Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tips For You To Cut Down Your Cost For A Catering Service

Sometimes the cost of hiring a catering service tends to be quite uncomfortably high for you especially when you have a tight budget to work with. But do you know that there are actually effective ways to lower the cost of your catering budget without jeopardising on the quality of the food or service?

You do not need to overspend to get a good catering service. By taking note of the areas to reduce the cost of it, you will be able to work comfortably within the budget allocated to you:

1. Do not hire a catering company at the last hour. Plan ahead and hire early. It is a sad truth that some caterers tend to raise their prices when they know that you need their services urgently. Therefore, you should always plan ahead and hire a caterer at least 1 week before the actual event. In this case, if any caterer quotes you a ridiculous price, you still have the time to source out for other caterers.

2. Do not offer alcoholic drink. Alcoholic drink is always the biggest expenses during an event. If you are offering alcoholic drink during your event, the cost of your catering service will definitely become steeper. Therefore, you can cut cost by not offering alcoholic drink during your event which will definitely allow you to keep your cost within reasonable range.

3. Do not order too much food. It is very common for people who have already registered for your events to not turn up on the actual day. So, you should note that there will always be 5 to 10 percent of them not turning up on the day itself. Always have someone to confirm the attendees before your event. Then, talk to your caterer and order the right number of plates so that you will only need to pay according to the number of people present. Make sure that you do not order too much food which will increase the cost of your catering service.

These are 3 basic tips that you can use for your next event if you are in-charge to hire a catering company. With proper planning, you should be able to cut down your catering cost by at least 15%. So do spend some time and effort to plan things out so that you will not need to cut down your cost by serving poor-quality food to your guests anymore!


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