Monday, September 26, 2016

Mangia Monday: 11 Important Questions to Ask Your Caterer!

We partnered with the Sales & Marketing Director of Culinary Concepts, Kathleen Doeller, to bring you some of the most popular questions that brides have when it comes to booking a catering service for their wedding. Make sure to keep these questions in mind when considering a caterer!

1. Do you have packages, or do you customize your menus
2. What is included in your proposal and pricing?
3. Do you own all of your own equipment; kitchen, china, flatware and linen?
4. How can we ensure that what we experience at our tasting with you, will it be the same quality for a large group at our wedding?
5. Do you prepare and cook your menu items “on-site?”
6. What is the best way to calculate a gratuity for the staff that cooks and serves us?
7. How far out from our wedding date should we sign a catering contract?
8. Do you have a liquor license?
9. How do you handle bar services and fees are included?
10. What other services does your company offer, such as napkin folding, coordination, coordinating rentals and venues?
11. What is the criteria for hiring a day of coordinator? Should we consider one?