From choosing the best catering equipment to selecting the menus, arranging the seating charts, finding the perfect venue and the myriad other details that comprise catering for an event, mistakes are something that no event organiser can afford. Guests remember poor experiences just as much as they remember good experiences. Having insufficient chairs, glassware that is of sub-standard quality or even using the incorrect cutlery for specific courses are just some of the things that guests may notice if shortcuts are taken during the catering process.
In order to provide your guests with an event they will be talking about for months, you first need to be aware of the most common catering mistakes in order to prevent making them yourself.
Catering Mistakes That Could Cost You Dearly
If you want to host an event that far surpasses your guest’s expectations, take heed to avoid the following catering mistakes.
Under-estimating the number of expected guests. Even if you have an exact idea of how many guests will be in attendance, it is always best to over-estimate the final head count to cater to last minute changes. This applies to seating, cutlery, crockery, glassware and even food and drinks.
Settling for a cheap option to reduce your budget. In the world of catering hire, you get what you pay for. There are many excellent catering equipment providers that do not compromise on quality, service delivery or style. This will give you the peace of mind in knowing that your guests will have the finest experience at your event, making it a worthwhile investment.
Not planning ahead of schedule. Once you have booked your event, the very next step should be to determine your requirements in terms of equipment and catering. Leaving these details to the last minute will result in an array of potential problems, whereas planning ahead will give you ample time to finalise the details once the essential aspects have been organised.
A successful event can be determined by the following: style, preparation and detail. Give your guests the attention and quality they deserve through high end catering equipment hire, a beautifully decorated venue and touches that enhance their experience. With this balance, you will be able to prevent making catering mistakes, resulting in a successful event that is enjoyed by all.
Allens Catering Hire provides the widest range of quality catering equipment for any event. From furniture hire and bar equipment to glassware and linen, we have everything you could possibly need.