What To Look For When Reviewing a Catering Proposal

Before you hire a catering company for your next event, you should ask consider asking a catering companies to submit a proposal to you. In these proposals, companies should lay out exactly what they will do if you bring them on board for your event. Here are a few things you should consider when looking over the catering proposals that are submitted to you.

What do the menus look like?

Many catering companies will offer menus to you that look similar. But things like taste, serving sizes, and quality change from one company to the next. Ideally, you should try to taste the foods that different catering companies will offer your guests. You should also get a glimpse of how large the serving sizes are and how catering companies will present food to people.

Who will be serving the food?

A catering company should be able to provide you with more than just good food. They should also set you up with enough personnel to serve the food and cater to your guests. Many catering companies will follow a ratio when it comes to providing personnel. They’ll send one server for every 15 to 20 guests. Don’t be afraid to ask each catering company how they plan to address the personnel issue.

How much will the catering cost?

At the end of the day, you do not want to select a catering company based on price alone. If you take that approach, you could very well end up with a catering company that serves bad food and doesn’t provide enough servers. But you do want to look for the company that offers the most value to you. You want to have your event catered for a fair and affordable price.

R&R Caterers would love to send a catering proposal your way. We would also love to tell you all about the catering services we can provide for you. Call us at 215-638-7376 today to speak with someone about your catering needs.