The food served at your wedding can make or break your guest experience. From the professionalism of the catering team chosen, the execution of the menu and presentation, there are a lot of considerations to be made when you choose your wedding caterer.
Enter Out the Box Catering- we spoke with Keisha Hamblin, a Barbadian chef whose mission is to create an unforgettable experience for each client. The company gauges its performance by customer service, innovative cuisine, and creative presentation. She shared some need to know information on booking your wedding caterer. Out the Box Catering was founded in June 2015 by two sisters who came together and brought their passions and love of cooking and events management to create a catering company, offering clients a bespoke and an out the box flare. These two enterprising women have also delighted the taste buds of many with “Yelluh meat”, a restaurant that serves roasted breadfruit with a variety of delicious toppings- a must-try!
Keisha was very forthcoming with expert advice for brides & grooms to be. She first emphasized the importance of booking your caterer at least 9 months in advance to avoid disappointments. We at Events by Leigh completely agree with this timeline, as many factors including the guest count and venue chosen have a significant impact on your catering service, and thus enough time is needed to properly evaluate your catering needs. Next, she recommends setting a budget before approaching caterers so they can offer feasible solutions for you. This, she elaborated, should also include considerations for vendor meals, rentals for crockery, cutlery and glassware, staff and taxes.
Guests are attending your wedding to watch you marry the love of your life, but that doesn't mean they're not hoping to enjoy the meal. With so many creative and talented caterers out there, there is no need to settle for bland and boring wedding fare- those days are behind us! Have an open discussion so your caterer will be able to help you to organize your vague ideas into a wonderful guest experience. It would be amazing to attend an event catered by your prospects in order to feel out their service, instead of a private tasting. That way you can evaluate the service as well as the taste of the food. On your wedding day, you would feel more comfortable knowing your guests are in good hands!
Photos courtesy of Out the Box Caterers. They can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone 246-850-7504/246-850-7588, or on Instagram @outtheboxcatering.