For the inexperienced event planner, one of the most common errors to make is to overlook the catering arrangements. And often, even if they do remember to contact a handful of catering companies that operate locally, they're not quite sure what to expect. Pumpernickels has worked with many "first timers" over the years who weren't sure what they should be asking, what exactly it is that we do and the ways we can assist them in the preparation of their event. As a result of networking with other catering companies, we know that this is a common occurrence and there are many myths that circulate about our industry that suggest the services we provide are an extravagant expense, which couldn't be further from the truth. Catering companies can more value to an event than most people realise and during this article we're going to talk about what you can expect from such a collaboration.
If you believe that catering companies simply prepare a range of high quality food that the client orders, you're only familiar with a tiny part of what these services can do for you. We do, of course, prepare virtually any type of food you can imagine to an impeccable standard but our role in the organisation of an event entails much more than that. We get heavily involved in the planning of your event, making you aware of the various arrangements (we can make a checklist for you if you wish) that you need to make and educate you with regards to the various options that are available to you for each of these arrangements. We go to great lengths, looking at your event from every perceivable angle and help to plan everything down to the last detail (if you would like us to, of course). Our goal is always to bring your vision to life and design a menu that ticks all of the boxes. We are then ever present on the actual day, both "behind the scenes" taking care of the preparation of food and beverages and at the front of house making sure your guests have everything they need. Many catering companies will also help to set up the venue and help with the clean-up operation afterwards.
In order to do the best job possible, catering companies need and expect your input. If left to "get on with it," while the menu might be high class, it might not be exactly what you're looking for. Expect to provide the following information when collaborating with catering services.
Hopefully this article has provided you with an insight as to what catering companies can do and what they expect of you should you decide to work with one. If you would like to speak to a member of the Pumpernickels team about event catering or party catering, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.
Since 1986 Pumpernickel's is a leader in corporate catering. It has been one the premier deli and caterers in Toronto, with thousands of satisfied customers in the GTA. Many of our kitchen locations are located within Toronto's financial core to provide timely services for catering in downtown Toronto. We use only the freshest ingredients, and promise excellent customer service and value for all of your catering services. As soon as you become our regular customer we will not let you down. We are one of the leading corporate catering companies in Toronto, which also offers breakfast catering and sandwich catering. Visit us on Google+.