Because catering can be one of the more expensive components in holding an event, it’s important to ask the right questions. You’d be surprised what questions some catering companies wish you didn’t ask.
A few questions that some catering companies may not want you to ask:
If we book our wedding or event with your company, how many other events might you potentially book on the same day?
This is an important question because there are catering companies that operate based primarily on volume and will book just as much business as they possibly can, whether they are capable of providing a quality experience or not. Once they have your deposit, your committed.
Do you prepare all of your food from scratch at your location? Or do you purchase prepared food and then present it as yours?
See what kind of a reaction you get, because believe it or not there are companies that do exactly that. Be careful if the catering consultant you’re dealing with becomes very defensive or is offended by the question. More than likely, they’d be the ones doing it.
As the consultant helping me with planning my event, will you be on site for my event?
This is important because sometimes important details may be lost in translation when providing direction to catering staff that did not participate in the planning process.
Does your catering company offer any kind of a guarantee?
This is a fair question. And you might be surprised how some companies answer it.
If you get a quote from a catering company that seems too good to be true, it probably is. The reality is that our business is just like any other business in that you get what you pay for.