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How to Find the Perfect Caterer for Your Next Downtown Event

When it comes to food catering downtown, you have a lot of choices. So, how do you know which one is the right one for your next event? Here are some foolproof ways to determine if a catering company is right for you and if they will be able to take your next event from ordinary to extraordinary.

Location

The type of catering you need is largely decided by where you’re going to be hosting the event. Will it be at your home, a nearby restaurant or your office? Deciding where the event will be held is the first step.

On-Site Catering or Off-Site Catering?

You have a lot of decisions to make when it comes to food catering downtown and this is one of them. Do you know the difference between on-site catering and off-site catering? On-site catering covers all of your bases, because you don’t have to worry about the setup or the cleanup. On-site catering normally works best for:

  • New Year’s parties
  • Sports team parties
  • Office events

Off-site catering, on the other hand, allows you the freedom to decide on the decorations and the setup of the event. Off-site catering is normally best suited for:

  • Parties in your home
  • Parties at a venue you reserve ahead of time

Shop Around

Before you sign a contract with any company that provides food catering downtown, first make sure you talk with several candidates. Not all caterers are created equal, and finding out what your options are will make you feel even better about your ultimate choice.

Menu

Your budget is going to dictate what you can and cannot do in catering your event. Once you’ve set a budget and chosen a caterer, they should then sit down with you to review a menu that fits both your price range and palate.

If you have any dietary restrictions for people in attendance at your event, make sure you bring this up to the caterer and see what options are available for them. This is incredibly important. Food allergies can have serious consequences, sometimes even death.

When it comes to planning an event, you have a whole lot on your plate. There are so many decisions to be made it can get overwhelming, but your caterer can really make or break your event. So make sure you choose one that will not only provide great food, but also great service. Asking the right questions and comparing different catering service should be get you the perfect caterer for you event. That way, you and your guests can enjoy yourselves to the fullest.

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