A day in the life of a Wedding Caterer! – well, a few days at least! #weddingcaterer #5starhospitality

Whoever thought that wedding catering was all hearts and flowers was wrong! Wedding catering is stressful, frenetic, pressurised, BUT…… immensely rewarding. There isn’t a single wedding that I have catered that I haven’t looked at the bride when she arrived and shed a little tear of joy, the pleasure in knowing that 18 months of meetings, menu changes, budget negotiations, changes in numbers, the increased number of dietary requirements discussed has come to fruition and we, Bites to Banquets Wedding & Event Catering are going to be a part of something really special, and help to make someone’s day a magical one! And the best bit about it for us?  We are a small unit, one Chef, one ‘me’ and as many staff as is required, so it is a personal touch from start to finish, just how we like it to be. With the wedding season  upon us, wedding bookings for the next 2 years are filling up already and the preparations are already in full swing.

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Choosing your wedding caterer is not an easy decision so… choose wisely #weddingcaterer

We get asked to quote for a great many weddings and events,  and we don’t always get to provide the catering. Sometimes, the date is not available, sometimes our prices are too high, sometimes our menus don’t suit, but every enquiry we receive we respond with a few simple questions in order to ensure that we provide the correct menu, for the correct price to suit the couple who have enquired. When you enquire about menus, any professional caterer will always ask you a number of questions, if you want your catering to be exactly right and to a high standard make sure you consider the questions carefully and have the answers to hand, this could make the difference between your wedding breakfast being perfect or going disastrously wrong.

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A day in the life of a Wedding Caterer! – well, a few days at least! #weddingcaterer #5starhospitality

Whoever thought that wedding catering was all hearts and flowers was wrong! Wedding catering is stressful, frenetic, pressurised, BUT…… immensely rewarding. There isn’t a single wedding that I have catered that I haven’t looked at the bride when she arrived and shed a little tear of joy, the pleasure in knowing that 18 months of meetings, menu changes, budget negotiations, changes in numbers, the increased number of dietary requirements discussed has come to fruition and we, Bites to Banquets Wedding & Event Catering are going to be a part of something really special, and help to make someone’s day a magical one! And the best bit about it for us?  We are a small unit, one Chef, one ‘me’ and as many staff as is required, so it is a personal touch from start to finish, just how we like it to be.

18 months earlier – The enquiry comes in often there is a list of what the ideal menu would be, this invariably changes, as do the numbers. So, with the venue booked, the date set, the menus are sent off, and the discussions start. 18 months worth of meetings begin. Do they want co-ordinating linen, will the bridal colours change? How many children will be present, is the menu suitable for children, are there specific dietary needs we need to be aware of, how do they want it served, timings, other service suppliers we need to consider….. so much to discuss, arrange and agree and then.. with all that sorted…. Continue reading