As a professional and experienced caterer, Green Fig understands how a catering company can make or break your event. Planning and executing a special occasion, whether it’s a wedding, corporate event, or party, demands careful organisation and attention to detail. You want to be able to relax and know that the food service provided will be of the highest quality. In this blog, we will share some advice on how to choose the right catering company.
Research and reviews
The first step in choosing the right catering company is to do your research. Find out some information about the company and read through their online reviews from previous clients. Look for testimonials and feedback online, you could potentially ask for references from the catering company. Use platforms like Google or Facebook reviews to gain a general understanding of the ethos and reputation of the company. From this, you can make a judgement call on whether the company will provide a high enough service and meet your specific needs. It would also be a good idea to investigate the social media presence of these companies as this will give you a better idea of the calibre of work they are used to plus the sort of menu options they are capable of producing.
Menu and customisation
Once you’ve narrowed down a list of potential caterers for your event you should browse their website for their menu options. This will reassure you that the catering company offers a menu that suits your specific needs. Some caterers offer set menus, while others will allow for customisation. If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, be sure to ask if the caterer can accommodate them. A good catering company should be willing to work with you to create a menu that fits your needs and tastes. Additionally, they should be able to adapt to a range of event styles, sizes and budgets.
Staff experience and professionalism
The experience level and professionalism of the catering company are also something that you need to take into consideration. Look for a company that has experience in catering events similar to yours. Again, read reviews about the staff who work at each catering company. We always pride ourselves in handpicking only the best and most experienced people to work at our events, so you can always be sure you will see polite and attentive people working for us.
Price and value
It’s also important you strike the balance between price and value. While both are noteworthy factors, neither should not be the sole determining factor in choosing a catering company. When it comes to catering, it can be noticeable to guests when you skimp on quality to get a cheaper price. By the same token, the most expensive option isn’t necessarily the best one, but do ensure quotes are like-for-like so there’s no nasty surprises along the way.
Look for catering that offers value for money, fair prices, excellent service, and quality food, and again testimonials from real customers! This really is invaluable information you can make decisions by.
Get in touch
Choosing the right catering company can be a daunting task, there’s so much to take into consideration! They have so much control over the quality of your event so it’s important to get it right. However, by doing some diligent research, considering the menu options and how much value for money you are receiving, you can ensure you choose the right catering company that blows your expectations out of the water.
If you’re looking to take the first step with us feel free to get in touch. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our contact form and a member of staff will get back to your shortly. We look forward to hearing from you.
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