Many of us aren’t sure how to choose the best Indian catering company, but with these questions, you can be on your way! Many of the wedding catering companies in Massachusetts also provide Halal meats on request.
General Catering Questions:
How long have you done wedding catering?
What is the largest wedding you have catered?
What is the average size of weddings that you cater?
Can you customize dishes for our Wedding menu?
What is your catering specialty?
Who is the main contact and will they be present on the day of the wedding?
How many other weddings will your Indian catering company handle on the same day? You want to know that a company believes in quality rather than quantity.
Are there additional delivery, set up charges and breakdown charges?
How much time will you need in the kitchen to setup and breakdown? You will need to communicate this with your venue.
Do you have photos from catering Indian weddings?
Do you offer event packages or is everything à la carte? What exactly do your packages include?
Do you use all fresh produce, meat, fish, etc.? Can you source organic or sustainably farmed ingredients?
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions, such as gluten free, nut free, etc.?
What are the payment options? How much will I need to put down as a deposit? When is the final payment due?
If there is leftover food from my event, can we have it wrapped up for guests to take home or have it delivered to a local shelter?
Can I arrange to view the catering of another wedding reception to check food display, service style, flow, organization? Can we arrange to taste foods on the menu you suggest?
Can we have 3 references to contact?
Ask to see the kitchen when you are onsite.
Can you provide a list of additional costs?
Catering food and presentation:
Given my budget, guest count and event style, what food choices would you recommend? Do you specialize in certain cuisines?Do we have to work off a preset menu or can you create a custom menu for our event? If I have a special dish I’d like served, would you accommodate that?
Can you create fusion items?
What décor do you provide for appetizer stations or buffet tables?
Do you offer package upgrades such as chocolate fountains, ice sculptures, cappuccino machines or specialty displays?
What’s the difference in cost between passed appetizers and appetizer stations? What’s the price difference between a buffet and a sit-down meal? If we have a buffet, are there any stations that cost extra, like a carving station? NOTE: Don’t automatically assume that a buffet is going to be the less expensive option. Ask your caterer which type of service is more affordable for you, given the menu you’re planning.
How much do you charge for children’s meals?
How much do you charge for vendor meals?
Do you offer food tastings and is there an extra charge for this?
Let us know if you have more questions to add to this list.
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