How to choose a caterer?
This is an important question that you surely have faced by organizing your wedding, family celebration or any other event. Indeed, the meal is one of the most important points of an event and it is therefore crucial for you to find the best partner of your party! To help you, Swiss Take Away gives you the best advices to choose the best caterer and make your party a success!
The best caterer for your party
What kind of caterer ?
Before choosing a caterer, it is important to think about how you want your party to look like. If you still hesitate, it’s time for you to decide because these details are very important for your choice of caterer. Seated dinner or cocktail, hot or cold buffet, the choice is yours. Some caterers are specialized in buffets, others in three-courses menus for example!
A specialized caterer
Have you selected a theme for your event? Depending on your wishes, choose a specialized caterer for an Indian, Chinese or Lebanese buffet. The opportunity to make your guests travel through the taste buds!
If you or some of your guests follow a particular diet (hallal, kosher, vegetarian …) or if you know that certain foods are to be avoided because of food allergies, know that some caterers are specialized in these requests. You will be able to find a kosher caterer but also another one specialized in the caterer without gluten or lactose.
Once you’ve settled on these issues, you’ll be able to make a better decision about which caterer to choose for your event.
Find the right caterer for your event
Once you almost know what kind of meal you want to organize, you need now to find the real gem that will organize it just for you. To find a caterer, several methods exist: word of mouth, but also the specialized directories.
Note that depending on the chosen room, some places need to work with a particular caterer or you’ll have to pick one from an already selected list of caterers.
After making the list of caterers that might suit you, ask them for a quote but mostly, ignore your instinct. If it is a custom menu, it is particularly important that you feel there is a good feeling between you and the caterer, but also that he understands what you want.
Specify all the practical details: your budget and the number of cutelry, the place where the event will take place (indoors or in the garden, at home or in a reception room …), the different schedules (cocktail, start of the meal …) as well as obviously all your wishes for the meal. Let yourself be guided through our on-line form.
After selecting the caterer, you have the right (and it’s even recommended!) To do tastings. They are often chargeable but generally, the price is then removed from the total sum if you sign with this caterer.
On Swiss Take Away, we offer you a directory of specialized caterers in events. With a long experience in this field, these professionals will bring to your party all their gastronomic knowledge for a unique and tasty moment!
Choosing a caterer on Swiss Takeaway is the guarantee of an outstanding catering service and therefore a celebration more than successful! For more information on all caterers in your area, visit our website in the “Caterers” section.