Catering for funerals and wakes

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written by Maree
Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021

After the loss of a loved one, family and friends appreciate the opportunity to gather together to share their memories and celebrate their life, sometimes before and more often after a funeral or memorial service.

At such a sensitive time, there is lots to do and think about, and so it may be less stressful and more reassuring to put the funeral catering in the hands of a professional caterer.

At the end of the funeral service or other memorial event, you may want to serve simple, well-prepared food to your guests as a way of thanking them for all the support they have given you and for standing by you and the person you lost. Not only is it polite to offer refreshments, it is a way of expressing your gratitude.

That said, you and/or your close relatives may not be in a position to plan for cooking and serving food.

Companies experienced in supplying catering for funerals aim to lessen the stress of the event,  they will provide an appropriate menu for the time and venue that your guests will appreciate. Most funeral catering services offer options that their clients have found suitable for bereavement occasions in the past, such as various hors d’oeuvres (think hot finger food), sandwiches, fruit and cheese platters, scones, muffins, slice and coffee and tea.

Serving food for your guests at the end of a funeral is a custom that many people worldwide follow as a way to thank their guests for their support and as a mark of respect for the departed. Using professional catering will take some of the burden off your shoulders, leaving you confident that your guests are taken care of.


Maree catering and baking Brisbane


Maree is the Baker-in-Chief at Busy Bake and has been creating high-quality, homestyle catering since 2003. Maree's delicious and fresh food saves you the time and stress of catering for your next event. Her tasty sweets and savouries are created from the finest ingredients, made from fresh produce and prepared with traditional home-style methods. Maree's second in charge is Spitz, her dog, followed closely by her husband.

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