It is already the season of celebration. Thanksgiving has passed, Christmas and New year is already fast approaching. You would need to choose to either do your own home-cooked meals, or you can have someone else, such as a catering service, to provide you with meals fit for the celebration.
These caterers create fantastic food and provide exceptional service. But how do you choose your catering service provider? Here are some questions that you need to ask yourself in choosing your provider.
What is my budget?
Your budget is one of the most significant determining factors when choosing your catering service provider. Different caterers provide services depending on the budget you are willing to spend on. It may be a case where lower-priced caterers may come out with a higher margin of error, but it does not mean that they are really a bad choice.
You would have to do some research to be able to get a reflection of how they are able to provide other customers with their services. This way you would be able to have your expectations adjusted as to what they are really capable of, and thus, you can be able to choose wisely and select which one is best fit for the event and the budget.
What services do I need from them?
It might already be a standard that a catering service will provide you with servers, waiters, food containers, etc. But you would have to think if you would need to avail of their other services such as the use of chairs and tables, the use of mobile bars, and alike.
A lot of catering services already offer a wide array of services that may become handier if you avail them. Hosting services, for example, is already available from some catering services, and they come in a package deal at times. You may also want to ask them (just in case) about the prices of additional fees, such as the use of extra tables and chairs, cutleries, plates, and even the damage price.
What would the venue recommend?
Most of the time, venues have their rules and regulations regarding the use of catering services. Some venues are quite strict that you would have to choose from their list of caterers alone as thy exclusively provide them with the services needed. After all, it would be way easier to manage a celebration if there are fewer people you have to deal with at your party.