Three Common Mistakes People Make When Hiring A Caterer

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Serving delicious seasoned recipes for your grand celebration will create an unforgettable culinary experience. Consequently, hiring a professional caterer will ensure that you can satiate your guests’ taste buds and leave them wanting more.

However, if mistakes get made during the planning stage due to not taking expert advice, you could end up with an event that does not live up to expectations.

So, to help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen has put together a list of the three most common mistakes couples make when hiring a caterer.

1. Overestimating the amount of food needed
If too much food gets ordered, then it could create copious leftovers, which is a waste of money, especially if the client is already on a tight budget. Some of the uneaten food may be able to get packed in doggy bags, but there will also be unnecessary spoilage of fresh items.

2. Underestimating the quantity of food required
The worst nightmare of any host is to order too little food and run out of it quickly. An experienced caterer will always cook a bit extra, but it may not always be enough. Consequently, it’s crucial to finalize the group size well in advance to make appropriate estimations. 

3. Not discussing the menu selection with the caterer
It’s essential to let your caterer know your guests’ preferences and the meal sizes you wish to serve, so that the portions can be planned accordingly. A caterer will also be able to offer essential feedback on what food pairs well together.

To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to the experts at Carolyn’s Creole Kitchen. We focus on preparing traditional and modern interpretations of Creole, soul, and from-scratch Southern cuisine. We also provide Mexican and Italian specialties for any occasion.

Our serving methods include buffets, stations, and pass-around styles, and we can provide an on-site chef, uniformed serving/clean-up staff, and bartenders to let the good times roll.

Our services also include drop-offs, boxed/bagged meals, breakfast, brunch, dinner, picnics, tailgating, movie sets, and new launching catering for clients.

We serve clients across Oakland, Emeryville, San Pablo, Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro, San Francisco, and Richmond, CA.

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