Note that, no event is ever complete without food and drinks, and this is one area which will form basis for how your event will be judged. That said, you need to be particular about what you will provide 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. This information is essential to help a catering service establish whether they can support 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 be entertaining a thousand guests, you will need to work with caterers who have managed a thousand guests before because it means that they have the equipment and resources essential to serve your guests comfortably. The more experience a catering service has and the bigger the numbers of people they have served, the higher their chances of reliability.
When you note the catering services which you feel can suit your needs, arrange meetings with them to make your request and discuss some details further. For instance, you will need to know 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 pick a catering service which suggested fixing your event within a tight program because it will affect their quality of 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.