Hello friends! Let’s be honest. Food tastings are arguably one of the best perks of wedding planning. Who doesn’t love an excuse to sample some fine foods and desserts? While you should surely pay attention to how the food tastes (Do you like the seasoning? Do the sides complement the entree?), here are a few other details to analyze while you’re indulging:
- How the dish is presented. Do you like how the food actually looks on the plate? If so, take a quick snap on your phone as a reminder to your catering manager. Don’t be afraid to make suggestions! Sometimes something as simple as adding a lemon wedge to the plate can make all the difference.
- The portion size. You may just be given a sample of all the foods that will be served, so be sure to ask if what you’re seeing represents what guests will see. If not, ask for a general idea of the portion size that will be plated.
- How long it takes to serve each course. This will give you a sense of how much time you should set aside for dinner, which will inform the rest of your reception schedule. If things seem to be taking too long, ask if there are ways to make things more efficient on the day of – the cost of adding an extra server or two might be well worth it.
Overall, be sure to speak up if you have questions or would like to make any changes. Catering managers are usually happy to accommodate your needs and may even have some fun ideas for you.
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