Learning All About Catering Services

Learning All About Catering Services

3 Things To Check When Looking For A Caterer

Andrea Johnson

Planning a significant event with many attendees can be a lot of work. There are a lot of moving pieces you need to worry about, as well as different timelines and deadlines. One of the moving pieces you have to handle is making sure that all your attendees get fed. That is when you need a caterer. Working with the right caterer is important, so you want to spend some time talking to different caterers to find the one that best fits you.  

Specialty Foods

One of the things you should talk to the caterer about is if they have any food items or types they specialize in. For example, they may specialize in vegetarian meals or have spent a lot of time perfecting their beef Wellington. Finding out the caterer's specialties can help you see if the caterer will work for your event. 


You are going to need to figure out what your budget is before you do anything. Setting a budget includes several variables, including how many people you plan on having at your event, what kind of food you are planning to serve, and whether it will be a sit-down meal or more of an hors d'oeurve kind of thing. Figure out the amount that you would like to pay and the highest amount that you are willing to pay. 

Start Looking Early

Caterers can be in high demand and they may be booked several months out. If you want to have a popular caterer who comes highly recommended, you will need to start talking to caterers as soon as you have a date and venue set. It may feel like booking a caterer six or more months before your event is too early, but that is going to be the best way to make sure that you have the caterer you want. Also, expect to pay a deposit to the caterer when you book your event. The caterer may ask for half of the payment up-front, but they may only want 10%, so check with the caterer. 

Planning an event isn't necessarily an easy thing to do. You have to deal with a lot of logistics and scheduling. You also need to work with several vendors, including a caterer. Talk to available caterers until you find the one that you feel will fit your event and make it a success. 

Contact a local event caterer to learn more.


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Hey, my name is Nadine Muns. My daughter's 16th birthday party was a huge success, partly thanks to the caterers we hired for the job. The caterers arrived with all of the appetizers, entrees and desserts for the party. Each course was served by friendly waiters and waitresses, which made my daughter feel like royalty. Furthermore, the birthday cake was custom made to suit my daughter's unique tastes. Each guest received his or her own specially made dessert as well. I would like to share information about finding a caterer that will do a good job at your event. I will share information about catering services offered by true professionals. I hope you will visit often to learn more.