Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

A Guide for Choosing Philadelphia Catering for Your Corporate Event

Your company is going to have an event and you have been assigned to head the planning committee. There will be a lot to think about, one of which is the food. Catering is often the best option, especially for events with a large number of attendees. The caterer would take care of everything, from the food preparation to delivering it to the venue. Some go as far as setting it up and serving it to the attendees, depending on your agreement. However, you have to choose the caterer carefully.


The Nibble, a specialty food magazine, posted a step-by-step guide on how to choose the best caterer. The process starts before contacting a caterer. A planner should define the specifics of the event—what kind of event it is, how many people are going to attend, how many meals would be served, how much time is for eating, is there any concept or theme, etc. Depending on these, a realistic budget should be established.

Then, it’s time to look for a caterer. It can be good to ask references from friends, planners of parties you’ve attended before, venue owners, or nearby culinary schools. List them down and interview the caterers. Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, you can then arrange to look at the menu and tasting.

Special Concerns

The more attendees in an event, the more variation in preference there is. Ideally, you would want to transact with a company who is experienced in handling even a large amount of attendees, without failing on the service. This is something important to consider before deciding which Philadelphia catering to select. Consider food allergies, dietary restrictions, and religious requirements. You’d want to know if you have guests who are vegans, on a gluten-free diet, and similar things. The menu for the event must provide choices for them.

To accomplish the above, it is a good idea to look at catering services in Philadelphia that have a good selection for their menu. There are caterers, such as Jerry’s Kitchen, that provide food for corporate events that satisfy a wide array of preferences, so that vegetarians, vegans, meat lovers, or gluten-free folk alike will be accounted for.

(Source: Choosing The Best Caterer, The Nibble)


Scott is the GM of Jerry's Kitchen. He blogs about food, eating, restaurants, and catering. Philadelphia, PA - Atlanta, GA - Charlotte, NC - Miami, FL - Washington D.C.

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