Finding a caterer is not an easy job and calls for a well done homework before you begin your caterer search. Many aspects of the event need to be sorted before hiring or searching a catering service. To avoid any type of confusion it is better to understand your budget, venue, number of guests, menus, type of catering services required whether you want separate food catering services, desired number of waiting staff, the dress code of the wait staff (optional), presentation/ decoration and rental equipments.
Prepare a list of all these important things on a paper. May be you are good at remembering stuffs but it is always better to have a hard copy of list, to avoid forgetting.
Then begin the search for best catering service for your event. For better research of catering services try to search caterers in every possible field from internet to family and friends.
Internet is a big reservoir of various catering service companies whether it is full party catering or mere food catering, you can find a caterer from any part of the world by using a major search engine like Google, Yahoo or MSN, at your convenience. The search can further be filtered according to the requirement. Moreover, there are many websites on which you can post your event and invite bids from various best-suited professionals, like Bidgourmet.com.
You can also ask your near and dear ones for their suggestions. Your personal experience in some party can also be helpful to make a choice of the catering services company. You can contact your friends whose party’s catering services you liked and take their caterers’ contact number. If you have any special food caterer in your mind then you can also hire separate food catering services and party catering services for your event.
Many other things are also to be considered while finding an appropriate caterer for your event like catering service company’s license, permits, insurance coverage, experience and hidden costs if any. Before finalizing any catering service it is always better to ask for their recent past references and make sure to call these references to know about their services.
20 questions to ask a wedding caterer before you hire one.
Choosing and hiring a wedding caterer is one of the most important decisions you will make in your planning process. The type of wedding atmosphere you envision, the number of your guests, the location and your wedding budget will all be a part of your considerations.
Here are some questions that you will want to ask any caterer that you are considering for your wedding.
1. What do you recommend for my budget and style of wedding? How much does it cost per person?