If you live in Houston and are looking for ways to supply food for a big event, there are many sources to pick from for corporate catering.
Finding a good caterer is a difficult task no matter where you live. The person in charge of selecting the caterer has the honor of being the one to take the blame should the food be less than desirable to the guests. If you draw the short straw and are designated as the one to select the food provider, keep in mind a few important points.
- No matter what anyone tries to sell you, do not pick a caterer who has limited experience with what you want catering. The friend of a friend with the great low price is the worst possible scenario.
Gracefully decline help offers of this type and make your own decisions based on references and years of experience. Ask to taste samples of the food to be provided at your event.
- Have a selected type of food in mind before choosing any catering service. If you are in charge of not only the caterer but selecting the food, run a poll to get an idea of what the attendees prefer to eat. View the website for more menu details.
- It does not matter how good a caterer is, many things can go wrong when you are planning an event. If you keep the food simple, there will be a much better chance that the screw ups will be minimal. Simple food does not mean bad food; only that ingredients are readily available and not something that must come as a special delivery the day of the catering. Avoid meals that require a dish that has to be served at a very strict temperature to be appreciated, for example.
- Plan the event well in advance and keep tabs on the caterer to assure there are no last-minute goof ups. Know well in advance how many people will be in attendance and allow for a few extras, as there are always those who show up but do not RSVP as requested. The morning of the event is a good time to check with the caterer, hours ahead of the delivery, to find out if everything is in place for success.
- Have enough variety in the food so that most people will not be left out. You cannot possibly have something for everyone because some people are just too hard to please, but if you only have one primary entry, there’s a good possibility a large portion of those eating will be disappointed.
If you are in charge of a Houston event space, you would not make everyone happy. Your goal should be to make as many happy as possible. Selecting the right caterer for the job will take some of the headaches away and will at least assure you that everyone would not be upset with you when the event concludes.