There are two basic types of catering: on-premise and off-premises catering. On-premises catering refers to food cooked and served at a place other than the place from which it was prepared, usually in a restaurant.
While on-premises catering can take place in any type of restaurant, hotel or establishment that serves food (e.g. grocery store, diner, etc.) or at any other place other than where it was prepared, off-premises catering is prepared in a particular restaurant, hotel or establishment and is therefore delivered to an area that it will be serving.
When on-premises catering is not possible, there are other options, such as hiring a caterer and a catering service to take care of your food preparation and service needs. However, when hiring a caterer or catering service, you should make sure that the caterer is familiar with the food you serve and the cuisine that you have.
You should also verify that the food caterer has been working as a food provider for at least five years. If the caterer has never done catering for food, you should still make a visit to their restaurant in order to check on the quality of food they prepare for clients.
You should also check the food caterer if they have a license and certification, which indicate that they have gone through several stages of food inspection by the government to ensure that the food they serve is safe to eat. You should also ask about the kind of service they provide, how long it takes for them to complete your catering request and what services they offer.
Food caterers can be hired either on-premises or off-premises. When hiring on-premises catering, you should only hire a caterer that has a restaurant experience because only those who have a restaurant experience can provide the best food and services and be sure that your food comes out perfect.
Hiring on-premises catering is also a great way to save money because it costs less because there is no extra fee required when using this method of catering. In addition, it also means that you can choose the food you would like to have and choose the time and location of the catering.
It is also a good idea to use a caterer who specializes in catering for weddings. While you want to choose a caterer who can offer you the food and service you need to please your guests, you also want to choose a caterer that also knows and understands the culinary arts. The food caterer you choose must know the right ingredients to prepare the food and know the cooking techniques to prepare the food to perfection. In addition to having a background in food preparation, the caterer must also have a license to work in the area where the food is going to be served.
While there are some places that charge extra for special food (e.g. if they are offering an award winning dish), it is not a bad idea to hire a caterer that charges a flat price for all of the food and service, not including food and beverages. A flat rate is usually cheaper than using a catering company that has an hourly rate.