Choosing a Wedding Caterer
The wedding catering is one of the most important parts of your big day. Ensure that you engage the services of a professional well-established company.
Take note of how prospective caterers correspond with you - prompt and professional or non committal and slack. If your initial call is not returned, or your menu requests not dealt with promptly, imagine what might happen on your wedding day.
When choosing a caterer you need to consider:
- The style of food service that you are seeking - buffet, set menu or canapés
- The per-person cost of the food and any extras
- Look out for hidden costs - some companies charge extra for plates and staff, for others it is included in the per person price
- Be sure to look at the quality of included cutlery etc
- Recommendations from friends and work colleagues
- Online social media page (facebook) - check there reviews.
- Search the Internet for catering options. (Be sure to include your city in the search option to minimise non applicable companies. For example, try "caterer chch")
Call Kiwi Cuisine on 386 3082 to discuss your catering requirements.
Questions for your Caterer:
- Can we sample your food? Is there a charge for this?
- Can we swap and change items from different menus?
- Can you provide bar staff?
- Who will set the tables?
- Are the prices GST Inclusive?
- What's included in the per person cost?
- Are there other costs that I should know about?
- Do you have Testimonials from recent clients that I can view?
- What uniform will the staff be wearing?
- How long have you been in business?
And don't forget Catering for the Day after your wedding.
Often people have travelled from far and wide to be with you on your wedding day, be sure to make the most of their company by having a casual get-together.
For something different for the day-after party we have a variety of great casual food to have a light lunch in the back yard, yet still tasty and filling for those who overindulged the night before! Why not try our Hot Roast Rolls menus or a BBQ?
Wedding Planning Guide
There are many things to consider in planning your wedding. With this in mind we at Kiwi Cuisine have created a handy wedding planning guide covering all aspects of planning your big day. Our wedding guide comes complete with contact details for all the various companies and organisations that you may need.
Get your FREE Wedding planning Guide. The guide covers everything you might need to consider for your wedding - from writing speeches, choosing a dress, to organising cars and music. This may well be the most valuable resource available for minimising stress and maximising results on your wedding day.
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Wilkins Formal Wear
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Celebrants Association of New Zealand
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Kiwi Cuisine is a same-sex-friendly catering company. To find more like minded businesses to help with your special day visit Gay marriage NZ - The same sex wedding directory.