Westchester Catering Guide
Caterers in Westchester County
Caterers and Catering Services
The Westchester Catering Guide offers a list of caterers in Westchester County. Find a local company that offers catering services for your next event, affair, or corporate meeting in or near the towns of
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Catering Services in Westchester, NY. Find a caterer to cater your next event in:
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Find the best
catering in Westchester, to ensure your next catered event is a success. Be sure that the catering company you select is able to meet all of your catering needs. Select a caterer that you can trust from a
list of caterers in Westchester County.
Find Catering Services to help you plan a corporate or private event such as:
Corporate Sales Events
Corporate Meetings: breakfast, lunch or dinner
Catering services often include organizing an entire event; from selecting the table cloth and flowers through to music selection and cuisine choices. The caterer may also be involved in selecting the "theme" of your event. An experienced catering company will present their client with innovative ideas in choice of
Select your venue and book your event. Depending on the popularity of the selected venue, you may need to reserve your location one year in advance. For smaller events that can be held in a restaurant, you can probably book a few months in advance. Once you have selected the venue for your event, find out if the location selected requires an in-house caterer or if you can select your own caterer. If you have the choice, decide on the caterer for your affair and reserve far in advance.
- Food selection and presentation (organic food options, kosher food, dairy, etc.)
- Flowers and decoration
- Linens, Dishes, Glasses, and even cutlery
- Photographers (Select a "formal" or "natural setting" for your photographs.)
- Entertainment (Ensure the music is not so loud that your guests experience a hearing loss.)
- Introductions to their Staff
- Additional items that you deem important to the success of your catered affair
If dietary requirements are in play, be sure your caterer can cater a party that accommodates your guests. For example, if you are organic and want to cater an organic meal for your party, be sure your caterer understands this "healthy choice" requirement. Plan a tasting with your caterer to be sure the food meets your requirements.
Your caterer can give you ideas on the types of food appropriate for formal dinner parties to kitchen suppers.
If you know your guests require organic or local food options, plan a menu around "healthy food options".
Select a catering service you trust to cater your event successfully. Your caterer is also your event planner and may be involved in venue, entertainment, cuisine, color scheme, and menu - from appetizer through dessert and types of coffee served.
Once you've decided on who will cater your event and have reserved the date with the catering company, you should be able to set aside any concerns regarding your special occasion and know that your caterer will attend to every detail.
Caterers may have their own facilities from which to select. They can successfully plan and cater your special occasion from beginning to end. Your caterer should be available to address questions about small and large details, including:
Do you want an "all inclusive caterer" that supplies the venue, cuisine, valet service, flowers, entertainment, and anything else necessary to make your event successful?
Before signing a contract with your caterer and for "peace of mind" check the following,
Do you want to select your venue and bring in a caterer to coordinate details from tablecloth selection to the final note of music?
Do you want a caterer that can work on a pre-defined budget?
Does your caterer work on a price-per-guest schedule or do they itemize some components of your event such as entertainment, flowers, valet service in addition to the price-per-guest cost?
- Caterer is licensed and insured
- Caterer's Better Business Bureau rating
- Stop by an event in-progress by the company chosen to cater your event.
- Review food options
- Is food prepared on-site? If food is not prepared at the selected venue, how long does the food have to travel?
- Ask about leftover food policy.
- Review your venue by walking the event site from beginning to end.
- How are gratuities decided?
- What is the cancellation policy?
Select a caterer from the
list of caterers in Westchester, New York.
Review the above tips and select the caterer that best suits your event needs. Whether planning an intimate dinner for two or a fundraising event for hundreds, be sure that you've selected a caterer that can tailor your event to meet your individual taste and budget and attend to all the details necessary for a successful wedding, business meeting, special anniversary, or holiday celebration.