Finding the right caterer for your family reunion, wedding or graduation party can be a real challenge. Making the right decision can either guarantee that you and your guests have an amazing experience, or one that you and your guests would rather forget.
How can you find just the right caterer in Akron, Ohio? By asking good questions about the caterer’s experience with your type of event, no matter if it is a business luncheon catering or wedding reception catering. Here are some questions that you may want to ask a potential caterer:
Do you have a specialty? If you are looking for a caterer to handle your summer barbeque and you are interviewing a caterer who specializes in vegan cuisine, you may not have found the best fit. Simply put, if you want to have a barbeque, then you need someone who specializes in BBQ catering in Akron, Ohio.
What does your price include? Many caterers in Cleveland may give you a price, but it may not include everything that you need for your party. Get an estimate in writing that lists everything that’s included. You should know what your responsibility is from the start.
Will you coordinate rentals? For large parties, your site may require tables, chairs and even dishes, glasses and silverware. Ask your caterer if they can coordinate all of those rentals for you as well. It will save you time and frustration during the weeks leading up to the event. Special Moments Catering can coordinate these services.
Have you worked the site before? Knowing if your caterer has worked at the site you are considering for other events is a critical question. A caterer who is familiar with the management, layout and facilities will be able to give you a more accurate price and fewer surprises the day of your event. If they haven’t worked at the site before, take the initiative by setting up a time to meet with them and the site management at the site well before the time of your function.
Choosing a caterer can be a successful process as long as you approach it as though it is a job interview. In fact, it is! Having a list of questions and getting the answers you need will help you to make a good selection for your wedding reception or business luncheon catering.