When it comes to your special event you’ve been preparing, everything should be just right. You’ve gone through the work of prepping, planning, stressing, inviting, organizing, and probably stressing some more. What you shouldn’t be doing is trying to figure out what your catering company is doing. To ensure this, you need to know what to look for in a catering company.
Here are a few questions you should be asking:
What Do I Need?
The first question has to be posed to you. There’s the adage of, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” You’ve done all the prep work for the event, but have you taken the time to consider what you need in a catering company? What’s the size of the event and what kind of relationship do you want with your catering company?
Do you want someone who will walk with you side by side and walk you through everything with you being the final say in what happens or do you want to let them handle everything, so it’s one less thing to worry about? Finding the right catering company comes down to your needs first.
Is The Catering Company Flexible?
Often in event planning, things are moving quickly, and change is the only constant. Things happen with venues, the amount of people drastically shifts, budgets get cut and increase. Okay, most budgets don’t increase, but wouldn’t that be nice? With your event often in flux, you need a catering company that will be flexible with you. Are they going to work with you on a menu that takes into considering food allergies?
Are they going to prepare with you knowing that things change? Finding a catering company that’s willing to work with you is one of the most critical aspects of a catering company.
Are They Detail Oriented?
Food for an event is a big deal. It is one of the fastest ways make or break an event. We’ve all had bad food at an event at least once. You don’t want your event to be that event for someone. As they say, “the devil is in the details.” There are so many aspects of food catering that don’t involve the food. Are they prepared? Is everything placed and ready to go?
Have they kept the food at the proper temperature?
If they’re going on location, have the prepared everything they need for electricity and water needs?
Are they creative problem solvers when the time arrives?
You need a catering company that’s right for you, flexible, and detail oriented. You need a team who is ready to work with you to make your event everything you wanted it to be. At Rudy’s Smokehouse, we have the experience you need to make your event everything it should be. If you’re looking for catering in Dayton, Ohio, we are the place for you!
Let’s make a great event.