Are you planning a party? Part of a party planning committee? Here at Post Exchange Catering, we understand that if you're hiring an Atlanta corporate catering company, you want to make sure that everything is perfect. As you likely know, it's important to hire the right caterer so that everything goes off with a hitch and that's why you need to avoid these five mistakes people make when they look for caterers.
1. Meeting with the caterer. If you are planning an event for someone else, don't arrange to meet with the caterer. While it might seem like a nice gesture, this can create an unprofessional precedent and some awkward moments later.
2. Keep track of your budget! If you haven't set your budget, it's not wise to talk to caterers or pondering menu possibilities. Things can add up quickly when you're dreaming up your ideal menu. First decide on your budget and only then start making phone calls.
3. Don't just take the lowest bid when looking for a caterer. Cheaper is definitely not always better and more often than not, you're going to get what you pay for. Lower prices for a caterer usually mean lower quality food and a less experienced staff.
4. Don't forget to include the service staff in your budget and event planning! Most catering companies also include bartenders, wait staff, meat carvers, and other services that will help your event go smoothly. Plus, they help add to the ambiance of the event.