Of course, the best way to ensure that your caterer will meet your expectations is to hire a company that is experienced and well-known in the area. In addition, there are a few things that you can do that will help you to have the proper expectations and avoid disappointment.
- Remember that catering is about more than just food – Sometimes a client will be upset that there are additional expenses besides just the food. However, you have to keep in mind that if your caterer doesn’t provide additional services like glassware, plates, tablecloths, utensils, and the like, you will have to get those items elsewhere. They will be an expense either way. If your caterer is responsible for these necessities, at least you can be confident that they will arrive at the same time.
- Leave enough time for setup and prep – If your caterer cannot get into the venue until everyone else is already there, your guests will be observing the setup, and there will be a delay before the meal can begin. Make arrangements to get your caterer into the venue ahead of the event.
- Provide an accurate guest count – If you hire the right catering company, they can do their job, and that includes bringing the right amount of food. Padding the guest count only costs you money.
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For over 25 years, Caterman Catering has been serving the Bay Area from our San Jose location. To plan your next big event, call 408.441.8719 today!