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.
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:
- Virtual space as today most businesses advertise online.
- Call your relatives and friends to ask for any referral.
- Visit offices of caterers.
- Ask the venue management to offer you recommendations
- 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.
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.
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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