Planning the Catering

If you’re organising a meeting, think about this. The guests who attend might not remember that which was discussed, however they will remember the meals!

Here are some top strategies for planning your catering.

Choose your caterer well beforehand and look for items you should purchase, to make sure availability.

The best caterers are often recommended or can be found within the venue you’re using and person to person is an excellent indication of quality.

Discuss all your event plans together with your caterer, so they really become involved. Study their suggested menus, wine lists and bar prices. Advice here’s to always utilize exactly the same company for catering and the bar.

When visiting a restaurant at a venue, think about the menu, the meals, the service, table decor, ambience and lighting, sound systems, disabled facilities and access, fire exits and general security, location of cloakrooms and toilets. Learn about bar times, staff to guest ratios, staff experience, breakfast, hygine procedures, recycling policy, consumption controls and corkage charges.

An unannounced stop by at the venue (or the caterer if mobile) should offer you a good indication of these standards. Are those who are eating the meals enjoying it? A request to go to your kitchen area is again, an excellent pointer towards the capabilities of the caterers.

The quality of food on your day should reflect the standard of a tasting session. If it generally does not, then you can certainly take this matter up with the caterer, although hopefully you won’t should do this!

Stock taking (particularly on wine bottles) is an extremely good idea. Do that before and following the event and also have the caterer interact with you and sign. The final thing you need can be your budget blown!