by Fred Cores
Catering a wedding is not a task to be taken lightly. People normally have high expectations of service for the places they choose to spend their money. Perhaps there is never more pressure on a catering outfit than when they are asked to cater a wedding. A wedding's menu has to be stylish, lavish, and it's usually for a large number of people. The logistical hurdles an event like this presents can be daunting, especially for the bride and groom, who will no doubt be mired in a million details leading up to the big day.
Thus, it's crucial to select a caterer whose reputation is above board. Weddings which hope to earn high marks from its guests require a caterer who is not only a great cook, but also able to deliver timely and professional service in accordance with the wishes of the planners. A few good questions to ask, and a bit of organisation ensure that the wedding will be as beautiful on the stomach is it is on the eyes.
Don't Go Cheap - A wedding is not the catering event to try and save money on. Discounted services might lack in quality or professionalism. The food might not taste as good as it could due to less than fresh ingredients being used to cut costs. Some caterers have no difficulty heating up frozen, mass-produced appetizers and serving them. This is likely not the impression you want people to have of a wedding, foods like wings and bagel pizzas are fine chow, just not on such a special day.
Talk Early, Talk Often - Your caterer will need lots of direction, and in order to provide all the necessary information you will need to stay in constant communication. Expectations and parameters must be clearly set by the client, a caterer is capable of almost anything, but they need the time and information in order to execute it correctly and in the way the client would want it done.
Details - Details will be what makes or breaks the perception of any catered event. The more thought that appears to be put into the affair, the more people will think of the party as being successful and fun. A wedding needs to be the best representation of what a catering service can produce, so the more details that round out the event, the better.
Catering a wedding looks a lot easier when you have the right professionals behind you.
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