Month: December 2013

How to Find the Right Caterer for Your Function

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How to Find the Right Caterer for Your Function
How to Find the Right Caterer for Your Function

Placing order to the caterers for your event or function is really an important decision. Corporate or private, bigger or smaller, selecting the right caterer is vital. You will find many companies for catering in the market, on the internet and around your place. But, you have to do some hard work for finding such caterer who is the best to understand your needs and will be successful to complete your event. So, this article will give you some guidance to choose the right caterer with the useful list for you.

What preparations you required?

While seeking a caterer, you must gather full information about your needs and requirements for the event then only the caterer can fulfil your needs:

  • The date and time of event
  • You should know about your budget
  • The venue where your event being held
  • Availability of kitchen at the venue
  • The number of guests to attend an event
  • Is there any special food or dish for particular guests?
  • If there is any theme you would like to add
  • A style for displaying the cuisine
  • Some kind of decorations is required or not
  • Hiring of the equipments required or not?

After answering all the questions to caterer, you will get to know that which services are required. A good caterer will avail reasonable services to you and organise the things separately with quality. If only one company will handle whole the event itself then the event will run smoothly and also help to reduce workload of yours.

What kind of research required?

When you are done with your preparation, it’s time to research. First you have to find some recommended companies which are into the catering business or ask from your surroundings or friends or family. You can find on the Internet also nearest to the place where your event will take place. Then shortlist the name of the companies which you think will serve you the best and contact them according to your list of requirements and make sure that, which is the best for you to opt.

Which things to look for

The first thing to look about the caterer that a range of menu options, with the particular cuisine you are looking for. Many good caterers display the detailed list of the menu on websites itself. Now, the caterer must know that what kind of function you are organizing. Are you looking for caterer for a private or a corporate event, a large or a small, a formal or a casual, for an inside or an outside? For event, you have to ensure that the caterer you are choosing can handle each and everything properly in every kind of event.

The presence of the caterer is very much important when you need him. Many caterers have multiple bookings for the same day, so it will be a huge irritation if you will not find your caterer at the time you want him to present. Before starting of the event many caterers do many promises to the clients, but when the event starts, you will not find your caterer anywhere during the event. This is the main big thing to be clear that the caterer must have to be present whenever you want.

What if your caterer will back out after taking the deposit for the event? Then there should be some policy for cancellation by which you can get your whole amount back.

Some tips for you to find a right caterer:

  • Menu options
  • Is he able to serve you at your deadlines
  • Will he available during the event
  • Is he connected to you properly
  • The staff providing by him is professional and experienced
  • Will he arrange the venue for you?
  • Is your caterer professional and experienced in the catering

If all the above things are matched with the caterer, then it’s time to get a quotation for the event. Check the list and quotation given by the caterer, if you find him relevant then just place your order to him.

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