So, you have a special day coming up and at this stage in your planning you are trying to find a suitable caterer, am I right? Too many people are subjected to making ignorant choices all because there are too many choices! We’d like to help make your decision a bit easier. Below you’ll find a compiled list of the best, universal-working tips to book that perfect caterer.
1. Demand Equates To Popularity
Have you ever gone out to a nightclub in a busy city? Some night clubs will have lines going around their corners while others remain deserted. Catering services are similar. If you want to have superb dining you will have to book in advance for anything truly worth your wild.
2. Educate Yourself
Once you have created a list of potential caterers you should learn all about them. A caterer in st Louis that’s worth hiring will have a presence on the web, one way or another.
This is the time you begin searching their name, finding reviews by real customers online. See if they have a website containing information, pictures and possibly a link to their Facebook page. Social media activity is always a plus. It means the company cares enough to keep in contact with its previous clients and open to communication with a future one
3. Interview Time
Now it’s time to finally gather some quotes and meet your future caterer face-to-face. They’ll be interviewing you as you should be interviewing them. Ask yourself questions about their attitude, the environment you’re in now. Is it clean and tidy? Are people working or just slacking off in the back? You can tell a lot about a caterer and their services just by surveying the place they work.
4. Taste Time
Unfortunately this part of the planning isn’t too fun. Many caterers rarely do a taste-test, some do but on rare occasions. Normally you will have the option to do a taste-test on the day of the event, allowing you to confirm you are receiving the correct purchase. Some catering st Louis companies have been known to offer taste testing, so be sure to ask the caterer of your choosing.
5. Finalizing It All
Wrapping things up is as simple as paying a deposit and the bill on the date of the event. Just a quick reminder, you may want to keep your food-picking party to a minimum. It can become increasingly difficult when people are adding their ideas and tastes. It’s great to keep friends and family in mind but the expenses quickly rocket when attempting to please everyone.
The thought of having to pick a single caterer to feed 45+ people in any event can be a little daunting. Don’t stress too much. A mixture of planning and the tips above will help you, and we can’t forget friends and family.