Your event’s menu and drinks are one of the most important elements of the big day. After all, people aren’t likely to notice a missing song in the playlist but they will remember the food!
You may already have an idea of the kind of menu you want but it’s important to understand what is included in the catering service you choose. As event caterers in Essex, we would like to share with you what you should expect:
1. More than just a simple food drop-off
Your event caterer is not just the person who drops off your food and then leaves. Your caterer and the team of professional waiting staff should prepare everything before, during and after the event. Whether that’s setting up the display of food, serving or washing up, the event caterers are involved to make sure everything runs smoothly so that you can enjoy the occasion.
2. Bespoke menus to suit every requirement
Whether you want trendy or traditional menus, our chefs have an extensive knowledge of seasonal produce, local produce as well as flavours and ingredients so we can provide a menu your guests will never forget! You should expect your caterers to offer alternative menus for all kinds of dietary requirements including vegetarians, vegans and intolerances such as dairy.
3. Liaising with venues to work out timings and logistics
As the experts, it makes sense for the caterers to get in touch with the venues to discuss when it’s best to setup and how long they will need. However, some event catering services may leave this in your hands to organise – be sure that an event manager comes as part of your package to help organise the timings and logistics of your hire. You’ll be glad of the help; one less thing to worry about!
4. Providing crockery, cutlery and glassware
While some venues will provide their own crockery and cutlery, it’s best to check with the venue beforehand. If not, most caterers will provide crockery, cutlery, glassware etc for your event at an additional cost. At Perfect Day Caterers, we are more than happy to provide all the crockery, cutlery and glassware necessary for your style of service, if you need it.
If you would like to hear some more information about our affordable catering services and event planning services, please get in touch with our team today on 01279 647005.