Finding a good mobile caterer for you event can be difficult. If you go to Google or a popular search engine to look for a caterer you'll be swamped with choices; and trawling through the websites can be confusing. Hopefully our advice and top tips will make things a little easier for you choosing the right mobile caterer.
My Advice - From working with customers
Check they are a chef
Many catering companies especially, hog roasts companies and street food companies often do not employ chefs - that frustrates me beyond belief! Not only does It mean the person cooking is not a skilled professional the 'chef' may not have food hygiene qualifications putting you and your guests at risk.
Don't pay extra for equipment hire
Mobile catering companies will generally cater at any location from barns to marquees, often the venue will not have a kitchen which is not unusual. If they advertise themselves as a mobile caterer they should already have the majority of the mobile kitchen equipment they need as they will be using it on a regular basis. I know of some customers that have been quoted a large amount of money from other mobile caterers for the hire of the kitchen equipment - unless it is a particular item they don't have you should not charge you for this. If they're not a mobile caterer they may be substantially more expensive because they may pass on the charge of the equipment hire to you.
Ask for your own menu - if you want one
As a mobile caterer running my own company the advantages are that you are cooking fresh food, on site on the day and you can create personalised menus for customers. If you want something that is not on the menu then ask as they shouldn't have any restrictions.
Basic Top 5 Tips for Choosing a Mobile Wedding Caterer
If you want to compare other companies with ourselves all our prices are available on our on-line menu with costings. Enjoy your big day!
Hope this is helpful and if you have any questions please just email me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robert McHugh, a professional chef with over 12 years of experience working in a range of high end restaurants.