How to Choose a Catering Company
We believe that every legitimate catering company in Michigan should be transparent about their capabilities, and they should be 100% invested in the client’s needs and wants. After all, it is you who truly matters, and we do not want you to have any surprises on the day of your event, no matter the occasion. Therefore, while we hope you choose us, here is a list of ten questions to ask yourself before hiring any catering company.
1. Is the Caterer Concerned About Your Needs?
The best way to show an interest and concern for your needs is to be responsive. We pride ourselves on our quick replies to inquiries and questions, typically one business day. However, beyond answering questions, we want to know everything we can about your event and your expectations.
2. Can They Handle Your Event?
Not every caterer is set up to handle events of every size, with some specializing in small intimate gatherings and others big, formal galas. We consider ourselves to be versatile when it comes to varying event sizes. Being in business for over thirty years, we have the experience and expertise to accommodate your event.
3. Are They Willing to Accommodate Your Needs?
Every event is unique, especially when it comes to the menu. We understand that menus need to be flexible to a degree to ensure that everyone is happy with the provided selection. Therefore, we are willing to work with you to develop a menu that will suit your needs.
4. Are They Familiar with Your Chosen Setting?
Some people have barn weddings, and others have museum galas. Whatever your event and venue, it is necessary to work with a caterer that understands the rules and etiquette a setting requires. With 30 years in business, we have experience with a variety of venues and settings.
5. What Is In the Contract?
Michigan catering services should be completely transparent, especially in the contract. We make sure that our contracts or agreements explicitly explain all of the goods and services we provide. Therefore, when you enter into an agreement with us, you know precisely what to expect.
6. Can You Cancel?
Never sign a catering contract without a cancellation clause. This type of provision ensures that you and the caterer are protected in the event of an emergency. Therefore, a cancellation policy and clause are designed to protect your event, ensuring that everything can move forward as planned.
7. Do They Have Insurance?
Liability insurance is just par for the course with most catering companies. This insurance protects you against accidents caused by your caterer, and it protects the catering company as well.
8. Do They Have an Experienced Staff?
While an inexperienced caterer might have the ability and talent to handle a variety of events, it is better to trust a business that has an established reputation and staff. We have over three decades under our belt with a solid reputation to prove our skills.
9. Do They Have References?
Don’t just trust that a caterer is great because they say so. Check for references and reviews. You can scroll over to our testimonials page to see what people are saying about our service.
10. Do They Provide Tastings?
Why should you hire a caterer that isn’t willing to let you taste the food? You shouldn’t. Tastings and catering typically go hand-in-hand, and we see no reason to sever that relationship. We encourage you to try our food before hiring us for your event.
Caterers should be transparent about their abilities and flexible to the needs of the client. If you are in need of a caterer in Michigan, then we hope you give us a try. Contact Chef Raymone Catering at 586-465-0299 and discuss the details of your event and schedule an appointment to meet.