The right corporate event caterer can be the partner you need to execute a spectacular event. But when everyone claims to be the best caterer in town, how do you make a decision? Here are a few criteria you should consider before hiring a corporate catering company in San Diego.
Some events have a set schedule that requires caterers to serve multiple meals in one day. Changes may arise a few days before the event or the day of and your caterer should be able to accommodate. Talk with the caterer in advance to find out what kinds of accommodations they can make to address last-minute changes in menu, guest count, and other details.
2. Local caterer
If you’re hosting an event in San Diego, look for a local catering company that has experience serving events held in popular venues. CowgirlQ has catered corporate events hosted at San Diego’s top venues and is able to deliver a seamless experience at every location. Whether you’re hosting the event at The Prado in Balboa Park, the Hilton Gaslamp, Manchester Grand Hyatt, or the San Diego Convention Center, contact CowgirlQ to cater your corporate event.
3. Recommendations and referrals
Ask the caterer to provide recommendations and referrals from past corporate clients. You could also read online reviews to get a sense of the company’s approach to project management, quality, and customer service.
4. Menu customization options
An experienced caterer has the capability to adjust their menu to their client’s needs. Ask them if they can make changes to specific dishes to meet guests’ dietary restrictions, such as gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and organic. Find out if the caterer can provide a list of ingredients to identify food allergens.
5. Contract terms and conditions
Before signing the contract, carefully review the refund and cancellation policy, payment schedule, contract terms, corkage fees, and other important details that could affect service. Find out if their quote includes rentals and supplies, or if you’ll need to arrange this on your own.
If you’ve begun planning a corporate event in San Diego, contact CowgirlQ to find out how we can serve your guests to deliver an unforgettable dining experience.