Hiring a caterer for your special event can be daunting.
- Will the food be any good?
- Will the service be up to scratch?
- What will my guests think if it’s rubbish?!
Here are some questions you should consider asking before selecting a caterer for your special occasion.
Do you make everything from scratch?
You’ll be surprised how many caterers and restaurants buy in ready-made food that just needs heating up. I’m not going to name and shame, but instead just assure you that everything we make is made with our own bare hands from quality fresh ingredients.
The quality of the food we produce is our highest priority and we never compromise on quality. If you’re after cheap and cheerful we may not be the caterers for you!
Where do you source your ingredients?
The answer to this question will tell you a lot about a caterer. Do they respond with a list of specialist small local producers known for the quality of their produce? Or do they reply with one or two larger food suppliers? We know which we prefer!
Is crockery, cutlery and glassware included in your service?
To avoid getting stung by additional charges, check what’s included in the service. Our quotations are inclusive of everything you and your guests will need to actually eat and enjoy the food. If for whatever reason something is not included we will make this very clear.
Is innovation and creativity of your food important to you?
The food industry is so exciting and provides a playground for chefs to be creative and innovative with their cooking. One of the advantages of event catering over working in a restaurant is the variety and opportunity to design and create new dishes on a regular basis. That’s why we love what we do!
So if you come to us for your catering, you don’t have to simply pick a dish from one of our menus. If there’s a particular ingredient or cuisine you love, tell us and we’ll come up with a dish. For me it would be a platter of oysters, but that’s too easy for our chef!
Will there be a front of house manager there on the day?
If you’re hosting a large event, having someone co-ordinating the front of house staff is a must. You should meet with them before your event and be confident that they will ensure your event runs smoothly. If run well, your guests should hardly even notice the waiting staff are there.