Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring A Caterer

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One of the most important parts of a successful event is the food! While your guests will arrive to show you their love and support, they will also be there to have a good time and enjoy themselves. As a result, besides accommodating them at a great venue, with lively music, and fabulous décor, you also need to satiate them with delicious food and refreshments. The best way to have your guests relish and enjoy scrumptious servings is to hire a professional catering company to handle your event. With professional help, you will be able to ensure all of your guests are satisfied, happy, and raving about your event long after it’s over.

Unfortunately, when it comes to hiring a caterer, many people underestimate the impact of good food and professional catering services. This often leads them to choose caterers that are below average or hire a catering company at the last minute. These oversights or poor decisions could leave you worried or worse, leave your guests with a dreadful experience.

To help you choose the perfect catering candidate for your event and ensure your food is delicious, Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen has compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make when hiring a caterer.

1. Not budgeting

It is essential to set aside a realistic budget before contacting a caterer. This detail can help the caterer to set up a personalized menu based on what you can afford to serve your guests.

2. Compromising on quality

When it comes to major events, especially wedding receptions, It’s crucial that you pay attention to food and not only the beverages. Only spending money on beverages, especially alcohol, instead of procuring quality food, may not be an ideal plan.

3. Expecting the caterer to bear all costs

To expect your caterer to purchase your menu items, pay the catering kitchen, prepare the food, pay staff, deliver, and set up for $10 to $15 per person is absurd. In this day and age, this rate is just not feasible to cover expenses.

4. Not planning the event early

You need to plan your event at least a few months in advance to set the ideal budget and the number of guests you wish to invite. Once you have these figures in mind, choose a reputable catering company to manage your food and beverage accordingly. 

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen. We are a full-service catering company with fifteen years of experience that serves you with a smile. When you hire us, you won’t regret your decision as we live up to your expectations with our top-notch services. We also offer event planning or decorating and rental services, making us a one-stop-shop for any event.

For a complete list of our services, please click here. If you have any questions about event catering, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us here.