Common Mistakes People Make When Selecting And Hiring A Caterer
For all the glitz and glamour of an event, it’s eventually the delicious food, exceptional presentation, and management skills of the staff that leaves a lasting impression on your guests. As a result, it is essential to hire an experienced caterer that offers consultancy regarding the menu, serving style, amount of food to serve, serving staff required, etc. and ensure stress-free implementation.
Unfortunately, not every catering company offers quality services, and for this reason, you need to carry out sufficient research before selecting a caterer. Failing to do so, may lead to a disappointing event, not just for your guests, but for you as well.
To help you steer clear of the pitfalls associated with planning for a successful event, Scrumptious Fare Catering has compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make when selecting and hiring a caterer.
1. Setting an unrealistic budget.
It is essential that you plan the menu, cuisine, and the serving style, after finalizing a budget and hiring a caterer. Planning these aspects with the consultancy of your caterer can help you make the right decisions and save money. Besides, it is crucial to set a realistic budget and serve food without having to compromise on taste and quality.
2. Hiring caterers without tasting their food.
Event planners often hire catering companies without tasting their food. While arranging an extensive menu and time management are essential, to leave a lasting impression on the guests, it is crucial that the food served is delicious. By scheduling a food tasting, you can ensure that the taste and the presentation of the food match your expectations. If your event caterer does not offer a tasting menu, then ask them to prepare samples of the proposed menu.
3. Not keeping a written record of information.
If there are any modifications in the event time, guest count or venue then informing the caterer in writing can help you avoid confusion and miscommunication. Moreover, factors like additional services offered and the caterer’s fee must be discussed and listed in the contract or invoice of the project. This will make your event caterer feel an added responsibility to deliver what they promise.
4. Signing the catering contract without reading it.
It is crucial that you read the written contract to get a clear idea of the services that you’ll be receiving from the company. If you have any questions, then ask the professionals to clarify your doubts.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Scrumptious Fare Catering.
We are a catering company that specializes in offering fresh home-style comfort food for wedding receptions, private parties, and corporate events. We offer exceptional services at competitive prices and are licensed and insured. We serve clients across Atlanta, Marietta, Athens, Roswell, Alpharetta, Commerce, Johns Creek, and Lawrenceville, Georgia.