Finding the Right Caterer

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At one point or another, you will find yourself in search of a Denver full catering service. This might be for a wedding reception, a corporate event or your high school reunion. Whatever the occasion, here are 5 tips to help you choose the right caterer:In any case, the following are tips that can help you find a good caterer:Whatever the party, these 5 tips can help you pick a good caterer:

Full Service

First off, know if the caterer is full-service. What’s the point of having a caterer if you have to do the work anyway? Be sure you’re getting serving staff with the per-person rate. Many caterers simply drop off the food and let you take care of everything else. Full-service means they will be in-charge of everything, from setup all the way to cleanup. The staff must not just be professional, but nice and sincere as well in helping your event become successful. This is one of the reasons you should meet the caterer prior to booking them. Just talking to them reveals a lot about them and whether or not they are a good fit for you and your event.

Food Handling

Before spending money on a caterer, know their food preparation and handling methods. Definitely, you’ll want to keep things fresh and whole, and hygienic. So don’t hesitate and ask your potential caterer their methods for sourcing and preparing their food. You might consider a caterer that buys from local suppliers, which helps the local economy.

Taste Test

Talking about the food, ask the caterer if you can have a taste test PRIOR to booking.

Think of it as test driving a new car. Don’t choose a caterer that wants to lock you in without a taste test. At the end of the day, it’s the food that matters the most. Better if you can let them bringing the tasting to you instead of the other way around. This will let you experience first-hand how their food arrives after being transported in warmers and coolers.

Experience

Before picking a caterer, check their experience in the catering industry. How long have they been around? What kinds of events have they been part of? There is more to catering than cooking delicious food. Pick e a caterer whose ability to organize event food requirements effectively – an ability that only experience can give – is proven. An experienced caterer will have encountered an entire range of catering problems and hence be ready with proven solutions as well.

Client References

Sometimes, the best way to learn about a caterer is by talking to people who have actually worked with them before. If your potential caterer seems uninterested in giving you client references, watch out. They could be hiding something, and a secretive caterer is the last thing you want for your event. Look up Denver after hour events online to get started.

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