How to Choose Your Wedding Caterer

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Some people eat the food, some make it, and some others indulge in every second of the eating process itself. They don’t just consume it, they feast on it. A food-lover or not, you have to admit that eating is a passion-infused hobby enjoyed by many fellow humans and you certainly want your guests to taste how delicious your wedding day is and feel that joy with you.

Through 5 points, we're offering you the main tips needed to choose your wedding catering service.

Caterer: Crave

1. First things first:

Before taking any steps, decide on your wedding venue. When you’re done with this impossible task, ask if the venue also includes a kitchen, ask about the cooking staff, the waiting staff, and if the place deals with a specific caterer. After gathering this information, try their service yourself. Make an order from the caterer they work with and read all the online reviews you find on other’s experiences regarding the food.

Venue: Intercontinental Cairo Citystars

2. Make a choice:

After you check the first point, you can start deciding on whether you need to hire a wedding caterer or if you’re satisfied with the one that the venue provides. Following that, you should decide on your preferred style of presentation, do you want an open buffet? Do you want it to be a silver service sit-down dinner? Will you need hot drinks? Would you like to have a waiting staff of your own? What is the theme of your wedding? And will the theme affect your choice of cuisine? Italian? Arabian? Indian? Chinese? Will you need to serve your guests some healthy menu items?

3. Time to get practical:

After answering the previous questions, you’ll be faced with all your wedding needs. Putting that in mind, begin your search by looking for caterers within your budget. Get in touch with the ones you like and don’t hesitate to ask about the prices and whether they’re based on the number of guests and the type of cuisine or not. These are the basics when it comes to food and beverages. 

4. Ask about these:

Here are some important questions to ask your caterer before making the final decision: 

- Who are your suppliers?

- Will the food be frozen before the wedding?

- Is the food pre-prepared? If yes, how many days before the wedding do they start preparing it? 

- What do they do with the leftovers?

- What are the sizes of the plates and the portions? 

- How do they present their food? Do they have photos from previous events?  

- Do they clean-up after the wedding or not?

- Can they offer you anything extra, an idea, a service or something new?

5. Ask for these:

There are two main things that you should ask your wedding caterer for:

1. A sample meal:

Don’t forget to ask for a sample meal, not only for you but also for some of your closest guests. This may take place during a casual dinner, either outdoors or at home and it will greatly help you in your decision.  

2. A written contract:

This is the safest way for you and everyone else to guarantee everyone's rights: Document everything on paper and make sure that the needed signatures are present.  

Some people eat the food, some make it, and some others indulge in every second of the eating process itself. They don’t just consume it, they feast on it. A food-lover or not, you have to admit that eating is a passion-infused hobby enjoyed by many fellow humans and you certainly want your guests to taste how delicious your wedding day is and feel that joy with you.

Through 5 points, we're offering you the main tips needed to choose your wedding catering service.

Caterer: Crave

1. First things first:

Before taking any steps, decide on your wedding venue. When you’re done with this impossible task, ask if the venue also includes a kitchen, ask about the cooking staff, the waiting staff, and if the place deals with a specific caterer. After gathering this information, try their service yourself. Make an order from the caterer they work with and read all the online reviews you find on other’s experiences regarding the food.

Venue: Intercontinental Cairo Citystars

 

2. Make a choice:

After you check the first point, you can start deciding on whether you need to hire a wedding caterer or if you’re satisfied with the one that the venue provides. Following that, you should decide on your preferred style of presentation, do you want an open buffet? Do you want it to be a silver service sit-down dinner? Will you need hot drinks? Would you like to have a waiting staff of your own? What is the theme of your wedding? And will the theme affect your choice of cuisine? Italian? Arabian? Indian? Chinese? Will you need to serve your guests some healthy menu items?