5 Important Tips for Choosing the Best Event Caterer

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Event planning and catering go hand in hand. How you handle the catering will set the tone of your event. You have to consider quality, variety and presentation. You need to hire a caterer who provides great food and also understands the theme and style of your event.

Here are 5 things you need to consider when choosing your event caterer. 

Ensure the Caterer Has Experience

When choosing an event caterer, their experience in the industry is key. An experienced caterer will bring the added advantage of professionalism in their cooking, food presentation and service to your guests. This will leave a lasting impression on your guests. In addition, it will allow you to take it easy and focus on other elements of your event since you can rely on their services.

Consider the Size of Your Event Vis a Vis Your Personal Needs

Make sure you choose a caterer with the ability to handle the number of guests you intend to invite. It's critical to consider what types of foods you'll need from them. For instance, you may need entrees and appetizers or one versus the other. The caterer you choose should be able to handle the size of your party given all the vital details upfront. To confirm if the caterer has managed to serve a guest list as long as yours, ask for references of some of their largest catering events and actually call to confirm. 

Keep in Mind the Location

Location is crucial. You should always consider the location of the event and that of your caterer. If the caterer does not serve events in that location, they may have difficulty finding or reaching the venue. Ensure you find a caterer who has experience in the area in which you intend to hold the event or similar venues. One way of doing this is limiting your choices to caterers within your area or arranging a pre-visit with your caterer to ensure they know the exact location of the event. 

Consider Dietary Restrictions 

A caterer worth their salt realises that each event is different. They're able to help you with the menu requirements, especially those that require a special menu. To cater to the needs of your vegetarian, vegan and dairy-free meals, you'll need to work hand in hand with your caterer to develop the menu. Choose a caterer who understands the important aspect of dietary restrictions and can adjust the many recipes to create delicious alternatives to these dishes. 

Check Out Their Customer Reviews

You need a caterer who follows up on all their promises. One of the proven ways to confirm this is by checking your sources and reviews. If they have a website, be sure to confirm what past customers have to say about them.

Once you have narrowed down on your catering budget, use these tips to choose the caterer that will provide the best service to your guests.

Reach out to a local catering service today to learn more.


24 July 2020

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