Note that, an event is incomplete without food and drinks, and this is one area where people will use to judge your event. Thus, you ought to take extra care about what you will serve and how it will be served. To help you take care of everything without stress, catering services will provide the kind of support you need, but you have to partner with the right team. Below are the steps to take when choosing the catering service to choose.
First things first; get a clear plan for your event. When approaching catering services, you will need to disclose the date, time, and location of your event, the number of people you will host, the menu you will be serving, the catering equipment and decorations you require. This information is helpful in making evaluations to determine whether a catering service can handle your catering needs.
Next, you will need to look for the catering service which can help you. As a guide, consider if a catering service has experience service events of a similar nature as yours and find out the largest number of people they have ever served. If you will have a thousand guests, you will require going to a caterer who has catered to a thousand or more people before because it means they have the equipment and resources necessary to manage your event comfortably. The more experience a catering service has and the bigger the numbers of people they have served, the higher their chances of reliability.
When you pinpoint the catering services which you feel can be an ideal match for your event, arrange a meeting with them to request for their services and discuss some details in depth. For example, you might want to know the source of their ingredients for cooking, if they can provide a sample taste test and if it will be free or not, if they can provide buffets and sit down dinners, if they handle leftovers, what is included in their cost and what’s not, their catering staff’s attire for theme purposes, and so on.
Based on the information you get from all the catering services, you will now be in a position to choose a company which is suitable for your event. Make sure that you do not choose a catering service which plans to squeeze you in between their tight schedule because they are likely not to deliver exceptional services. For instance, if they don’t have enough staff to cater to all their events and some of their staff will have to serve multiple functions, they could do their work in a rushed manner to meet their targets or show up exhausted at your event, all of which will not work in your favor.