Steps to Take When Looking for a Catering Service for Your Social Event
Note that, an event is incomplete without food and drinks, and this is one area where people will use to judge your event. Hence, you need to be particular about the things you will serve and how you will serve them. You will need to partner with catering services to help you take care of things without much stress, but you have to pick the right team. Here are steps to take to decide who it will be:
First things first; get a clear plan for your event. As you approach catering services, they will need to know 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. These details will help them evaluate themselves to determine whether they can manage to meet your catering needs.
Next, you will need to look for the catering service which can help you. To guide you, look for catering services which have experience serving your kind of event and find out the highest number of guests they have ever served. If you will host a thousand guests, you will require working with catering services which have attended to a thousand guests or more because it means they have the potential to manage your event comfortably. The more experienced a catering service is and the more significant their scope of work, the higher their chances of reliability.
When you note the catering services which you feel can suit your needs, arrange meetings with them to make your request and discuss some details further. 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 each catering service you evaluate, you should now be in a position to pick the one you feel will be best for your event. Ensure that you do not pick a catering service which suggested fixing your event within a tight program because it will affect their quality of service. 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.