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Useful Tips for Hiring Best Event Catering Company

While planning an event, the choice of hiring a catering company makes a lot of difference. Whether you are planning a wedding, a charitable event or a business seminar, serving your guests with the best food along with well-equipped venues is always on the priority list.

For your event to be perfect and also gaining the worth of your investment, you would want everything to fall in the right place. For this, hiring the best catering company becomes utmost important. However, it is an intimidating task, even the most efficient event planners have to run miles to ensure that they have the best caterer in their team.

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There are many things that you need to keep in mind while hiring a catering company for an event. The article highlights a few useful tips to hire the best catering company in the town to make your event a success:

Fail-safe tips to hire the best event catering company 

Where to start your search from?

There are endless options in the market that are enough to make you confused. It is also better to have a plan to start your search. The first thing you need to research is the possible ways to search for the event catering company. You can start your search on:

  1. Virtual space as today most businesses advertise online.
  2. Call your relatives and friends to ask for any referral.
  3. Visit offices of caterers.
  4. Ask the venue management to offer you recommendations
  5. Narrow your list

Once you have a list of caterers in-hand, you must narrow it down to some selected vendors that fit your requirements. There are many aspects that you must keep in mind while doing so. You need to consider your budget, experience of the event catering company, specialization of the company, their past record, achievements of the company and so on. You will be able to analyze the list more efficiently if you have limited entries on it.

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Visit the office

After you have a precise list of options, now it is time to have a face to face meeting with the companies to understand them better. This will also offer you a chance to visit their kitchens. While your visit, keep a close scrutiny of the cleanliness & hygiene factors and at the same time observe the professionalism of the staff. If you find a dirty kitchen, it means that the catering company has no interest and pride in its business.

Type of services they offer

You will certainly want a catering company that understands your type of catering style and do justice to it. Also, the company you hire needs to have the desired number of staff available for the event. The number of staff required for the event depends on the type of services you need. While for buffet style reception ten to fifteen waiters are enough, you need one server per table for a dinner/ lunch.

The cost

This is another critical concern while hiring a catering company. The final choice of the vendor depends upon the price they offer you. You must be having a specific budget in mind for the entire event and a major portion of that is always dedicated to a catering service. Hire a company that fits in your budget and at the same time ensures quality and elegance.

Keeping these tips in mind while looking for a reliable catering company will ensure you get the best hire on your team.

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Author Bio: Amelie Lawrence is an experienced professional and informative Guest blogger. I love to write on various topics, like automotive, home improvement, business, health etc.

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12 Comments

  • Lucy Gibson

    I like how you suggest having a face to face meeting with some potential catering companies after you’ve narrowed a list based on your needs. Having the option to see the kitchen to make sure everything looks clean and tidy also seems like a great idea. My husband might be in charge of the company retreat this year. If he is, he’ll have to be in charge of getting the food for the party. Finding a good party caterer will be crucial to the overall success. Most people are going to be happy if there’s good food!

    January 24, 2018 at 8:52 pm Reply
  • cooking equipment

    In food catering, it could includes the preparation as well as the delivery of the food and the drinks and some of the catering companies will just drop food off to you while there are some who will go to serve food to each one of your guests.

    July 20, 2018 at 5:31 am Reply
  • catering supplies Queensland

    Unless capital is an issue, most restaurateurs tend to spend the most money on the equipment that will be used most frequently in their kitchens.

    July 24, 2018 at 2:50 am Reply
  • Events planning

    Great information. I see the most convenient and much safer option being to get a restaurant or chef to do your catering. Having said that , there are also many great catering companies who know their craft. Your advice bout visiting them and checking for hygiene and cleanliness is very important to action.

    October 10, 2018 at 5:18 pm Reply
  • Penelope Smith

    My sister is starting to plan her wedding right now. She is looking for a cater at the moment. It is good to know that she should figure out what type of service they offer. She doesn’t want a buffet styled dinner so it does seem like she should find a company that does table dinners.

    November 16, 2018 at 1:19 am Reply
  • top wedding planners in hyderabad

    Great article thanks for sharing

    February 11, 2019 at 6:37 am Reply
  • Andy

    I really like the way you explain all the information. As you explain in this article all tips to choose the right caterer that’s really helpful. Actually, I am looking for catering service for my son birthday party and this info will be very helpful for me to choose the right caterer for the event.

    Thanks

    March 1, 2019 at 8:50 am Reply
  • Sharon Wilson-Smith

    Thanks for pointing out that you can ask for a referral to a catering company from your friends and relatives. My husband and I are planning to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary party. We don’t have the energy and the equipment to cook for at least 100 visitors, so we want to hire a catering company. We’ll be sure to do all your tips to find a reputable catering company.

    March 5, 2019 at 12:33 am Reply
  • Elijah Samson

    It caught my attention when you said that you can ask for referrals from your friends and relatives to find a catering company. My supervisor at work is planning to hire a catering company. He said that he’s planning a welcome party for the potential clients that will visit the office. His goal is to impress them, so he wants to find a reputable catering company that serves Mexican dishes.

    March 6, 2019 at 2:57 am Reply
  • Deborah Adams

    I like that you suggested choosing a catering company that understands the type of catering style that your event requires. My husband and I want to have a lunch party with our relatives and closest friends. This is to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary with them. Most of our friends have allergies, so we’ll look for a catering company that can customize their menu.

    March 11, 2019 at 8:26 pm Reply
  • Bethany G.

    I agree that it’s best to choose a catering company that can provide the catering style that you need and want. My husband and I are planning to hold a party to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. We’re planning to invite more than 200 guests. We are interested in serving Jamaican cuisine since most of our friends want to try Jamaican meals. We’ll do all your tips to find the right catering company.

    March 18, 2019 at 7:53 pm Reply
  • Ava Murphy

    I agree that it’s best to choose a catering company that will fit your budget, so it’s best to determine your budget for the event. My supervisor is planning to hire a catering company because he wants to celebrate the success of the company in securing contracts. He said that his budget is limited because a major part of the company’s budget is for the new projects.

    March 22, 2019 at 10:22 pm Reply
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