6 Things to Consider when Choosing an Event Caterer

A close up shot of Chez Nous Corporate catering wait staff with a tray of delicious, mini berry pavlovas.

When it comes to the things that can make or break an event, few are as important as the quality, flavour and appearance of the catering on offer.

Food helps set the tone of any event, and menu variety, quality, and presentation all contribute to the culinary experience so it is important to select a catering company who not only provides excellent food and service but also understand the style and theme of your event.

Here are six key things to consider when choosing a event caterer…


1. Experience

You should choose a professional event caterer with a history of successful events. When you look back at your wedding reception, milestone birthday, or corporate event, you will be glad you selected a caterer with a wealth of experience that will leave a lasting impression on your guests.

After living and breathing hospitality and catering for more than 13 years, we are experienced in understanding how to inject a touch of magic into your event, creating tastes to savour and occasions to remember.

We have experience catering a wide range of Brisbane events, including weddings, birthday celebrations, christenings, bridal and baby showers, kitchen teas, engagement parties, high teas, cocktail parties, children’s parties, conferences, gala dinners and more.

Our small, passionate team strive tirelessly to provide catered food with the quality and care they would provide to their own family and loved ones.

2. Budget

It’s very important for you to have clear understanding about the cost of catering and what inclusions are required. If you are working to a modest budget, tell your caterer how much you’re looking to spend and ask if they can suggest the best options for you.

At Chez Nous Corporate, we provide efficient and affordable event catering solutions for all your needs and can tailor your catering plan depending on your budget, from samples packages, food stations and share plates featuring well-loved traditional party food to cocktails and canapés featuring exquisite ingredients.


3. Quality of food

At Chez Nous Corporate, we draw on our Mediterranean heritage, as well as culinary inspiration from all around the world, to create personally tailored menus for your corporate event or private function catering needs.

Our small, passionate team strive tirelessly to provide catered food with the quality and care they would provide to their own family and loved ones.

We enjoy going beyond standard menu options to create amazing food to match the theme of your event, as well as any dietary needs.

4. Flexibility

Chez Nous Corporate’s flexibility extends to our custom menu design service which ensures specific dietary, budget and taste preferences for your private event, or corporate function are always meticulously met.

We have a number of preferred suppliers who can provide assistance in event management, styling and organising even the smallest details to help make your function, party or event a truly memorable experience.


5. Dietary requirements

Quality caterers recognise that every event is different. Can they assist with special menu requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and more? There is much to consider when preparing a menu for any special occasion.

At Chez Nous Corporate, we understand special dietary considerations is an important aspect of event catering and can adjust many recipes to create delicious versions of dishes without including ingredients that are known allergens.

Our menus can be tailored to include gluten-free, dairy free, vegetarian, vegan, paleo or lower in fat and with a selection of both small and large bites and sweets, we have the perfect catering solution for your event.

6. Reliability and efficiency

Not only are we able to assist in full service catering, but can also provide staffing services. We have a fully-fledged events team, wait staff, chefs and events managers available to organise, style, cater and serve your event, no matter the occasion.

Whether your event requires assistance in setting up and packing down, or you require table service for your sit-down style celebration, we have staff available for hire to service your event, function or celebration.