8 Tips on How to Choose a Good Catering Service

by karina on July 23, 2014

8 tips on how to choose a good catering service tucson arizona

Finding that good catering service is not always easy. In every occasion, the meal is an important part so the host needs to serve dishes than are unforgettable. Some people choose to hire a caterer because it’s more convenient.

If you’re looking for a caterer for an upcoming party, you have to make sure you get someone who follows local catering standards and one who is reliable. A caterer should not just prepare delectable dishes. She must also provide excellent service.

Every party has to be memorable. To achieve this, here are a few tips on choosing a good catering service:

  1. ASK AROUND. Ask your relatives, friends, and co-workers for recommendations. You can also ask the popular event planners, culinary schools, or venues for their recommendations. Most venues have a list of partner caterers.
  2. CHECK THE SPECIALTY OF A CATERER. Find out the caterer’s specialties. Ask if the catering service provider can handle big events. There are some caterers who only do small parties.
  3. ASK FOR REFERENCES. Ask the caterer if she can provide references, reviews, or testimonials from recent parties handled. See if the caterer will freely provide what you need.
  4. CHECK THE CATERER’S LICENSE. It’s important that a caterer has a license so check with your local health department. See if the caterer has any bad records, violations, or complaints.
  5. ASK FOR A SAMPLE QUOTATION. Request for a quotation before signing a contract. It’s good to know what particular items and extra services you will be receiving for a price.
  6. SCHEDULE A TASTING. Ask the caterer to do a sample presentation of the menu, table setup, and everything you need. You may also inform the caterer if you need wait staff during your party.
  7. READ THE CONTRACT. Always read the contract provided by the caterer before signing or giving a down payment.
  8. PROVIDE THE CATERER A LIST OF WHAT YOU NEED. Do this or you may just inform the caterer other services you need during the event.  The caterer or the venue staff will be more than willing to provide everything else—decorations, party favors, planning, etc.

Le Rendez-vous caters special events, weddings, and corporate gatherings. We will we glad to prepare a custom menu for you. If you need special catering service in Tucson, let Le Rendez-vous cater for you.

Choose any meal from our Small Plate Menu, Les Potages, Les Salades, Mid Day Menu, Les Hors d’ Oevres, and Specialities of the House. There’s also our Desserts Menu, Wine List, and Signature Cocktails to choose from. You can choose a set or create your own menu for that very special occasion.


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