Things to Consider Before Hiring a Caterer

Catering CompanyHiring a caterer for your wedding, reunion, or other special event is an important decision. After all, much of the success of the event may rest on the caterer. These are a few things to consider before hiring a caterer for your event.


Does the caterer have experience with events similar to the one you are planning? Weddings have different requirements than corporate lunches, for example. Ideally, you want to hire a caterer with experience.


You should also consider the reputation of a caterer. Ask friends, family members, and co-workers or check out online review sites to learn about a caterer’s reputation. You want to hire a caterer who has a reputation for providing quality food and service.

License and Insurance

Sure, it may be tempting to try saving a few dollars by hiring your friend’s neighbor who does catering on the side. This has the potential to be disastrous, however. You always want to hire a caterer who is properly licensed and insured. This provides you with the assurance that the caterer is a professional and is employing safe practices in food preparation and handling, but also protects you in the event something does go wrong because the caterer is insured.


Hiring a caterer costs money and for larger events the bill can add up quickly. It is important to discuss your budget for the event with a caterer right away. This conversation will help you identify caterers that you can afford. Addressing the costs up front also helps the caterer with menu suggestions that will fit your budget.


Different caterers may specialize in certain types of food, while some caterers may only handle very limited options. The menu options are another important consideration when trying to choose a caterer.

R & R Caterers offers professional catering services throughout the Bensalem and Philadelphia area. We offer a wide variety of delicious foods and beverages that are sure to make your event a success. Contact us today  at 215-638-7376 to learn more about our services or to schedule us to cater your event.