Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Don't Skimp on the Food! Tips for Ensuring Great Event Catering in Kelowna

I came across a great article for planning your next catering event.

Planning a large event such as a wedding, retirement party or anniversary party can be very stressful. There are many details that have to be worked out including where to have it, whom to invite, hiring a photographer and entertainment. But one aspect of the event will help ensure its success: the food.

Finding the right caterer for your large party or event is the most important thing you can do during the course of your event planning. When the food is delicious and served properly, all other details seem to take a backseat. Choosing the right catering company for your event takes some work on your part, but once your decision is made, all other aspects seem to fall into place.

It is important to stick to the budget you have set aside for food and to find a caterer who can provide the best service within that budget. You can find a caterer a few different ways. Word of mouth is always a good method of finding a company that has performed well for others in the past. You can also ask the manager of the venue to see if he or she knows of any catering companies that they've worked with in the past. The venue manager has worked with a number of different catering companies during the course of their time at an event venue, so they should have a good idea of which caterer offers the best food and the best service. If you are still having a hard time finding a list of reputable caterers, do a quick Internet search to find a list of caterers in your area. If possible, read online reviews of these catering companies before you contact them to see what others are saying about the quality of their food and performance.

Once you have a list of potential caterers, contact each one and explain what you would like to have and the budget you have to work with. You may be able to eliminate some from this initial conversation. When the list is narrowed down further, you can set up appointments with the caterer.

When you meet with the caterer, they will most likely offer you a tasting of the food they will serve. You can discuss details about hors-devours, place settings, buffet or table service. If you enjoy the food you are served at the tasting and the caterer is able to perform the service you request within your budget, you can hire them.

Finding a caterer may seem like a time consuming process, but once you find a caterer for your big event, you'll be pleased you took the time to find the right one. On the day of the party, you won't be worrying about the food because a good caterer will have it all taken care of and your guests will have a wonderful time while enjoying delicious food.

Mr. Abernathy is a marketing agent of DeFazio's Catering. The full-service professional catering company offers a wide variety of menu options suitable for all types of events - formal events, weddings, birthday parties, and even backyard barbecues. Take the stress from your party planning by hiring a caterer for your next party or event; the service is surprisingly affordable and you will get to spend more of your time enjoying yourself. For more information on their Catering Richmond Virginia please visit their website.

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bill_Abernathy

To cater your next event contact:

Fresh Healthy Cafe Kelowna
269 Bernard Ave, Unit 100
Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2
P 250-860-2261
F 250-860-2263
E bobw@cafefresh.com

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