When an unexpected illness or death occurs, families often find they do not have the time to prepare meal when there are more pressing matters to be handled. Bereavement catering can help ease the burden during these trying times. Traditionally, following a funeral service, family and friends are invited to a home or social hall to express their condolences and celebrate the life of their loved one. The once common practice of friends bringing a covered dish to the post-service reception is no longer guaranteed and therefore the family must either prepare or arrange for the food for out-of-town family members and friends or request condolence food from a company who does Funeral or Bereavement Catering.
When doing Funeral Catering, Anthony’s staff will carry out their duties in a dignified, quiet and respectful manner. The buffet tables will be skirted and beautifully set with an array of the food selections you have chosen. Bar and drink service will be set up in an appropriate location. Food items can range from Heavy Hors d’oeuvres to cold deli style platters or to a combination of cold and hot selections. All the Condolence Food items will be prepared in our kitchens and made from the freshest ingredients.
Throughout the years, Anthony’s has received numerous requests for Bereavement Catering and Funeral Catering. When a family member becomes ill or is hospitalized for an extended period, requests have often been received from around the nation to prepare and deliver full meals or specific items of food to the family members at home. It is one of the most thoughtful and appreciated gifts that can be given at a time of need.