What Should I Ask a Caterer Before Hiring?

Deciding on the right caterer is a tasking decision to make in trying to plan or host a party. If the right caterer is not hired the party will reflect that as well. Your automatic thought is to hire someone who fits within your budget, but going for the cheapest caterer is not always the best option. Yes, be aware of your budget, but think about everything that comes with the quote. So don’t choose hastily, think about it and choose wisely. Here are a few ideas to help you out in finding the right caterer:

  • How long have they had their catering business?
  • Can you speak with references or look at their testimonials?
  • What kind of safety certifications, qualifications and health guidelines do they have?
  • Are the menus fixed or flexible?
  • What dietary options do they provide, gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian, etc?
  • Can you sample the food before you have it at your event?
  • What kind of time frame will be needed before the meal is served?
  • Any hidden fees, clearing fees?
  • What kind of contract will it be, if any?
  • What is the deposit like, are there payment terms, specific conditions?

These are just a couple of questions you can ask all caterers before hiring, if they have been in the business awhile these questions won’t faze them, if they do faze them, that might be something to be weary about. However, if you want a proven and well-known caterer contact FuddsBurger today for a quote.