Do you have a backup plan for your next event? Recently 5,000 people lost power in Central Indiana – including Nameless Catering. We were prepared for this emergency.

Our generator kicked on and back-up was on site in less than 30 minutes.

We were scheduled to cater weddings and important events that same day. We were prepared for a very inconvenient emergency and made sure that we delivered on our promise to provide exceptional customer service and amazing food. We have multiple kitchens and plan for these types of things!

When hiring vendors, ask them about their disaster plan. An emergency action plan should always be in writing and every staffer should know where to find it. When it comes to a mobile event, companies should also think about health and safety.

While it may be difficult to plan for unknown variables, safety procedures should be put in place and well-documented.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Health and Safety Risk Assessment 

The complexity of an event will determine the thoroughness of a health and safety risk assessment. For a simple soiree, a standard risk assessment is sufficient. For something more complex, a more formal management plan may be needed.

Attempt to Alleviate the Risks

Try to identify what could go wrong at an event (within reason) and makes sure those risks are lessened or eliminated if possible.

Have An Emergency Plan

Know what will happen if there is an emergency like a power outage or a need to evacuate. Ask if staff are trained on what to do in case of an emergency. A contingency plan should be discussed and documented. For smaller emergencies, it might be helpful to have a safety kit on site.

Food Considerations

If you have caterers bringing food on site ask how it will be kept the appropriate temperature. Consider everything to do with bringing the food to the guests’ plates should be taking into account.