It’s always stressful when you need to organize food for enough people to eat at your event or party. Party planning is stressful in general but as more time goes on, the more stressful it becomes. The closer you get to the deadline of your event, the harder it gets to keep it together. When it comes to hiring a caterer, there are a few things you should take into account. You should make yourself a checklist with the following four questions you should be asking any potential caterer you are considering hiring,
What Are The Different Services You Offer?
This question will get you the most information needed. If you’re only going to ask one question, this should be it. With this one, you’ll find out all the services that will be available to you. If you want a wait staff at your event, you’ll need to know if that service is offered. Maybe you don’t even want dinner at all; maybe instead you only want dessert. You need to know if the caterer you plan to hire can make that happen for you.
Will Your Prices Fit My Budget?
You might be paying for the event or party out of your own pocket, or maybe you have been given a specific set budget. Either way, you’re going to want to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck. You’ll need to ensure you can feed everyone in attendance, with some extra food just in case.
What Kind Of Different Food Options Do You Offer?
You could want hot food at your party or you might even want cold food. Cold food like sandwiches are easier to eat and ends up coming out cheaper. If you were to get a few six-foot subs for your party, which could potentially feed everyone and then some. You’ll need to know exactly the type of variety each caterer offers to ensure you are able to get just what you need.
Where Are Your References?
Anybody can tell you this or that about how great their service is or how much people love what they provide. You’ll never really get a sense of how good someone is unless you read their reviews or you check with references. You’ll need to call previous customers to find out how prompt the caterer is when it comes to arriving on time, the quality of food, everything you need to know.