When it comes to planning a large event, there are many different things you have to think about. The guest list, the decorations, the entertainment, booking a venue, and planning the food and drinks are just a few of the many different things you have to think about – and sometimes stress about! Fortunately, planning the menu doesn’t have to one of the stressful things, because there are many wonderful food catering companies out there. Of course, excellent food and drink choices often make an event, so it’s important to choose a truly excellent caterer.
So what should you look for in a food catering company? Well, the first and most important part of hiring a caterer is choosing a company with excellent food! When talking with caterers about your event, be sure to choose companies that offer food tasting, so that you can see firsthand exactly what caliber of food they will be serving to your guests. Also, talk with each caterer about their willingness to accommodate special diets, as it is likely that some of your guests will have special diet restrictions, including medical, religious and vegetarian restrictions. If the caterer isn’t willing to do these two basic things, then look elsewhere.
Of course, good food isn’t the only thing you should look for in a food catering company, although it is the number one thing. After all, excellent food doesn’t mean anything if your caterer doesn’t show up on time! So do your homework, and ask friends, coworkers, and even acquaintances about their experiences with local food catering companies, including who was good and who was bad. Also, there are many websites where you can access business reviews written by real, live customers for local businesses in your area, including caterers.
Once you have found a caterer that is willing to give you a food tasting, is willing to accommodate any special dietary restrictions your guests might have, and has an excellent reputation, you’ll want to spend some time with the caterer. Be sure to talk about not only the food and drinks you would like them to serve, but also about the feel you want your even to have. Ask how the food catering employees will be dressed, and if you have your own linens, cups, cutlery, dishes, etc that you would like them to use, be sure to ask about that as well. Wonderful food can truly make an event memorable, so be sure to hire a food catering company who can deliver all of this and more!