What to Consider When Looking for a Wedding Caterer
Some wedding venues provide onsite catering options for your wedding day. If that’s the case, then you’re a lucky one. But if not, then you’ll have to find a catering company yourself, and finding the perfect one can be difficult. Especially if food is a large part of your wedding, this can be an overwhelming experience, but not to worry. We’ll walk you through some of the things you should consider when looking for a wedding caterer.
What’s Included with the Service?
In case your venue doesn’t supply chairs, tables or dinnerware, you’ll need to find out early on if the catering company you’re interested in hiring does. Finding out too late that they don’t will put unnecessary stress on your big day. It’s also important to find out if those services come with an additional fee or if it’s included.
Communication is Key
While the taste of the food is key to hiring any catering business, how they treat their clients is just as important. If they don’t bother getting important details like the wedding date, number of guests or even your names, then you might want to look someplace else. Attention to detail is crucial when catering large events, and if they fall short of making a good first impression, then what’s to say they won’t keep disappointing you.
Do Tastings with Your Top Choices
While it’s difficult to get to taste a caterer’s food without signing a contract with them, there are a few ways to get around that. If they attend expos or special events, see if you can grab a taste there. Otherwise, visit their website to see if they’re servicing any open events you can attend. Are no events available? If you’re determined to taste this company’s food, offer to pay them a small fee in exchange for a mini tasting.
Read Their Reviews
Before you sign on the dotted line, committing yourself to one specific caterer, it’s important that you get all the information about them as you can. To do this, read through their customer reviews, scanning for any red flags warning against hiring them. As this company will be interacting with your guests through the day, you want to make sure they’re kind, detail oriented, organized and can handle stressful situations.
Sign the Contract and Finalize Your Menu
After the final catering proposal is agreed on, which outlines the cost of the food and drinks, catering staff, party rentals, linens and additional fees, you can sign the contract. Once that’s done, be sure to have a taste of everything that will be on the menu. If something needs to be changed, then taste that new item before the wedding to make sure it meets your standards.
At Pig Roast Catering, our expert staff specializes in rustic-chic weddings and is ready to make your special day one you’ll never forget. Located in Brampton, Ontario, we service the GTA and surrounding areas in all your catering needs. From recommending venues to supplying tables, chairs, entertainment and delicious food, you won’t have to worry about a thing. To request a quote or book an event, visit our website.