If you want to make a good impression on your friends and family, do it with the food. After working in the food industry for quite some time people realize pretty quickly that the one thing you don’t want to screw up is someone’s meal. While a free meal from a friend will hardly ever get criticized, a great one will be talked about for a long time to come. Besides the obvious, there are a few things which should always be considered when selecting your next party catering company.
Of course the first thing to think about when selecting a party catering company is the food. Food taste and creativeness is what people will spend most of their time talking about when an event is catered. Since food taste is the most obvious topic we are going to skip over it and go straight to the second topic of conversation, food safety. Having people receive food poisoning at your party will turn even an epic event into something discussed with dread in the future. People tend to remember the negative incidents far more often and for a lot longer than the positive attributes of a party.
When a catering service takes additional steps to help you with your menu selection process, or any other aspect of the party overall, they are going above and beyond what is required; this is what separates the good from the great party catering companies. Having a caterer with solid customer service skills can go a long way in relieving the stress generated by planning an event where friends and family will be attending. A solid caterer will not only have good communication, but will also be willing to work with the client to make everything perfect on their side of the equation. Assisting with menu design, working with ingredient substitutions, and making recommendations for dishes which may not even have been realized were available, is the definition of excellent customer service.
After working on the preparation for your party all day, the last thing you want to do is go pick up the food. Make sure the catering company you hire has a delivery and setup service to reduce the amount of tasks you have to worry about during the day of the party.
It is a given that the food has to taste good when selecting a catering company, but having a team dedicated to the extra stuff really determines what constitutes a good catering experience or a great catering experience. If your party theme is requiring a southern flair, but your stomach says the food needs to be a bit on the healthier side, talking to the experts at Chicken Salad Chick when picking your next catering company for your party will be a delightful experience. To know more about them visit Facebook or Twitter.