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How to find a caterer in the Boston Area - Medford, Boston, MA

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Duck Pappardelle One of the best ways to find a catering company in Boston is through an event you've attended. Get referrals through friends and family or if you have a favorite restaurant, ask about catering. Get referrals where you shop for specialty foods.

  • When you interview a caterer, ask about:
  • How long they've been in business.
  • Where the caterer shops. Does he or she use fresh, local meat and produce or canned and frozen foods?
  • Special dietary concerns of any guests. Ask if the caterer can prepare a separate meal for guests with food allergies or specific needs, such as a kosher, vegan, gluten free or children's meal.
  • Where the food is prepared and cooked. A small, new caterer may cook at home, while an established caterer may have a separate preparation facility. If at all possible, tour where the food is cooked. Notice if the area is clean and organized.
  • Whether the caterer is licensed to serve alcohol. Ask if bartenders are experienced with mixing drinks to order or if there will be one kind of cocktail available.
  • How the food is being transported. Does the caterer have vans or other vehicles used solely to transport food? A small or new caterer may use a family vehicle.
  • Additionally, always ask to sample the caterer's food. Request a tasting for each course that will be served, including meat, side dishes and desserts. Be sure to have a tasting close to your event date, so you can taste what's in season. Remember to discuss any guests' special dietary needs again.

For more information on full service catering in the Boston area, contact Simple Fare Catering.

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