Locate the Best Catering Service that’s Perfect for your Next Event
Apart from the food that will be offered at your event or celebration, ambiance also plays a major role in ensuring that the happening is memorable. Therefore, your choice of caterer and venue are the most important elements of the event planning process. Whether or not you have chosen your venue, we can certainly help you select a reputable caterer. Here are a few tips on how to choose the best catering service for your next event.
The following factors should be carefully considered beforehand:
Consider Your Budget
When choosing from a variety of catering services, the first thing that you will need to take into consideration is your budget. Plan for the number of attendees, and the amount allocated per individual. Rational planning will aid you in narrowing down your choices, and coming up with a reasonable budget. The type of event or celebration will of course be reflected by the style and expense of the food involved. The fare served at a golf convention will not necessarily be as much as at a wedding….so plan accordingly!
Check for References
The next step in narrowing down your catering options will be to seek references. Ask your family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues for their experiences and recommendations. This can help you to narrow down the list of catering services you have already found, and may even help you to learn about additional caterers you may not have otherwise considered.
Food Options/Dietary Considerations
Perhaps the most important elements you will need to consider when choosing a caterer involves the kind of food that will be served. As mentioned previously, the type and style of the food should be appropriate to the nature of the event. It is likely that in planning your event, you will already have an idea of the style of food you want to serve. It will therefore be most important to verify whether or not, the catering companies you are considering, offer the type of food you are looking for. This selective process will help you narrow down your choices. If indeed you believe you have found a catering service which offers the style of food you are looking for, ask to have a sampling for yourself and other connoisseurs who will be able to help you in making your final decision.
The food offered can very well set the tone for an entire event. It is important to take your time when choosing a catering service for your next event. Be sure to contact us for more helpful tips on choosing a catering service for your event. Book with the right caterers.
You may have invited guests with special dietary considerations. Even at large events, a good caterer can make each and every guest feel welcomed via diverse dietary options, smart table arrangements, and friendly service!
Here are some things to consider when looking for your chefs and servers in shining armor:
Reaching Out to Attendees
Event planners can reach out to attendees with questionnaires regarding preferred tastes. You’ll find that people will appreciate the effort of planners to include them in the process. You can also learn about prevalent allergies, as well as other health-related considerations that need to be taken into account. Menu planning will be rendered far easier when you have as much information available as possible!
What’s On the Menu?
Most reputable caterers employ a small, select group of chefs that are ultimately responsible for the menu. Don’t be afraid to reach out and discern the chef’s specialty. This will give you a good idea if the catering company is right for your event. Once again you are urged to sample the fare! A versatile caterer can even satisfy those of the vegan persuasion, without letting the lustful carnivore feeling ignored! Very often, a varied and extended menu is certain to satisfy all concerned.
The Final Word
Word of mouth recommendations, online review platforms, and local directories, are some of the best resources for checking the quality and reputation of catering companies. Punctuality or lack thereof of service, as well as good or bad attitudes, will be long remembered by acquaintances that have been served by the caterers in question. If you reside in the Cincinnati, Ohio area, please consider contacting our Consumers’ Choice Award winner Vonderhaars Catering, Inc. They have proudly been serving the community for over 40 years!