Catering Confusion

posted 3 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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2685 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@MsGinkgo:  Would it be incredibly awkward to ask for more information? If I were a prior customer of theirs who was very unhappy with the service I’d received, I’d be comfortable sharing more details with someone who was thinking of hiring them.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

The reasons are pertinent to helping provide feedback.

 

Someone told me our (likely) caterer served luke warm food at the event they were at.  All of the vendors we mentioned them to said they do a fantastic job.  I tend to trust the vendors because they are not associated and eat a LOT of catered food.

Post # 5
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1896 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

just realize my response sounded SO stern.  I’m just saying, what were the reasons they told him?!?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

– If you are going to pay this caterer $150 a person I think FH should push for more details regarding his staffing feedback.  Could be a legitimate concern, could have been feedback from someone who treats staff poor (and then gets poor responses), but you need more information

– Food- can you do a tasting before you sign?  this is an option for all my caterer options but I know people who had their tastings pretty soon before their event

– price is what you’re comfortable with.  I priced out 4 caterers and just so happened that our favorite food style came with the best price tag. We are still going to taste before signing but it is what it is— and some people underestimate the costs for the items associated to the food (like rentals- tables plates napkins flatwear glasses etc)

 

But I think when it comes to vendor feedback, worry most about people whose taste matches yours and who have a proven base of knowledge on the topic.

 

Good luck! 

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