How To Work With A Caterer
Building a strong relationship with your caterer can be a trying ordeal. That’s because doing it right can involve quite a bit of legwork and planning. But as it is with any relationship the more you put into it, the more you’ll get out of it. With over 35 years of experience working as skilled gourmet caterers in CT, La Cuisine is well aware of what it takes to create a successful relationship in this business. That’s why we put this post together to help you get the most out of your relationship with your caterer.
Do your research.
Learning more about the caterer in question will enable you to work with them better. It can also help you decide whether you want to hire them at all. If the caterer has a website you should take a look and get a sense of the type of food they make to see if anything whets your appetite. From there you should consult a few 3rd party review sites to see how their food and services have been received in the past. And finally, nothing really beats getting an opinion from someone you trust. Ask around and see if any of your friends, family or coworkers have used that caterer in the past.
Set up a tasting.
The opinions of online reviewers, your family, and friends are all well and good but your taste buds should matter most of all. This is why you should set up a tasting with the caterer. During the tasting you’ll obviously have a chance to see if the food is any good but you should be trying to use all of your senses. Don’t think about just how the food tastes, but also how it’s presented, how it smells and so on. This is a great time to be as inquisitive as possible. And if there is something you don’t like? Try to see how flexible the caterer is.You may want to change how a dish is prepared or seasoned and your caterer should be willing to work with you. And if you’re unable to secure a tasting with the caterer see if they offer catering to go services. It can be a cost effective way to experience what the caterer has to offer.