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3 Things A Caterer Should Know To Be Great

When it comes to catering, what separates an “Hm, they’re ok I suppose.” from “Damn that’s good catering!”?

Well, you’d be surprised to know it’s not just the food.

Here are 3 things you should know to be a great catering New Haven business.

One. You’re customer should feel like a guest at their own party.

What the heck does that mean?

Exactly how it sounds.

The second your client feels like they have to help you do your job, the “bliss” effect is gone and now you’ve gone from super caterer to “Why the hell did I hire these guys?”

To keep this perception alive, make sure you do everything to insure your client is happy as well as their guests.

Basically, let the client enjoy the show while you worry about the stressful details of delivering that show.

Two. Show up early.

Yep. That was not expected.

How does showing up early make you a great caterer?

Catering is not only about the food. It’s about the planning.

You’re the center piece in a gathering meant to be fun and inviting.

That takes time to prepare for. So do yourself and your client a favor. Show up early and prepare for the big event!

Three. Never serve hot food cold or vise versa.

It’s just bad for business.

Most caterers don’t think about temperature.

Temperature is vital to food interaction.

Who wants a cold stake?

No one that’s who. And guess who’s going to get a bad rep if they serve cold meat meant to be hot.


So to be a great caterer not only means to keep an eye on how the food tastes, but its temperature as well.

So lets sum up what you should know to improve your catering game. Make your client feel like a guest at their own show. Show up early to plan for that show. Keep hot food hot and cold food cold. Now go do it!