A wedding caterer does not only prepare your wedding menu but also do so far more than it. Wedding catering Toronto will not only help to coordinate the wedding party timeline and in the dinner flow, but also supply the dishes, stock the bar and even bake the wedding cake (no pressure!). Here are the questions that you should ask after narrowing down your list of potential caterers.
- Q: Do you have a license?
A: A licensed caterer fulfills (always good!) local health standards and is insured for liability. Make sure that the caterer has a license to serve alcohol.
- Q: Do you have liquor liability insurance (if you’re providing alcohol)?
A: Anyone who serves alcohol needs to have this insurance whether you are a wedding caterer or any event organizer. You will be responsible if your wedding guests quit your party and use the open bar and hurt themselves, third party or any procession in your property. Liquor liability insurance will minimize the paying damage cost if anything goes wrong.
- Q: Do you have any references from previous clients?
A: Reference can help you in finding that you can’t evaluate from your caterer. Get at least two examples that have the same numbers of wedding guests and menu styles.
- Q: Are you working with any other weddings or events on the same weekend or on the same day?
A: Sometimes caterers stack two or more cases on the same day or same week of your wedding day/week. This must not be done, and ensure that if it’s so your wedding will get proper attention from your caterer.
- Q: Do you have specialization in certain types of food, such as organic, locally sourced, ethnic or gluten-free? Do you work with fresh, not frozen, food?
A: If you are considering a certain type of food for your wedding, talk to your wedding caterer about it and check his specialization in such food type. Not only do the caterers have the right resources, but they can also cook the food properly, meaning better and more tasteful results.
- Q: Does the catered meal come in full service?
A: in addition to the preparation of food, the caterer manages everything from the table settings to the bar service and cleaning. It depends on the caterer and the packages they offer. What is included? You need to locate (and pay) other staff if it is not full service.