Tips for Choosing a Caterer


Do you dream of smoky bar-b-q topped with tangy sauce, sides of fresh veggie coleslaw, and warm cornbread at you elegant vintage wedding this summer? The place to start for that dream to come true is your caterer. Of course the sweet ceremony and hip music will be looked forward to but every guest looks forward to the food. That’s why the caterer you choose is very important. 

When beginning to look for a caterer research, research, research!  Start your search as soon as you can even starting tastings and booking a day six months in advance is great pus to check off your list. Things to consider when picking your food will include: your venue, of course vintage or farm venues and bar b q is always a great match but even the steak with mashed potatoes will be greatly enjoyed by guest. Also consider your amount of guests; if your max number is around two hundred even heavy appetizers can save you a chunk of change but smaller numbers can have seated dinners to buffets and extra stations.

Remember the picky eaters and diet needs. Ask the caterer about these specific needs and almost all will make special arrangements for those guests.

Don’t limit yourself to chicken or fish there are so many creative chefs out there ready to make a special menu for your day. Almost anything is negotiable dependent on the caterer you choose. And it doesn’t just stop at dinner. A lot of caterers can start from your drinks and alcohol you serve, appetizers for cocktail hour, dinner along with all of the sides and toppings, and some can even do your cake or dessert bar. The sky is the limit. Lastly don’t forget to get some that yummy food yourself on the big day!