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Thursday, September 05, 2019

How To Plan A Successful Event

Many of us are trying to figure out, how did it become fall so quickly? Time moves too fast for many of us. Busy lifestyles. Always something on the horizon. Now that the fall is here, let's plan accordingly, avoid the last minute strees that usually comes with preparing for the holidays!

Planning A Successful Event

  • Start early in the process.
  • Look at catering company websites. Do you like their information?
  • Read the online reviews. Not all are accurate but if they have overwhelming postive comments, chances are they are reputable.
  • Know your budget.

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If you are planning any kind of a party or event, starting with Halloween through December, now is the best time to pick a date and hire a caterer. For catering companies, many of us are already well into filling our calendars.

Don't worry about having to decide upon the menu, number of guests, time, etc. That certainly may be done as the date comes nearer. But, without the date booked, there may well be no party.

c. How do I hire a caterer? I have never done that before. It's a common question and something I hear this all the time.
Start here:

  1. Review their website. See if the site appeals to you visually and in content.
  2. Read the testimonials on the site as well as on Google. They should be on Google!
  3. Know your budget range. Nothing could be more important before you reach out to anyone. Even if you have never catered an event, you eat out, shop for food and entertain. Think through what these things typically cost and you have a good start! Realistically, you cannot buy a roast beef sandwich, bag of chips and a drink anywhere for less than $10. Be realistic determining budget.
  4. Call and have a chat with the owner/chef. The best caterers are those who are full-service and will take time to work through all the details with you and help with every aspect of the event.

Happy hunting!

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    "The staff was exceptionally efficient and also so kind and helpful throughout the whole event. We thank Marylyn and her staff for the incredibly delicious offerings at our vow renewal. All of the guests commented on how wonderful the food was. We are extremely happy! Thank you Marylyn and staff!"

    - Kelliann and Anthony Festa - Branford, CT | January 2016

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  • "Everyone Raved About The Food."

    "I wanted to thank you again for an extraordinary job last evening. Everyone raved about the food! You demonstrated such care and flexibility in the help you gave me in making this a wonderful birthday event!"

    - Christina and Christian Balotescu - Weston, CT | December, 2012

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  • "Food, Drinks and Deserts Were Delicious."

    "This was our first time hosting an event. I was so nervous. Turns out, I had absolutely no reason to be! You and your wonderful staff took care of everything. Everyone had such a great time. Food, drinks and deserts were delicious. You made our cocktail party a hit. Everyone wants to know when we are having another one. I told them next year! Can’t wait to work with you again! Thanks again!"

    - Margaret O’Connell - Mahopac, NY | December, 2015

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