Why You Should Hire a Caterer for Your Holiday Meals

Why You Should Hire a Caterer for Your Holiday Meals

So, you are in charge of the holiday dinner. It doesn’t matter if it’s a family dinner, company dinner, house party, Friendsgiving, potluck or whatever, there is literally nothing easier than outsourcing and hiring a professional caterer.

Listen, I know you have your grandmother’s old recipes and can order all of your groceries via Instacart. I understand that you can cook and just throw the dishes in the dishwasher or have the kids clean up. But do you really want to spend the entire week preparing to enjoy dinner only to be too tired? Not even! Just contact a reputable local caterer then kick back and really enjoy.

If taking it easy isn’t convincing enough, keep reading:

You don’t have to deal with the grocery store

Let’s face it, this time of year the stores are crowded, and the shelves are bare. During Thanksgiving week, Christmas, and Easter demand is high and supply is low. Add that to the current supply chain issues and you will find yourself going to multiple stores. The idea of running in to grab a few things “right quick” is highly unlikely.

You will not have to cook

Even if you’re the best cook in the family, cooking large quantities can become overwhelming really fast. On top of grocery shopping and food prep, you must make sure you have room to store everything until you are ready to serve. Once you contact your caterer and secure your order, all you will have to do is arrange a pickup or delivery time and sit back and enjoy the fruits of someone else’s labor. You can even bask in the compliments about how delectable the food is.

Clean-up will be easy breezy!

This is literally the best part! You will not get stuck doing the dishes. Simply order some cute disposable dinnerware and extra garbage bags and VOILA! Dinner is served and the kitchen is clean. Doesn’t that sound absolutely perfect?

So there you have it, contact your favorite caterer and spend your holiday taking pics and making memories, not “Sweating over a Stove and Busting Suds.”

Dee Odom grew up in Jonesboro, LA. Dee earned a Bachelors from Grambling State University in Grambling, LA and a Masters from the rival school Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, LA. However, the rivalry only lasts for one Saturday in November, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Dee has a strong passion for public policy, social justice, and cooking. Therefore, it is no surprise that this self-proclaimed foodie met her husband, Chef Brandon while trying a new spot, and ultimately co-founded Odom’s Kitchen (eatwithodoms.com). Together Dee and Brandon have two amazing children. One of the things she loves most about being in Louisiana is providing her children with access to three living great-grandparents. Additionally, Dee and Brandon enjoy entertaining friends and family through food and laughs.


  1. Love ❤️ this.
    Wish Odom’s Kitchen was in Atlanta.
    Odom’s has the most delicious food in Baton Rouge . However, I will be reaching out to a local caterer for Thanksgiving. I definitely want that break from cooking.

    Thanks again❤️


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