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59 4th Ave
New York, NY, 10003

212-253-1343

Saffron 59 Catering is New York City's premier caterer and event planner specializing in Southeast Asian cuisine. For over 11 years, Saffron 59 has successfully orchestrated memorable affairs with attention to every detail.

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Catering Business: To Do Or Not To Do? Event Planners/Coordinators

Irene Khin Wong


I get asked this question a lot: 

Should I hire an Event Planner or Day-of-Event Coordinator? Well, it depends. How much stress/time do you have to spare? For example, the services, depending on you your needs - include everything from the early planning & budgeting stages to "Day-Of” coordination.

Here are some tips to help you get started:
  • First, gather your ideas-think about your budget, themes, the types of food you and you target audience would like, etc. 
  • Next, hire an Event Planner, if you prefer. An Event Planner has rapport and connections with vendors you might need. The role as a caterer and event planner is that of a facilitator, mediator, negotiator, artist and dream-maker… all on your behalf. 


Since Saffron 59 is a full-service event planning /catering company, we offer these services at a discounted price should you decide to use our catering services. After all, planning an event is stressful!

If you decide to go at it on your own; start researching venues, photographers/ videographers, décor, entertainment, caterers, printers, bakeries, florists, accommodations, transportation, etc. The list goes on and on.