The decision on who you choose to cater for your event in Jersey has never been more important, as the role of a catering company is about more than just the food. From weddings to business meetings and private events, your caterer is likely to take care of the food, drinks and service, so finding the right caterer is crucial to the success of any event, large or small.
Great food can help make an event even more memorable, but bad food, however, is just…bad food.
Catering is often the first- or second-line item cost in an event planning budget, with the amount spent on food & beverage taking a significant part of any event budget. Planning an event is time consuming, with a long list of to-dos and only so much time before the day of your event. You’re going to have a million things to think about and food logistics are difficult to understand, especially if you have no experience doing it. Preparing or planning food for an event should be left to the professionals.
When an event is catered for, it makes it feel more important and structured. Whether it’s a private event like a birthday, anniversary or a reunion, a special day like a wedding, or a significant event like a business gathering, having a catering company on-site leaves a lasting impression with your guests.
Before considering the actual menu options and price list, evaluate how prompt the caterer is when responding to phone calls or emails. If they are not returning phone calls or emails before you hire them, then what kind of service will you receive once you have given them a deposit?
Save time, worry less, and make a good impression by investing in a catering company. Food can make or break any event.
As with anything else in business, get it in writing. The caterer’s contract should specify what food, beverage and services they will provide as well as details regarding date, time and location. Catering is no easy task and shouldn’t be done by anyone who hasn’t done it before. Experience is important.
A prospective caterer that is genuinely interested in gaining your business should take time to get to know you, learn about your event, and ask many questions regarding the event and your thoughts on the menu.
Caterers with experience in the type of event you’re planning will help your event succeed. They know how to treat the food to ensure it is handled correctly and safely the entire day. Experienced caterers will cater to your theme and to your guests.
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