Many caterers offer tastings and at Simply Fresh Events, we are no exception! We absolutely love tastings because they allow us to learn more about you and your vision for your event. We also truly enjoy getting feedback that will help us develop a menu that is perfect for you and your guests. It also gives you a chance to learn more about us and how we can custom cater your event!
At Simply Fresh Events, we offer completely custom tastings, meaning you choose the items you want to taste. After you schedule the tasting and make your selections with your Catering Sales Manager, you may be wondering, “What next?!”
As with all things wedding planning, preparation is key, so here are 5 tips to prepare for your tasting!
1. Come Hungry!
You’ll want to taste all of the delicious options & showing up with a partially full stomach will make you uncomfortable once you get to the final dishes. Trust us, you will leave full. Also, be as honest with us as you can be regarding your tastes and reactions to the dishes. This isn’t about pleasantries and feelings, this is your wedding. We want to make it right.
Pro Tip: You don’t HAVE to clear your plate (unless you want to!)-usually one or two bites of each item is enough to make your selections and we’ll box up any leftovers for you to take home.
2. Come with Questions
We may be stating the obvious here, but if we haven’t answered a question about something that is important to you, Ask away!
This post from The Knot has very helpful questions to ask any caterer!
3. Come with any information you have that will help us understand and execute your event.
We will talk through the majority of the event day, but we will also ask you questions about other vendors you have booked, venue information, rentals, set up, etc. If you don’t know before your tasting date, don’t sweat it, but if you have a binder full of contracts and proposals, feel free to bring it!
4. Remember that nothing is set in stone after the tasting!
We will have more discussions throughout the planning process, so if you change your mind about the napkin fold or you decide to have Mashed Potatoes instead of Roasted Potatoes, it is okay!
With Simply Fresh Events, your confirmed event details are due three weeks out and THAT is when it is final. Until then, the proposal we are working on is a working documents that can be changed as we get closer to your date.
5. And lastly, it should be fun and about your tastes. Everyone thinks they have to please everyone. While it’s fair to keep in mind the tastes of everyone attending, this is about you and your wedding.
Let us know if we can help you cater and plan your wedding! We’d love to see you for a tasting!