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What to Know Before Hiring an Upscale Catering Service

Whether you're looking for a catering service for a wedding, a business meeting, or a holiday event, the best way to get what you want is through a high-end catering service.


When you're looking for upscale catering options, there are a few things you need to consider before signing on the dotted line with any catering service. In this blog, we'll go over a few of the questions you should ask any caterer you're considering.

Have You Catered This Type of Event Before?


Whether it's wedding catering or corporate catering, you want a catering service that handles your particular type of event. When you put your wedding, for instance, in the hands of an experienced caterer, you have peace of mind knowing that any last-minute changes or problems will be dealt with by someone capable of handling it.

For example, if an upscale catering service hasn't handled anything over a 200 person wedding, and you'll have 500 guests at yours, then you might want to keep looking for a caterer who has. However, if you decide to go with the inexperienced, ask them how they would handle a situation with that many guests should there be an emergency?


What's Included in Your Packages?


The last thing you want is to hire a company for a holiday catering event, only to get hit with a massive bill at the end of the night. Many caterers have many extra fees included with their packages, so you need to ask what's included in those packages upfront to avoid surprises.


For example, with a holiday event, some people may have to eat healthier than others or have food allergies. You want to know that asking for unique food options for them will be included in the cost upfront, instead of extra on down the line.


How Do You Handle Allergy Requirements?


Speaking of eating healthier, it's also essential to ask the catering service how they handle allergy requirements. It's important to note that some caterers might not be able to guarantee that all the food they serve will be allergen-free.


Find out ahead of time if the caterer you're considering can handle allergen-free requests. You want all your guests to be safe and have a good time at your event.


What's Your Cancelation Policy?


This is one of the most important questions to put on your list to ask your potential caterer. Whether it's a wedding, holiday party, or a corporate event, life has a way of throwing us curveballs we never see coming.


Find out ahead of time what the cancelation policy is, just in case of the worst. For example, you need to know if it'll be cheaper to cancel far in advance and if the refund policy is lowered the closer you get to the date.


Are You Ready For Upscale Catering?


No matter what type of event you're hosting, upscale catering is the best way to feed the people involved. Contact us for all your catering needs, whether it's a wedding, meeting, or holiday event.

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