elaborate, multi-course feast which celebrates all the favourite foods of the loved one you have lost. Or, you could opt for something more unusual that really encapsulates their personality like simple bacon rolls and chunky chips, or sweet treats like an ice-cream truck or a pick ‘n’ mix sweets cart.
Finding Funeral Caterers
You could choose to provide your own food at the reception, or draw on the skills of your family to provide a spread. On the other hand, you could opt to have the occasion catered. When hosting a wake in a hired venue, it is likely that they will either be able to provide food, or they will have a list of approved caterers. Should you need any guidance with this, however, the team here at Alan Greenwood can help. Please feel free to get in touch for assistance with catering arrangements.
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