3 Simple Steps to Finding the Perfect Catering Service

Posted on: 25 January 2017

When hosting an event or celebration food can make or break the night, which can lead to immense pressure - and an often exhaustive search - to find the right catering company to work with you. When searching for someone to cater your event, the options can easily become overwhelming; however, there are 3 simple steps you can take to find the ideal catering service for your special occasion.

1. Type of food

Before you even begin to look at potential catering options for your event, consider the type of food you are looking for to suit the occasion. This choice should not be solely based on the specific foods that you like, but also the on the way in which you would like your guests to eat, and the overall ambience of the event. For example, at a laid back, casual event, a BBQ might be the perfect catering choice, whereas for a formal ball a full sit down three course meal might work better.

2. Location

It is imperative to only look at caterers that work in the area where your event is to be held.Narrow down the rummage through your search engine results by adding to the search bar the name of the place where your event will be held, alongside the type of catering you are looking for.

3. Online reviews and recommendations

Once you have established the type of food you would like at your event, asking people - both on and offline - for their recommendations of catering companies is a sure fire way to ensure you end up with the best possible service. If you don't know anyone that is able to help you in this regard, it's time to turn to the search engine again! Using review services such as Yelp or Trip Advisor can help you to make an informed choice about the catering you choose for your celebration.

Make a list of the things you want for each area, before looking at each potential catering company in turn, to better enable you to be able to assess if each potential option meets your needs in these key areas. A great way to do this is by assigning each potential catering company a colour, then making a coloured mark next to each criteria the corresponding coloured catering company fulfils. This way, it is easy to see at a glance which catering businesses most suit your needs. It is then possible to work through this shortlist of potential caterers in order to contact each one to check their availability on the day of your event: leaving you with the best possible catering choice for your special occasion.