Let the professionals take away all the planning stress. Because that’s what catering services are all about. So if you’re managing or planning an event in Christchurch, get the caterers in, because the food you provide really is a big deal.
People do care, and will comment on the quality of the food provided. That’s not to say you have to provide 5 courses of silver service dining! But even for simple finger food or a barbeque there is a big difference between doing it well and making a bit of a mess of it. And this will reflect on you and your occasion – good or bad!
Tips For Choosing A Food Catering Service
If you are planning an event, whether it is a wedding, anniversary, birthday party or corporate event, having great food is extremely important. High quality food can either make or break your event, so choosing a food catering service should be high up in your list of priorities when organizing for the big day. If you’re unsure of how to go about choosing a good catering service, fear not! This article will detail some of the best tips to ensure you choose a caterer that won’t let you down.
The first thing you should do is compile a list of potential catering services. It is best to jot down highly recommended services that have been referred to you by friends and family. This is great for two reasons. The first is that these caterers are tried and tested which means that they most likely serve great food. Secondly, since they are referred to you, there is a good chance that you might get a discount on the total bill.
With that said, it doesn’t mean you should only consider referred caterers. You can use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to look for catering services in your area, and they will usually have pictures of their food and comments from past customers. You just might find a service that catches your eye and can really take the food at your event to the next level.
Once you have a few potential caterers, the next step is to schedule an appointment with each one as well as a taste test. Taste testing is critical so you can determine the quality of food that they produce as well as the variety of foods. You have to remember the type of people that will be at your event and make sure you have a wide enough variety to suit different tastes and dietary needs.
Lastly, you should consider the caterer’s years of experience, professionalism, presentation style and of course, cost. These will be easy to determine after meeting with each of the caterers and you will get a better feel of which one is best suited to your needs. In order to determine their presentation style, you should always ask for pictures from their past events.
In closing, choosing a caterer can seem like a tough job, but once you follow the above tips, I am sure you will find a great service.
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