In every occasion, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, graduation and even meetings and conferences, people celebrate. These events are memorable and important. Thus, food preparation plays a unique role to make the celebration a success or a flop. For this reason, organizers and caterers have this burden of finding food and deliver service that truly delights the guests.
What to factor in?
Are you considering throwing an event to celebrate this time? Here are some important things to consider before closing a deal.
1. Check online for a list of companies offering food catering services in your area. It is important to know which of these catering companies have the highest ratings from its clients. Customers usually leave comments online through the companies’ online accounts and even to their own personal social media accounts about their perception of the service during the event.
This creates a huge impact on the catering service company itself because on as it was before, personal opinions matter especially if it comes from prominent people with great influence. It could easily affect the views and opinions of its readers. And many times, positive or negative comments spread easily like wildfire which we refer to as “trending”. This issue is an advantage to consumers but could make or break the provider.
2. The list of food options on the menu list should be considered too before choosing your kind of food caterer. How a customer chooses the meal package to be served is very important as most commit mistakes on this part.
Often times, customers become blinded by the sumptuous individual dishes that we crave to eat. These sometimes result to a package where all food tastes good by themselves but does not go well together as a whole. To make this scenario simple, a bowl of Asian vegetables in say, fish sauce, is good to eat and a bowl of ramen is also good to eat. But to have these two dishes served together, the results will not be positive for sure. A good caterer will always suggest a list of meal dishes that go well together.
3. Finally, the usual dilemma before signing a deal is to whether one can pay for the dishes or package chosen. So know how much it cost for the catering service by asking first for a quotation. Catering service provider sets limits on the number of persons to be catered. They usually number around forty persons. This is to maximize the workforce that will be serving the host. In addition to this, asking for a food safety certificate is a great help since it determines the quality and the safety of the food that they serve.
Another advantage for some caterers is the merchant services provider they are affiliated with. Redfynn Technologies, for example, is one well-recommended merchant payment processor from caterers we have interviewed so far. Though there must be other providers out there, yet having someone effective and efficient can ease one worry away when it comes to your transactions with your caterer of choice.