Irrespective of what the event is, whether it is a corporate one or a personal function, whether it has a hundred guests or a select few, the food that is served at the event will play a major role in whether the event is a success or not. Several events have been saved simply because of good food and catering irrespective of how bad other aspects of the event were. According to experts, good catering services are constantly in demand. No one wants to have an event fail or have unhappy guests because of food not being prepared or served well. With changing and evolving tastes in food as well as an increase in the number of great restaurants today, people are aware of how specific and discriminating people are with their food tastes.
Once you find a caterer who can prepare and serve hot, delicious food on time and with efficient service, half the work of organising your event is done. In order to choose the best catering company for your event, consider the factors listed below before you employ a catering company-
- Meet the caterer personally- don’t be blinded by flashy brochures or well done up websites. And don’t try to figure out complicated details with just one email. You should meet the caterer in person not only to figure out the specifics, but also to see if you will enjoy working with them
- Taste the food first- food is something that should appeal to different senses, not just taste. Every other aspect of the meal or dish should be excellent- from the way it is prepared, to how it is plated, and presented. All of these things play an important role in how you and your guests will experience catering. Make sure you make arrangements for all this weeks or even months before the event
- Check out the venue for yourself- caterers who are serious about what they do consider their service a form of performance. Your venue should be the perfect stage to be catered to properly. Imagine a scenario in which your caterer would like to serve cheese fondue, but on the day of the event, you find out the venue has no place for you to plug in the fondue machine. In order to avoid problems like this, you should go and look at the venue first before making requests to the catering company
- Find out rates for different packages offered by the company- be direct about the budget you have set aside for your event. Make sure that your caterer is aware of your budget so that he/she is able to provide you packages in accordance with your rates. Don’t expect the company to change or discount their rates to fit your budget. However you can work with them to achieve the most realistic version of your goals and what you envision your event to be.