Questions to ask Potential Caterers

Amidst the many caterers in Toronto, how will you find one that best meets all your wedding criteria and culinary needs? Here are some questions you may want to ask potential caterers:

“Do you have a license?” Without a license, you may be liable should accidents or damages occur.
“How do you keep the food safe?” Does the catering company have a refrigeration system? These are particularly crucial questions if you plan to have an outdoor wedding in warm weather.

“Do you have the means to meet specific dietary restrictions of our guests who may be allergic to certain foods, be vegetarian or require kosher meals?” This is extremely crucial to keep your guests well fed and happy!

“What is the staff-guest ratio? How much experience does your staff have?” Considering that tables usually seat 8 – 10 guests, a high staff-guest ratio comprised of novice servers may mean overworked staff who are incapable of accommodating your guests’ needs.

“What is the staff dress code for weddings? Are there uniforms? May I request a specific style?” This will be a direct expression of the formality of your wedding. You may want to choose caterers with attire that accentuates the tone of your wedding.