You might be happy to know that catering services can be customized and tailored according to your preferences and needs. Therefore, when you hire a caterer for your wedding or a corporate event, it is highly recommended to speak with him at length and ask him all the questions you have in mind. If this is the first time when you are hiring a caterer then here are a couple of important questions you should ask, in order to make sure that your event will be an entertaining and delightful one.
Do you specialize in certain types of foods?
Some caterers are really experienced when it comes to preparing Italian dishes, for example, and you should know about this, especially if you want to impress your guests. Also, you should ask your caterer to provide you with samples in order to be absolutely sure that the foods served are indeed delicious.
Do you provide tables, chairs, linen, silverware and so on?
Some caterers provide these items, others don’t, so it is important for you to know this right from the start. If the caterer provides these items then ask them to show you the tables, chairs, linen and silverware they will use, in order to be sure that they are suitable for your party and of good quality. If they don’t provide these items then you will have to make arrangements in order to rent or buy them from somewhere else.
Are you going to work on other parties or weddings on the same day?
This is an important question. Some caterers might focus on your party or wedding completely and it is convenient for you to benefit of this type of attention. On the other hand, some caterers might work on other parties in the same day or weekend and they might not provide you with upmost attention and care.
Where will the food be prepared?
If you organize the party in your own property then you must provide a sufficient amount of space for caterers to prepare foods. In some cases, the caterers might have their own facilities where foods can be prepared. Also, don’t forget to ask if you are going to be charged more if they bring their own equipments to a certain location.
Do you have a license?
This is another important question you should ask. If the caterer has a license then this means that his business is compliant with the latest health department standards and he has liability insurance. If you are having a bar then make sure that the caterer you are working with also has a liquor license.
Can I speak with some of your past clients?
Professional caterers can refer you to a couple of their past clients in order for you to find out more information and details about their services. You should speak with at least 2 previous clients who had a similar amount of guests and a similar menu style. Based on their experiences, you will know if you are making a good decision or not.
Do you prepare wedding cakes?
Some caterers are capable of preparing wedding cakes if it is necessary. You should also ask if it is possible for you to use an outside baker and if there is going to be a fee for cutting the cake and placing the slices on the plates of your guests.
Hopefully now you have a better understanding about catering services. If you still have more questions, feel free to explore our website and give us a call right away. We will gladly answer all your questions and provide you with top quality catering services.