How Covid-19 Affected Caterers in Green Bay


It’s great to be back at events. What a year it’s been! At Renard’s, we certainly felt the impact of Covid-19 as events were postponed or done in a small way that did not need catering. Like many businesses in Green Bay, we adapted as best we could. With the summer of 2021 well underway, we find we are still adapting. Covid-19 has changed our business in different ways, some of which we didn’t expect.

Boom of Weddings

We knew some brides and grooms would postpone their weddings in order to include family and friends (and good food), but we didn’t expect these huge numbers. We are booking multiple weddings each weekend. Don’t misunderstand our surprise as a complaint. We absolutely love being a part of a couple’s wedding and we strive to make it as delicious an experience as possible. To prospective brides and grooms, we offer two different, yet delectable wedding menus (as well as menus for nearly all caterable occasions). Fingers crossed this wedding boom continues, as the happy faces of all in attendance are proof we can endure anything in Green Bay, even a pandemic.

Menu Changes

One of the unforeseen changes to our business was the challenge of sourcing fresh ingredients. There were many food suppliers we had partnerships with that weren’t able to weather the loss of business during Covid-19. As a result, they shut their doors. Luckily, we had strong relationships with a wide variety of suppliers, so there were others we could turn to for assistance. Some items we still could not get, so we have altered our menus. Don’t worry. The menus are still filled with plenty of high quality entrees and desserts.

Covid-19 Changes Menus for Green Bay CaterersPrice Increases

Likely due to the problems food suppliers have had over the past year, costs have increased for many of the ingredients we use in our dishes. In response, we were forced to raise our own prices. Turning to lower quality, cheaper ingredients just wasn’t an option. Our customers have high standards and so do we. They allow us to be part of their special event, and we want to make it even better with the food we serve. It’s been that way since our company’s beginning.

Hiring Frenzy

On a positive note, the rebound in weddings and scheduling of special events this summer means we are hiring! We need friendly, team oriented people to join the best catering company in Green Bay. Take a look at our careers site to find the positions we are currently seeking, and even apply.

We are sure that as the year unfolds, more changes will arise, but for now we are happy to be back. Our customers drive us to be the best in Green Bay, and we relish the opportunity to be with them again. If you have an event you would like catered, give Renard’s Catering a call at 920-432-6116.