Tired of Trying to Sift Through the Madness of L.A. Catering? Follow These Quick Four Steps to Uncovering the Gems of the Business
Are you a Los Angeles resident who struggles to find the perfect catering company for your event or wedding? Do you need a gourmet caterer you can count on but you have a hard time sifting through the myriad caterers claiming they are the best? Are you looking for an affordable, boutique caterer who can deliver on healthy, affordable yet high-end food for your special event?
If you get confused when searching for a caterer, you're certainly not alone. This is the case for many L.A. residents, and that's why you need a catering company you can trust and count on to deliver for your event.
Read on to get our four quick steps for finding the true gems of the catering business in Los Angeles:
Step #1: Get Recommendations
A key piece of advice we give all of our clients is to pass along our name to their friends and family if they were pleased with our catering service. We think that's really important because our name speaks for itself.
When you like the work a catering company does for you, then that's gold. You pass along their name because you trust them. So if you get our name from someone you know, then you can trust that you are going to get high-end, affordable, and inventive catering for your special event.
So start with the people you know who have used caterers before:
What did they like about their caterer?
What did they dislike?
Was the food up to their standards?
Did guests enjoy the food?
Was the caterer professional and friendly?
Did the caterer perform up to their standards?
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Step #2: Do a Thorough Online Search
Next, take your catering search online. Search for trusted catering companies with good reviews. In today's world, you can't trust every review you read online. Instead, learn how to vet the trusted sites from the suspect ones.
You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to see if the catering company you are considering is registered and has a good review. When someone has a bad experience with a company or service in your area, often they report it to the Better Business Bureau. You'll find many honest complaints about a catering company just by doing a little research.
Remember, not every catering company is perfect -- and the nature of the business yields to problems -- but a catering company that has a few poor reviews can still be a great company for your event that will impress you and literally take the cake! Just do your research ahead of booking a catering company.
Step #3: Know What You Really Want
Many clients think that all catering companies are the same.
As a potential client, you need to know the top attributes you want in a catering company ahead of time so that you can quickly identify the companies rising to the top. A few questions to consider as you are trying to pick out a catering company are as follows:
Add your own questions to this list, and as you get your answers, you'll be able to narrow the list of Los Angeles caterers that you're willing to interview in person.
Step #4: Visit the Company
Once you've identified your list of potential Los Angeles caterers, consider visiting their storefronts -- if they have one. Many privater catering companies work out of rented kitchens or out of their home, so you won't be able to visit.
But it's always good to research the company thoroughly and to ask if they have a physical space for their business. Being able to visit the place where your food will be prepared not only gives you peace of mind but helps you understand how the food is sourced, prepped and prepared.
Many caterers and home chefs will let you visit their working space or kitchen if you ask. And, it's worth it to you to know all the details ahead of time so you know exactly what you are getting from your contract and how your food is being prepared for you and your guests.
Ready to Find Your Star Caterer or Home Chef?
If you're looking for a high-end yet still affordable catering company to take over your special event and impress your guests -- then you have a little research ahead of you.
It can be extremely difficult to sift through the long line of Los Angeles caterers and to know which ones rise to the top because the city is so large and the choices are overwhelming. How can you trust a caterer truly is a good one and will be a match for you and your event?
So get recommendations, ask questions important to you, sift through the reviews, and visit the catering site or kitchen -- all before you make your decision.
Finding the right caterer for you is more important than ever -- and it's in your power if you put in a little time!
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