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Important Questions to Ask Your Catering Company

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Ask your caterer the right questions.

When it’s time to choose a catering service as part of your party planning, there are tons of things to consider. Since the quality of your catering service has an impact on the atmosphere of your event, satisfaction of your guests, and wallet—it’s important to get it right the first time! Here are some of the most important questions to ask your catering company.

Who will I be meeting with?

Depending on the size and skill of the catering service, you might be meeting with the company owner, a manager, a sales representative, or even a chef to iron out details. Get to know your point person early on to decide if you are interested in establishing a professional relationship.

How do you run your events?

Plan on answering lots of questions from the catering service about your specific vision for the event. Also plan on asking your company representative similar questions. How many staffers will be needed to work the event? Does the catering staff serve the food? Who is in charge of cake cutting or dessert distribution?

What other services are offered?

Some catering services offer additional services including bartending, baking, or set-up. Make sure that you ask what additional services they offer. By bundling them together through your catering service you might be able to cut some costs on the event.

Can you give me a detailed cost estimate?

Most catering services give you a per-head cost for party planning, meaning that each attendee has a flat rate cost. However, make sure that you fully understand what goes into that per-head rate. Does that include the entire cost of food and drink for the person? Does it also include the cost of staff to serve that person? Without asking these questions during the party planning phase, you might be in for a costly surprise after the event.

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