Note that, no event is ever complete without food and drinks, and this is one area which will form basis for how your event will be judged. Hence, you need to be particular about the things you will serve and how you will serve them. 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. 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 search for the catering company which can assist 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 be entertaining a thousand guests, you will need to work with caterers who have managed a thousand guests before because it means that they have the equipment and resources essential to serve your guests 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.
Depending on the information you get from each catering service you examine, you will be in a position to select the company which matches your catering needs best. 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 events, they could do their work in a rushed manner to meet their targets or show up exhausted at your event, all of which will work against you.