A Guide to Finger Food CaterersJune 7, 2016 - Celebration Catering
If you are having an office meeting or a small gathering
soon, then you should know that one of the best ways to make it better and more
memorable is by serving finger foods. You donâ€™t have to prepare the finger
foods yourself. There are many finger food caterers and appetizer caterers, especially
in the Walnut Creek area. But before you hire the first company that you will
find, there are several things that you need to know about hors d’oeuvres
catering. Some of the things that you need to consider are your budget, the
style or theme of the event and the food that you want to serve.
The most important thing about a catering service is still
the food. One may be able to forgive bad service by a caterer but not bad food.
Having a wide selection of delicious food can brighten any event. On the other
hand, bad food can ruin an otherwise perfect event. Of course, you should not
only ensure that you have delicious food. The food must be clean and safe as
well. The safety of your guests should be top priority. The food need not be
very fancy and complicated. In fact, the simpler the menu, the better. You
should look for a catering service that offers only the freshest ingredients.
If a chef is using fresh ingredients, there is no need to use a lot of
seasoning and other taste enhancers.
When it comes to choosing finger food caterers, the quality
of the service is also very important. This is why you should choose a company
that has professional and highly trained personnel. First and foremost, you
should choose a caterer that employs good chefs. No matter how fresh the
ingredients are, if the chef is not good then he or she will not be able to
turn them into palatable and delicious dishes. When it comes to finger food,
presentation is very important. If the food selection does not look appetizing,
then your guests may not even try them. Food presentation is the responsibility
of the chef. A good chef knows how to make food look appetizing.
Apart from the making sure that the chef is good, you should
also choose a caterer that has courteous and well-trained servers. You should
keep in mind that these are the people who will be facing your guests. Their
decorum during the event is very important because it will reflect on you as
the host of the affair. The servers should know how to attend to the needs of
guests and how to present themselves in a professional and pleasing manner.
A good hors d’oeuvres catering service should not cost you
an arm and a leg. If you find the fee of a particular company to be too steep
for your budget, then do not hesitate to negotiate and ask for a bargain. Many
good appetizer caterers are open to negotiations and are willing to lower their
fees a bit for the opportunity to serve their clients.