When organising an event, caterers are always one of the most important decisions you will have to make. An experienced caterer or catering
company will be much more than a cook or canapé chef. For an important event, your caterers should be able to help you with more
than just the food. They should be organised and efficient and able to provide expert knowledge when it comes to venue selection, event
planning, staff and equipment and they should also provide you with information about catering for specialised dietary requirements.
We speaking to your chosen caterers try and see if they are passionate about food and make sure they provide the best service possible to all of
their customers. Do they provide any other services such as dinner party menus for entertaining at home or, professional business lunch
catering services? It might be worthwhile testing them on a smaller project before you risk using them for a high-profile event.
When searching for your event caterer, it is important that you find out if they have a good or bad reputation. Ask friends, family for
recommendations and more importantly, find out which companies to avoid. A professional catering company, worthy of providing you with an
excellent service for your event should take pride in their reputation for offering a high standard of service. They should be able and willing to
put you in touch with their happy customers.
The other thing to consider is the way they interact with you as a client. Do they adopt an approach that is personal yet always professional,
listening to every requirement you might have to make your event memorable and giving guidance and advice at every relevant stage? If not,
do they really want your business and will they deliver the standard of service you expect? Even the smallest catering companies should be
working hard to consider every detail so that you don't have to. This normally includes considering the tastes and dietary requirements of your
guests, the presentation of the food and supplying any required staff or equipment.
A good caterer who specialises in event catering will know that delicious food should always be an affordable option, with freshly prepared food
that has locally sourced high quality ingredients being a cornerstone of their service. Open to new concepts and styles, they should work toward
any specific theme or atmosphere you desire, creating a range of bespoke menus that ensure your visitors leave impressed. They should always
be enhancing your ideal event.