Finding the perfect catering company and menu for your event can be quite a challenge. Luckily, you’ve stumbled upon the Jo’s Cakes and Catering blog! The following four tips will either reduce the cost allotted to the food, beverage and service at your event, or enhance the overall experience of your event.
Did you know that certain catering companies charge for delivery? Depending on the type of event you will be hosting or running, delivery may or may not be necessary. If you are putting on a giant conference with a formal dinner, you may not be able to fit all of the prepared food and drink into your car to transport to the venue. By choosing a local catering company, you can potentially eliminate the delivery charge based on mileage from the company to the event. On the other hand, you may be able to get rid of the delivery charge by being close enough to pick up your order!
Check Your Venue
Venues with an in-house food company will require you to use their food service for your event. If you love a certain venue and just have to have it for your event, you may be stuck using their food service regardless of menu options and taste. Choose wisely as the venue and the catering are crucial elements of the overall experience of your event.
To Serve or Not To Serve
Think about the type of event you are hosting – could you possibly implement a self-serve buffet? When you choose to let your guests serve themselves at a delicious buffet, you will not have to worry about a plethora of wait staff or a hefty catering bill. If you choose to use a buffet at your event, you can either have your guests serve themselves or have a few waiters serve your guests at each station or tray. The choice is yours!
Just because a piece of paper or marketing material states that a company makes the best chicken pot pie in the area, doesn’t mean that it truly tastes good! Always schedule a taste testing appointment with your catering company. A taste test appointment will allow you to understand how each part of your meal will taste and how it will affect the overall experience of your event.
If you’re in the process of finding a catering company for your Middle Tennessee party, wedding or event, give the catering professionals at Jo’s Cakes and Catering a call today at 615-459-9305 or fill out our contact form online.