Things to do when hiring a caterer

There are many reasons why people hire caterers for their many events.  Whether it is for a wedding or corporate event, a catering company is the most important vendors you will ever work with when planning an event. They are the ones that turn a simple party into an event to remember.  They are the ones that escalate a baisc party into a sophisticated affair.

So there are a few things you will want to keep in mind before you hire a caterer.

1.) Come up with a budget and stick to it.  It is easy to let expenses creep up, so if you start with a finite number the better your finances will be before and after the event.

2.) Make an appointment with a few different caterers to discuss their menus and price plans.

3.) Hire the caterer of your choice, pay a deposit  and come up with an agreement for what to expect the day of.

4.) Once you have narrowed down your choice of caterers do a tasting.

5.) Do a final taste test of your menu weeks before the event and make changes if needed.

6.) Meet with caterer day of and answer any question before even begins

7.) Make final payment for service after event.

Once you follow these few steps you should have a caterer and great food for your big event. After all, what is the one thing that people either rave or rant about at a party? It is the food.  So, you will want to make sure the food is excellent and that your guests are satisfied.