One of the key factors at any event comes down to the catering, this is one of the key things that your guests will remember and appreciate. Do you go for simple fun food stalls, traditional catering or embrace new food concepts which a lot of companies have started to provide? Of course, this all depends on the type of event; whether it’s a birthday party, wedding or cocktail function. There are extravagant catering companies who not only provide food for your event but they make this a luxury experience for all your guests.
Caterers drill down to understand your needs, budget and preferences with lots of options to choose from. They take the time to know what their clients will like and can also make suitable suggestions for which food items will complement one another. They are the experts in the field, so it is important to take their suggestions on board at least in finalising the menu. Food sampling follows, especially for your memorable events you want to make sure the catering is perfect. This is a great opportunity to taste the flavours and see the quality of food prepared as well as the presentation.
Caterers surround themselves with food, recipes and new experiments all the time, whilst continuously serving for different events so they know and understand the popular dishes, how well certain food items are received without taking a large gamble. It all depends on the culinary experience you want and one you also want your guests to enjoy. Some caterers choose to specialise in specific events only; this can be according to certain events like weddings or social functions and some work within a specific budget range only.
Live food counters, pizza vans and open kitchens are all things which can be explored when planning an event. When it comes to food there are key things which we all look out for: taste, quality of produce and presentation. We also have some great caterers who provide budget catering for every day social events whether this is lunch with friends, a kitty party, an evening meals with family or a social event. Each caterer works differently, some provide a consolidated service with servers and crockery whilst others do not.
When it comes to picking the right caterer, word of mouth and recommendations go a long way as someone has tried and tested the goods and services. Another option is going through an event management company, again they are usually partnered with caterers where food has been served at several events so they can make useful recommendations. Whatever the occasion, caterers are an important selection as food can either highlight an event to make it better or it can leave a sour taste in your mouth. A lot of venues also do not allow outside catering so it is wise to check this beforehand, the catering services of hotels should also be checked beforehand.