Organizing and hosting an event for a large group of people can easily become a stressful nightmare if proper organization is not maintained. You will need to consider many aspects of pulling off a successful event, but if you are only in charge of the catering your workload is not as much as those pulling off the whole planning and management. That does not mean your services are any less important or vital to the success of the event. An event without catering, or with below par catering is not an event, but indeed a disaster. That is why you need to have all your bases covered, from the catering equipment that is to be used, to the finely selected and agreed upon menu that is to be served.
If you regularly host events, or are a professional catering outfit, you might want to consider investing in proper catering equipment, as renting this equipment every time you do an event will become too costly and eat away at your profits. Investing in this equipment if you regularly host large events should be seen as just that, an investment. There are important aspects to take into account before spending money on this valuable and expensive equipment. You should already know where you are going to store the equipment during downtime when you will not be using it.
Not having to worry about storage is one of the main benefits of hiring this type of equipment. You will have to source affordable and readily available storage to safely protect your equipment when needed. Whereas you can have the equipment delivered to catering venues when you hire it, it is your responsibility to take care of the transport when it is your own equipment.
Careful consideration should be paid before purchasing any catering equipment, and industry professionals' opinions and advice should be sought and duly considered.