Important factors that you should discus with your potential Oakland wedding caterer

June 26, 2016 - Event Catering

Hiring a caterer is one of the most
daunting task during wedding preparations. After all, many years to come,
people will forget the song that was played as the bride walked down the aisle but
they can never forget the taste of the meal that was served be it good or bad.

When selecting caterers for your
wedding, you are mainly looking for quality service, delicious meals and the
ability to work with what you have to bring out exactly what you want for your
wedding. The following are some of the most important factors that you should
discuss when you meet with the caterer you intend on hiring.

Availability of the caterer

You need to check if
the caterer will be readily available whenever you need him or her and find out
the payment and booking process. Confirm when the payments should be made and
when your booking becomes secure, the last thing you want is unexpected bills
and sudden cancelation of the booking few days to the wedding.

You should begin
searching and meeting with potential caterers at least nine months prior to the
wedding so that you have enough time to prepare for the big day.


It is vital to get an
early indication of the cost and what is included. If you have a limited
budget, ensure that you inform the caterer, a good and experienced caterer should
be able to provide a package that is within your budget and one that suits your
needs. Compare what is provided in the package by different caterers before settling
on a specific caterer.

Ensure you check if the quote includes VAT as well as linen and
tableware hire as they might have been overlooked due to the limited budget and
you may end up digging deeper in your pocket right before the wedding.

Food quality

When looking for a
wedding caterer you are looking for food with sensational taste together with a
stunning presentation. Ask for a portfolio of the caterer’s work with pictures
of the food.

You preferred caterer
should be professional with commercial facilities and skilled individuals to
prepare delicious food and serve the guests on the wedding day. When you meet
with the caterer, ask about the foods quality and if possible get a written
guarantee. Also, consider creating a personal menu, one that meets all the
needs of your guests and confirm if the caterer can be able to prepare.

Tasting session

A tasting session
allows you to fully gauge and fully understand the quality of food. It also helps
you to determine the changes that may need to be made in the existing meals.


Choose a caterer with a
vast experience in delivering quality and exceptions wedding catering service.
Check their recent jobs on their websites if they have one on social media
platforms and be sure to read reviews by previous customers.


Lastly, service is as
important as the style and quality of the food. It is important that you get
good service from the initial stage until the end of the wedding. You caterer
should provide you with expertise, excitement, enthusiasm and expertise
throughout the period.