Need To Hire A Catering Service For Your Event? 4 Tricks For Getting It Right

Posted on: 11 April 2022

When you hold a special event, the last thing you want to do is have to be responsible for making the food for the event. Making the food for a large event is an undertaking all on its own. That is why you are going to want to hire a catering service to take care of the food for your next large event. 

When it comes to hiring a catering service, there are multiple things you can do to get the hiring process right. The right food can make or break an event, which is why you are going to want to put thought and care into the catering hiring process. 

Schedule a Tasting

If you have never worked with a catering company, the best way to determine if they are right for you is by scheduling a tasting. A tasting will allow you to figure out if you like the food that they cook and if their food style works for your event. If you have already tried their food at another event, you can skip this step. However, if you have never worked with a catering service before, always schedule a tasting to ensure you like their food. You don't want to discover you don't like their food when it is being served to a hundred people. 

Check Reviews

Check reviews for the catering company. Look at online reviews, and pay attention to the overall or general theme of the reviews. See if the company can give you the name of people they have worked with over the past few months, and reach out to them to see what their personal experience was like. This will help you get a clearer picture of how they work. 

Verify Venue Familiarity

When you are scheduling a catering service, try to find one that is familiar with the venue where you are hosting your event. Being familiar with the kitchen layout of a venue and knowing where everything is at can help make your event run more smoothly. If the catering service you want to work with isn't familiar with the venue, schedule a walk-through of the venue with them beforehand. This will help ensure that the catering company is familiar with the layout and can anticipate any challenges that the venue may bring before your big event. 

Always Check Certifications

You want the food you serve your guests to be safe, which is why you are always going to want to check the certification of any catering service you want to hire. Ask to see their food licensing certificate; you want to ensure they practice safe food behavior. Just like with any contractor you hire, you are also going to want to ensure that they carry liability and event insurance. 

When hiring a catering company for a big event, schedule a tasting to ensure you like the food. Check out reviews, and talk to someone they have worked with recently. Verify that they are familiar with the venue and if they are not, arrange a visit before your event. Always check for food certifications and insurance. 

Contact a catering company near you to learn more. 


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