When you have been asked to cater for a large wedding, corporate dinner or another large event, then the reputation of your company depends on everything running smoothly. The guests will expect the food to be properly cooked and to be ready to serve precisely when it is needed so that the event runs to time and everyone has their hunger fully satisfied.
As a catering company, you will have the experience to plan the event effectively. You will be aware of the cooking facilities that may be available at the venue and how many staff you will need to ensure that the event goes off without a hitch.
One area where you may feel that you do not have as much control is with event catering supply. While you will be catering to an event, you can't normally buy what you need in the supermarket the day before the event. You will need to work with a professional event catering supply company that will be able to supply what you need in the right quantities.
Choosing an event catering supply company
Before you can choose an event catering supply company, you must know what you want them to provide. Start by gathering as much information as you can about the event you are being asked to cater. You will need to know what types of food are required and what quantities you will need to provide.
Once you know what you are looking for you can go to the supply company and find out what they can offer. Price is obviously going to be an important consideration. You are likely to have already agreed on a price to cater to the event, and you must keep within your budget, but you will need to consider quality and convenience as well. The quality of the food matters since it is the reputation of your company that will suffer if the food is inedible or poor quality. Convenience is always important.
When you are trying to cater for an event, there is a lot to arrange and you rarely have time to contact multiple event catering supply companies to check that everything is okay and that the food will arrive when it is needed. Always look for an event catering supply company that has a stock range sufficient to provide everything that you need. Keeping to a single supplier simplifies your work immensely.
For further tips, reach out to a local event catering supply company.