Working With an amazing Wedding Caterer in Sydney

Weddings are, of course, a time to celebrate your love, but food also has a large part to play in the big day. The guests will most likely be famished after your ceremony, so excellent food is essential. That’s where your wedding caterer comes in.

You can trust them to plan a delicious and visually stunning meal for your wedding reception, from appetisers to main courses to drinks and desserts.

Therefore, hiring a caterer is one of the first steps in wedding preparation, and it ought to be done as soon as possible. The best caterers in Sydney are usually booked more than a year in advance – including Boardwalk.

To that end, we have put together this handy guide to help you plan your wedding catering successfully.

Keep reading to find out more.

#1 Set your budget

Before you start looking for a wedding caterer in Sydney, you’ve got to first determine how much money you have available. Who knows? You might be able to afford more if you have save in other areas. Sometimes wedding catering doesn’t actually cost as much as you would think. 

You will need to factor in several elements, such as how many people you are going to invite, how many will likely show up, and how much you can spend per person on catering.

Once you have a clear notion of how much to spend, you can start looking for Sydney’s best wedding caterers.

Start with venue booking. If you haven’t yet, we highly recommend OneWorld Charters for a unique, luxurious, and ultra-chic experience.

After booking a venue, one of the first things you should do is plan the catering. Needless to say, you don’t want to wait too long as they book up fast!

#2 Research

Once you have a clear idea of your budget spend, you can now begin exploring suitable wedding caterers.

Check with your wedding venue to see if they have a list of recommended caterers. If the answer is yes, it may make things easier for you since the caterer already has a solid working relationship with the venue.

Check out the various catering services in your area and see how they stack up against one another. Do they have any licences, awards, and/or certificates? Which one has the most positive feedback? What wedding packages do they provide? Are they up-to-date on the latest and greatest trends

Look at their different social media profiles to see what feedback people have written about the service and food quality.

#3 Appointments

You will need to contact all of the wedding catering service providers on your shortlist to see whether or not they are available. If they are, you can schedule a meeting with them and do some food sample testing.

Prepare for your appointments by performing in-depth research on their packages and rates ahead of time so that you have a clear understanding of what the catering company can accomplish for you.

Think of some questions to ask and jot them down in order not to forget anything. You should also provide details such as the number of people you will be catering for and any dietary restrictions or preferences. 

Schedule the appointments as close together as possible because you will want to speak with all of the companies before making a decision.

Keep in mind – the quotes wedding caterers provide are usually only valid for a limited time. They could also book up your date while you are deliberating.

#4 Make a decision

Once you have received your quotes and spoken with each catering provider, it’s decision time.

A deposit is normally required to engage the caterer for your wedding day. Then comes the interesting part: deciding on the menu.

Consider your wedding theme, style, the orders of your event, and the kind of menu that might be appropriate. Do you wish to provide a multi-course sit-down meal? Or would you like a buffet-style party? Guests are just as important. Do you want them to have a say in what they eat, or do you want everyone to eat the same thing?

Is there going to be any vegetarians or vegans at the wedding? Is anyone allergic to anything? You may need to wait until you receive RSVPs before gathering all of the necessary information.

#5 Make sure everything is going as planned

Your wedding caterer will communicate what they need from you and when. They should touch base with you a few weeks before the wedding to ensure everything is going according to plan.

You may ask any last-minute questions to make sure that all the concerned parties know exactly what is going to happen on your big day.

Possible questions to ask your wedding caterer:

  • Do you provide customisable menus?
  • Can you accommodate different dietary requirements?
  • What do your menu packages include/exclude?
  • Do you offer tastings, and what are the costs?
  • Where do you get your food?
  • What beverage options are available?
  • How many waitstaff will be on duty that day?

If you decide to hire a catering service, be sure to read reviews of past clients. You want the food and service to fulfil your expectations and make your wedding the memorable, spectacular experience you’ve always dreamed it would be.

Final thoughts

Organising a wedding caterer is no walk in the park, but with Boardwalk Catering, it won’t be as difficult as you might think. With more than a decade of experience in making dreams come true, drawing smiles, and orchestrating happy songs of mms and yumms, we are more than happy to take the load off your shoulders and let you do what you do best: Be amazing.

Let’s get busy with our wedding catering to-list. You can do it!