Important Things You Need to Know About Food Catering

When you attend an event, do you look forward to eating some delicious food? I do. For any event, food is always an important element that cannot be compromised. When you serve quality food, your guests will be happy. So it is important that you hire a caterer who can provide quality food and services.

When you are the event organizer, there are a lot of things for you to handle. Sometimes, food catering can be the least priority of all tasks. A professional catering service can be very helpful for you as it takes some of the stress off you during the event. The caterer will take charge of everything, from preparation of food and drink to clearing up of the food reception area.

Before you hire a particular caterer, you need to feed the caterer a few important details. Now, let me share with you some simple catering tips so that you can work well with your caterer and prepare a good food reception for your guests.

1. Determine your budget. A catering service can be very expensive if you are not careful. Ask yourself whether food and drinks are the main highlight of your event. Is your event a networking sit-down dinner? Or is it a product or service presentation with buffet for your guests? Next, you also need to ask yourself how many guests are coming for your event. Most caterers charge by head count. Always note that about 5 to 10 percents of the people who have registered for the event will not turn up on the actual day. This will prevent you from ordering too much food.

2. Set the location, date and time of the event. Every caterer needs to know these details before they can start preparing for it. You should also bring the caterer to visit the ground to get them familiarized with the site layout.

3. Brief your caterer in details week before the event. You need to sit down with your caterer and go through every details of the event. Also, you may want to check with the caterer whether they provide decoration services. If yes, request for the full event planning details.

A catering service is your right hand man during an event. Hire a good catering company and let them handle the food requirements and set up. To look for a list of caterers in your area, you can either do a search on Google or browse through your local directory like Yellow Pages.