A professional catering company is more than simply a business that provides food. Caterers provide experience, security, knowledge, expertise and the and the every 葵涌到會 situation that might arise is going to be handled with skill and awareness of detail.
I don’t want to pick on other food establishments who provide some catering services. I’m sure some of the thousands, if not millions of café’s, coffee shops, deli’s, pizza restaurants, takeaways and fish and snack shops who provide catering services to reinforce their income do quite a good job. However, to get the job done properly and safely, the best option is to engage a professional caterer. However, a distinction should be drawn between a café etc that provides some catering and a catering company that has a café etc. There is a difference and that difference should be noted.
Experience: There is no substitute for experience. A professional caterer might do large party catering, corporate catering and wedding catering every day of the week. With this type of experience a real catering company would have encountered and overcome all kinds of obstacles and have got their operating method down that makes it carefully tuned. If a caterer is in contact with clients every day, then the professional catering company could offer the best advice, customer service, catering suggestions and then answer All of the clients’ questions. A café might only be able to provide a small catering function once a week and their experience will be reflective of that fact.
Skill: A catering company will have the skills to offer the best food for your function. Cooking gourmet food for one hundred people in a restaurant or café utilises a fully different skill set than cooking for one hundred people from a camp kitchen in a field with no electricity. A professional catering company will have systems in place, methods, procedures and most importantly, check-lists, to ensure that the catering event goes off without any problems. There is no chance of “popping to the shop” if your caterer has forgotten something in a remote location. Who do you wish to be catering for you, the caterer who catches the eye of functions like your every week, or a caterer who only does it every year?
Industry Expertise: A catering company will work with all kinds of industry professionals, every single time. A professional catering company will work closely with wedding photographers, staff hire companies, equipment hire companies, videographers, luxury car hire, flowers, wedding cakes and all the usual well known things that you need. But a professional catering company will also know about goods that you might not have even thought of, dancing lessons, free wedding websites among others. It would be very unlikely that you would get this kind of service from your local ‘mum in pop’ style café.
Safety: Food safety is really important! A professional will take food safety very seriously and it likely to have a under refrigeration commercial vehicle in which to hold the food, or other contingencies in place to ensure that your catering is the best possible quality it can be when it gets to your event.
Whether is be canapés after work, grill in the local park, a corporate platters delivery on Melbourne Cup day or a sit down, three course wedding in a marquee, there is no substitute for a professional catering company.