As an event planner who has worked with various event vendors in Lagos for the past 10 years, I have seen all sorts. I have worked with caterers who display the highest international standards of service. But I have also encountered some unpleasant experiences.
I am here to offer free excellence tips based on my local and international events experience which has stemmed over 2 decades (Since 1997 to be precise). If you know a caterer please share this blog post. This free advice may triple their business and save them from closing down. This might also interest you if you engage caterers for events.
When it comes to large events whether corporate or social, leave off engaging caterers that cook for family functions like small house parties or kiddies birthday parties. Such vendors cannot handle professional or classy events unless they have been professionally trained.
|NICE FOOD : NICE SERVICE|
It’s not just about cooking food. Most of these caterers cook amazing food but their professionalism is much to be desired. The worst thing an event planner is faced with, is working with caterers that are not professional. Sometimes this cannot be helped because the client insists on using their own caterer because of the huge discount offered or their family relationship. But be warned, if you insist on using non-professionals, they can be your worst nightmare and can spoil the entire event.
Make sure your staff both waiters and servers are well groomed before serving and supplying food at an event. Their uniforms should be cleaned and ironed. Have a supply of deodorant and sprays on standby if need be. Make sure they have the WOW look of excellence.
Have a mantra for service. And share with your staff.
Make sure you and your staff go all out to delight and surprise the client with excellent standards. This will keep you memorable
|DELIGHT ALL THE GUESTS|
Thanks for stopping by to read this blog post. What has been your experience with caterers and do you have additional advice? Please free to share.
RiRi is a dedicated Events planner, personal development trainer and speaker who is passionate about serving clients at Majestically Rare to the highest standards. Only the best will do. She is also the founder of Raising Confident Girls Initiative with a clear vision: A world where every girl is confident.