Get a Taste: Sampling a Prospective Caterer’s Products

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Any time you plan to hire a caterer for a big event, it is important for you to schedule a sample tasting. Whether you are hiring the catering company for a wedding, a grad night, or a birthday party, you need to take the time to know what options are available, and what they taste like. This is important for many reasons, including the following:

  • Special dietary needs: If you are trying to form a menu around dietary needs like gluten sensitivity, vegetarianism, or low carbs, then you need to be sure that the items in those categories taste the way you want them.
  • Recipes change between companies: There are certain dishes that are popular with catering companies, but the taste varies dramatically between different companies. Pasta, enchiladas, and Asian dishes should be tasted to be sure they are what you are really looking for.
  • Shows you the level of professionalism: These tastings are like sales pitches or rehearsals. Not only do you get to taste the food, but you can see the service in action before you hire them.
  • Helps you form your menu: If you are not sure what exactly you want on your menu, the tasting can help you make those decisions. You can see which dishes work best for your big event and thus make an educated decision.

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