A complete guide to wedding catering and how to choose a caterer

Our guide to finding the perfect caterer for your wedding.

Whether you opt for traditional wedding catering, with a wedding breakfast and evening cocktail reception, or a hog roast and street food stalls for your guests, our guide explains how to find a wedding caterer that’s perfect for you.

When looking for a wedding caterer, research is key. This can be carried out online and by word of mouth. If you are looking for wedding catering near you or your venue, a quick internet search will show you caterers in the right area, and asking around friends and family will also yield results. Narrow your choices further by reading reviews.

Once you have chosen two or three caterers, arrange a meeting where you will be able to discuss menu ideas and ask questions, but bear in mind that delicious food comes at a price so have a clear idea of budget before going along for a chat.  

Questions to ask a wedding caterer

Do you offer a set menu or will you create a bespoke service for us?

How do you price? Find out whether the caterer charges a flat fee or a per head price.

Do you offer sample menu tasting sessions and if so, are they chargeable?

How do you approach dietary requirements and allergies?

Can you provide drinks/waiting staff/table linen, flatware and crockery?

What deposit is required and when is the final payment due?

Wedding food catering

The choice of food you offer your wedding guests is limited only by your imagination and taste, and at The ALS Group we are able to offer packages to suit every couple.

Wedding catering services from The ALS Group

From a traditional wedding breakfast menu for your ceremony guests, including a wedding breakfast children’s menu, to wedding buffet catering, we cater for every type of wedding.

For couples who want to steer away from the more traditional route, consider a hog roast or even BBQ wedding catering. Alternatively, for relaxed dining, consider casual options such as street food stalls.

Wedding catering packages

For many couples, finding a wedding supplier who can offer a comprehensive wedding service will remove an enormous amount of pre-wedding stress, and being able to form a relationship with one point of contact can make life much easier. The ALS Group can offer completely bespoke packages, tailored exclusively to your requirements. As a one-stop shop, we are able to offer clients everything from wedding catering and wedding bar hire (fully staffed if required), to décor packages, entertainment and much, much more. 

Deciding on a menu and finding a wedding caterer is a major part of any wedding day, but with some research beforehand, a fixed idea of budget and an understanding of the type of food you want to serve, you will able to provide guests with the perfect food choices.

To work with a long established, family run business that is professional and reliable, contact us today via email or telephone on 01526 397996. Our friendly sales team will discuss every aspect of the wedding services we offer and get your wedding planning started!

Got a question? Email us or call on 01526 397 996

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