If you are hiring an event catering service, whether it is for your wedding or a small corporate event, there are some things you should know. Here are some of our favorite tips for hiring a professional events and catering company, no matter the occasion.
Go for a mixture of bold and classic
While it can be fun to have interesting foods for your event, you never know the different tastes your guests will have. So the best way to ensure everyone is happy with what they’re eating, make sure to mix an interesting hors doeuvres menu with classics that can appeal to everyone such as chicken fingers, french fries, nachos, fruit salad, and macaroni and cheese.
Ask your catering service about what they do best
Chances are you may already have an idea of what you want at your event, but the best catering service in town doesn’t offer that dish. What you can do to ensure you are getting the best food available is to ask your event catering service what dish they prepare the best and go from there. Or you can also ask them what type of cuisine they specialize in such as brunch foods, appetizers, or desserts. A simple collaboration like this can make it much easier to get the most bang for your buck.
Don’t be afraid to ask for samples
Professional catering services will offer samples for you to try so you know you’ll like them! Always, always ask for a sample of what you can expect if you have a specific menu in plan. You even can ask them to create a menu for you and you can taste everything and pick and choose exactly what you’d like to have. Remember, when in doubt, ask.
Ask for past event photos
You’ll want to see how everything is when it is all set up and spread out. Pictures will give you a good impression of the caterer’s aesthetic, and you’ll want to make sure everything that they promise, they are able to deliver.
Follow these tips and tricks to ensure you get good caterers for your event, and your tastebuds will thank you!