Questions to Ask When Hiring a Caterer

Foods & Culinary

Are you planning an upcoming event? One thing you will need to find for this event is a dependable caterer. How should this task be approached? What questions should be asked when meeting with a catering company for the first time?

What Is Your Role in the Company?

This question is often overlooked and shouldn’t be. When meeting with a catering company, learn who is present at this meeting. Is it the owner, the chef, a salesperson, or someone else? Ask how they will play a role in bringing your event together and if you can meet with those staff members who will actually handle the event. When a company says this is not possible for any reason, it is time to continue looking.

How Will the Event Run?

The answer to this question provides information about the staff to be brought in for the event, where the food will be cooked and more. Although the information provided may seem like it is overwhelming to the event planner, it becomes clearer after meeting with multiple providers. For example, one company may say they handle the cake cutting aspect of the event and another may leave this to the couple. Details such as this can make or break an event, so be sure to get as much information as possible at this time.

What Happens to the Leftovers?

Hopefully, the food will be so delicious that there aren’t any leftovers. In the event there are, the event planner needs to know where they will be taken. Does the company that hosted the event get to keep the food, will it go to feed the homeless, or do the caterer’s staff members take it? Nobody wants to learn only half the food was eaten and the staff took it home but the company still paid full price.

When the time comes to meet with caterers, consider the BBQ catering services by Select Catering. Here you will find a company that understands exactly what needs to be done to make any event a huge success. From buffet meals to high tea, this company handles numerous events and has the staff and equipment to ensure everything moves smoothly without issues. Give them a call today to set up a meeting. Once you see how professional they are and their many food options, you’ll find you have a caterer you can use now and in the future with ease.

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