Banquet vs. Catering

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Main Difference

The main difference between Banquet and Catering is that the Banquet is a large meal or feast and Catering is a commercial food service.

  • Banquet

    A banquet (; French: [bɑ̃.kɛ]) is a large meal or feast, complete with main courses and desserts, often served with ad libitum alcoholic beverages, such as wine or beer. A banquet usually serves a purpose such as a charitable gathering, a ceremony, or a celebration, and is often preceded or followed by speeches in honor of someone.

    In the majority of banquets, the gathering is seated at round tables with around 8-10 people per table.

  • Catering

    Catering is the business of providing food service at a remote site or a site such as a hotel, hospital, pub, aircraft, cruise ship, park, filming site or studio, entertainment site, or event venue.

  • Banquet (noun)

    A large celebratory meal; a feast.

  • Banquet (noun)

    A dessert; a course of sweetmeats.

  • Banquet (verb)

    To participate in a banquet; to feast.

  • Banquet (verb)

    To have dessert after a feast.

  • Banquet (verb)

    To treat with a banquet or sumptuous entertainment of food; to feast.

  • Catering (noun)

    The business of providing food and related services; foodservice.

  • Catering (noun)

    The business of providing such services for special occasions.

  • Catering (noun)

    The act of one who caters (to something).

  • Catering (verb)

    present participle of cater

  • Banquet (noun)

    an elaborate and formal evening meal for many people

    “a state banquet at Buckingham Palace”

  • Banquet (noun)

    an elaborate meal with several courses; a feast

    “a lavish five-course banquet”

    “a veritable banquet of seasonal events”

  • Banquet (verb)

    entertain with a banquet

    “a banqueting hall”

  • Catering (noun)

    the provision of food and drink at a social event or other gathering

    “high standards of catering”

Oxford Dictionary

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