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4 ways to choose your event catering company

Are you looking for a new event catering company? Oxford catering company Ross & Ross have some tips to make sure you find the right event caterers.

Choosing the right caterers can be an important and difficult decision. Nobody wants to leave their guests and delegates hungry or disappointed, so this is not a decision that can be rushed! Whether it’s dinner party catering or wedding caterers that you are looking for, Oxford catering company Ross and Ross have some top tips to consider when you’re on the hunt.

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1. Get all your information together

Flexibility can lead to wonderful results with event catering, but there are some things that are set in stone from the beginning. Before you approach your chosen Oxford catering company, make sure that you know how many people you need to cater for, the location of your event and the facilities available for the event. If this is your first time hosting at a new venue, ensure that outside catering is welcome! Perhaps most importantly, it helps to have a budget in mind – it’s easy to lose sight of finances when you are presented with lots of delicious food! A good catering company should be interested in what you need, not what they want to sell.

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2. Ask for references

Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to do your own sleuthing and find out a bit more about a potential catering company. If customers have good things to say about a company they’ve used, I’d expect to see them on the company’s website. Don’t be afraid to approach a company and ask for additional feedback from their happy customers, especially if you’re looking for a particular specific service.

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3. Give it a bit of time!

The best Oxford catering companies are the first ones to get booked up, so don’t leave it too late to begin your search. Great wedding caterers can find themselves booked up years in advance, so make sure that you give as much time as possible to secure the right people to create your menus. Be wary of any established caterer with far too much immediate availability…

4. Think outside the box

Although we’ve warned you about making sure that you get what you want and need, working with an event caterer can also be a lot of fun. Ross and Ross has created unique and memorable menus for all sorts of events, from large-scale festival wedding celebrations to intimate fine dining using only the finest local ingredients. If you’re looking for a different take on Oxford catering, call the Events Team now on 01608 645503 or email events@rossandrossfood.co.uk

 

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