Any good party is incomplete without good food, isn’t it? In case of private gatherings, arranging for the food is not a daunting task as you can manage the nuances from your kitchen itself. But, if it’s a large scale party, food catering services are your best resort. However, if you are choosing a food caterer, you have to take into consideration several factors like the experience of the caterer, quality of food, uniqueness of menu, etc.
For those of you planning to choose a food caterer, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind:
Book the caterers well in advance: Food caterers can be really busy especially during wedding seasons. Therefore, if you want to hire their services, ensure that you initiate the process well in advance to avoid any disappointments.
Work out the menu: Every food caterer has a few signature dishes. Find out all that you can about these dishes and accordingly work out the entire menu. Also, don’t forget to take the preferences as well as demographics of your guests into consideration. For example, if a large part of your invited guests consist of the oldie crowd, laying down a heavy meal is not a good idea. After all, they would prefer to keep it simple and light.
Venue recce with the caterer: If you think that this is not so important, you are making a mistake. Ensure that the caterer you plan to hire gets a chance to check-out the details of the venue. This will help him or her plan the services in a better way and keep your guests happy. In fact, if possible do a little rehearsal to get a fair enough idea of where the counters will be located.
Less is the new more: When it comes to hiring food caterers, a lot of people make the mistake of insisting on an elaborate spread. But, ask yourself, is it necessary? We would strongly recommend you to restrict the menu to the best few dishes in order to ensure that your guests can savour the tastes in a better way.
Make sure it all follows the theme: The food, décor and service should be planned carefully in a manner that makes it all follow a particular theme. After all, the last thing you want is to bedazzle your guests with a mix of Italian Pasta and Chinese noodles on the same menu.