A good gourmet caterer will prepare a meal that will you and your guest will rave about for a long time. The food will be scrumptious and the presentation divine. A gourmet catering company has chefs that have years of training in preparing exquisite gourmet meals and a wait staff that extends the best professional services

A gourmet catering company should offer quality of service, and the best meats, seafood, poultry, desserts and more. They will work within your budget to guarantee that the food served is the finest and was purchased at the most reasonable prices. They will help you plan and cater any event whether it is small or large, and they will do it with total elegance serving extraordinary food.

Many gourmet caterers have websites that allow you to download their menus. You can fill out a form requesting what you think you would like, and, within a few days, they should send you a free estimate. Gourmet caterers usually offer all-inclusive package that include menus, servers and bartenders. They also supply all the tents, tables, chairs, linens, and china, silver and service wares. They usually have an onsite manager who oversees the event from start to finish. If you wish, they will even do the decorating for you. This always helps with a large, gala event or convention that involves several catering venues.

When choosing a gourmet caterer make sure you ask if the ingredients used are fresh, and if they bake their own breads, desserts, etc. Make sure to discuss food portions and the amount of food that you will need. Always ask for a tasting, proposal and a contract, and go over the contract with the caterer. Make sure the contract includes the list of services and their cancellation policy, price per person, service charges and taxes. Finally, ask for references – it is always wise to talk to other people who have used the caterer for other events.