No matter what kind of food your catering in for your big day, any caterer worth hiring will provide you with an opportunity to try their food. Your wedding food is possibly the largest crowd you will ever serve, and you want to be sure it’s done right.
Your wedding meal should be a reflection of you as a couple, which is why more and more couples are choosing to customize their menu and stray from traditional plated meals. The only way to ensure your meal best represents you is by trying it!
A food tasting is the rehearsal for your meal, which means its very important to get it right. Here are some simple tips on how to get the most out of your wedding food tasting.
Bring the right people along
The biggest mistake people can make when going into a food tasting is bringing too many people or bringing the wrong people along. Having too many opinions could make you feel confused when making your food selections. You may feel more pressured to go with other’s opinions than your own.
Not bringing the right people along can hurt too. If you don’t feel comfortable making the final decision without your fiance but you don’t bring him along, your tasting isn’t going to be very productive.
Give yourself and the caterer enough time
You will want to be sure to work with your caterer on a timeline leading up to your wedding. A caterer will be able to tell you when the best time for a tasting will be. Schedule it too far in advance and menus or trends may change. But schedule it too late and you and your caterer will feel rushed.
Keep your budget in mind
Go into your tasting with your budget in mind. At the end of the day that is one of the main factors that will decide your final food selections. Be transparent with your caterer about your budget so they can work within your parameters to create the best menu unique to you.
Come ready with questions
Most people haven’t been to a food tasting before, and it’s only natural you’ll have questions. You can make things easier for both yourself and the caterer if you try to think of those questions beforehand. Write them down so you don’t forget.
Pay attention to the details
As we said before, a tasting is the only rehearsal you get for your wedding food. It’s okay to be a little picky, ask questions, and make changes. This meal is a reflection of the caterer and yourself.
Use the tasting as a test run for a caterer’s service and presentation. This can be seen as a reflection of how they will present themselves and the food on your wedding day.
Rudy’s Smokehouse has been catering weddings for years. We have expertise in customizing menus to cater to each unique couple we work with. For catering near Dayton Ohio, Rudy’s smokehouse is ready to wow you both at the rehearsal and your big day!