Sep 16, 2015

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How to Choose a Catering Hire Company

how to choose a catering hire company

Catering hire is something that should be considered carefully; the caterer that you choose will be responsible not just for providing good food but also for ensuring that it is hygienically prepared and properly presented. Whether you are looking to hire a caterer for a wedding, a party or an office event there are several things that you should take into account:

referral • Start by asking relatives, friends and colleagues if they know of any good caterers. Many people have hosted events and they usually have the contact details of their caterers. The great thing about a referral is that you will be using a caterer who has already been tested and found to be good. That said, you should not choose a caterer simply because they have been referred to you; check whether they will suit your needs and whether you will get along with them.

• You should find out what their specialty is – there are some caterers that do small events only and others who do big events. In addition to that, find out whether they have experience in the kind of menu that you want to present to your guests.

• Ask to see a portfolio – a good caterer will take pictures of some of their specialty dishes so that his clients can have an idea of what they can expect. In addition to that, ask for the contact information of the last 3 clients that they catered for and what kind of menus they served.

• It is very important to clear up the issue of drinks before you hire a caterer. There are some who provide drinks but there are many who leave drinks to the client. Since you don’t want to fond yourself rushing around looking for drinks you should know beforehand where they will be coming from.

get catering quotes• You should get a quote before you hire. Make sure that it is written so that you can refer to it in case you need to. Ask the caterer to itemize so that you can know exactly what you are paying for. Beware – there are some caterers who are unnecessarily expensive only because they are used to catering celebrity events. That said, you should not hire a caterer because they are cheap – they may not be very good. Hire a reputable caterer that you can afford.

• Find out if they take care of special needs – if some of your guests are vegetarians, or kosher for instance, will they be taken care of?

• Before you hire you should attend a tasting where you can taste a sample of your menu, see table settings and also how the meal is presented.

These tips should to a good catering company for your event.

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