When Planning for an office luncheon, cocktail, holiday or any other high end event, catering services will without doubt be an important aspect of the process. The options available could be staggering; it helps if you can sufficiently narrow them down. Divine Caterers take you through some of the most important questions that will get you a worthwhile corporate caterer.
Do you have a custom menu?
Corporate events are usually subject to short notice changes in such logistical aspects as the venue, number of guests in attendance or even the amount of time allocated to the event. Such sudden changes require a caterer who is flexible enough to adjust the menu on within the shortest time possible.
How do you handle guests with special dietary needs?
It might come as a surprise to you that quite a number of people you work with have such dietary restrictions as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free. Your caterer of choice should be able to cater for such special dietary needs.
What exactly is included in your proposal?
You need to be on the lookout for hidden charges. There could be extra costs for napkins, condiments, tables/chairs rentals or setup costs. Once you are able to get a one-on-one comparison for service versus price, you will be able to settle for the correct valuation for the offer.
What does the company specialize in?
Take time to find out what exactly the company is known for. Are they specialists in cocktail events, wedding events or parties? This will not only help you land the best dishes for your event but also afford you all the services you will need in one package.
Will you outsource some services?
Find out if the company will need services from other rentals such as decor providers, table wear or even venue rentals. It would be much easier to work with a caterer who can offer a wholesome package compared to one who outsources some of the services offered. You should therefore make a point of asking about the nature of the package, it will help you avoid unnecessary last minute adjustments to the event.