Why You Shouldn’t DIY Shopping For Food

Author: Carolyn's Creole Kitchen | | Categories: Catering Services , Creole Catering , Louisiana Food Catering


Some love to do it, and others absolutely hate doing it. We’re talking about grocery shopping. When it comes to food budgeting for you or for your whole family, it can make anyone’s head spin. Added to that, you have to fight the grocery crowds, wrangle the kids, or end up forgetting something on your list. There are a number of mistakes you could make in the process, and all of them could eat into your food budget.

As an expert in the field, Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen has written down information regarding why you shouldn’t DIY shopping for food.

1. You end up underbuying or overbuying

As the saying goes, do not go grocery shopping when you are hungry. Many times, we find ourselves putting off grocery shopping until the very last minute. This means we do not have a proper meal plan or a well-thought-out list. Because of this, you can end up overbuying and going way above your budget. Additionally, because you might not be the best judge when it comes to portion sizes, you could also end up underbuying certain staple foods.

2. Spend more than needed or run out of food

We often end up paying more for food than we should for reasons that are largely our own fault. We shop badly. We don’t take advantage of ways to save money. We waste food, buying things that we never end up using, that end up spoiling before they reach our tables. Many times we go grocery shopping without a meal plan or a list. This means that you could end up forgetting to buy very important food items.

Do things right - Hire a professional

You can’t fix all the mistakes you have made, especially if you overbuy. This is why it is best if you hire a professional, this will prevent you from having to be apologetic about it, as we professionals can handle this task with ease. We have patience and are great at calculating your food and supply needs. Additionally, we also clean up after shopping and help you prepare and serve the food that you have shopped for. We have a love for cooking, and we enjoy seeing our food being eaten. We offer a variety of services such as breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and/or a combination of proteins, etc., all as per your individual needs.

If you are looking for a food catering service in Oakland, CA, reach out to me at Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen. Along with fifteen years of professional catering experience, I have been cooking up a “Culinary Storm” since I was nine years old and working alongside my adorable Mother, Leola Duhon Silas. I provide only the highest quality products, along with our customary No-Regret service with a Smile! Let me meet or exceed your expectations, but most of all, allow me to EARN your Trust! I offer my services to clients across Oakland Emeryville, San Pablo, Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro, San Francisco, and Richmond, CA.

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