There may well be room for compromise from both parties. If the first proposal does not match the budget, this is then the time to investigate and question. It may be that the client budget cannot afford the type of menu and service dictated by the selected venue. It may that the budget and number of expected guests does not match. The professional caterer will be able to explain their proposal in detail and clarify any issues. Hopefully at this point the catering company will create a new vision for the client, one more suited to the set budget and the type of event or come up with ways to fulfill the clients' ideas at the budget set.
After the initial phone call or email, the best way forward is to set up a meeting. This can either be at the caterers premises or at the booked venue. The location of this initial meeting is important, usually the preferred meeting place would be the caterers office. Any catering company which does not want the client to visit their site is to be question marked straight away. A visit to the premises will also aid the client in getting an impression of what the catering company has to offer. It is true that it is very difficult for a caterer to sell their product to a client who has not already experienced firsthand their food and service. To help the client in this decision, the caterer should have their site ready for inspection, a professional setup, record of food hygiene and safety practices and references from venues and past clients. As the saying goes, first impressions last. Another absolute essential point is that this is an opportunity for the caterer to build rapport with the client. If it is at this meeting that the proposal is discussed, then the professional caterer will be working hard to reassure the client of the company’s capabilities and to gain the clients trust.
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Curry Special Established in 1985, is one of the largest Catering Services organisers in the UK. Curry Special is one of the leading Asian caterers, always at the forefront of the Asian event industry, constantly creating new innovations and new ideas for discerning clients who want that wow factor for their special event. Curry Special, famous London caterers, now work on a nationwide level.