When it comes to planning an event in the Hill Country, there are plenty of caterers to choose from. But there’s no need to feel overwhelmed. Here are three easy steps you can take to find the best Austin caterer for your event.
1 Make Sure They Can Meet Your Needs
Start by considering the services your event and venue require. Is this a sit-down dinner? A virtual gala for over 600 guests? Does your venue have a strict preferred vendors list? Be sure that the caterer you choose can meet all of your events’ needs. For example, as a full-service caterer, we can provide everything you need, from food and a service staff, to rentals like table settings and lounge furniture. And, having expanded over the last 10 years, we are well equipped to handle events of all sizes. Choosing an experienced caterer with so many services in one place streamlines planning to make the process seamless and convenient.
2 Determine the Service Style You Want to Have
Here’s a key question for any event: what type of atmosphere do you want to achieve for your event? While you probably considered this when selecting your venue, you may not realize that something as simple as the catering service style can change how your guests feel in any space. A more formal atmosphere pairs well with a sit-down meal. We love and specialize in family-style service because it creates a warm but luxurious feeling for guests. As you consider different service styles, you’ll want to make sure your caterer offers your desired option.
3 Consult with Their Coordinators To See if They’re a Good Fit
From the type of cuisine you want to serve to your event budget, an inquiry can help you quickly assess whether or not a caterer is a good fit for your event. Our coordinators are adept in listening to your vision and then helping you find a way forward.
This is a good time to ask a few questions from a knowledgeable team member:
- Where do they source their ingredients from?
- What fees are there in addition to the cost per guest?
- How will the food be prepared? On-site or off-site?
These questions can tell you a great deal about the true quality and cost of a caterer’s services.
With Royal Fig, once we’re sure we can meet your event’s needs, we’ll schedule a private tasting, where we serve full-size portions of the dishes you are considering. This way, you’ll get a full preview of what your guests can expect to experience. From our locally-sourced ingredients to our mobile kitchens that allow us to prepare food on site, your guests will taste the same freshness and vibrant seasonal flavor that you do. We follow these tastings with a detailed quote that outlines every cost you can expect from us, so that you can make the most informed decision possible.
Our reviews consistently rank us as one of the best Austin caterer options. But most importantly, are we the best Austin caterer for your unique event? Talk to one of our coordinators to find out!