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5 Catering Mistakes That You Must Avoid
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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

When you plan an event or a party, you want everything to be perfect. There are so many details to cover when you are having an event catered and often times, it can be stressful to manage every single detail.

For your event, you must hire a professional catering service that can impress your guests and make your event a success. To ensure that you hire the right catering service for the job, you must avoid these common mistakes people make when looking for a caterer.

1. Not Verifying the Catering Service

Often times in hesitation people neglect the credentials of the catering company they are hiring. It is important to verify the catering service and seek out references before hiring them for your event. If you hire a company with bad service and poor reputation you can be sure to have your event ruined.

2. Not Tracking Your Budget

Do not talk to the caterers until you’ve decided your budget. Decide how much you are willing to spend on refreshments and decorations before you discuss the preparations with a caterer. A professional caterer will also make suggestions to help you with event preparation according to your set budget.

If caterers do not give you any advice or suggestions to help you meet your budget requirements, you can be sure that they are not right for the job.

3. Choosing a Catering Service with Poorly Trained Staff

Some companies provide poor catering service despite all the big promises of professional service. The reason is that catering is a specialized trade and needs disciplined training. If staff is not professionally trained, they will never be able to provide top-notch services.

Most reputable caterers have workers that are well-trained and detailed-oriented. When you hire a catering service with trained staff, they’ll make your event unforgettable.

4. Falling for a Low Price

When it comes to catering, cheap is never the best. If a catering company is offering low prices in comparison to others in the market, it means that either they provide low quality food or have less experienced staff. Never fall for the low prices as saving few bucks is not worth ruining your event.

5. Lack of Understanding

You have agreed on the menu, but does your caterer understand all your needs? Have they taken all the details from you about the style, the décor and the theme? A professional caterer will always take all the details from you to ensure that nothing is missed. If a company is not showing interest in all the little details of your event, it is better to search elsewhere.

6. Verbal Agreement

When it comes to availing services of a caterer, everything must be outlined in writing. Your caterer must clearly state the services, menu, terms of service, responsibilities and charges on paper to ensure that there is no misunderstanding. If a caterer is not willing to provide written agreement, it is a sign that you’re dealing with rookies.

If you wish to avoid these mistakes and hire a professional caterer to make your event memorable, contact Raffel’s Catering. We have experienced and trained staff who can provide you top quality service to ensure that your event is a success.



 
 
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