Funeral catering: what to consider

At Buffets by Design, we understand you want to give your loved one the send-off they deserve. We also know it’s a time when catering for other people may be the last thing on your mind. We hope our pointers below help make things a little easier.

Minimise the fuss

The reception after the funeral service is a chance to spend time with friends and family. Exchanging stories and sharing memories of your loved one can give you a great deal of comfort. You don’t want to have to deal with problems or issues. At Buffets by Design, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and discreetness. We offer a ‘set up and leave’ service, but we can also provide staff to serve, keep things tidy throughout the gathering and clear everything away at the end. This means more time to spend with guests and one less thing to worry about.

Your guests

You can’t always plan who will turn up to a funeral or who will want to attend the reception afterwards. It’s best to be prepared for all eventualities. Our menus cover a range of different cuisines. Designed to have something to suit every taste, you can be sure they’ll appeal to both young and old.


Consider whether you are going to host the reception in your home or hire a local venue. How many guests are you expecting and will they be seated? Don’t be surprised if many of your guests find themselves standing to eat while they catch up with relatives and friends they haven’t seen for years. Would a hot-fork buffet suit you best? Or a finger buffet? Buffets by Design can accommodate all your needs and can cater either at your home or a venue of your choice.


Funerals can be expensive. It’s a time when social expectation comes up against time pressure and budget. Buffets by Design have a range of menus to suit all budgets.


For a seamless reception, word-of-mouth is the best gauge of excellent catering. Read our testimonials to see why a lot of our business comes repeat customers and referrals.

Buffets by Design are experienced in delivering catering based on the belief that our customers’ needs are of the utmost importance. Contact us now to talk more about your requirements.

Posted by Marie Winter September 11, 2015 Categories: Catering Funeral
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