Tips for Hiring a Top Event Caterer

Planning a great event takes careful thought, especially when it comes to food. At Venachar Lochside, we know how important good catering is for making your event a hit. We specialise in event catering in Scotland and offer a range of outside catering services. Whether you want a 3-course sit-down meal, a tasty buffet or delicious sharing platters, we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips to help you choose the right caterer for your event.

What are your needs?

Before beginning your search for an event caterer, outline your specific requirements. Consider the theme of your event, guests may have dietary restrictions, your preferred cuisine and of course, the budget. At Venachar Lochside, we pride ourselves on our flexibility and ability to customise menus to suit preferences and dietary needs.

Formal main meal for event, meat with vegatables and cutlery wrapped in a napkin at the side.
We offer 3-course meals, buffet options and sharing platters.

Do your research

When searching for event catering in Scotland, do your research to shortlist reputable caterers with proven track records of excellent food and services. Seek recommendations from friends and family or event planners. Check online for reviews and testimonials from past customers. Venachar Lochside is proud to stand out for our brilliant reputation in delivering exceptional catering services, backed by rave reviews from satisfied clients.

Menu tastings

An important part of picking a caterer is trying out their food. Schedule tastings with different caterers to see if you like their dishes and get a good vibe from them. At Venachar Lochside, we do menu tastings to make sure our food is exactly what you want for your event.

Canapes on a wooden board being held by a server.
We offer wedding and event catering in Scotland.

What services do they offer?

Apart from food, check what else the caterer offers. At Venachar Lochside we provide everything you need for catering. From the food, setting up, serving and cleaning up. We also offer crockery, cutlery and linen for hire. Plus, our team can include a Master of Ceremonies and Event Coordinator to manage your event smoothly and without stress.

Communication is key

Good communication is key for any service, especially when planning an event and getting the correct catering you want. Look for a caterer who listens to what you want, answers your questions quickly and keeps you updated throughout the planning. At Venachar Lochside we make sure to communicate openly and work together with you to make your food dreams a reality for your event with our events planner who will be with you every step of the way.

Buffet style service for an event. Chips in a bowl with serving spoon.
Customise your catering with Venachar Lochside outside catering.

Event catering in Scotland

Picking the right caterer is very important for your event’s success. With Venachar Lochside’s top event catering in Scotland, you can trust that everything about your food and service will be just right. Get in touch with us now to talk about your catering needs and let us make your event extra special with amazing food and event catering in Scotland.