Why People Think Caterers Are A Good Idea
How to Work with a Caterer for a Great Event
Creating an unforgettable guest experience need not mean lost sleep because of details and logistics. No matter if you’re preparing for a personal or corporate event, there’s always a smart way to do it. Get a caterer that you can team up with!
Defining Your Budget
First things first, you need to know how much you are planning to spend. Don’t forget to take decor, labor and rentals into account while listing your anticipated costs.
Getting Familiar with the Venue
Most venues in major cities offer in-house catering and bending the rules can be difficult. If you plan to host the event outside of your company premises, weigh the options of in-house catering against choosing an external caterer. If you choose in-house, your menu costs will probably cheaper. However, an external caterer will be able to accommodate customization, both for the menu items and the food design. In short, knowing your potential venue’s guidelines from the get-go can save you precious time and help guide you in making catering-related decisions.
Defining Guest Experience
Take a moment to envision the experience that you want for your guests. This step largely depends on who your guests are and the message you want to convey to them. For example, do you want them to get together through an interactive component, such as a drink counter? Are you looking to excite prospective clients with your brand? Incorporate your logo in your food designs to make a lasting impact on your attendees. And keep in mind that a great will help you make a great impression.
Yes, food can also stand for your brand. Be ready for a conversation regarding food inspirations and what you want your guests to remember after your event. After all, food is never just an event accessory – it’s also a talking point. If you want to create a media buzz, excellent culinary presentation is the easiest route, especially when you talk about social media.
Streamlining the Process
Vision boards made up of images will be incredibly helpful in giving your caterer a clearer picture of your desired tone for your event. Certainly, you can also talk about it, but being visual beings, we all understand things much better when we can see them. Include as many images as you can. This will allow your caterer to play stretch their creativity even before they enter the kitchen.
It’s obvious how choosing the right caterer can affect how your event turns out in the end, so make it a point to pick the right one.