Whether you’re throwing a wedding event, office fiasco, end of year Christmas party or else – it’s critical that excellent catering is at your event! So how do you find that? Here are 9 tips for choosing the right caterer for your event!
1. Catering Specialities
All caterers, even those who provide a range of services, will have a speciality. Some best service audiences who are throwing an engagement party event, others better suited for corporate catering. We recommend working alongside a team who are experts in your event type.
2. Word of Mouth Referrals
We believe that one of the best ways to find a great catering team is referral – ask your family, friends and colleagues for any positive experiences they’ve had in the past. Seeing a caterer’s online reviews are great, but nothing trumps reviews from your circle: people who you trust!
3. Check Out Their Experience & Portfolio
Given the significance, catering holds when creating a memorable event, it’s best to go with an experienced team. You should be looking for experienced teams over beginners even if that makes the event more expensive.
4. Ask for References
We believe online testimonials are great, but what’s even better is getting references – see any business can easily only showcase their positive reviews. A great catering team whose secure in their high-quality services won’t be afraid to put you in contact with past clients for references when asked.
5. Test Their Taste
Most local caterers will be more than happy to let you taste a sample of their platters and menus on offer. What a better way of guaranteeing great food than for pre-hand taste?
6. Check Their Certificates and Licenses
All professional and reputable caterers will possess several certifications and licenses that indicate their quality. For example, Cherry’s maintains a Responsible Service of Alcohol which allows them to serve selected drink at their events legally. If there are no licenses, then stay away!
7. Make Sure They Get You
Your event is your unique. You’re going to want to work with a catering team who understands the purpose and essence of your event, and is happy to do everything possible to deliver on that!
8. Dietary Requirements
With more people with allergies or dietary requirements than ever, you want to use partner with a flexible cater – someone who can suit all of your guests including those who are allergic to gluten, eggs, nuts etc., or after halal catered food.
9. Get a Quote
You’re going to want to get an obligation-free quote from the caterers before getting too excited about them – you’re going to want to make sure the price is within budget and appropriate for the service provided.
So there, you go – 9 tips for choosing the right caterer for your event! If you’re hosting an event in Perth, we recommend getting in touch with Cherry’s Catering – a leading Perth catering team. With over 20 years of experience which spans pulling off a range of different events, Cherry’s Catering is the right caterers for many, including maybe even, you!