Note that, an event needs food and drinks to be complete, and this is one area where people focus on to judge your event. Thus, you ought to take extra care about what you will serve and how it will be served. To help you take care of everything without stress, catering services will provide the kind of support you need, but you have to partner with the right team. Here are the steps to follow in the process:
First things first; get a clear plan for your event. When approaching catering services, you will need to disclose the date, time, and location of your event, the number of people you will host, the menu you will be serving, the catering equipment and decorations you require. These details will help them evaluate themselves to determine whether they can manage to meet your catering needs.
Next, you will require searching for the catering service which can help you. To guide you, look for catering services which have experience serving your kind of event and find out the highest number of guests they have ever served. If you will host a thousand guests, you will require working with catering services which have attended to a thousand guests or more because it means they have the potential to manage your event comfortably. The more experienced a catering service is and people they have served, the higher their chances of dependability.
When you highlight the catering services that you feel can be a good match for your event, arrange a meeting with them to make your request and discuss some details further. For instance, you will require knowing the source of their ingredients for cooking, if they can provide a sample taste test and if it will be free or not, if they can provide buffets and sit down dinners, if they handle leftovers, what is included in their cost and what’s not, their catering staff’s attire for theme purposes, etc.
Based on the information you get from all the catering services, you will now be in a position to choose a company which is suitable for your event. Ensure that you do not choose a catering service which proposed to squeeze your event in between an extremely busy schedule because it could affect the quality of their service. For example, if they don’t have enough staff to cater to all their events and some of their staff will have to serve multiple events, they could do their work in a rushed manner to meet their targets or show up exhausted at your event, all of which will not favor you.