Wedding Planning Tips

What to Ask Your Caterer

Whether you’re planning a wedding or your big corporate event, a caterer is one of the key components of the event. You need to have someone you can work well with in planning the entire dining menu. From appetizers to drinks and meals, this person needs to be someone who has a good management skill set and also can handle whatever may come their way during the event itself. Here are some ideas and tips to keep in mind when planning your event and working with your wedding caterer.

License and Insurance

One thing that is important for your caterer to have is a license and liability insurance if you should choose to serve alcohol at the event. Make sure to talk with them about these items and find out whether or not they, and you, are covered. You want everyone to have a good time but you also want to be covered should someone take things too far.

References and Referrals

Do not be afraid to ask for references of past clients. They can let you know whether the wedding caterer you’re considering is a good choice or not. Everyone has bad days but if you see a pattern of “bad days” you want to steer clear of that choice.

Do They Have Special Menus?

Nowadays people have several allergies and food groups that are not able to be enjoyed by all. Talk with your caterer if they work with gluten free, allergen free menus or if they are not able to accommodate.

Full Service Options

Do you want your caterer to offer full service including setting of the tables, serving and clearing the tables? It’s important to find out what they include when it comes to your day and event. Be sure to ask these and other questions that might come up so that both you and your caterer have a clear idea of what to expect.

Wedding Planning Tips

Choosing Your Caterer

When you talk about a wedding, one of the first things that come to mind is the bride; the wedding dress, the first dance, the walk down the aisle. Although these are important elements of the wedding, there are a number of things that need to be considered in order for everything to turn out perfectly, just the way every bride wants it to be.

A very important decision you will have to make is who to hire as your wedding caterer. There are hundreds of options out there and it might seem hard to choose the right one. Most of the time, the venue you rented for the party will want to offer their own catering services or will recommend someone they already have an alliance with. They might be a very good option if they already know their way around the place; however, it is also important to consider the actual quality of the food, its presentation and prices.

One smart thing to do is asking to try a few options in the menu of a caterer. Most wedding caterers won’t have a problem offering this, and it will give you the opportunity to choose something that your guests will definitely like. Plus, if you want’ to mix up things a little, adding the chicken sauce to the filet, it will be easier for you to get what you want.

Food is one of the most important parts of a wedding and people know that elegant, delicious dishes are usually served at this kind of celebration. You won’t want to let them down so make sure you hire a wedding caterer that offers a solid contract, good prices, and great food. With good food, there’s no way your party won’t be a hit.

Wedding Vendor Spotlight

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Event Caterers

Weddings are all about love, and one thing that you and your guests will love is a great menu. The best way to ensure a great menu is to choose a great caterer. For your Connecticut wedding, Event Caterers offer everything you need.

The Danbury-based company is headed up by chef Joseph Yorio, who brings his training and experience to creating your wedding menu. They produce delicious American Contemporary cuisine that is perfect for your big day.

Whether you prefer the sound of their grilled Black Angus filet mignon served with truffle potato gratin, roast Long Island  breast of duck, panko crusted swordfish, or porcini mushroom ravioli, you can be certain the food is crafted with care and passion for the ingredients.

To find out more about what Event Caterers offers, you can get in touch with them through our exhibitor directory or through their website. You can also meet Event Caterers and many other great wedding vendors at our next show!