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.