Planning A Memorable Retirement Dinner!

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Retirement Party Catering

Retirement is a milestone in anyone’s life, and it is important to mark the occasion with a suitably memorable celebration that will not be soon forgotten.

One of the best ways to celebrate retirement is with a retirement party. It’s customary to show gratitude to the retiree to say ‘thank you’ from friends, family and co-workers.

The most popular approaches are to have either a formal retirement luncheon, a small and lighter gathering, or a full blown celebration. But hosting a memorable retirement celebration takes planning.

There are many key factors that go into planning a retirement party and Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ, and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio are here to provide you with catering, photography, table linens, decorations, among the few to make your event successful.

The Guest List

The first step in planning a retirement celebration is making the guest list. Who you invite will have an impact on further decisions down the line, so it’s best to start here. No matter who is planning, we say mix your list with family, friends & co-workers.

Consult with the guest of honor for a list of people they would like to see at their retirement dinner. It’s generally expected that the guest of honor will bring their spouse, and to extend invitations to their children as well.


With the guest list finalized, it’s time to set a budget. Once you have a general head count, you will know what size venue you need to hire for the evening, and approximately how much you will need to spend on food and refreshments. Add in the cost of decorations and entertainment, and you should be able to set a workable budget for the evening. Once that budget is set, it’s important to stick to it.

Party Ideas

It’s time to celebrate a retiree's past accomplishments as well as the future! Retiring is and always will be a significant milestone for most. If you’re planning a retirement party for a special person, it would be a great idea to share your stories with the retiree's family, friends and co-workers. It’s easy to keep this simple.

San Antonio Retirement Party Catering

Whenever you want to host the best retirement catering party for a friend or family member, head straight to the catering company that is known far and wide as the finest catering and event planning service in the San Antonio area – Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio.

Consider the catering experts when it comes to helping clients develop a theme and determine the décor and entertainment options. Our goal is to produce powerful results and lasting memories especially for persons taking their final bows before heading off to retirement.

We can assist in preparing the most unforgettable retirement barbecue catering send-off for a retiree. No matter the time of day or the time of year, we can construct a retirement catering event that will impress the guests and astonish the honoree! We will take care of all the essentials so that you can rest assured that there will be no loose ends.

Clients can always be confident that Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio will make your retirement barbecue catering celebration perfect right on down to the last details. You can trust us to handle all aspects of the menu and most importantly your budget!


Many people planning retirement parties hear the word ‘catering’ and think ‘major expense’. But in many ways catering an event at a hired venue can be less expensive than holding your party at a local restaurant. It allows you to better control food and beverage costs, which will help your retirement celebration stay on budget.

Retirement parties in San Antonio deserve a special celebration. As one of the more senior staff members says goodbye to co-workers, he/she will be honored for their dedication to the company. Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ, and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio Catering offers excellent retirement party catering.

Just like most parties, a buffet option would be ideal. A buffet can offer a stylish selection of delicacies for your guests, while being less costly than table side service. Having said that, retirement is a once in a lifetime event, and an elegant full-service meal shows a great deal of respect and affection for the guest of honor.

The SideStreet BBQ will provide barbecue along with all the side delicious options that will surely please everyone.

The Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ, can provide plated dinners or family style options if you prefer. Again, budgetary considerations may play a part in your decision.

San Antonio Retirement Catering

Frequently, retirement catering parties occur during the summer months. This is often a great opportunity to hold the retirement catering event outdoors. Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio can provide a wonderful, outdoor memorial retirement catering party. We can also on occasion that an indoor venue would fit better for your retirement catering event.

Whatever your preferences, we will respect them and make sure your retirement catering celebration is notable for everyone who attends. We suggest our clients worry about the guest list while we worry about everything else! Better yet, we want our clients to understand that the fun never ends with regard to Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio!

Even at the conclusion of the outdoor season for retirement catering, our doors are open year-round for catering. We endeavor to make our clients’ lives easier. That is the reason we can handle your retirement catering, corporate drop-off catering, or general event planning needs all year long.

San Antonio Retirement Party Caterers

Additionally, Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio delivery specialists are trained professionals. They are highly-skilled and will provide you with a retirement catering experience second to none!

We promise to use only superior quality ingredients in our catering business. In the event there are price shifts in the market, our clients can relax in the knowledge that we will not purchase inferior quality items just in order to protect our price margins. We also are known for not only having superior ingredients, but also in employing only the highest quality staff.

Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio screens its staff for skill and hires them for their attitude. As a customer-intimate company, we are people-pleasers. To secure the highest levels of service, we offer life-long training to all of our staff in order to improve our clients’ experiences with our team. And, we are extremely proud of our professional staff.

If you’re retiring, or considering hosting a retirement catering party for someone you know or work with, give us a call today at: (210) 262-9621 to find out exactly what your options are and let's start planning that party.

Party Ideas (con't.)

At Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ, and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Studio, we’ve seen several retirement parties feature a dinner in honor of the retiree. It is also okay to simply have a few co-workers and friends gather around a cake in the office, school or cafeteria. We can bring you that cake as well! If you decide upon a dinner, remember to include some of the retiree's favorite barbecue foods from our menu options.

Don't forget the cake or desserts! What's a meal without adding the final touch, and what would be more perfect than ordering a cheesecake or dessert from Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ. Our bakery can handle your request.

Hiring a Venue

The choice of venue will largely be determined by the number of guests attending the celebration. Generally speaking, for medium to large sized gatherings a banquet hall is always the best option. While it might be tempting to hold your retirement party at a local restaurant, it is important to remember that the restaurant’s staff will not be able to devote their sole attention to you and your guests.

You will also have to contend with the distractions of other diners, and any entertainment the restaurant may have scheduled for the evening. By booking a professional event space, you maintain total control over seating and décor, and you can ensure that there are fewer distractions and that the venue’s staff can give your party their undivided attention.

If you’re retiring or know someone who is, give Bountiful Baked Goods & The SideStreet BBQ and our trusted Vendor, Nelva’s Photography a call today at (210) 262-9621.