Wedding Catering is an art. Without doubt. Much like a housewife who masters the art of home management, encompassing within her several portfolios, wedding caterers too should possess certain important management skills to be successful.
Weddings require a great deal of planning, a keen sense of accounting, quick decision making ability and most important of all futuristic thinking. Innovation is the key in all professions. A wedding caterer should be open minded to experiment and move along with changing times.
Whether it is terms of dishes, planning of the menu or innovative designs in presentation of buffet counters or even in terms of uniforms of the service
Indian cuisine is varied and each client has a unique taste and requirement of their own. To strike a balance between their requirement and budget is by itself a huge task. A good rapport needs to be built between the client and the wedding caterer from the word ‘Go’. Complete trust and comfort levels have to be reached in order to pull off a successful event.
Complete transparency on the part of the wedding caterer and the client is very important. The Client needs to be clear in expressing his needs and budget constraints, if any. Keeping quiet on the budget front will give the wrong impression to the catering team. Otherwise it will place the client in a tight spot after the wedding when settlement has to be done.
Likewise, the wedding caterer also needs to honestly say what can be provided within the mentioned budget. There is no use in giving false promises and letting down the client citing financial factors.
The wedding caterer has to keep several factors in mind while agreeing to take up the event. If the proposed wedding is at the peak of summer then proper planning needs to be done in terms of preserving the edible items in humid or hot conditions.
Similarly if a wedding is planned during the festive season then proper planning on finances is a must since all commodities are likely to go up in price. So costing is of absolute importance.
A wedding caterer should also be smart enough to manage unexpected bandhs or natural calamities that are likely to throw things out of gear. Excuses cannot be given and are not acceptable in wedding catering. Deliverable cannot be compromised on in wedding catering.
Profit is the basis of any business. But wedding catering is all about guest satisfaction which cannot be bought off the shelf. Excellent service and great hospitality alone can earn good will as far as wedding catering is concerned.
Hence if you are looking for a long innings as a wedding caterer be sure to get your priorities right and do not take your responsibility light for it is a very demanding profession. Every client chooses the wedding caterer based on a certain amount of trust and that faith should never be upset for it a life time event for the couple.
** Nala Bhaagam is the catering unit of Haritham Events.