Tips To Choosing A Caterer For Your Event

Learn how to choose the perfect caterer for your event!

At almost any event the aspect guests remember most is almost always the food. Even a lackluster keynote speaker can be overlooked if the complimentary dinner is a hit. With that in mind, choosing the right catering company for your event (of any size) is critical. Today, we’ll go through a few things to keep in mind as you search for a caterer.

Keep Expectations Clear

One of the first things to focus on when you’re looking for a caterer is to have a clear idea of what you want and what your budget is. Catering costs can quickly add up, and the last thing you want is to blow your budget.

Note Experience

If you’re looking to host a formal event and your caterer only has experience with backyard BBQ’s you may not end up with the type of event you imagined. Even if you’re re-hiring a company you’ve worked with before, be sure that they can match the occasion.

Stay Flexible

As you’re looking through menus to find the perfect fit, keep an eye out for a mix of classic and trendy items. The menu should reflect the latest food and beverage fads. Additionally, discuss any other menu options that might be possible. If changes need to be made to account for food allergies or preferences, these should be taken into account.

Think About More Than Food

Often, people get so caught up on the food they forget about the other aspects, namely service. Knowing how many servers, what their experience levels will be, and how much supervisory staff will be on hand is essential for a well-executed event.

Ask For References

While many of us head to the online reviews before we even consider a company, asking for references is a great way to get a clear picture. Online reviews give the reviewer the opportunity to pretend their words aren’t directed at real people, and often can not be trusted. Meanwhile, references provided by the company are likely only their A-Game clients. Taking a look at both sides of the story and making your own judgments is crucial.  

Catering for Every Wedding

When you are ready to for excellent catering for your Jewish wedding, there is no better way to do it than with kosher Catering by Alan Weiss. We offer exceptional service, delicious kosher cuisine, and event planning for larger gatherings. We have a 19-page menu with various kosher delights for you to choose from, so your guests with food allergies won’t feel left out at all. To get more information and see our menu, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 394-8338 or (800) 459-0009. For more tips and interesting articles, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and YouTube.

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