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Category: Catering Services

How Does Your Caterer Rank Against Others in Your Area?

Let’s say you’re looking into professional catering services for an upcoming event that’s important to you. It could be a wedding, graduation, bar mitzvah, birthday party, corporate function, company party, or a family reunion. Since you really do care about how this event turns out, you have every reason to be meticulous about your caterer selection process. So where exactly do you start? Customer reviews are probably the first place to look. These are people like you who had all of the same concerns and…

3 Reasons Why Catering Companies Get Bad Reviews

There’s no doubt that reviews are a huge part of life these days, and catering is a good example. Finding a professional to handle your next catered event is something you do mindfully, in hopes that your event will be as successful as you imagine it. But it doesn’t always work out that way – perhaps because you didn’t read enough reviews! Knowing what leads to negative reviews is a great way to get a handle on some of the common catering pitfalls, and steer…

3 Signs of an Unprofessional Caterer

In case you haven’t noticed, a lot of people are more interested in collecting experiences instead of things these days. Catered events have always been popular, but now they’re more popular than ever. If you find yourself getting ready to organize a catered event, whether it’s a big corporate party or a small private get-together, you’ll probably find a lot of different choices in your area. How do you make sense of them? How do you choose the right one? Sometimes, it helps to know…

What is the Average Cost of a Catered Event?

When you organize a catered event for the first time – whether it’s an extended family get-together of 50 people or a full-fledged wedding reception of several hundred – you’re faced with a lot of questions. What’s the best way to go about choosing a menu? How can you make sure there’s something for everyone, and that none of the guests feel “left out” or overlooked? What’s the best venue for the event? If the event is being held outdoors, what kind of weather contingency…

3 Autumn Events Perfect for Catering

The summer is already a thing of the past, and people are looking ahead to Autumn (and, of course, what comes after that). But the Autumn months are some of the most beautiful, and although it’s a busy time for a lot of people with school and work obligations, there are still a lot of social engagements and events on the calendar. Many of these events will be professionally catered, and many of them will be self-catered. You might have your own reasons for going…

Where Does Your Caterer Source Their Food?

One of the great things about living in the information age is that we have so many opportunities to raise the bar on things that matter most – like food. In this day and age, we know more about food than ever before. That’s true not only in terms of preparing great cuisine, but also in terms of where that cuisine comes from, and the important link between source and quality. This is exactly why you see so many restaurants, food trucks, and markets drawing…

How to Find a Good Caterer for Your Child’s Graduation Party

One of the most exciting things about Spring is that kids are graduating. They’ve put in the hard work, they’ve done the time, and now it’s time to celebrate the fruits of their labor. Whether it’s high school, university, or any number of professional trade schools or certifications, this is a big moment. It represents an entry into the next chapter of life, and it deserves commemoration! The graduation party or “open house” is one of the most common ways to celebrate this milestone, and…

What Does Professional Catering Cost on Average?

What kind of party would you throw if money were no object? Would you rent (or perhaps buy) one of those mega-yachts that only the super rich can afford, and take your closest friends out on a week-long cruise, with all the food professionally catered? This may be a reality for only few, but the truth is, a family reunion or friendly get-together in a beautiful park, or at the beach, is just as good – if not better. You probably don’t have to think…

How Do You Know if Your Caterer is the Real Deal?

If you think about the services and products where quality is most important – where you can’t afford mistakes being made – catering must be near the top of the list. Obviously there are casual events where your standards may not be so high, like a catered get together for friends. In that case, you might be able to grant a little leeway if your caterer makes a mistake. But when the event is truly important, like a wedding reception or corporate gathering, it’s crucial…

3 Signs of a Next-Level Catering Company

When you set out to organize a party, whether it’s a big flashy event or a small intimate gathering, mediocrity is never your goal. It doesn’t matter what the occasion, budget, or theme of the party may be — it’s natural to strive for the best. Providing your guests with a wonderful and memorable experience, including all aspects of the menu, service and ambiance, is the ideal that every party planner hopes to achieve. And if it’s a truly special occasion, like a wedding reception,…