Planning a wedding can be an exciting, hectic and daunting task. Each event is unique and has its own set of requirements. There are so many things to think about – so many details, so many options, and so little time! Not only must you decide on the venue, decor, music, and rentals, you have to find the right company to handle the most important element of your special event—the food.
Food can make or break a great wedding. Not only must the food taste great, but it also needs to come out on time, fit your budget and the staff must be experienced and friendly.
Never choose a caterer based on cost alone. The food may not be high quality or there may be hidden fees that pop up later after you have signed the contract. A good caterer will provide excellent food, great staff for everything you need, help with coordinating all your other vendors, rental items like silverware and china, and be willing to work within your budget.
Before you start looking for a caterer, review these things so you are prepared for the questions they should be asking you.
- What is your budget? Decide how much you want to spend and what that budget needs to include.
- What menu style do you want? Do you want a sit-down dinner, a buffet or something else?
- How many people are you going to be feeding?
- Do you need special meals for allergies or for kids?
- Do you want the caterer to provide bartenders?
- Do you want the caterer to provide your china and silverware?
- Would you prefer real china and silverware or do you want to do disposable-ware?
- Do you have a theme you want your food to go along with?
A caterer should be able to provide you with a menu and a price quote that includes just about everything from food and staff to plates and utensils. There should not be additional fees for things like cutting the cake.
At The Pines Catering, our full-service event coordination includes helping you create the perfect atmosphere; handling rentals of tents, china, linen and other items; choosing a photographer, music, flowers, and beverage service; and anything else necessary to make your affair truly memorable. Whether you want to dine like royalty or just be treated that way, you can rely on our extensive experience to ensure that your event exceeds your every expectation. From an informal reception to a four-course elegant sit-down dinner, let our exquisite cuisine and our attentive staff help create the event of your dreams.
We always welcome questions on how to choose a good caterer and would be happy to help you with any portion of your process as you embark on this incredible experience of planning a wedding.
To discuss your event, receive a personalized bid, or come to one of our special tastings, call one of our experienced event specialists at:
The Pines Catering