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2 Tips For Finding The Right Caterer

When you hold an event, the event itself could be extremely memorable, with great moments that people never forget, but the strange thing is that people will always associate the event with the food that was there. The event could have been one of the greatest events they ever attended, but if the food is even just mediocre, they will sour on the entire experience. An very interesting situation to be sure, but one that constantly happens. This is why when choosing a caterer, it is extremely important to find one that will be as memorable as your event was.


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Know Who You Hire

The first tip that anyone who has had a bad catering experience will know firsthand is to be sure of who the catering company will be sending to your event. Just because you met with a group of people does not mean that group of people will be the ones running the event. Be sure that your event will have experienced people that are appropriate for the event that is being held. For example, you do not want younger “kids” running the event if it is supposed to be a serious business event.


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Budget Well

Another very important tip is to have a budget in mind when you start. The biggest mistake that so many people make is to give the caterer what amounts to a blank check when they are trying to plan their event. You’d be surprised what a caterer can do with a relatively small amount of money, and giving them too much money, or allowing them to set the budget, can be extremely dangerous when it comes to the total cost of the event.

While price is certainly important, an equally important tip is to not solely base your decision on price. Today, prices are usually rather close in price, so cutting a tiny amount of cost so that you get a far inferior catering service is not at all worth it. Conversely, overpaying for inferior or equal service is another mistake that many event planners will end up making.

Of course, getting what you pay for and knowing what you’re getting is equally important, and the person planning the event needs to make sure they know exactly what the caterer is providing for the money. They need to be sure to understand every choice an option, and the consequences when it comes to price. Only then can they be sure they are getting everything they need from the catering service.

This article was written by ezCater.com, the one stop source for Boston, Atlanta, and Philadelphia catering.


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